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Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Carnival Magic

8 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 03, 2019

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin type: Suite

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Over all had a wonderful time , everything was great , ship was great just didn't like the layout of atrium, or the smaller pools! A great time was had!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Awesome

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Ship was very nice , but I didn't like the layout compared to other Carnival ships we've travelled on, and pools were very small for such a big ship.

Prime Steakhouse

5 out of 5

DELICIOUS, was so good, had the waygu beef , phenomenal!

Cucina Del Capitano

5 out of 5

Was absolutely fantastic! Great wine list also!

Lobby and Atrium Bar

3 out of 5

Loved the ship except for the layout of this atrium and bar, most atriums go all the way to the top of ship and are open with railings all the way around , every floor , for people to stand and look down to watch the entertainment at night , this layout was different than any other ship as to the atrium only went up half way for some floors. The stage was literally on top of the bar so if you were having a drink , you could not see up there to watch.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Plenty to do , but pools were very small, and no serenity pool just for adults.

Serenity

3 out of 5

Was nice but no serenity pool for the adults only.

Fitness Center

4 out of 5

Pretty decent , had a small area for free weights , a little crowded.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
DJ cue was fantastic , shows were fantastic!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Great staff all around!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship was well maintained and clean , but once again the layout wasn't great after some of the other ships we have travelled , atrium was not all the way open to top , so people could not see the entertainment from up above , pools were very small, and no serenity pool for the adults.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had an ocean suite , was phenomenal, lots of room , big bathroom with jacuzzi tub , huge balcony.

Ship tip

Had a great time , great ship for first time cruiser, I just prefer the ship layout of other Carnival ships.

Ports of call

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Was fantastic , beautiful , we rode the flying dutchman on our excursion , so fun!

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
Beautiful port, we swam with the dolphins , which truly was a spiritual experience! Loved it!

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Beautiful place , reminded me of Havana , Cuba a little , went to the Fort and walked through town , wanted to see the umbrella street but the took them down because of the earlier protests.

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
Bluest water I've ever seen out of all the many places we've been , rode ATVs , horsebacked on beach , ziplines, and snorkeled! Great time!

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Wasn't as slow as normal, got out pretty quick
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