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Carnival MAGIC 9/7 - 9/14 Lambie's Review with photos

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If you turn it over... well, they won't bother you!

 

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Gugum and Daniel saw our sign and the room was ready for Nana and me!

 

Nana hadn't gotten enough sleep and she wanted a nap, and with Wingie gone on a 7.5 hour excursion, we had the day to ourselves, so I went off and walked through a practically deserted ship.

 

The shops are all closed when the ship is in ports... but I can see inside...

 

Ooo, the Charm Bracelet sale starts at 7:30this evening...

 

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Here are the prices...

 

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These doors head out to the walk around deck, outside -- Deck 5

 

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And now into the upper seating of the Main Showtime Theatre.

 

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Back down the passageway to the "trophy cabinet" the awards that Magic has earned

 

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You can see the passageway as it goes past the jewelery store...

 

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Another chance to pick out your charm bracelet...

 

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Don't worry if you think you'll run out of money... NOPROBLEMS!!!

 

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More jewelry

 

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and around the corner... looking back

 

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More shopping across the atrium...

 

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Pass the Cherry on Top candy store... and yes, you can also buy your special someone fresh flowers...

 

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And the liquor store...

 

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And the kiosk that will tell you what the status of your S&S card is, if you didn't read it on TV

 

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Now, walking farther down the Promenade Deck, through the Casino. Just like in Vegas, there is no way to walk this deck without going THROUGH the Casino. And if you're sensative to second hand smoke... there is a lingering odor in this area... but you can get through it quickly...

 

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The Lanai outside seating and hot tub...

 

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The Coffee Bar, if you'd like specialty coffees and treats...

 

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Now... as the sign says, farther aft to more areas...

 

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The shopping Desk and the Future Cruise desk

 

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And opposite this is the "secret stairs" to Deck 4

 

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A great meeting place, the Red Frog Pub...

 

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The Vibe

 

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The Prime Steakhouse

 

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Now, we're all the way aft on Deck 4... What can we find here?

 

Club O2 for the teens...

 

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Deck 4 has all the Life Boats and Muster Stations... you can just barely see this through the curtains

 

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Oooo, the Warehouse... Arcade...

 

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a back door from Club O2 to the arcade. Now these all cost, but just like in the Casino, these just take that S&S card...

 

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There was an officier here, and he saw me taking photos. He asked why, and I said, 'Cause I write a review for CruiseCritic.com and post all my photos.

"Oh, would you like to see the life boats?"

 

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Ahh Lambie your Nana is so so cute. My grandmother just turned 104 three weeks ago. I would love to take her on a cruise she is still very feisty. You are so lucky you will always have those beautiful memories..

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Here are those "Secret Stairs" from the Deck 4 end... These will lead up to Deck 5...

 

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Going farther forward on Deck 4, we start to see paintings and artwork. We're approaching the Park West Gallery area. They have auctions and sales of art. Plus they have free Champagne during many of their activities...

 

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Looking back from where we just came...

 

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And back to looking forward. This is one of the Conference rooms.

 

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And another -- but it also can be one BIG conference area...

 

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LOVE LOVE LOVE all the photos! We are booking our first cruise today and it will be on the Magic since getting to Houston is easy for us.

 

Keep them coming!

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And now to the mid ship elevators...

 

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And the midship entrance to the Northern Lights Dining room... Where we eat...

 

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Some of the art hanging in this area

 

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We'll not take these elevators, but keep walking forward on Deck 4

 

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A look back, and here are the bathrooms for Deck 4... Not a pretty thing, exactly, but necessary when you need them!

 

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Did I share the tip with the tiles on the floor? You see the white tiles... The point to the forward end of the ship. If you come out, and there are tiles on the floor, look down and you will know which way to walk...

 

So you wanna see inside?? Really... well, guess what, I have a short tour of the handicapped bathroom. If you need it, you'll appreciate knowing what you get...

 

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And I peeked in the regular, Ladies room... just for you!!! CLOSE YOUR EYES IF YOU'RE A MAN!!!

 

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Now, back down the hallway and passed the Dining Room, is the Library

 

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And right outside the Library, if you turn left, you find the main entrance to the Northern Lights Upper, or straight across is the Escape bar. A quiet, more refined area.

 

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And looking in, the Northern Lights is ready for dinner service already!

