February 17-24, 2018 - It's Gonna Be Magical - or was it? My review.

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#1
North Georgia
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Joined Sep 2010
Good afternoon!

We are just back from our 7 day Western Caribbean cruise on the Magic.

I'll be doing a short review (probably mostly without pictures - I'll explain later) but thought if any of
you had questions and were cruising on the Magic this weekend I'll try and answer them if I can.

Hopefully I can get started posting this afternoon or tonight.

Thanks again - don't forget to send questions if you have them.
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#2
North Carolina
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Joined Apr 2014
Looking forward to your review!! We'll be sailing the Magic on May 19th!! :-)
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#3
Provo, Utah
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Joined Feb 2018
Looking forward to your review. I'm booked on the Magic Western Caribbean in October with my grandkids and their parents.
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Somerset, New Jersey
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Looking forward to seeing if you enjoyed the Magic as much as we did.
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2020 Bookings - Glory B2B 4/5 (7 day Western), 4/12 (7 day Eastern), Valor 4/20 (5 day Western).

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My Solo Carnival Splendor Repo Cruise Photo Review - 10/24/14
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#5
Boynton Beach, FL
294 Posts
Joined Mar 2014
Looking forward to your review!
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Upcoming cruises: 9/10/18 Carnival Victory to Key West & Cozumel (Hubby's birthday cruise)

6/16/18 Carnival Vista (YAY!) to Grand Turk, La Romana, Curacao & Aruba (couples cruise!)

3/18/18 Carnival Fascination to St Thomas, Barbados, St Lucia, St Kitts and St Martin

1/26/18 Carnival Victory to Nassau (quick weekend getaway for hubby & I)

12/28/17 Carnival Sensation to Ocho Rios & Grand Cayman (New Years cruise yayyy!!)


11/16/17 Carnival Liberty to Nassua (quick weekend getaway with no kids!)

9/18/17 Carnival Victory to Key West & Cozumel (Hubby's birthday cruise!)

7/8/17 Carnival Glory to HMC, St. Thomas, San Juan, Grand Turk (No kids!!)

3/19/17 Carnival Splendor to Grand Cayman, Belize, Isla Roatan, Cozumel (Family cruise)

9/12/16 Carnival Sensation to GRND CAYMAN & OCHO RIOS (Hubby's birthday cruise)

1/22/16 Carnival Sensation to NASSAU to celebrate our 10 year Anniversary with no kids!!

7/16/2015 Carnival Victory to KEY WEST & COZUMEL

2/21/2015 Carnival Victory to GRND CAYMAN/FALMOUTH/COZUMEL (40th Birthday Cruise)

11/24/2014 Carnival Victory to EXOTIC EASTERN CARIB

2/28/2014 Carnival Ecstasy to NASSAU

11/1/2013 Carnival Glory to NASSAU

9/20/2012 Carnival Sensation to NASSAU

2/2/2012 Carnival Destiny to KEY WEST & COZUMEL

4/1/2010 Carnival Destiny to KEY WEST & COZUMEL

9/11/2009 Carnival Imagination to NASSAU
#7
Central Illinois
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Joined Apr 2008
Looking forward to the reivew.
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Past Cruises

Celebrity: Mercury
RCCL: Adventure, Allure, Brilliance, Enchantment, Explorer, Freedom, Independence, Jewel, Legend, Liberty, Majesty, Mariner, Monarch, Navigator, Oasis, Radiance, Rhapsody, Serenade, Sovereign, Vision, Voyager
#9
Not close enough to a port :(
341 Posts
Joined May 2006
Signing on...sailing her in August. Looking forward to your review.
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Counting down until....
the MAGIC begins!! - Carnival Magic- 8/25/18
Give me LIBERTY or give me...uh...nvm- Carnival Liberty- 12/16/18
We BLISSfully experience a different line- NCL Bliss- 7/13/19
These ships have sailed:
Carnival Valor, Bittersweet...1st cruise since Mom passed-8/15/2015
Carnival Glory, 20th Anniversary, 5/15/2011- Mom's 1st trip out of US. She died 8/16/11.
RCCL Adventure of the Seas, July 2007
Carnival Valor,15th Anniversary, 6/18/2006
#11
North Carolina
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Joined Jun 2012
We were on this sailing with you, can’t wait to hear your perspective! I usually do reviews but decided to take a break on this one.


