Great Cruise.....Except Some Misses with the Food

Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
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Carnival Magic

8 Night Southern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 09, 2019

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1250

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Would definitely go on the Magic again. Had a great time and overall was pleased with all.


5 out of 5
embarkation was very fast.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Decided to eat breakfast in the dining room instead of the buffet. Both food and service were very good. For lunch, we either had pizza from Pizzeria Capitano. Pizza was quite good. But on several occasions, the line was extremely long because there was only one employee making, baking and serving the pizzas. We also had lunch several times in the buffet - deli sandwiches are wonderful, Guy Fieri's burger are outstanding as ever. Mongolian Wok - excellent, but long lines. Dinner - Twice at Cucina del Capitano. First time I had the tomahawk pork chop --- EXCELLENT. Second time, I had the spaghetti carbonara -- also EXCELLENT. Desserts not so much. On the 2nd visit, we told our waitress we didn't care for their desserts and she offered cannollis instead (guess they are on the children's menu). The cannollis were to yummy. Main Dining Room for Dinner. We had Your Time Dining, so we had numerous wait staff. For the last 3 nights we requested Myra. She was outstanding. I would definintely request her again. Her assistant Sadok was also good. The night they had creme brulee was very disappointing. I LOVE creme brulee, but someone in the kitchen doesn't know you're supposed to caramelize the sugar on top. We could literally scrape the raw sugar off the top. YUCK.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


4 out of 5
Comedians were hilarious. Shows were great. 3 Violin players in the main lobby were excellent. Music trivia - don't miss this!!!

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Already mentioned Myra as our waitress for 3 nights -- goes over and above. Room steward was very good. Just wished he vacuumed a little more.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Size was great for 2 people Would also hold 3 comfortably. Has a bathroom and a half (one bathroom with tub/shower and sink; one bathroom with shower, sink and toilet).

Ports of call

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
took an excursion that was the tour of the island, along with a 2 hour stop at Mambo Beach. Beach was wonderful. Excursion pricey for what you get.

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
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