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Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 8
Helpful Votes: 79

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Carnival Magic

7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 18, 2017

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8201

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

We are retired and have cruised Carnival many times - this was one of the best ever!  The crew was great from stewards (Mochammad and his assistant!)  to waiters and chefs to bartenders to Captain.  The heart of the cruise, though, though, was the Cruise Director "Dr E!"  He loves his passengers, especially the kids, and makes everyone smile as soon as he is around.  He is the best I have ever seen on any cruise line.  We had over 1000 kids on the cruise and never had an issue.  They were kept so busy and entertained we kept hearing them complain to parents they wanted to be in Camp Carnival or the teen clubs with their friends.  KUDOS to Carnival for the kids crew!!  The Captain had to decide if we could dock in Costa Maya due to high wind and choppy seas.  We missed the port, all excursions were credited immediately, and the fabulous crew made sure we had another Fun Day At Sea!  We heard no complaints around the ship about the missed port, unlike some other cruises where a port had to be skipped.  The food in the MDR was excellent, as was the BBQ and Guy's Burgers.  Again, best ever on a cruise!  If you want a great cruise with loads of fun, take a cruise on the Magic - it really is Magical.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
More to do than you can take advantage of!


5 out of 5
Dr. E, 3 great "Broadway" style shows, Dive-In Movies, the string trio in the atrium, the balloon drop in the atrium on the last evening - FUN!!!

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
The kids looked like they had a BLAST!!!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Mochammad, our room steward, was great! Any requests were taken care of immediately.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean even with 1000 kids and a full load! Great job, crew!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great layout and storage. Be sure to put suitcases under the bed.

Ship tip

Remember that Mother nature does things her way. Relax and enjoy what she sends you. We love the "motion of the ocean" so we book high and up front. This was a choppy cruise and some of our neighbors didn't like the movement. Book center and low if motion is an issue.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

3 out of 5

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
Walking to the beach is free and the water and sand are great.

Belize City, Belize

5 out of 5
Take an excursion as there is little at the port.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Take the Mayan Ball game - unbelievable athletes!!
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