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Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

3.4 out of 5
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Carnival Magic

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 10, 2018

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 9206

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Over all it was a ok cruise and definitely not worth the jr suite upgrade.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Having up graded to a jr suite embarkation was awesome not having to wait in lines. Once on board there was little direction of what we were supposed to do and where we needed to be to get our cabin

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was mediocre to fair at best. The dining room gives the initial appearance of a 5 star venue but food quality was not great.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Comedians were good

Service and Staff

2 out of 5
Was not impressed with cabin steward. After hearing loud banging all night on Saturday, in the morning I figured out that it was the glass shower door. It was broken and every time the ship rocked, the glass would sway out and then slam into the tub . It would slam back and forth loud enough it kept us awake and then became worried about it breaking. I informed IMade our attendant who told me to stuff a towel between the glass and the tub so it wouldn't bang? It stayed this way the entire cruise.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Very little privacy in this cabin due to its location. The window while nice allowed for anybody outside to see in including looking through the door to the balcony. The window curtains had to be closed which made the cabin dark and feel small.

Ship tip

There are very few amenities associated with being a "suite guest" as the sticker on our Sail and sign cards denoted. Due to time we booked all early seating dinners were filled and automatically we got late seating. We read online that a suite guest could change those arrangements. We tried and were successful once but were told they could not do it again. The only benefit we realized by being a suite guest was no waiting on embarkation day but we did have to wait like everybody else to get to cabins and account cards. Also the ship was so full EVERYTHING we did or tried to do had a long wait. Unless you have a need for the extra space of a jr suite it is not worth the upgrade.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

4 out of 5

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

4 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

1 out of 5
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