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overbooked and miserable by Angelaaaa23

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Carnival fully booked this cruise. People EVERYWHERE. I could barely leave the room the entire time because of the population on that ship. I would wait in lines for minimum 30 minutes just to get something to eat. I was lucky to find places to sit. I didn't do much on board for fear of my safety because a fight broke out every day on board between passengers. One man even had a concussion. The only port I got off for a good time was the first one, Half Moon Cay. I got to swim in the ocean and enjoyed it for a short time. It was clean and waded in the water with my family. Getting back on the ship was awful. The line was so long and took even longer because it was water taxi'd [I think by the 6th or 7th water taxi I finally could get on one]. Couldn't eat at the port because it would take too long to get food and nowhere to sit. The other two ports were just as bad. Over populated, couldn't swim at any, and neither could anyone else. Everyone who was swimming could only stay in their tiny area, no moving around or anything. Same on the ship as well. The pools were so full that you could only sit/ stand and not move around. Honestly the worst experience I've had.

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Carnival Magic by meanmsg

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

We were a group of 12 celebrating a 50th birthday. Overall we had a good time except for disembarking.

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Best vacation EVER! by sammytsammyt

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

This was hands down the best vacation our family group of 9 has ever had. The cruise was a first for several of us in the group and it was above and beyond what we expected. There was always something to do and always plenty of good food and drink to enjoy. The excursions were wonderful and we all had a very enjoyable time on this trip. The ship is very well maintained and is beautiful. Everyone should enjoy a cruise on the Carnival Magic.

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"Magic-ical" Cruise 2019 by dpotorski71

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Overall, we had a wonderful Cruise. We've sailed with carnival before, and I would certainly sale with them again. I understand that it's a less expensive cruise line so you kind of get what you pay for. The alcohol packages are completely and totally ridiculously priced. And I wish they offered similar "freebies" such as Norwegian does. I definitely think that carnival needs to step up their game in the way of entertainment. The other Cruise lines just blow them awayain thattdepartment, but then again that could be because of the cost of a carnival Cruise. It would also be nice to have a pool on the adult only deck. I would like to go on vacation and not have to worry about kids in a crowded pool.

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Fantastic Cruise! by mfitz629

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

The Carnival Magic is a terrific ship. Our party of seven had a fabulous time. The time went way too fast and that is because the crew kept the fun flowing. Thank you Carnival Magic Crew. I look forward to cruising on this fun ship again!

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Relaxing Family Vacation by kyoungdahl33

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Good, relaxing cruise. Could not complain, much better then being at work!

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Great Anniversary Cruise by linkousta

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

My wife and I decided to go on our first cruise for our 30th wedding anniversary. It was a great trip on all fronts. The stateroom attendant, dining room waiter (Ernesto), and the Sea Monkeys entertainment were our highlights on board the ship. Favorite port was Half Moon Cay.

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Good cruise for kids but not anyone else by hayley2019

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

The spa wasn’t great. I’ve never had to pay a separate fee to use the spa amenities when I’m also getting a massage. The staff tried to up sell me at every turn.

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Overall a good cruise. by merrittstokley

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

I had a good time. Things cost more now than I remember and everything is extra. Pretty pricey.

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Nice cruise overall, but would be better in the winter or fall by EreneT

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

This is a good cruise if it's your first or second time cruising.

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Wonderful Caribbean Cruise by laurahamden

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

The cruise was wonderful and relaxing. It was nice to be able to get away.

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Crowded Caribbean cruise by ashreve

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Way too crowded so this made a few of the ports overcrowded and not enjoyable and then on the boat the pool was too small so you couldn't enjoy any water anywhere

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Amazing Caribbean vacation by samhip

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Everyone was helpful had a great experience can't wait to book my next cruise

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Amazing yet frustrating by familyvaca51463

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Overall, we loved this cruise. We had 3 balcony cabins for 7 passengers. The negatives: The halls were obnoxiously loud at night. Young kids out until 2am with no parents around running and yelling in halls. (That has seemingly become a new normal on all of our cruises) Large groups of passengers seemed to take over clubs and shows making it at times uncomfortable and irritating. At times some staff seemed slightly rude, which was rather shocking. Positives: The ship is beautiful and laid out well so lines typically aren't an issue. Decks are spread out so you don't feel like sardines. The sea days are the best! 8 night cruising somehow is so much better than 7!

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Disappointed Cruise! by limmyster

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

I personally would not recommend this ship for the following reasons: Long lines for pretty much everything from the drinks (the flow of the drinks/soft serve were so slow hence the long lines to guys burgers. Also the food has made a turn for the bad. Doesn't taste as excellent as it used to. Excursions were so expensive and not too exciting looking. The boat was so rocky so if you battle motion sickness this is not the boat for you. Entertainment was to me very boring. Lines for customer service were always long. Didn't like how I wanted to cancel an art auction order and the guest services couldn't do it for me. The only thing was the service for the housekeeping and dining room service did not change and stayed the same which was excellent but even there they seemed so short staffed or worked so hard they barely had time to even take the time to get to know their guests. To me this was a fail and this means a lot from someone who is a HUGE advocate for cruising.

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6-8-2019 cruise by dlantz

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

After several cruises, passengers seem to be more and more rude.

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Great crew!!! Somewhat disorganized ship. by Saltseagirl

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

Even with the disorganization that plaqed the ship from the beginning to the end. We had a great time just bein together and as I said before; everyone was was polite, kind and welcoming. Great staff!!!

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Great Trip Through the Bermuda Triangle! by mcsoe141

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

I always wanted to visit Florida and decided on the Carnival Magic because we love that Dream Class Ship. Overall, our cruise was great! The two crew members I mentioned prior will always be part of our vacation memories and we hope to see them on a another cruise sometime in the future!

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Absolutely fabulous in every way! by jshenaut

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

This was my first cruise ever (and I'm 60!) and I can't say enough about it. Truly was an awesome experience in every way. Absolutely fabulous! The only detraction was the drink package limitations and the slowness in getting drinks at some of the bars. I was the only adult in our cabin and for the $400 some price tag, I would have liked to have been able to use my 14 drink per day limit on others, otherwise the package isn't worth it. Since we disembarked on three days - there were really only two full days and four evenings to use the drink package. There's no (safe) way I would go through 14 drinks in just an evening (especially if drinking also during the day), so that was not an economical package. I'd like to see something more flexible and geared toward the guest rather than Carnival.

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GREAT FUN in the SUN by angielette65

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Always love cruising, especially when the weather is PERFECT, and we had so much fun. Girls trip coming up in 35 days on anther cruise..

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