Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Review summaryWe found out a few things, we are APA and snorkeling people. If you like to snorkel, buy one from Amazon before the ship. Every port has a place to snorkel and you won’t overpay to rent one or buy one. The ship sells a full face one for $49. The Spa rooms with the pool, saunas, steam rooms etc are well worth it! We are booking a Cloud 9 Spa Cabin next cruise. Also, don’t overspend early in the cruise. Most spa and high ticket items in fun shops will go on sale later in the cruise. This was a fantastic trip and our expectations were exceeded. My wife and I are Millenials and we were blown away. Of course there’s long lines for certain things and deck chairs get taken early on sunny days, but keep in mind everyone else wants to have a good time and you’ll be fine. Also, the slides were fun!! Loved them! The outdoor movies at night were fantastic. The screen was great and sound was wonderful. We watched one our first sea day. It really was a great way to end the day and they play a wide variety all cruise and different times. I can’t stress enough the Italian restaurant at night or the day, best kept secret on board. Also, Deck 5 continental breakfast too. That whole deck was so quiet in the morning. Cookie was the cruise director and I give him a 10 stars out of 5. I just found out he’s only going to be there for 5 more weeks.
Food and Dining
Cucina Del Capitano
Best kept secret. We would have had dinner here the first sea day and later in ththe Cruise. We only pre booked for Thursday evening.
Only complaint was putting ALL the food out at 1130 and not being able to eat it until 12. The food was wonderful here and had a great variety!! Never crowded.
Staff and classes were tip top! Great crew, but several cardio machines were down. Not cool at all. They also offer a free stretch and light workout class from 7-8. From 730-8 they do at work.
Loved the spa. Don’t even book treatments until they start cutting prices on port days and later in the cruise. Do take the initial spa tour and book the Aroma therapy rooms. It was well worth the $219.
Tons of options on this ship. Do get there early or you’ll be very limited on seating.
Aroma Steam Bath
Incredibly hot but a wonderful treat. This was my favorite.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
There is SO much to do, do not try to do everything. Favorite things on board the ship you want to do and let it alert you. Lines will be long for some food places, take advantage of the free pasta bar at the Italian place and Deck 5 breakfast. Both were very chill, the captain often went to deck 5 breakfast early on. If you’re cool with the buffet food and not the specialty places you’ll be set.
Ports of call
Cozumel, Mexico Did not visit port