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Past Cruises:
Carnival Pride (Baltimore): March 17, 2012 (Port Canaveral, Nassau, Freeport)
Carnival Breeze (Miami): November 3, 2013 (Grand Turk, Ocho Rios, Nassau)
Carnival Liberty (Port Canaveral): May 9, 2014 (Aruba, Curacao, Grand Turk)
Carnival Sunshine (Port Canaveral): February 28, 2015 (Cozumel, Roatan & Belize)
Carnival Splendor (Norfolk): October 23, 2015 (3 days in Bermuda)
Carnival Pride (Baltimore): March 13, 2016 (Grand Turk, San Juan, St Thomas, Dominica, St Lucia, Martinique, Antigua, St Maarten)
Carnival Sunshine (Charleston): May 26, 2016 (Nassau)
Carnival Victory (Port Canaveral): July 28, 2016 (Nassau)
Carnival Magic (Port Canaveral): October 29, 2016 (Amber Cove, St Thomas, San Juan, Grand Turk)
Carnival Vista (Miami): January 8, 2017 (Grand Cayman, Cozumel)
Carnival Vista (Miami): January 14, 2017 (Grand Turk, San Juan, St Kitts, St Maarten)
Carnival Vista (Miami): September 3, 2017 (Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, Cozumel) Hurricane Irma Cruise!
Carnival Sunshine (NYC): October 7, 2017 (Boston, Portland, Halifax, Saint John)
Carnival Magic (Port Canaveral): February 17, 2018 (Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, Costa Maya)
Carnival Dream (NOLA): April 22, 2018 (Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, Cozumel)
#12
Southern Maryland
5,568 Posts
Joined Nov 2004
Looking forward to your review!
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Celebrity Equinox Eastern Caribbean 1/2018
Carnival Breeze W. Caribbean 1/2017
Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas W. Caribbean 10/2016
Disney Fantasy 11/2014
Carnival Dream E. Caribbean 11/2013
Carnival Glory CruisetoNowhere 5/2013
Carnival Paradise W. Caribbean 4/2013
Carnival Breeze Exotic Caribbean 1/2013
Carnival Pride CruisetoNowhere 11/2012
Carnival Spirit Alaska 5/2012
Carnival Pride Bermuda 11/2011
Carnival Triumph Canada 6/2009
HAL Zaandam E. Caribbean 3/2005
Carnival Sensation E. Caribbean 7/1998
Carnival Celebration W. Caribbean 12/1996
SS Lurline Hawaii to LA
#14
Northern Alberta- Brrrrrrr
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Joined Mar 2005
Looking forward to your review as we're doing a B2B on the magic in april/May. 😁

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May 5- Carnival Magic- Our FIRST B2B Cruise Amber Cove, St Thomas, San Juan and Grand Turk
April 28, 2018- Carnival Magic- Our first B2B Cruise! Cozumel, Belize, Roatan and Costa Maya (Cruising with the Taylor's)

December 17, 2017 Carnival Conquest- Amber Cove, Grand Turk, HMC (heaven) and Nassau

December 12, 2016- Carnival Victory- Cruising with the Wagners!

Sept 20- 2016 Carnival Liberty- San Juan, St Maarten, St Thomas,St Lucia, St Kitts, Barbados

Sept 26 2010- Hal Oosterdam- 1 night Seattle to Vancouver with the Taylors!

Jan 14, 2010-10 Night RCCL Explorer of the Seas- 2 x sea days, San Juan, St Thomas, Antigua, Dominica, 3 x sea days.

April 26, 2009 RCCL- 13 night Explorer of the seas- Sea days x2, San Juan, St Thomas, St Maarten, Dominica, Barbados, Antigua, St Kitts;
Sea days x3= SLEEP

Celebrity Summit- Jan 3, 2009- San Juan, St Maarten, Roseau Dominica, Grenada, Tobago & Barbados.

Carnival Victory- October 26-2008- Miami, Grand Turk, DR, Tortola, St Kitts, St Maarten & San Juan

Carnival Triumph- January 19- 2008. Exotic Eastern Caribbean and back to HMC - Miami, HMC, Nassau, St Thomas, Tortola, Miami

Holland America Westerdam Exotic Eastern Caribbean Oct 15-2006 - Ft Lauderdale, HMC, St Maarten, Tortola, Grand Turk, Ft Lauderdale

Carnival Liberty Western Caribbean Jan 15 2006- Ft. Freeport, Grand Cayman, Costa Maya
#15
North Georgia
1,454 Posts
Joined Sep 2010
OK, hopefully I can get started now.

