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Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 33

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Carnival Magic

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 07, 2018

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10261

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

The cruise was amazing, the cruise director Cookie was so entertaining, funny, and quick on his feet, the waiters were great, and the rest of the staff was also great! The shows were outstanding and so entertaining! We loved everything about this cruise!


5 out of 5
We were on the ship by 11:30am and enjoying a drink by 11:35am

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Drinks were great always cold but somewhat on the weaker side. The wait staff was all amazing and so friendly! The alchemy bar was really cool and very different. We liked trying different drinks at that bar. One complaint we did have was the late night snacks. They weren't good at all. Not a good selection and the things they were offering were supringly not good at all.

Cucina Del Capitano

3 out of 5

Food was great but staff was slow and forgot our order. We went at lunch my son and husband decided to leave after we watched others eat and leave that came after us.


3 out of 5

The pizza wasn't that good. I would have liked a little more sauce on the pizzas. It was just ok

Lido Marketplace

4 out of 5

Long lines but food was good. We really enjoyed the omletes in the morning.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
The pools were a little smaller that I would have expected but they were always clean. I was a little disappointed in the fact that the hot tubs weren't always open when they we're supposed to be open. The kids loved the putt putt golf and the sports area.


4 out of 5

Expensive but one of the best massages I've ever had.

Mini Golf

5 out of 5

Kids really enjoyed this and so did my husband and i. Really liked that we all had a fun activity to do together


5 out of 5
We loved the comedy club we went there several times during our cruise. The shows were outstanding! We enjoyed every single show we watched.

Children's Programs

2 out of 5
My 8 year old wasn't impressed with the kids club so he didn't go in it at all after we toured it together.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our MDR wait staff was amazing! They remembered our names and our drink orders all week. They entertained our children and we're just such a pleasure each night. We also had a couple of waiters on the lido deck remember us and they were always so friendly and ready to serve us.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was always clean and always had people coming around to pick up our empty glasses and plates.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We loved our balcony! I loved going out every morning before the rest of my family woke up and I would just relax out there.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
We spent the day at Cocoa Beach the day before the cruise. It was clean, the pier was fun, and they had a lot of great restaurants in the area.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

4 out of 5
The free pool in the port area was so much fun! The kids liked the slides and the whole family loved the pool.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

2 out of 5
This wasnt our favorite port. There was a lot of shopping and that is about it. If we went back we would definitely try an excursion.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Went on a local tour had a great time and saw some beautiful forts, a church, and a lot of great shopping.

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5
The beach was beautiful! The sand and the clear blue water were the most beautiful thing I've ever seen! I didn't like the guys with the horses going up and down the beach because some of the horses weren't very happy being out there. There was also a couple of stray dogs that were begging for food and bothering people.


5 out of 5
It was very fast and we got off without any issues
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