Great ports, newer ship, cheesy cruise director, average food: Carnival Magic Cruise Review by TropicalBeachGirl
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Great ports, newer ship, cheesy cruise director, average food
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
The food was just average and in fact has gone downhill over the years. If you are a foodie looking for amazing food I don't recommend this cruise line. I mean, the food was prepared ok, nothing was stale or bad, but it was just not impressive at all in the main dining rooms and we saw some of the same things on the menu each night. We did not try the steakhouse, their specialty restaurant. There was an outdoor burger and mexican food eatery by the pool - always had a long line. The bar drinks were decent. More We did try the bbq place outside which only operates on days at sea - not bad but again nothing amazing. There was a coffee bar with really good bakery items (like a Starbucks) that we enjoyed. We did purchase the drink package and although we may not have totally gotten our money's worth in drinks, it was nice to not have to worry about it and just walk up to any bar and order what we wanted.
The spa services were good as was the spa. Its a Steiner operated Spa. Be aware they will try to upsell you on products after your services.
The ship itself was pretty.
But the cruise director...oh my no no no! He would hop on the loudspeaker system multiple times during the day, starting early morning, almost yelling into the microphone and singing - I think he fancied himself a comedian or something but it was pretty obnoxious in our opinion. We could have turned on the TV or read the daily flyer that gets delivered if we wanted to know what there was to do that day, or there is the app Carnival Hub, that we could have used. We did NOT need someone blasting on about a jewelry or T shirt sale going on. Ugh. Please Carnival tone it down.
Ports: these are great ports for Scuba diving and being an avid Master Diver I enjoyed that. We stopped at Cozumel, Belize, Roatan and Costa Maya. my favorite was Roatan, Honduras. Less
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