Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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7+ cruises


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5 out of 5

End of Summer Vacation

Sail Date: August 13, 2016

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Our cruise was wonderful in all aspects. It started with a smooth transfer from Orlando MCO, fast and easy check in (platinum status) and direct on boarding to the ship. Our room was ready so we dropped off our carry on luggage and went right up to Ledo deck for lunch. Our cabin stewards and wait teams were great the entire cruise. We loved the comedians at the Punchliners club. They were all great.   We have had some mixed results in the past. Island stops were good. Really liked the cruise center in Amber Cove. Did not have to leave the port. Great swimming complex with shopping. Grand Turk was another good port to stay at to enjoy as there is beach and shopping right off the ship. Margaritavil is at the port with same pool set up as Amber cove. Getting off the ship was really easy. They have refined the process right down to picking up your luggage by zone, by floor. We went right to it. Transfer back to the airport again went smooth!!! The only thing we did not like was the cruise director. He went by Reverend E if that tells you anything. Loud and obnoxious and would sing every time he got on the P/A. It did not ruin our cruise though...... Excursions have gotten really expensive through Carnival. Would recommend the trip.

Cabin / Stateroom
Good location. Two decks under Ledo. No noise. Stewards great. Centered on ship. Casino three floors straight down.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Great process. Really have refined it.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Excursions expensive
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
All good except bacon was consistently over cooked.
Port Canaveral, Florida
Arrive early and go to the space center. It is a must see for the history even if you don't like space.
Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic
Enjoy the port. Do not need to book an excursion.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Beaches a must. Take a cab. Can also take a cab to the mountain top for great Island photo's. Do not need to book an excursion.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Walk to the stone forts. Do not need a cab or an excursion. Shopping close. Starbucks within walking distance. Walgreens close.
Grand Turk Island
Enjoy the port. Do not need an excursion.


Make sure to use the Java Bar

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