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Carnival Magic Cruise Review

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
Carnival Magic

6 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 30, 2019

Ship: Carnival Magic

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Husband and I were travelling with another (first-time cruising) couple. We enjoyed the food, drinks, music, Playlist shows, and ports.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Very smooth despite the pouring rain!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
We had dinner each evening in the MDR and breakfast both at the buffet and in the Dining Room. Overall the food was very good. Desserts were excellent. The only complaint I have is the prime rib. I've eaten a lot of prime rib and Carnival's is not good. The "au jus" is more of a heavy gravy.

Piano Bar

1 out of 5

Not entertaining...was mangling the songs with her own lyrics. Just play...and she COULD play.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Guest Services / Excursions Desk

4 out of 5

Efficient...we visited several times with questions.

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Standout service from Luby (Alchemy Bar), Lasto (room steward), and Gibson (Pixels Gallery). Slightly disappointed in our dining room team this time.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Someone's always cleaning...

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Loved layout and double windows which also provided extra storage space. Didn't have a couch but didn't miss it after our room steward brought in a second chair for the table.

Ship tip

Remember that you are on vacation...enjoy yourself...don't let small irritants and/or the occasional rude fellow passenger effect you.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5
We walked down to Jack's Shack for jerk chicken and was not disappointed! Yummo, but note...watch out for bones! Also, the Sandy Vagina (drink) was excellent.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Beautiful, perfect beach day. The most soft, white sand. We rented a clam shell for shade. The lunch provided was plentiful and tasty.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
We did the VIP Dolphin Excursion to OceanWorld and it was great. Reynaldo, our host, was informative, pleasant, and organized. The lunch buffet was good. FYI...the pictures/video packages available for purchase afterwards range from $20-$100.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
AMAZING! We were on Deck 2 with FTTF and literally walked down the hall and right off the ship. So smooth!

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