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Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 33

Overall rating:

2.8 out of 5
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Carnival Magic

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 31, 2019

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9347

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

I have been on over 10 cruises and this was the worst I have experienced. I will cruise again but this was probably our last cruise on Carnival, and we have sailed on Carnival over 6 times. There was nothing special about this cruise nor Carnival.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
Nothing outstanding

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Average, nothing outstanding.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
My son loves basketball and they shutdown the court for multiple hours everyday. The casino was extremely smokey with poor ventilation; no area for non-smokers. The Lido deck was shutdown the last day to prepare for a celebrity cruise the next week; this was not fair for us because we lost a day's access to the pool, restaurants and activities.

Entertainment

1 out of 5
Stage shows were below average. There was no show on Saturday because of prep for the celebrity cruise for the next week. At least two nights were dedicated to audience members participation.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
My 12 year old enjoyed the friends she met at the Circle O.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Waiters were great, but everything else was average. Nothing outstanding.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Everything was clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Room was as expected.

Ship tip

Understand that the TV in the room has no sports channels. The only place to watch sports is in the Casino which has poor ventilation thus extremely smokey. I missed the NCAA final 4 because I could not bare the smoke in the Casino.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

3 out of 5

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

3 out of 5

Belize City, Belize

3 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
Great shopping.

Disembarkation

1 out of 5
Unorganized and took way too long. Lacked clear communications. Elevators tied up due to prep for celebrity cruise the next cruise.
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