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Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 32

Overall rating:

3.5 out of 5
Carnival Magic

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 24, 2018

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10286

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Nice boat nice staff good food. Great week on the water

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Embarking was effortless and quick. We head into the boat about 2.5 hours before leaving and there was no wait, walked right on. Great

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Main dining, very nice but also usually it was either very slow or very fast.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
We did pools whirlpools basketball mini golf foosball arcade and casino, All very nice. Do not get sold on the β€œRope Course”. We thought this was going to be awesome and it really was only open lol 2 times the whole trip. 200 feet in the air and it is always way too windy to use it.

Ropes Course

5 out of 5

What a complete waste of money and effort. The boat travels way to fast to get to 4 ports in 7 days that while at sea you almost can never use this.

Guest Services / Excursions Desk

2 out of 5

The excursion desk needs to be open longer than the guest services desk.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
If Dr E is the cruise director all of these shows turned out great.

Children's Programs

4 out of 5

Service and Staff

2 out of 5
Camp Carnival is a great bonus to the travelers with kids. I just wish the girls in the rooms were half as good as the program. One night in specific we took the kids up to the camp at 8pm. When we signed them in we asked the girl, β€œat 10 pm they automatically get booked into the Nite Owls program, correct?” The worker stated yes that is correct. At 10pm (luckily our kids knew where we were on the boat at the time), the workers released our kids stating they need to be signed in by their parents. This was very unacceptable to us as parents especially after we specifically asked that exact question. Thumbs down πŸ‘Ž for the staff but Thumbs up πŸ‘ for the program

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The explanation of the room and the picture do not match what we thought we were getting,

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

3 out of 5

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

1 out of 5
This port should not be visited until they clean it up. Felt like we were driving thru the ghetto the whole 20 min drive to Coki Beach. The port side of the island is nasty but the beaches are wonderful

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Leaving was great, Quick Fast and in a hurry. πŸ‘
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