Great Time 2020

Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
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Carnival Magic

8 Night Southern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 18, 2020

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7425

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Review summary

Simon London, was by far THE BEST cruise director Ever. Really seems to LOVE his job. So many options of things to do on the ship. Would like to see bar servers more often while sitting on the deck or attending the shows. Glad we opted not to get the drink or soda pkg, as with the few times someone asked me if I wanted a drink, I never would have made it pay off.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
The easiest ever by far.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
A bit disappointed in selection at Lido buffet.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Entertainment

4 out of 5
I think the performers were fantastic, but I have liked some other cruise shows better.

Children's Programs

No kids with us

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Dining room staff was great. There was essentially no service in the Lido buffet. Never did I get asked if I wanted even as simple as juice or coffee. Room steward was very good.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I thought having the dining rooms on both ends of ship was a great idea. Cleanliness was great.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was great. Would like to see hair conditioner included in the shower dispenser. Lots of storage. A bit concerned that the safe was not attached to anything.

Ship tip

Schedule your check in time. The check in was THE BEST.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
Everglades tour on debarkation day. Awesome. Great way to burn some time waiting for later departure flight.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island) Did not visit port

It was quite windy, just wanted to enjoy the ship without all the crowds.

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
We took the Ray and Reef snorkel trip. Nice trip. Great tour operator, except never advised us how to get pictures they took during the excursion.

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
The sunset cruise was AWESOME.

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Great snorkel excursion.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Just as easy if not easier as the check in, especially since we did the Everglades tour.
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