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Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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Carnival Magic

4 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 23, 2021

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 12007

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 months ago

Review summary

The ONLY thing that disappointed us was that we had booked 2 cabins as part of our COVID cruise credit but that cruise was also cancelled. Because our daughter is in the military, she was unable to rebook and we lost any opportunity for the COVID cruise cancellation onboard credit for either cabin. TERRIBLY disappointed about that.


5 out of 5
Best embarkation ever!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All dining areas were clean and food was delicious.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Football on the big screen on Lido deck was FUN!!


5 out of 5
Enjoyed the string musicians immensely!

Children's Programs

Kids are grown & we came as new empty nesters

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff we encountered on deck cleaning, especially RONDEL wet friendly & courteous and took pride in their work. Our beverage server, IAN, at Red Frog Rum Bar was hands down THE BEST we have had in all our travels. We hope to see him again on a future cruise! We were less than impressed by the service from the “head server” in the main dining room for dinner, however, KAYA (I believe is his name) made up for where the other lacked. On 9/24 we were seated at table 320 for my husband’s birthday.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very well maintained. The crew did a great job.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We loved our cabin. The bed was a little uncomfortable but we made do.

Ship tip

Check your bags the night before! It makes for a much more relaxing disembarking experience.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
Love the close parking and the security process is well-managed.

Nassau, Bahamas

2 out of 5
Not fond of Nassau.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Can’t wait to go back! Having the same crew on the beach that we had on the ship was such a great bonus.


5 out of 5
No stress. Easy and well-managed.
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