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Carnival Magic Cruise Reviews

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1,379 Carnival Magic Cruise Reviews


WSURFER100 avatar

WSURFER100

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Carnival Magic Vacation

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My wife and I are well traveled, even though this is only our second cruise. We know a good trip when we see one. We booked a cruise on the Carnival Magic, part of a group of twenty-five, including friends and ...
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Sail Date January 2020


Kay16 avatar

Kay16

1 Review Written

Amazing honeymoon cruise

We chose this ship specifically because it went to Half Moon Cay, had the ''Movies under the Stars'' and had Guys Burgers. We booked through my Carnival Rep who is awesome! This was my 13th cruise and my husbands ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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geonurse

4 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

MAGICAL cruise vacation! ( Lengthy detailed review)

Husband , myself and another couple ( lifelong friends) flew to FLL 2 days prior to embarkation. We stayed in a Air B and B - two bedroom apartment about 10 minutes from the downtown Las Olas Blvd. area. In the past ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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tasco1023

5 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

I did not want to get off this ship.....so great!!!

As a group of 12 family and friends who have been talking about cruising together for years, we finally got to do it last week on the Carnival Magic. All I can say that as a veteran of 23 cruises on all lines, ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Waddy

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Amazing!

We arrived in Fort Lauderdale the day prior to our cruise. Stayed at the Four Points Sheraton Cruise/Port which was a 5 minute drive from Port Evergaldes. For a small fee you could book a shuttle to your ship. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Mr Old Car Parts

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Fun time on the Magic, but the ports were crowded

The embarkation went incredibly smoothly. We were there at our specified time and walked through the metal detectors and upstairs to the ship. Since we did not have our room key I turned around to the processing ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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chipper001

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The Carnival Magic was NOT that Magical!

First and foremost let me say that Carnival has a automatic 18% tipping system built in that you can dispute at guest services but is very hard to do. Here is the issue I have with it. I may be traditional but in my ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Kib16

2 Reviews Written

Really good time!

It was my 50th Birthday cruise with my husband. The food was plentiful and very good. We did one specialty restaurant, the steakhouse, we got the surf and turf. It was good but not filling for my husband so we ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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cheekybugger74

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Oh you have got to be kidding me!!

first of all lets get a couple of things set right.... If you are worried about how long it take to get on a ship maybe you shouldnt get on the ship cause you wont have a good time. The embarkation process was ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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gnv962

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First Carnival experience

This was a 6 night cruise which sailed from Ft. Lauderdale to half moon cay, Grand Turk and Amber Cove. This was our first carnival cruise only sailing with Norwegian previously. To start the first views of the ship ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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jenb1847

2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Carnival Magic was a blast!

We got off the Magic 1 week ago, and we had an amazing time! We were on a 6-day sailing with stops in Nassau, Amber Cove, and Grand Turk. This was my third cruise, 2nd with Carnival. Embarkation was very smooth. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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stlouistravelers

9 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Depends on what your expectations are

Embarkation was very smooth and fast. We Ubered over from the airport. I found this faster and also cheaper overall. I would recommend this to anyone. We had a suite which afforded us some extra benefits. I ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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psychuout13

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

I want to love this so badly, but it was simply so meh. Sailors beware.

We are a Midwestern family of four with two young kids (8yo & 6yo) now two days removed from our ship with everything still fresh in mind. Make no mistake – our vacation was so much fun. However, in hindsight, I ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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carol_6911

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Horrible service and food

We have sailed with Carnival before but this time was just horrible. We always eat at the sit down restaurant because buffet food is not always the best and we actually got up and left twice. Once the food was ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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nicnic96

6 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Ship needs a makeover, but this cruise was all about the itinerary!

We chose this cruise for the itinerary and the value. The Magic is showing it's age in the form of rust and lots of it. As we pulled up to the ship the first thing we noticed was the rust stains on it which ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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MagicalMartini

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Needs major improvements!!!

Having cruised multiple times on Royal C, Disney, and Celebrity we were accustomed to a certain level of service and quality. We chose this cruise solely on the fact the itinerary worked with everyone in our travel ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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VHRocks

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Can't wait to go on another one!

This was only our 3rd total cruise in the past 27 years, so we are not "regulars". Our traveling party consisted of my wife and I (mid-50's) and 2 adult children (ages 21 & 23). Embarkation was quick and easy, ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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kbarker68

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Better than expected - but just ok

This was a group cruise in Jan 2020 and was the eastern Caribbean. The ports visited were Saint Maarten, Saint Lucia, San Juan. We missed Grand Turk as the wind was too high to safely enter port. The food ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Seabiecruiser

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Despite a sinus infection, a very enjoyable time!

I sailed with my hubby, son and a friend. Hubby and I were in balcony cabin 8254. The bathroom was roomy and clean, the bed was very comfortable and the balcony, although not super large, was roomy enough for the ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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ronlabee

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Carnival Magic Amazing Family Adventure

I will start off by saying this was our first cruise. My wife, myself, and 4 children (21yr old, 15yr old, 14yr old, 6yr old). The ship is beautiful and truly amazing. The crew and staff were above even that. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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redpage75

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Lovely vacation (and a good value)

We sailed on the six-night itinerary to Amber Cove, Grand Turk, and Nassau on December 15 as an early Christmas present to ourselves (side note: at $680 for a suite, it was a steal). The Magic is a lovely ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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ICount4U

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Another Great Christmas Cruise

Just back from our Christmas cruise to the southern Caribbean. First time on the Magic and it was very enjoyable. Had a balcony cabin on deck 11 - our cabin steward serviced our room once per day - which was as we ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Namaste3

7 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Cost saving cuts apparent

We are regular cruisers, and have sailed on Carnival, Norwegian, Celebrity and RCL. We generally like Carnival, as it has the most in terms of activities and is usually a good price point for the quality- this trip ...
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Sail Date December 2019


bdock21 avatar

bdock21

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Highly disappointed

First off I mean absolutely no disrespect to the service staff, our room steward and wait staff were fantastic. However, I’m thoroughly disappointed!!! The ship was in an overall state of rundown disrepair. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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PDHitman

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Worn Ship, Great Food

For us, this is our 8th cruise, third w/ Carnival. We booked a balcony on the spa deck for $980/person back in January that included spa access (lounge/hot tub/ oriental steam/ eucalyptus steam/ heated lounge ...
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Sail Date November 2019


Carnival Magic Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.2
Dining4.03.7
Entertainment4.53.6
Public Rooms4.04.1
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Family4.53.9
Enrichment1.03.4
Service5.04.1
Value For Money5.03.9
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