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Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Carnival Magic

8 Night Southern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 09, 2019

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 9204

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This was a family cruise for us with our adult daughters. We hadn't had time together in many years. The ship always had something for us to do, the staff all worked extremely hard to make sure the ship was clean, and all of our needs were met. If there was something we didn't necessarily like, we just found something else to do. We tried many new things, from activities, to drinks to food. Awesome memories that we will have forever!!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
We had Faster to the Fun and it was everything they said it would be for embarkation

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was very tasty in the main dining room. There were a few things we didn't like, but that is personal taste. Our service staff was exceptional!1 Bagus and Nathalie were very attentive and helpful and a special shout out to Jenni who was superb!! Buffet had something for everyone.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We loved that there was always something going on. We enjoyed the trivia challenges very much, and the make it and take it with Michael's was an added bonus.

Guest Services / Excursions Desk

5 out of 5

We found the excursion desk and staff to be wonderful. Very helpful and compassionate in an unfortunate situation. Guest services was always busy, but still very helpful

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The stage shows were enjoyable. The comedians were very funny, if you like to laugh make sure you fit those shows into your schedule.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room steward, Abigail, was great. Very attentive and met all of our needs consistently. Greeted us by name daily, even the first day. Wait staff in the main dining room worked exceptionally hard and we looked forward to seeing them every night.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Seemed a little small, but there were 4 of us in there. It worked for us because basically we were there to sleep. We did our best to keep it picked up and tidy, and that helped with the close quarters.

Ship tip

Be preparted the first day for extremely long lines, but after that we had no issues. We found the elevators that were away from the events to make the wait at the elevators faster.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5
airport to ship, ship to airport.

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
Our excursion was canceled, snorkeling, because of inclement weather conditions and poor visibility. We appreciated the fact that they let us know that. We walked the beach and snorkeled in the ocean there. IT was fun and relaxing.

La Romana, Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
We zip lined here. Long bus ride, but saw a lot of the area and our tour guide was very informative. I will say that I would never want to drive there. Zip ling was fun.

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
Curacao was beautiful!!. We snorkeled with the sea turtles, we all found it to be an amazing excursion. Our tour guides were amazing and so helpful!! Highly recommend this excursion and this island.

Oranjestad, Aruba

4 out of 5
Very commercialized, yet very beautiful. We did a beach break and enjoyed the water and the white sand.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very quick and effortless!
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