Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 31

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
Carnival Magic

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 29, 2017

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Great tour....just a lot of rude cruisers ( relax you get to eat every 2 hours)....fantastic stops and generally pretty good. I wish Carnival paid a bit more attention to some of these tour guides...the stop in St. Thomas tour was nice, but the guide was really bad, spoke tiny English and seemed to only care about the tip.


4 out of 5
Fast and quick. Platinum helps....easily onboard in about 20 minutes.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
This was our 25th cruise. Seems to food is improving from previous cruises. Nice smaller portions, and better quality in dining rooms. Lido seemed to have limited selections and the usual pushing and shoving on the LIDO....( is it really necessary to eat your food with your fingers as you move through the buffet line?"

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Lots of things to do....just hang out and enjoy the view.


4 out of 5
Shows were entertaining.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Best cabin steward in along time. Polite and operated in the background. We had a steward on a previous voyage who reminded us they he would be off on last day, so if we wanted to give him something , now was the time? Huh.. Also, it's pretty tacky to hear LIDO table clearers complain about Carnival in a loud voice....

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Nice, clean and large.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Aft view balcony....SPECTACULAR.

Ship tip

Better plan on eating at the WOK on port days. 20 minutes in line..only to hear the " lady?" in front of us,...pull out a piece of paper and read off her 6 orders to the chef.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
Beach day.....pretty place.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

3 out of 5
Not a lot to do ..unless you tour. Trapped by the merchants inside the fence.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Nice tour of the city.....If you book one of Carnivals TOP 10 of ST> THOMAS tours...be advised.....you get top 10, but 8 of them are a drive by....." look over there....it's the tallest point on the island." Guide had TERRIBLE ENGLISH...DO NOT BOOK THIS TOUR.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Best stop...historic, free shuttle all over Old San Juan...shops, the fort...amazing place.

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
Did a nice tour here.....not a lot to see but pretty. Tons of diving shops. If you tour the island, you'll get fleeced at the Lighthouse stop......$3.00 to get in...but that gets you $3.00 off the gift shop merchandise...OUCH...


5 out of 5
Excellent for quick flight back.
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