Our 1st cruise, some ups and some downs

Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Carnival Magic

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 23, 2018

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 2453

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This was our 1st cruise, and although overall it was a good experience, the non working air conditioner in our room made it hard to be in there. Guest Services did not seem to care much when we were down there the 1st 4 days complaining about the heat. The Piano bar with Jonathan, Vlad and Smaranda was probably the best time we had on the cruise. We will cruise again, just not sure it will be with Magic due to the room and guest service issues.


5 out of 5
Very easy and pleasant!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Never had anything that was bad.

Piano Bar

5 out of 5

Jonathan, Vlad and Smaranda made this probably the best part of the entire cruise for us!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
You absolutely can not be bored on the ship - there are things to do all day and for every age group. You can be as busy or as lazy as you want.

The Serenity

3 out of 5

Finding a place to lay and relax was a little difficult at times. When you could find a place to lay all you heard were the screams of kids on the waterslide right next to the serenity deck. This should have been moved so relaxation was actual possible.

Guest Services / Excursions Desk

2 out of 5

Guest services did not seem to care that our a/c did not work in our room the first 4 days of the cruise. The employees were not very friendly and when you finally made your way to the desk they acted as if you were bothering them.


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Waiters were great in the Main Dining Room, Room steward was pretty good, but the people at Guest Services acted as if you were bothering them when you finally made your way to the desk.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Common areas were clean, bathrooms were always clean - just took some figuring out how to get from one end of the ship to the other since some floors don't go from front to back.

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5

Ship tip

Take a fan of your own!

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Did not visit port

We were not able to visit this port due to "propulsion issues"

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5

Grand Turk Island

3 out of 5
We were unable to get chairs as the locals were charging $30 even though we were told by Carnival they were free.


5 out of 5
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