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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 2627 guests have reviewed Carnival Magic, giving it a rating of 4.1 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

4.1 out of 5(2627 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples35.2%
Families w/older children16.6%
Families w/young children10.9%
Groups10.4%
Singles/Friends8.1%

Most Recent Reviews

Carnival Magic July 14

Jul 21st, 2019

My wife and I had a great time just wish it would never end.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Great trip for party goers!

Jul 21st, 2019

This was a good first cruise for my BF. We loved Serenity because it was away from kids....although a few did sneak up there to relax in the hot tub.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Wonderful Cruise!

Jul 20th, 2019

We always Cruise with Carnival and the Magic was #16 for us! Absolutely wonderful Cruise like always! You just can’t say enough about what a good job the crew members do to accommodate you. Dinner was delicious, Cruise director goes above and beyond and the room steward was by far the Best and thanks to Carnival for the VIP party and the little things that makes us miss that special vacation All year long until that countdown is finally here.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Overall great cruise

Jul 18th, 2019

We had a really great time overall. I would recommend this ship and itinerary.

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Great but crappy!!

Jul 17th, 2019

Everything was great except our sign and sail cards were not working properly for the first 4 1/2 days! When you have a party of 10 this is a HUGE PROBLEM!! I’ve never experienced anything like this with carnival before! And with that being said I am now actually considering trying Royal Caribbean. Most of our party were children who were getting very frustrated when their sign and sail cards kept being declined. Then we tried to load cash on account until the fixed the issues that we were told “we’ve never seen this before” and we couldn’t even load the cash! I was pissed to put it mildly. However, we won’t let this stop us from cruising. But, when you spend 15k+ you expect your family to have a memorable experience! This was NOT the memorable I was looking for! If it wasn’t for all the other things that were good the rating would have been much lower! I sure hope carnival reads this! It will take a lot for me to do my next cruise with carnival which is sad! I praised them so much because all my other cruises were perfect!!

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Suite

Experience

2-3 cruises

Wonderful Caribbean Cruise

Jul 17th, 2019

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

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

2-3 cruises

It was perfect. Spa services are amazing too!

Jul 16th, 2019

We loved it. The cruise director was so fun. Everything about this cruise was perfect. My only two complaints were not having the option to buy all your digital pictures like on Disney. They charged us 300 dollars for only twenty digital downloads. On Disney we paid that for all digital pictures put on Sd card. Then not putting a note on our door about luggage tags. Everything else was amazing. The staff was perfect in every department. The people we met on the cruise were all so kind and we made some great friends on this cruise, even some staff. I would definitely take this cruise again. There is so much to do you will absolutely enjoy it!

Traveler Type

Large Group

Room Type

Inside

Experience

2-3 cruises

Jul 14th, 2019

Going to Grand Turk and Amber Cove. Are you allowed to bring shells or sea glass back to the ship. I know in Hawaii you can’t take anything from the beach. Just wasn’t sure about these ports.

Great First Cruise!

Jul 13th, 2019

For our first cruise, this was pretty awesome. Everyone was kind, the ice cream machine was open 24 hours a day, breakfast room service was prompt and courteous. I don't think there was one negative thing about this trip. If anything, sometimes the buffet line was long (pick an off time to go), the pools were crowded (unless you got up early and went!). I had some anxiety about cruising, but this experience made me hungry for more! I felt comfortable going anywhere and doing everything.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Jul 13th, 2019

Cruised June 30-July 6th! Amazing vacation! First off out of all of our cruises, the Magic has some of the best bar staff we’ve ever encountered! Go meet Dragan and Romela at the casino bar. Then be sure to visit MaryAnn and Noreil at the Atrium bar! So personable, like you’ve known each other your entire life. Make sure you read the fun times- the Pasta Bar Italian restaurant is FREE at lunch time and it’s soooo worth it. Amazing pasta. We didn’t see that it was complimentary until the last port day so only got to eat there once :( Also must eat Guy’s Pig n Anchor. Soooo good. Ship was very clean and had a great layout. If I had to choose one negative it would be the nightclub. We went there twice but wasn’t feeling it. They mostly played the screaming rap that you can’t dance to much except bounce up and down. However the adult party DJ on the Serenity Deck was a blast! (I think....haha had reached my 15 drink limit by then) If you are new to cruising, pay attention to fun times. So many fun parties and competitions that I realized a lot of first timers weren’t aware of. Participate in the competitions!

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