Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 31

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Carnival Magic

8 Night Southern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 09, 2019

Ship: Carnival Magic

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We sailed with my daughter and her boyfriend and two single female friends. We had such a great time, We all had spa rooms which worked out well since we enjoy the gym (right down the hall from us!) and the saunas, thalassotherapy pool, and other amenities. The food was delicious, people were fun, ports were all fun, weather was fabulous!


5 out of 5
No problems...smooth

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Delicious....loved the house Sav Blanc and purchased bottles at home! Chef's Dinner was FABULOUS!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Fun times...we loved the spa and gym (SPIN CLASSES w DeKalb were fabulous!)


5 out of 5
We enjoyed dancing with the band in the area bear the Alchemy Bar and he club! Shows were fun to watch...although we didn't see as many as usual.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our cabin steward Frank was absolutely the best!!!!! We are still friendly with him on Facebook!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship was easy to maneuver.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Spa Cabin-loved it!

Ship tip

Try to do as much as possible.....enjoy the different foods....The Chef's Dinner was exquisite!

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5
Spent the day at the beach...photographers followed us into the water to get pictures. They were lots of fun.

La Romana, Dominican Republic

4 out of 5
We checked out the marketplace right off the ship. Lots of nice paintings and a small fountain area to cool off.

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
My friends did an evening out excursion arranged through Carnival-had lots of fun and several bars in the area! We spend the day at Mambo Beach - so much fun! (via taxi -4 people $25-Reasonable!)

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Fun boat cruise and snorkling.


2 out of 5
Awful....not the fault of Carnival. Evidently, the homeland security and customs area were short staffed. There were other ships disembarking as well so things got backed up and there were major delays. Luckily our flight out back home was later in the afternoon. I'm sure there were people that missed their flights if they were scheduled earlier.
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