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Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
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Carnival Magic

8 Night Southern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 12, 2019

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11236

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This was a family/friend cruise and we did have a GOOD time. But Magic did NOT WOW alot of us. The entertainment crew was not around enough on the ship. But the shows were GREAT. There were a few staff members that were not so nice. But that was not getting us down. Hopefully next ship will be a bit more exciting.


2 out of 5
took us over hour and half to go thru

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
dining was good as far as food. Specialty restaurant was GREAT. Ate first day at buffet and loved the wok. But didn't eat buffet as much.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


4 out of 5
the stage shows and singers were wonderful

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Grandson said was boring. not much interaction

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
We had a good waiter however, our table was last to be served every single night. We can be first one and be the last one to serve and the VERY LAAST ONES out. We were a bit annoyed regarding this. We just could NOT understand this.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The room is fine but our bathroom smelled of urine. Was like that the moment we got into room. We told this to our steward but never changed.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5
We had a good time in Ft. Lauderdale and explored. LOVED IT

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Was one of our favorite part of the trip. Did the sting ray excursion and was wonderful

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
Another great time.

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
went shopping and beaches and the ocean was amazing

Willemstad, Curacao

3 out of 5
Least favorite but had nice time. Excursion included sightseeing for and hour and to beach. We got 20 mins of sightseeing. Went to Mambo beach. It seems it has ran down in the last couple years when we were there last. I hope it returns back to the way it once was.


4 out of 5
Much better then the embarkation.
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