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Carnival Magic Cruise Review

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Carnival Magic

5 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 02, 2021

Ship: Carnival Magic

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 months ago

Review summary

We had a great time overall. Our cruise was supposed to be for our anniversary in feb but got pushed back due to covid. Wife and I want to go to another cruise soon. We loved it

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Fast and easy. Make sure you have all your stuff and you're good to go

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
We stayed eating in the lido deck and main dining room. Lido deck had enough variety to eat and the main dining room was wonderful. Only thing I'd say they could improve was to make things change daily.

Lido Marketplace

4 out of 5

Good food, we ate there for breakfast and lunch daily and weren't disappointed

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We did a bit of everything, trivia, reverse charades, name that tune, scavenger hunt, along with the normal casino, pools etc. All were great

Cloud 9 Spa

1 out of 5

Don't go there if you plan to relax and don't want to spend a ton on extras. I was fine with the prices for a massage and my wife got a manicure and pedicure. What I didn't like was the hard sell for everything else. I was told I could quit taking my arthritis meds if I took a bath once a week with some $180 seaweed stuff that she wanted to sell. My wife's manicure was chipping before we got off the boat and they also did a crazy hard sell on all kinds of extras. I've had used car salesmen and timeshare salespeople who would let you leave easier than these people. My massage was ok at best and even though the manager said it was 159 I was charged 199, I brought it up to the masseuse and she told me I was wrong, I didn't complain as after a subpar massage and the hard sell on everything else my stress level was higher than before I went in so I left. Overall this was the only part of the cruise that was a disappointment.

Water Works

5 out of 5

Had a lot of fun. When we were at bimini and ocean cay my wife and I came back early and the place was deserted and we had a lot of fun.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The shows were great, hence the 5 stars. djs on the main deck were ok, mainly just not my kind of music.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

If you aren't sit on the beach and chill people then come back early from the private island or bimini and you'll have the pool and waterpark to yourself.

Ports of call

Bimini, Bahamas

1 out of 5
This is basically an expensive half moon cay. They drop you off at a resort and don't tell you that you can take a cab into town doe $5 /person. Then you can buy trinkets and stuff from people who live on the island. If you don't figure that out then you can pay money to sit on a beach. There was a 1pm show on the boat and it was packed, everyone was saying that bimini was a waste of time so they came back within an hour of being there. I hope that carnival finds a new place after covid ends.

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
I like Nassau. There is still lots of shopping open, although not nearly as much as before covid, but don't worry, you can still spend a lot of money. I went to graycliff hotel and did cigar rolling. Ended up with 3 cigars, 2 I rolled and 1 by the professional. I don't smoke but it was a fun experience.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
My wife loved it. Beautiful beach with crystal clear water. If you want shade at the beach get there early. We were at the beach by 830am and by 11am we were back on the boat (I don't know how to relax so we left and did boat activities)

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
It was a bit too fast as we had to wait an hour outside for our ride.
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