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4.4 out of 5

Family Vacation by bg34904758

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I highly recommend staying in a suite if you can afford it. They are located in the middle of ship and you have easy access to all. If you cruise on Carnival you should check out the military gathering they have. I personally didn't serve, but it was a great way to see and say thank the ones who did. Thank you Carnival for this very special event.

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5 out of 5

Fantastic cruise! by mikecolton

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Every single thing was great and the staff greatly helpful and courteous.

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4.4 out of 5

Thanksgiving Cruise by syracruiser

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Sit down dinner took too long. disembarkment took 3 hours. Entertainment was great. Malcolm ourcruise director was awesome.

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3.9 out of 5

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly by SherryLucy

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This was our first time booking a cruise over Thanksgiving and had not been on Carnival for 15 year (we are Gold members). Not what we remembered. There were "gangs" of teenagers hanging out in the hallway and security had to be called a couple of times. This cruise is definitely geared towards kids and families. We are bringing the grandkids on the Magic in April. Expect a noisy crowd, and waiting on the Lido Buffett.

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5 out of 5

Would sail again! by gidget1105

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We would sail again. We didn't make all our ports of call due to weather so I think our trip should have been discounted.

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4.7 out of 5

Good Caribbean Cruise by ckalai717

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It was an experience I will never forget. I did have problems with be left on hold for 45 minutes when I tried. To see if someone would bring me food because me daughter was sick and I couldn't get to the dining room. Was not able to sleep well on the ship. And don't buy the internet its sucks and doesn't work. Brain my steward was the great and Jimmy the bartender was also great. The sever at dinner was absolutely fantastic and was Accommodating when our friends wanted us to seat with them

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4.3 out of 5

Very nice cruise ship! by dale23143192

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We were very well served by the wait safe in the dinner room by Nelson, Wiguna, Suastama, and I made. Our room was kept well nicely by Piyada. Although we didn't like the ports too much because of needing to buy excursions to get to beaches, etc., we really enjoyed the ship with it's many amenities. In the future we may take a cruse but skip the masses getting on and of by going smaller or flying to an island.

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3.5 out of 5

Good bad and ugly by angelkeim

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Carnival has become a Walmart of cruises. They treat you like cattle and don’t make you feel special. They may be cheaper but it’s not worth it. The staff are good but the company has made cruising a no frills uneventful experience. They could take lessons from Celebrity or Holland

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5 out of 5

Great 7 day cruise by mncherring

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We had a great time on this cruise.weather was good, staff very nice.Food was very good.all porys wete nice and family friendly excursions available.

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3.4 out of 5

Ok cruise, just ok! by hgie99

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The ports were not too bad. The food onboard was not good at all. We’ve done several cruises and this was by far the worst. The room smelled like molded on three nights and the hall smelled molded also. The service was very good. The activity director was rude and not so good. My kids love to eat but they hated the food.

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3.9 out of 5

It was ok. I really expected more being this was my first time. by tmwilson

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I will give carnival another try. I overall Loved being on the ship

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4.2 out of 5

Our Best Cruise Ever!!! by LinusDelacruz

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7 days is just right for a vacation, destinations were perfect. Carnival just need to improve their embarkation at Grand Cayman.

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4.4 out of 5

Wonderful time!!!! by wriscosales

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Carnival Magic was great. Don't listen to any bad reviews. We heard zero complaints the entire cruise. Our room was comfortable and had no A/C issues as some had complained about on earlier cruises. Met some awesome people, too. All ports of call were nice with the exception of Amber Cove. If we ever stop there again, we will just stay in the port area that Carnival owns/runs. Not much else to do on this island.

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4.9 out of 5

Our best family trip yet by rubydavis227

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This was our 2nd family cruise andwe loved it a few minor setbacks whileon the ship but nothing to make me not go on another trip

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4.9 out of 5

Awesome Caribbean cruise by vanillav

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This was the best cruise I've been on and our cruise director Malcom was the best.

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2.5 out of 5

very average impression by eslavina43

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the worst impression among the other cruises we used

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4.7 out of 5

Loved th Magic by frankdelligatti

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4 diff Comedians, Great AFT-BALCONY, Great onboard musicians

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4 out of 5

Relaxing cruise once on board by sunset797

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Many things have changed over the years the worst of which is people coming into the dining room in shorts and cut off t-shirts. Spoke to the Maitre D' and he said that there was nothing they could do. No more suit jackets and ties for me, shorts and flip flops only.

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4.6 out of 5

First cruise by 20thanniv

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Had a great time and will definitely cruise again.

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2.5 out of 5

Never Again by dave54252931

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I've sailed with Carnival, and many other lines, for several years and they just keep getting worse. If only we had the days back when cruising was truly something special. I realize that Carnival want to keep costs in check and ticket prices low in order to cater to the masses, but they've taken that approach too far. Sorry Carnival, we've had some good times in past but I doubt that we will cross paths again after this cruise. The food has become mediocre at best, with the absolute lowest quality of meats being served. I have to wonder if the steaks came off a cow or a camel. The drinks seemed like they were watered down even more than usual. The entertainment was amateurish with the exception of a couple of the comics. The cruise director and "Fun Team" - not so fun. The ports of call, albeit this is our opinion, were uninspiring. Carnival need to up their game on all of these, but what has left the worst impression on us was the service. I can excuse the above items - after all, you get what you pay for - but the quality of the crew and related service was inexcusable. One of our dining room waiters seemed completely disinterested in her job, was slow, and not at all personable. The bar waiters on deck were pretty much the same, regardless of how much "additional gratuity" was extended. My one interaction with back office staff, pre-cruise, was somewhat rude and argumentative. Worst of all were the bartenders, and I won't mince words here, that were just plain ignorant. Both my wife and I had similar experiences in having bartenders that were lazy, indifferent to our existence, lacking all social skills, and completely devoid of any manners whatsoever. How hard is it to train your staff to acknowledge your guests, use such common manners as "thank you" or "your welcome", and not make the guest feel like they're imposing on them (let alone make them feel appreciated). This kind of guest experience is what will keep us from booking Carnival in the future. The awful service can't be blamed on keeping operating costs down but only can be attributed to poor management. As you can see, there was very little that we liked about this experience, but I can say there were a couple individuals that exemplified what cruise service should be. One of our dining room waiters can be commended as well as our cabin stewards. They were the only shining lights in an otherwise, waste of money. Many factors went into deciding on this cruise and "value" was certainly among them. To do it again, I would far rather spend a few hundred dollars more, try another line, and hope that we would come back with a positive impression. My advice would be to steer clear of this cruise, and maybe Carnival in general.

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