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Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Carnival Magic

8 Night Southern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 07, 2019

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7392

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

The rocking of the ship got to be a bit much a couple days. I prepared myself so that helped. The staff I first hand felt with I wouldn’t trade. Cloud 9spa was okay but Jeannette I believe her name was did a great job trying to relieve all of my knots possible. Every personnel I came in contact with was amazing except for Pixels. Pixels was the WORST experience ever. And their lack of care made it worse.


5 out of 5
Fast and pleasant.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
BEST serving staff ever! Team head waiter Mudiantara made sure we never had an issue. Team Waiter Sudarmawan always kept us laughing. Asst. Team Waitress outdid herself. All together the staff made sure we were treated by first name every time, made sure we felt like royalty and always had a smile. Even upon our arrival back we saw them and they made sure to wave. I can’t find one complaint about them.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Won the corn hole tournament before sliding down the aft stairs due to oil of some sort. Thankfully I wasn’t hurt too much.


5 out of 5
Performers rocked the shows. However I feel the lead singers should have been different as there were others who were flawless.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Natalia Raymond in Red Frog Pub is the sweetest thing. Not often do we have personnel remember our names. We met her on our first day and she never lost her smile and bubbly personality. Not often did we hang in the pub but she never forgot our faces or names. She’s just lovely. Tris and Nestor our room stewards were over the top amazing! So thoughtful with the animals and never had to complain about the room. Dining staff I mentioned above Mudiantara, Sudarmawan, and Paireekham worked amazingly together fast efficient and always smiling.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
I didn’t care for the design. Being in the aft it made times difficult when needing to get to the front without being able to take the elevators in the rear. Seemed like a maze. Restrooms were cleaned at all times I visited, however I was unable to use the soap due to being allergic. Good thing I own hand sanitizer and brought My own soap.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
First time with a balcony and loved it. Wish the balcony door was able to prop open or slide to make it easier.

Ship tip

Wait until it’s available after dry dock.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5
We sailed out from here and it was easy, and great. Upon returning we did complain of to the security regarding the port worker throwing passengers luggage, and acting like he’s on drugs. Although Carnival security couldn’t do much at that moment he was looking into settling the issues.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

3 out of 5
The taxi over to port was nice with beautiful scenery. Wasn’t a fan to stay on the island finding it extremely over priced and a cluster.

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
Soaked up the sun all day. One of my favorite islands.

Willemstad, Curacao

4 out of 5
Went to Hato cave. Beautiful, then walked back to the ship. Stunning colors through out the island.

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Vibrant island. Sightseeing was a must. Loved every moment.


5 out of 5
Overall amazing. Had one passenger cause a ruckus. Thankfully Carnival security and local sheriffs handled it extremely professional and with no injuries. Simon made sure to make us laugh and distract the littles during it all.
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