Our Magic Caribbean Adventure

Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Carnival Magic

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 10, 2018

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10269

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Best vacation ever! Love cruising, no other way compares! If you’re on the fence...GO! And take FUN people if you can or just meet new ones 😁

Embarkation

3 out of 5
Port was great, finding our bus was not

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Main had good food, service was lacking. Buffet was ok but limited. The Steakhouse was amazing. Highlight of the culinary experience

Piano Bar

4 out of 5

Great atmosphere, fun sing along party albeit a bit raunchy in the wee hours

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Hot tub was nice, clean, could have been warmer though

Entertainment

4 out of 5
The production of Flick was outstanding. The glow party was fun and rockin. The outdoor Movies under the stars were fantastic. Comedy shows not good.

Spotlight Lounge

1 out of 5

I would give less stars if I could. This part of the entertainment was awful. We saw a comedian our second night who spent over half of the show trying to turn politics and racism into something funny . When he noticed I was whispering to my sister he had the house lights turned up and called me out. I just smiled and gently motioned for him to move on with the show as he had already been on this ridiculous rant for quite some time. After that he exploded and began to try and belittle me every few minutes by bringing up the house lights and calling me out again. I don’t care which side of the aisle someone’s on, no one wants to hear ANYMORE about what’s going with that junk while on vacation?! His next topic was Racism...just why? There was nothing comedic about why white people aren’t allowed to use the “N” word. He of course thinking this is entertaining used it many times just making the audience laugh nervously. We are from St. Louis, are a bi-racial and mixed family and just desperately want to get away from those hotbed topics, especially on retreat! Not to mention my family was mortified because he kept coming back to point me out. I momentarily considered seeking someone to report the inappropriate bullying to or legal counsel upon returning before deciding against it as to not let it ruin our vacation. I’m glad we just went on and enjoyed our wonderful week. Best cruise ever! The second comedian later in the week was just ok with slightly humorous one liners.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Some dining staff seemed new to the industry

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
I’ve only been on one other Carnival ship but this one seemed smaller in some areas. Overall we loved it but the atrium and my family’s interior staterooms were definitely smaller. Cleanliness was great!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Size, balcony, location, cleanliness and service were all wonderful!

Ship tip

This ship has so many wonderful activities to explore both exciting and relaxing! Don’t waste your time sleeping, just soak up all the fun and happiness while you can. Life is too short not a have a little Magic in it :)

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida Did not visit port

Flew in the morning of. Will never make that mistake again. Almost missed the last of the bus transfers

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
This port was a highlight of of trip! My daughter and I did the Waterfall excursion and it was like crossing off a bucket list item for us! Breathtakingly adventurous is all I can say. Well worth the effort and cost. We also were able to enjoy the great pool and shopping area briefly on our return. Bonus the crowds were all but gone

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Amazing culinary adventure! Not enough time to see, do and eat everything lol

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
LOVED IT! Great place to get some beach time in and Margaritaville is just a hoot! Much bigger and pool/swim up bar are a blastf

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Fine
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