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Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall rating:

4.4 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: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1415

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall the cruise was great. The process of getting on the ship was not a good first impression.


3 out of 5
It took over 2 hours to check in. We found out later that one of the gangway ramps at Port Everglades was broken which slowed down the process and they had a Coast Guard inspection.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was good. Lines were long sometimes for the pizza and burger places.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
We did the miniature golf, walking track, hot tubs and craft activities.


4 out of 5
We went to a few shows which were good. We really enjoyed the electric violin performers. We had the late dining time, so after dinner we were often too tired to go to a show.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Lidia, our server in the main dining room was excellent! She went above and beyond to make our dining experience pleasurable. Our stateroom staff also did a great job!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Overall the ship seemed well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
We had 5 people in the cabin.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
The Island lunch that Carnival provided was more than I expected. The beach is very nice.

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
We liked snorkeling off the shore and did some shopping.

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
We rented a car for the 5 of us. Baby Beach is very nice. We saw a sea turtle while snorkeling.

Willemstad, Curacao

4 out of 5
We rented a car for the 5 of us. Shopping is good. The pontoon bridge is neat to see.


5 out of 5
We carried off our own luggage so we were some of the first ones off. It was much smoother than getting on the ship.
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