Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Carnival Magic

8 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 31, 2019

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Your cruise is what you make of it...a lot of people complain about a lot of little things and won’t cruise on the ship again...I know some had a moldy smell in rooms or cold AC...although that all sucks it wouldn’t be enough for me to not cruise the Magic again or Carnival.


4 out of 5
No issues....just wish they would have let people on faster as to free up seats in the waiting area.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The MDR was ok there were a few night we didn’t dine there as we didn’t like what they were serving...the Steakhouse was amazing definitely worth the price and the Art of Decor dessert was awesome...Guys Burgers and Pig & Anchor were good as well.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
The pools were always packed but still enjoyable. The fitness center has anything you need. The slide was fun


5 out of 5
Sea Monkeys, Hot Section, shows in Show Time theatre, and the comedy shows were all very good.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Had no problem they were all very polite and always smiling.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The ship was clean and design was awesome...only issue was this awful sewer smell when you hit deck 6-9.....I would have taken the marijuana smell on deck 6 over that sewer smell any day...but it didn’t ruin my vacation.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Perfect...plenty of space their inside cabins are much bigger than RCL or Norwegian

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
No excursions but very pretty

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Canopy zip line and Skylift awesome views at the top.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
Hired a taxi driver to drive us around the island and stop where we wanted to.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Hired a taxi driver to take us around old and new San Juan then dropped us off at Fort Felipe...

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
Rented a golf cart for the day and drove around to take in all the sights by ourselves.


2 out of 5
This was a cluster f@@@ I don’t believe it was nothing to do with the ship but the port itself as they kept stopping the ship from letting people off...took us 2 hours once off ship to get through customs.
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