I had an amazing time, as always.

Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Carnival Magic

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 07, 2018

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Our room stewards and servers in the Southern Lights Dining Room were absolutely AMAZING!

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food was good. I didn't like the fact that I prepaid gratuities but tips were still automatically added to drink purchases.

Cucina Del Capitano

5 out of 5

The food was absolutely delicious! The lunch is free but after 5:30, reservations have to be made and dinner has to be purchased.

Tandoor

5 out of 5

Loved it! Arguably, one of the best chili dogs I've ever had.

Restaurants

5 out of 5

The mac and cheese at Pig and Anchor was to die for. Tandoor had some really good snack foods. I'm not a big fan of hot dogs but theirs were delicious.

Pizzeria

3 out of 5

Sometimes the pizza was burnt and not enjoyable.

Lido Marketplace

3 out of 5

As I stated before, the food was amazing the only complaint I have is the lines.

Grand Buffet

3 out of 5

I loved the variety of food, as always. I just wish there was more organization to the lines.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Serenity

5 out of 5

I spent the majority of my time onboard, on the Serenity Deck. I even took a few naps there because it was so relaxing. I think the water slide is a little too close but, I still have no complaints.

Guest Services / Excursions Desk

5 out of 5

Guest Services was always helpful. Can't remember the nane of the two guys who mostly helped us but, they were awesome. I know for sure that one of them was from Zimbabwe and the other was possibly from Ghana. If you know who they are, please thank them for their kindness and expertise.

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Vibe Nightclub

2 out of 5

I absolutely loved the music and the layout. What I did not like, was all of the cigarette smoke. There needs to be a club for smokers and nonsmokers or at least a certain time to smoke. More ventilation as well.

Children's Programs

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

4 out of 5
Hands down, the absolute best. We did the All Inclusive Serenity Beach excursion. The drinks were strong and the food was filling and delicious. I was expecting finger foods but, they really surprised me. The only thing I didn't appreciate, they asked if we wanted to tour the property and we accepted the opportunity. Once we were nearing the end, it became a sales pitch. There's nothing I hate more than the, "over selling," of a product. If I say no the first time and you keep insisting, that is a surely going to make me walk away.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Good drinks, fairly cheap souvenir shops. What I loved the most, the locals didn't try to pressure or harass us into buying anything. That prompted me to shop more.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5
We took a tour of the city but everything was very expensive there.

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
The water was beautiful and it was really refreshing. Of course, the drinks were amazing! Even got my passport stamped at their post office for, $2.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5

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