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Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 37

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Carnival Magic

7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 03, 2018

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 2288

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

It was my husbands very first cruise. He wasn't even sure it was his thing. But he went on it for me. He loved it so much. We are already booking our next one and he decided every year on our anniversary, that's what we are gonna do. Cruise.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Easy peasy.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We did early dining in the Northern lights dining room. Dinner was amazing. We had a group of 3 servers. Wayan Sumerta, Gede Kariada, and Nyoman Migi. We went out of our way to get their full names because they were supperb. We just love them. They made our entire dining room experience so wonderful. We never wanted for anything. They had the best personalities. I do hope we see them again. We loved our matre de' also. He was also personable and made sure we enjoyed ourselves. He has great servers under him with those 3.

Restaurants

5 out of 5

We did early dining in the Northern lights dining room. Dinner was amazing. We had a group of 3 servers. Wayan Sumerta, Gede Kariada, and Nyoman Migi. We went out of our way to get their full names because they were supperb. We just love them. They made our entire dining room experience so wonderful. We never wanted for anything. They had the best personalities. I do hope we see them again. We loved our matre de' also. He was also personable and made sure we enjoyed ourselves. He has great servers under him with those 3.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We really enjoyed the comedy shows. We laughed so hard, I think we firmed our abs a bit. ;) We went to all the fun shop raffles and won twice! Pravin in the jewelry store was very kind and helpful. And the lady that did the speaking for the raffles- wish I could remember her name- she made it so fun!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Comedians were hilarious. There were 2 at the end that we really loved. Percy crews 2 was one of them.... I can remember the others name but he used to be a professional wrestler... adopted a boy... became a little league coach... we loved them. And my hubby didn't think he would enjoy the shows.

Children's Programs

No children. :(

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room steward Jorge... he was ON POINT! So kind, personable, and professional. We felt so welcome and we'll taken care of with him! And our wait staff! We made SURE to get their full names! Wayan Sumerta, Gede Kariada, and Nyoman Migi. Best service ever! We love them! Personable, friendly, catered to our every whim! Great smiles and attitude! We really wish we could request them on every future cruise! I hope we see them again! ♡

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship was clean. Spent a week on the boat and I'm pretty sure I never saw the whole thing.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our cabin was perfect. Plenty of drawers and cabinets for our belongings. Jorge made sure we had everything we needed. We never got the name of the gentleman helping him, but he was a kind fellow also. Very attentive. Always came back to a clean room, a bucket of ice for our beverages, fresh towels. So refreshing.

Ship tip

You're gonna love it. Don't try to stay on board after your cruise is over. They know you're there. ;)

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
Huge port. That was where I embarked. If you can do excursions there, I don't know how to go about it.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Big beautiful port. We went outside the port and got a taxi to our destination.

Belize City, Belize

5 out of 5
First time I ever tendered. That was fun! We LOVE Belize! People are so friendly! We did a city tour and rum tasting. Definitely worth it!

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
We stayed in the port and did the beach for 2 package. $74.99 for 2 for the beach, kayak, clam shell, two rafts, and all inclusive drinks (delicious drinks)..We swam and snorkeled... and I got a fish pedicure... I loved this port!

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
The port here was beautiful. Unfortunately I bumped and broke a small bottle of tequila. Had to pay $30 for tequila I never got to taste. Lol. We did a beach excursion with unlimited drinks. Beach was full of plastic trash in the water.. when I first got there I combed the beach trying to clean it up. Then we snorkeled and kept seeing more trash float past us. We kept getting heckled on the beach to buy random stuff... and the drinks were horrible. Our server was kind though.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
We chose to do the slow disembark, so we went up to lido, had some breakfast, and chilled out until it was time. They did great getting us off the boat in a timely fashion. Hey have I mentioned how much everybody loves DR. E?! That guy is a gold mine for carnival cruise lines. Also, they brought the captain out at one of the events. He was pretty dang awesome also. Great personality and PROFESSIONAL! The way he maneuvers that big old ship in those tiny little places. He's awesome.
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