Too short and a lot of fun!

Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 32

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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Carnival Magic

6 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 05, 2019

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7463

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Carnival is a good line. I'll do it again maybe not Eastern but either Southern or Hawaii to change things up. The Ships crew is excellent and the dinners were great. I was not impressed with Guy's burger joint. Tried it the first day I was on the boat and the burger was very dry. The taco / burrito bar was really good.


5 out of 5
Excellent, lines kept moving.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Restaurant Dinner was really good, buffet and breakfasts not impressed. My biggest complaint is forcing all stateroom users to buy the drink package. Wife maybe drinks 1 or 2 a day so package is worthless. They don't trust me to buy drinks for my wife if I have the drink package.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Lots to do, if you are bored it is your own fault.


5 out of 5
Lots of different types of entertainment going on throughout the ship.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The people are awesome!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The crew kept the ship sparkling clean. Design could be a bit better forcing you to traverse levels at times if you are trying to move from forward to aft and you are on the wrong floor.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Overall excellent, Shower could be a bit bigger and a footrest in the shower would be very handy.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
Loved the snorkeling and swimming with the dolphins. Diamonds International was more hype than reality. A lot of talk about great prices but wasn't impressed.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

4 out of 5
Not much there but snorkeling was fun.

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
The snorkeling and swimming with the Sting Rays was awesome.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
If you want the experience with swimming with the dolphins get the VIP package well worth the cost.


5 out of 5
Again lines flowed nicely. Our custom agent was professional and nice. If at all possible do not book your plane for an early flight. Removes a lot of stress.
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