Great cruise once you get away from the crowded venues.

Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 33

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Carnival Magic

8 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 01, 2020

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10232

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Decent cruise with good stops. Ship seems to be crowded but can easily find areas less crowded.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
Lot of construction around Terminal 4. 1st time out of Port Everglades and maybe our last till after construction is completed.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was mostly bland and tasteless.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Lido deck with just one pool was always crowded. Serenity area was small and always full. Was able to find less crowded areas on other decks.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Comedians were very entertaining. As usual comedy club was packed and standing room only. Carnival needs a larger venue for comedy.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Room steward was great. He took very good care of us.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
A lot of venues packed on the ship. This seemed to make them smaller and filled up quickly causing long lines.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Balcony room was comfortable. Less storage in this room as compared with other balcony rooms on other ships.

Ship tip

Be patient. There are always lines wherever you go.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida Did not visit port

Drove straight to Port.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
No excursion. Easy port to walk around. Lazy Lizard restaurant was a great find and highly recommend it.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
Took a private tour of Island. Port was nice. Plenty of sites to see.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Love going to San Juan. Great port to get off ship and explore on your own. Only complaint not enough time in port.

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5
Been there numerous times. A port to enjoy a beach day.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Waited for the initial group to disembark. Once that cleared no problems or delays getting off ship.
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