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Carnival Magic

90 reviews
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Passengers: 3 690   |   Crew: 1 386
Passengers to crew: 2,66:1
Passengers to space: 35,1:1
Launched: 2011   


  • Deck 1
  • Deck 2
  • Deck 3
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
Additional decks
Deck 1 layout
  Interior Upper/Lower (1A)  
  Interior (4A)  
  Deluxe Ocean View (6L)  
  Deluxe Ocean View (6N)  
  Porthole (PT)  
  Interior (4B)  
  Ocean View (6A)  
  Deluxe Ocean View (6M)  


Cabin size: 185 - 185 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 186
Accessible rooms: 2
Maximum passengers: 4
Number of cabins: 851
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Bruce J wrote a review 11 May
7 contributions1 helpful vote
I rescheduled 4 times due to Covid. No one's fault, frustrating, but understandable. Until...Carnival decides to cancel the cruise, not due to Covid, but because it was more profitable to redeploy the ship (Miracle) to Alaska for higher profits. Fact. I have the emails to prove it. We had booked three balcony cabins so we could take our grandchildren with us. You cannot depend on any reservation s you make with Carnival. Again, fact. I have the emails to prove it. So BEWARE, your reservations mean nothing. Carnival does not care. Too Bad So Sad was the attitude from the operator I spoke to after receiving the email. Original sailing date was June 2020. Cancelled by Carnival, having nothing whatsoever to do with Covid was Sept 2021.
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Candice G wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution
We were canceled due to the Corna and we re booked (my sister was getting married on the ship) well things as you know are still crazy in FL so now my sister has cancelled the cruise all together. Some where charged a $100 cancel fee and some not! Well Im pissed and feel they should HAVE TO give the $100 back. Mind you they tell me it will take 90 days to give us our money back thats November
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Derek B wrote a review Jun 2020
Buffalo, New York62 contributions28 helpful votes
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 relatives. It was a romantic getaway, considering we were celebrating our recent wedding anniversary. We came the night before, on January 3rd, and stayed at the Hyatt, in Ft. Lauderdale, less than a mile from port. The place had a shuttle. Embarkation went smoothly, much more so than my first cruise, which was also Carnival, but that one was out of Miami. In fact, almost everything about this cruise was better. Our ports of call were: St. Maarten/St. Martin, St. Kitts, San Juan, and Turk. We didn’t make Turk. The seas were too rough to dock. Safety over everything! I was extremely disappointed, to miss out on taking great photos. Debarkation for the three remaining ports went much better than on my previous cruise. Why? I don’t know. We stood in long lines the first time. On the Magic it was off – easy, on – easy. Maybe they refined the system. We did an island tour in St. Kitts and St. Maarten, both the French and the Dutch side. Don’t worry. You don’t need your passport to cross the border. In San Juan we took a cultural experience tour. For anyone who has cruised, you know there’s are all kinds of activities. I’ll just go through what we did. On the Magic there is Deck 10, the Lido Deck. This is the social gathering spot, the center of town. We met with friends, ate delicious hamburgers and even had seafood. There is a pool we never took advantage of. There was the Showtime theatre which showed excellent song and dance revues. We were there multiple times. We played and won a little at the Hat Trick Casino but we’re not gamblers. We also listened to the excellent bands at Ocean Plaza on Deck 5, the Promenade Deck. Restaurants? We had excellent meals at Southern Lights, lobster at the Northern Lights, and a ton of food at Cucina del Capitano. A highlight of the trip was drinking and verbally duking it out with Houston Texans fans as we watched their Texans beat our Bills in a playoff game at the Redfrog Pub. Another highlight was our Cloud 9 Spa balcony room. This allows you to take advantage of some aspects of the Cloud 9 Spa located on Deck 14. The spa section had an exclusive elevator to the facilities and the Thalasso-therapy pool and steam rooms. We didn’t do anything else. Too expensive! But I’m glad I booked it. I’m never going back to a non-balcony, non-spa stateroom again. I would recommend that to anyone. Another highlight was the Chef’s Table. For a price you and about 11 other guests tour and dine in the galley on a ten-course meal and unlimited wine/champagne while being waited on hand and foot by the Head Chef and his lieutenants. . Each course is explained. A tour of the galley is given. It’s a special experience. Our cabin was meticulously cleaned and service in most areas was prompt and friendly. I know some travelers love to point out the dark side of a trip. I’m not that person, but if I had to pick any low-lights in this great adventure it would be a subpar mattress—I expected better.
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Flyer10835126591 wrote a review Mar 2020
100 contributions28 helpful votes
We spent a week on this ship and it was great fun! We stayed in the grand suite which was perfect for my family of 3. There were many activities on board which we were able to enjoy.
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568margiet wrote a review Mar 2020
Clermont, New Jersey16 contributions3 helpful votes
I have been cruising with carnival since 1981. This cruise was not up to par with the others. Our biggest letdown was how long dinner took. We had early seating and whether we came at 5:55, 6:00 or6:05 we were always last out. The show started at 7:30 in the main lounge and we were rarely on time. This is the first cruise where you ordered your whole meal including dessert all at once. Also there was no offer of coffee or tea after dinner. The other major complaint was the total disarray at debarkation. Getting off the ship itself was fine. The disaster was claiming your luggage first then feeding into a snaking line to through customs . Customs took 2 seconds but it was forever getting there with all your bags. We normally cruise out of Baltimore and will definitely return there for our next cruise. Overall everything else was fun and “filling “. It won’t deter me from cruising with my favorite cruise line.
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