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Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Carnival Magic

8 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 26, 2019

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This was an excellent cruise, beautiful ports of call, and great service.


5 out of 5
Smooth and Seamless

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Good variety of food across the board. There was something for everyone.

Prime Steakhouse

4 out of 5

The environment was nice but I would not do it again. I have made better food at home.

Mongolian Wok

5 out of 5

The food was good but more wok stations and cooks are needed.


5 out of 5

Nicely set up with a good flow

Lido Marketplace

5 out of 5

Good variety of options

Grand Buffet

5 out of 5

Nice variety of options

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
I used the fitness centers and the Sports Square, the spa deck amenities and serenity deck. The gym is what it is for a ship- I would have liked a greater selection of equipment but I was able to get good workouts in between the indoor and outdoor options. There are lots of activities and always something to do.

Thalassotherapy Pool

5 out of 5

Enjoyable experience


5 out of 5

Loved this!


5 out of 5

Child free mature adult only zone. Perfect peace.

MultiSport Court

5 out of 5

I like the open air concept for the workouts but the equipment is just so-so.

Jogging Track

5 out of 5

I didn't use it but many did.

Fitness Center

3 out of 5

Better than expected but less than what I expected. A few more free weights and equipment options will make It perfect.

Aroma Steam Bath

5 out of 5

Enjoyable steam room


4 out of 5
There was a variety of entertainment. I enjoyed a comedy show, laughed during the hairy chest contest and dance contests, and took in a movie or two.

Seaside Theater

5 out of 5

Relaxed setting and enjoyable.

Children's Programs

Solo cruiser, but there was plenty for children to do.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
From room steward to wait staff, service was excellent.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I always saw someone cleaning and there were wash stations and purell stations strategically placed.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
My spa cabin was spacious and comfortable.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida Did not visit port

I was not there for the port, only flying into it.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Beautiful island and lovely people.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

4 out of 5
I took a bus tour. I did not get to go to the beach because the bus had mechanical problems, but overall I had a good time. We visited the rainforest reserve and enjoyed local fare.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5
Beautiful beach, and I enjoyed good food. There was confusion about a taxi vs a tour. The driver and operators should have been more clear, as many of us would not have gotten into the "taxi" if we knew it was also a tour.


5 out of 5
Smooth and seamless
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