Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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4 out of 5

Carnival Magic vacation

Sail Date: September 03, 2016

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We just finished our cruise on Carnival Magic.  First time on this ship.  It is a beautiful ship with plenty of places to go and enjoy.  There were a number of people on this cruise, but we did not feel crowded.  We had a balcony room on the 8th deck and loved it.  Our cabin steward was wonderful, always taking care of the room and greeting us with "Hello, how was your day" or "Remember the sun block!"  The food was very good and our wait staff was excellent.  We ate one night at the Italian Dinning and it was out of sight.  Well worth the up charge. Dr. E was our cruise director and can not say enough about his ability to run things and entertain.  This was his last cruise on Magic, I am not sure where he goes from here, but I am sure he will do well.  A couple of things that could be done better:  There was on 2 nights of entertainment in the Entertainment Show area.  Missed those extra evenings.  Actually Dr. E could have used that room for his time, which was in the atrium and not enough seats.  Pictures are still very pricey.  They need to work on the elevators and not have any "X" out.  Too many people needing to use them for any elevators not to be working.  All in all we had a wonderful vacation and certainly would go on the Magic again.

Cabin / Stateroom
Cabin was great. The cabin steward was wonderful. Always took care of the room and left us ice every day, which I ask for the first day. He always had a smile and remembered our names1
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Getting on and off were no problem. A little with the elevators when disembarking with luggage, but we made it just fine.
Ship Quality
Great ship. Loved deck 5 where you can walk around the whole outside of the ship.
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Plenty to do here. A person can be busy or not - what ever they wanted to do.
Children's Programs Did not need to use them this cruise
Only 2 shows, they were very good - but missed the extra shows at night.
Service and Staff
The cabin steward, and dinning staff were on top of their game.
Food and Dining
Some nights could have been a bit better, but all in all the food was very good.


Make sure you take advantage of deck 5 and the walk around outside deck. It is great and not many ships have this.

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