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Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Carnival Magic

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 08, 2017

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 2286

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Having 4 ports of call in 4 days kept us busy, and when we weren't exploring exciting new places, we were enjoying the abundance of activities on the ship.  The Serenity Deck (for 18+) and spa were a great escape from the younger passengers on board while at sea.  Food was good, service was wonderful and shows were entertaining.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Teen club was a disappointment; but the younger kids seemed to really enjoy their children's programs/groups.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It's small, but served the purpose. We spent so little time there, it really didn't matter. Yes, it was interior, but that created an automatic "black-out curtain" effect that allowed us to sleep in without being awakened by the sun. The cabin stewards were great.

Ship tip

Take advantage of the at-sea day brunches in the dining room, and make at least one visit to the Italian restaurant. Yummy!

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
If you're staying here the night before sailing, opt for a hotel in Titusville, or other nearby town, to save a bundle on hotel rooms and skip the crowds at restaurants Friday night & Saturday morning.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Skip the excursions. We had a GREAT time exploring the fort and streets of Old San Juan.

Grand Turk Island

3 out of 5
Get away from the port if you want to hang on the beach. We stayed right at port, and felt like herded cattle. Margaritaville was a fiasco - loud, raucous and very expensive.
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