great to be back on a SHIP

Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 60

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Carnival Magic

Sail date: August 26, 2021

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6207

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 months ago

Review summary

So great to be back on a cruise. We had been booked for 2020 and rebooked for Jan 2021 and rebook for Aug 2021, so we were totally ready. Originally booked on a smaller ship and then Carnival change the ship to the Magic. So desperate to get back on board, so I will discount the front room, even though I know better. BUT IT was a GREAT cruise with a GREAT crew

Embarkation

5 out of 5
no issues - we showed up with all the paperwork - boarding pass/ shots records / negative Covid test / passports and were through check-in in short order

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Service and food were great - no issues at all. Service was most outstanding. the scaff was as happy to see us as we were to see them

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
low crowds and lots of empty chairs

Entertainment

5 out of 5
enjoyed the music and watching the games being played

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
staff was great - morning coffee was on time ever day and staff everywhere was great. some of the best service we have ever had

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
My only issue with the ship is the "holding pen" outside the main dinning room. as we were in the main floor ( deck 3) rear dinning room, when you come out you must either take the elevators or steps as there is no walk through to another section of the ship. With my husband in a wheelchair, that eliminates the stairs, so this was the only time we would have to really wait on the elevators and as always, some guest do not understand the concept of wait your turn. - As for cleanliness, the ship was what I would call spotless. A BIG plus for me was the totally non smoking casino on the floor below the smoking casino. It was great and had all the upstairs casino had except the nasty smoke. !

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
accessible cabin as husband is in a wheelchair and does not walk at all. Size of the room was great and he had room to move and turn the chair, Bathroom was great, no issues there. Balcony was totally useless, as we managed to get him out onto it one time, after moving all the chairs and tables, but there was no room to turn or move in anyway. He had to back into the room, same way he came out. Balcony is NOT accessible. Also as the room is in the front, there was a LOT of bouncing, especially at night when trying to sleep, We bounced so hard several times I thought my husband had fallen out of bed.

Ship tip

Ship has lot of great features, but stay away form the front rooms.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
WE spent sever night here before the cruise and had a great time, parted the car and did a lot of walking. the pier was fun and the beach was a treat

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
one of the easiest disembarkations we have ever done. Waited for our number to be called and then headed off. New system now where we did not even have to present our passports
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