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Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Carnival Magic

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 29, 2017

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 2455

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

This was my wife's first cruise and she enjoyed it very much. This is more for families than older couples and should be thought of as a very noisy and boisterous place.


5 out of 5
Smooth and much faster than we anticipated. We were actually onboard the ship before we were suppose to start the process!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The Lido Deck Food got old on us fast. If not for "Guy's Burgers" and The Steakhouse this would be only one star.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Loved the shows. The actors were very accessible and the various bars and entertainment points [we highly recommend the piano bar] were on point as well.


5 out of 5
The best part of the cruise. A special shout-out to Louis Jackson from the cast as a phenomenal host!!!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our Cabin Steward was the usual best! he anticipated our needs [ice, anyone?] very well and was able to keep up with our less than stellar cleanliness.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
We got lost on Deck Four. The rest was five star.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very clean, [as opposed to cluttered by its design], easily lived and had just the right amount of plugs.

Ship tip

If you do not like kids avoid this size of a ship. They cater to them on this class of ship.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
Easy to traverse, well laid out and spacious enough for the Chaos of Embarkation.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

1 out of 5
A poor excuse for a port. just another "fake mall" with a fake bar/pool. Just stay on the ship here.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
So much to do, so little time. We chose a trip through the town to a very nice beach and a grand tour of the sights. Go out and enjoy on your own. Skip the excursions.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Can I do 5+? This was our best stop. Easy walk to the cultural icons, restaurants, street vendors and the "colour" that makes it a special place in the US of A. Don't do any excursion tours they are free a few blocks in. So many things close by for a first timer that you need not spend so much. repeat trips may benefit from the use of excursions.

Grand Turk Island

2 out of 5
Another "fake port". Only Jack's Shack down the beach saved this stop.


1 out of 5
Confusion and Chaos on the ship. they are ill-prepared to see us off the ship.
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