Wonderful cruise with a few disappointments

Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Carnival Magic

8 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 01, 2020

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1224

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

It was a good first cruise experience. Greatest disappointed was the lack of access to entertainment we wanted to attend.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Faster than expected

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Dining room was excellent with exception of last night on board. Buffets were good, however, lacked salad choices.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
We were on spa deck and enjoyed spa amenities.

Entertainment

2 out of 5
We looked forward to comedy shows but they were very difficult to attend due to some guests who did not vacate the venue so others could attend. Very frustrating that these shows are not managed better. Guests should be required to swipe their card to attend, venue completely vacated prior to next show so only those who have not attended are allowed to enter for next show providing everyone an opportunity to attend. We only managed to see one show.

Children's Programs

We were not traveling with children.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We found all staff happy, friendly and helpful.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was decent size, comfortable and clean. Enjoyed balcony.

Ports of call

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

We came to Ft. Lauderdale to embark on cruise. Didn't spend a lot of time there.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

4 out of 5
St. Maarten was very run down. Did not do an excursion.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
St. Kitts was very clean and well maintained. Did not do an excursion.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5
Did not enjoy San Juan. Very crowded, streets and sidewalks very narrow. Did not do an excursion.

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
Loved Grand Turk. Very clean and well maintained. Beautiful beach adjacent to port with restaurants on beach. Great entertainment and lively atmosphere. Did not do an excursion.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Faster than expected.
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