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Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Carnival Magic

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 28, 2019

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8339

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Loved the size of the Magic - easy to get around. The buffett had something for everybody, GUY's burgers delicious as were the omelets. The main dining room menu had different entrees every night . The Carnival app was very useful for keeping up with friends and knowing what activities and it was only $5 for the week for the chat feature.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Got on quickly - no long wait

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food and service in main dining room was quick, efficient. Servers were friendly and accommodating. The buffet had nice selection. BUT did not like the butter in a big community bowl that people had to reach over to get the rolls. This week Carnival wrote on FB that they have changed to small crocks with disposable plastic spoons.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
The pools were crowded with KIDS jumping everywhere. So instead I sat in hot tubs until the KIDS arrived.

Guest Services / Excursions Desk

5 out of 5

excellent. my question was answered quickly and pleasantly

Entertainment

4 out of 5
The entertainment in the atrium by the Shine Strings - Violin was awesome. Could not get seat in the small lounge for the comedians folks hogged seats - Carnival should clear lounge after each show- Since I had late dining - could not attend the Productions in the Showtime theater unless I left before dessert. They use to have 10PM show that would have been better. The Vibe lounge definitely for the much younger set the DJ Spike played same type of music even though he noticed no one was dancing and there were a lot of older folks that like to dance were in there. Karaoke always funny. the CD MarQ was funny and conducted some fun activities such as rock the promenade and of course the end of cruise balloon drop,

Children's Programs

no kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
My room steward Elmer was wonderful. Amy the waiter in main dining room was great. All ship personnel that I encountered were pleasant and easy to speak to.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
yes yes yes everything was clean and well maintained. The love the size of Magic and the layout it is easy to get around,

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
comfortable, plenty of drawers and hanging space. room underneath bed to stow the luggage.

Ship tip

If you can walk up/down stairs. Long wait for elevators

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
No excursion - just boarded ship in Miami

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5
Our excursion - Amphibious Bus Land & Sea Adventure was cancelled cause the bus broke down. They only have 1 bus. So we just walked around the island.

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
Rode the Magical Flying Beach Chair to the private beach. Did some shopping at pier

Belize City, Belize

5 out of 5
Calypso Train Tour . An open air trolley train pass the some sites in Belize City. Easy going excursion and not expensive.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Have been to Cozumel 5 times. So no excursion this time. Shopped at pier, walked around, and then had drink .

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
To be expected - folks not following directions and going down even though their zone.number had not been called.

Traveler Photos

Pre dinner cocktail Hanging at the pier
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