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Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 40

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Carnival Magic

6 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 09, 2020

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8399

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

The cruise was the absolute best. I will say though, the Spa people were the most aggressive that I have encountered. It seemed like every time you turned around, they were there trying to sell something.


5 out of 5
We arrived over an hour early for our appointment, and were ushered right onto the ship.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We enjoyed all the dining options, but my husband really enjoyed the Seafood Shack. If you are a seafood lover, you need to go there.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We purchased the VIP spa package, and it was pretty much worth it. The mineral water pool was the best.


5 out of 5
The ships entertainment was very enjoyable. We caught a couple of the shows, and they were very well done.

Children's Programs

No Children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
As usual, the staff always treats you like royalty. Couldn't ask for better treatment.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Perhaps because of the Virus that is abounding, but, it seems that this ship was kept cleaner than usual, and Carnival keeps their ships pretty darn clean. The layout was easy to navigate.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was a typical Carnival Balcony. Plenty of room and storage. Our steward kept our room immaculate.

Ship tip

Get on board early. Walk around and get a feel for the ship before it gets crowded.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5
Not a huge fan of Ft Lauderdale. Nothing against the cruiseline, just not a fan of the city.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Best beach ever!!!

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
We did the tour. It was just under 2 hours, and the tour was very informational. Definitely worth the money.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
We didn't do an excursion, just walked around the port and shopped.


5 out of 5
We had an early flight, so we were off at 6:30 am. Pretty straight forward.
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