I've posted a few reviews but just for introduction purposes I'll tell you a little about us. I'm Angela, 52 and my DH is Glen, 54. We now have 6 children - not 4 as in my user name! They range in ages from 23 down to 3 - oldest 2 are biological and youngest 4 are adopted with the exception of 1 who we have permanent custody of! Our oldest 2 didn't get to cruise with us this time because of their college schedules and we ended up having to take our 15 and 13 year olds out of school for 3 days because their winter break was broken up into 2 weeks - Thursday and Friday and then Monday and Tuesday of the next week. Don't even get me started on that one!

We booked this cruise in July, 2016 so we had a LONG time to wait to cruise. Fortunately, we did some cruises in between.

There were 19 of us that ended up going on this cruise - our son's biological Dad and some of his family, as well as some other friends and their families.

I probably drove my wonderful PVP crazy because we had so many changes this time. I had originally booked my oldest daughter to cruise with us because our kids are normally always out for the entire week of President's Day but the calendar changed and since she is in her last semester of college and student teaching full time she couldn't get the days
off to cruise with us. There were also 2 divorces in 2 of the families going with us so we had a lot of cancelling, shuffling, name changing, etc. going on. Our PVP was a Godsend and I am every so grateful for him. He was a trooper through it all. I told him one day that we all had those people we dealt with at work that we went home and told our spouses about and I could only imagine what he went home and told his wife about "that crazy lady from Georgia".
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5-6-17 Carnival Fantasy
2-11-17 Carnival Magic
11-21-15 Carnival Sunshine
2-7-15 Carnival Paradise
10-12-14 Carnival Sunshine
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4-2-11 Carnival Dream
9-11-04 Carnival Glory
#17
North Georgia
1,454 Posts
Joined Sep 2010
Originally posted by lcpagejr
Looking forward to more!! This sound like a cruise review soap opera style!!

Gosh it does, doesn't it? I didn't mean for it to - it is what is it I guess.....
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2-17-18 Carnival Magic
12-7-17 Carnival Fantasy
5-6-17 Carnival Fantasy
2-11-17 Carnival Magic
11-21-15 Carnival Sunshine
2-7-15 Carnival Paradise
10-12-14 Carnival Sunshine
2-8-14 Carnival Fascination
10-7-12 Carnival Legend
4-2-11 Carnival Dream
9-11-04 Carnival Glory
#18
North Georgia
1,454 Posts
Joined Sep 2010
Thanks for following along!
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2-17-18 Carnival Magic
12-7-17 Carnival Fantasy
5-6-17 Carnival Fantasy
2-11-17 Carnival Magic
11-21-15 Carnival Sunshine
2-7-15 Carnival Paradise
10-12-14 Carnival Sunshine
2-8-14 Carnival Fascination
10-7-12 Carnival Legend
4-2-11 Carnival Dream
9-11-04 Carnival Glory
#19
North Georgia
1,454 Posts
Joined Sep 2010
Originally posted by mjrcruiser
Looking forward to your review!! We'll be sailing the Magic on May 19th!! :-)
Originally posted by rpyne
Looking forward to your review. I'm booked on the Magic Western Caribbean in October with my grandkids and their parents.


Thanks for following along!
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2-17-18 Carnival Magic
12-7-17 Carnival Fantasy
5-6-17 Carnival Fantasy
2-11-17 Carnival Magic
11-21-15 Carnival Sunshine
2-7-15 Carnival Paradise
10-12-14 Carnival Sunshine
2-8-14 Carnival Fascination
10-7-12 Carnival Legend
4-2-11 Carnival Dream
9-11-04 Carnival Glory
#20
North Georgia
1,454 Posts
Joined Sep 2010
Originally posted by Jamman54
Looking forward to seeing if you enjoyed the Magic as much as we did.


We did enjoy it - just had some hiccups! I'm honored that you're following along - won't never be able to live up to
a Jamman review! Love the reviews you and Patti do!
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2-17-18 Carnival Magic
12-7-17 Carnival Fantasy
5-6-17 Carnival Fantasy
2-11-17 Carnival Magic
11-21-15 Carnival Sunshine
2-7-15 Carnival Paradise
10-12-14 Carnival Sunshine
2-8-14 Carnival Fascination
10-7-12 Carnival Legend
4-2-11 Carnival Dream
9-11-04 Carnival Glory