Awesome First Time Experience

Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Carnival Magic

6 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 05, 2019

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1237

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

For a first time cruiser, my boyfriend and I (both 22 y/o) absolutely loved everything about it! We had an amazing time. We booked this trip on a wimp for our graduation and not expecting much out of it but we can honestly say there was never once a dull moment and it was the most memorable trip we've ever taken. From the workers, activities, events, port of calls, and the ship itself, we wouldn't change anything. Cruises pretty much provide everything besides drinks and excursions so with that being said, you don't have to spend much to have a great time. Two thumbs up from us! We'll be definitely booking more cruises in the future.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Embarkation was a fast and easy process.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
When food is technically "free" and unlimited, it's expected that not everything will be 100%. With that being said, the food was good enough to keep me full and happy but not the best thing I've ever tried.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The pools were awesome!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Everything is family friendly and entertaining.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was so nice and helpful. They all depend on tips so if you give them a little amount, you'll be treated as royal.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
There were always something to do, we never once got bored during our stay.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The size was perfect of our stateroom was perfect! Having two bathrooms was an amazing touch (one stand up shower and a bath tub shower).

Ship tip

I recommend to pre-pay your tips so you don't have to worry about tipping everyone while on board.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
The beach was amazing and relaxing! It was a private island so no one else was there besides our own ship. We had to take little ferry boats from the cruise to the island because there are no docks.

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5
The water was crystal clear and warm. One of the most breath-taking views I've ever seen. My only complaint is the big rocks under water that everyone including myself kept stumbling on.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
My by far most favorite spot. Everyone was so welcoming and nice, the food was fantastic, and the excursion (off road ATV) we went on was the cherry on top!

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Fast and easy process. They checked our passports and we were set to go.
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