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Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Carnival Magic

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 18, 2018

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

We had a great experience and would travel on Magic again.


5 out of 5
Things moved very well but we did purchase the Faster to The Fun for a low price per cabin so we wouldn’t be stuck in lines.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
I feel like the ship was understaffed. The food was good, not exceptional and it took a long time to get served our 6PM meal each time. Breakfast wasn’t much of an issue.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Fitness Center

5 out of 5

I ran on the treadmill while on the Magic. The only complaint I had was the TV on the treadmill that blocked my view of the ocean. Treadmills were set up to where the user could see out the front but the TV blocked my view.


4 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Again, we felt the understaffing being an issue with timeliness of rooms being cleaned early in the trip and the dinner.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship was hard to navigate since there was one floor passengers couldn’t go front to back without going to another floor first. Confusing and frustrating. No issues with cleanliness.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had an Aft balcony and it was great. Room/bathroom was surprisingly roomy for both my husband and myself. If we travel on the Magic again, I would want to try an aft balcony on the 9th floor. Appears to be covered well enough to where we could sit out all day and not be in direct sunlight.

Ship tip

Get a feel for the 3rd floor and know where you want to be before getting in the elevator!

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

4 out of 5

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

4 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

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