Beware Carnival cutting services but...still very good.

Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 22

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Carnival Magic

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 11, 2017

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8442

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Great ship.  Decent food in MDR. Better food and choices on Lido. All about the upcharge eateries. The ports of Amber Cove, St. Thomas and San Juan were terrific. Grand Turk just a stop. ENTERTAINMENT WAS A 10+!  Cruise director, Dr E was entertaining especially at the 80's party. 

Just beware that Carnival is cutting services like cabin service, delivery of duty free liquor brought to your room, VIFP privelages and no water allowed to be brought on board. Maybe all cruise lines are doing this??

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Decent. Not bad at all but the emphasis is on the up charge restaurants.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
Excellent! Best part of the cruise. All stage shows, comedy club and ship activities.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Acceptable. Cruising not what it used to be in this area.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Worried about having 4 people in one room but if you are and stay organized, it works just fine. Love the aft cabins. Close to lido which is where I'm at 80% of the time.

Ship tip

Very fun ship. Must like big. Don't miss any of the evening shows. Stay away from lido food stations at peak times.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

3 out of 5
If you're driving to port. Park at Lots of Honor. 1/2 the price, great experience and benefits our veterans!

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

3 out of 5
No need for excursion. Pool, slides, zip lines are great.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

3 out of 5
1 word. Beautiful. Go to Magen's Bay beach.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5
Very commercialized. Visit the rainforest for scenery.

Grand Turk Island

1 out of 5
Just a stop unless you're young then margaritaville looks happening!
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