Carnival Magic 2019

Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Carnival Magic

8 Night Southern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 20, 2019

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 2226

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Fantastic! It was our first ever cruise but will not be our last.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
We arrived at the airport hours before departure time. Waited almost an hour for a pre paid shuttle, boarded the shuttle and waited almost an hour longer. Only to find a line that was extremely long!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Dinning room and buffets were AMAZING. Our waiter was so good and the food choices were great.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Rock concert, comedy, bingo, hole in one contest, band, serenity upper deck, 70’s and 80’s music, several trivia nights, out door movie nights

Entertainment

5 out of 5
They were amazing, very talented musicians

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Exceptional! Our waiter in the dining room was above exceptional

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was clean. I did not like having to avoid going through the casino to avoid the smoke, do to my asthma. This meant going up a floor, walking across and then hopefully getting another elevator or taking the stair back down.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very clean. Loved the size of the window! Loved that they could “wash” the window. Our KING bed was comfortable, but there is a definite “crack” in the middle

Ship tip

Taxi or Uber from airport to ship might be better. Enjoy your time, visit the shows and participate! It’s a blast

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
The most beautiful beach I have ever seen! One of my favorite stops.

Grand Turk Island

2 out of 5
We were not impressed with this stop, however I think it was what we did. We rented a Jeep, it was hot and the air wasn’t good. The “historical “ sites were not worth the time and heat. DO NOT pay for a land excursion. We should have done a beach day or water excursion.

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Aruba, need I say more? Beautiful, fun and great food. We went shopping first and return to the boat, changed and caught a cab to the beach. Plenty of time at this port to enjoy it all.

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
My husbands favorite port! He booked a Tee time on an amazing golf course, I went to the resort and spent the day at their beach, pool, restaurants and shops. We were picked up at the boat and brought back to the boat.

Disembarkation

2 out of 5
Chaotic! So, this was a rare occurrence, but the night before we attended the disembarkation meeting. We felt we had it down. The next morning we didn’t hear the announcement to proceed to the midway gangway but the workers told us we “missed it” so off we go, pulling our own suitcases because we choose early disembarkation to get to our flight. So we are lined up with 100’s of others. Then we are told the gangway is “broken” to use the other gangway. We are first time cruisers and had no idea WHERE we were to go. We got ran over by the people who were FIRST in line and now became LAST in line. Since we were in the 2nd floor ALL elevators were packed from above! We ended up dragging our suitcases down the stairs! People were angry and pushing it was pure chaos. I seen NO CREW to help control anything.

Traveler Photos

Look at that water! We do ❤️ Aruba Do the water excursions Rock night 🤘🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Beautiful Look what we found playing golf Beach time Fun times I love this place Pontoon bridge
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