Carnival Magic is an awesome ship

Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Carnival Magic

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail Date: May 25, 2014

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin Type: Inside

Cabin Number: 9237

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review Summary

Our first cruise was on the Carnival Conquest which is a smaller ship than the Magic.  We were very impressed with just how much bigger and better the Magic was to our previous cruise experience.  The water works area, the entertainment, the casino..everywhere was in great condition and impressive.  I got to try out the Redfrog Pub for the first time and enjoyed the Thirsty Frog draft beer.  We chose to select another interior cabin but this time had 2 adults and 2 teenagers all crammed in together.  This is not something I would recommend to anyone as the cabin is already small enough without additional challenges.  In hindsight, we should have booked two interior cabins to give ourselves some space.  Having read so many bad things about Belize, we decided not to take the tender ashore.  The tender takes at least 20 mins. If you are a scuba diver, Belize is a great place to dive.  We were told that there is really not much beyond manufactured tourist traps on shore at the port any going outside of that area is not considered to be safe.  We stayed on board that day and enjoyed the ship without the crowds.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The cabin was clean and fine. Service was exceptional. While it is possible to cram 4 people into this interior cabin, just know that if you push the beds together on the bottom, you literally have to scoot and crawl you way up to the bed when the 2 pullman beds are pulled down. I've included a picture to show how tight things were.

Ship Tip

With more people on board, it is important that you arrive early for comedy or other shows in order to get a good seat. On sea days, be sure to eat in the Main dining room instead of Lido as the food is much better than buffet. Also, buy faster to the fun whenever possible for priority boarding

Ports Of Call

Galveston, Texas

5 out of 5

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5

Belize City, Belize

1 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5

Traveler Photos

4 People in 1 cabin = no space Towel animal attack My kids loved playing billiards all day everyday Monkey Zoo, Roatan Monkey Zoo, Roatan Cozumel Peaceful Lizard Zoo, Roatan West End Beach, Roatan West End Beach, Roatan Agave Farm Tequila Tour, Cozumel Cozumel Dock at Cozumel
Was this review helpful? 5

Be the first to comment

Leave A Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.