 

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I headed over to the Guest Services, and asked for a deck of playing cards... then through the Lobby elevator bank

 

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And the Handicapped bathroom on Deck 4, by the Showtime Theatre

 

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Now, back up to the cabin to see how Nana was doing.

 

She was still sleeping, so I opened the deck and played a couple games of Solitaire... Did I show you the Platinum gift?

 

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And you can see the deck of playing cards is opened...

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Oh..! <HUGS> ... just <HUGS>

 

GT.

 

HUGS to you too!!! Thank you!

 

Great review. Love the Pics!!

 

Thank you! I can't believe y'all are trudging through all the pics... I'm a camera hog and take a lot!!!

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Great review and awesome pictures! Thank you for sharing. May God bless you and Nana with many more trips together.

 

Pat

 

Thank you Pat! I hope I have many more with her. We have great memories.

 

Loving your review... 3 & a half weeks til we're in the Magic... Love your photos

 

Oh, I'm jealous!! I wanna go back!!! I hope to see some FUN FUN FUN from your voyage!!!

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Ahh Lambie your Nana is so so cute. My grandmother just turned 104 three weeks ago. I would love to take her on a cruise she is still very feisty. You are so lucky you will always have those beautiful memories..

 

What a special lady!!! 104!! WOW!!!! If you could get her on a ship, I bet you'd have a Ball!!! Thank you for reading and peeking in!

 

LOVE LOVE LOVE all the photos! We are booking our first cruise today and it will be on the Magic since getting to Houston is easy for us.

 

Keep them coming!

 

Don't you love having an easy port to depart! For us it's a 4 - 4.5 hour drive. Just gas money, and maybe a hotel.

 

I wish I could see you on your first cruise... Those first steps and looking up in the Atrium!! I squealed with delight seeing my first on the Ecstasy! I still squeal with my first step onto the ship!! I know what FUN I'll have and all the pampering I'll receive!!

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I think it's been about 2.5 hours since Breakfast... It must be time for lunch!!!

 

So I head down to get Nana her Ruben!

 

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I love this next photo... my mouth waters... I may enlarge and frame it...

 

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And it almost looks like it's sticking it's tongue out at me... "Nanny, nanny boo boo... you can only have me when you're on the ship!!!"

 

And over to get my plate of Tandoori delights!

 

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Naan... Naan, I'm spelling it a few times so I won't forget the double-A...

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Oh, your ship pictures are just AMAZING. I don't think we will ever get to cruise on the Magic, but I feel almost like I was on her already! THANK YOU for sharing. LOVE the lights in the promenade area of the gift shops. And your own special tour of the lifeboats too! I am impressed! :p I hate to open a can of worms, but it "upsets" me a bit that they have the arcades for the "kids" on the ships. I guess it's just like the casino for adults where they just want to have fun (:eek:) but I see this generation constantly with all the electronic things and wish they could last a week without them and discover something else. :rolleyes:Just MHO. I am SO ENJOYING this review and wish you and Nana many many more cruises. BE CALM AND REVIEW ON! :p:D

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And a peek outside... It still looks rotten. I wonder how Wingie's excursion is doing???

 

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Well off the other side, it doesn't look too bad...

 

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Now, let's zoom in on the port...

 

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and fade back...

 

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One of the tenders...

 

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Once Wingie comes back -- she tells me all about the trip. Yes, she should have taken the towel. Many others did! (I told her so)

 

I told her, "You picked a great day for the hike and climb! With all the clouds, I'm sure it wasn't too hot. Did it rain on you?"

 

She looked back, puzzled, and said it was so SUNNY and HOT and HUMID... and they didn't have water to buy or share... and with the lunch that was included in the excursion price, you had to buy your own beverage, even water, tea, or soda. And she made it almost to the top, but the sheer drop was too much and the climb too steep...

 

Before I finish this thread... I hope she will share her photos with me...

 

So, now, let's head to dinner...

 

Ahhh, the shrimp!

 

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and Nana gets beef tonight...

 

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And the dancing waiters downstairs...

 

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And our dancing girl, from our next table over...

 

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And around us...

 

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and dessert...

 

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Nana's sugar-free Cheesecake...

 

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And look what awaited us when we returned to the cabin

 

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Nana fell asleep. And Sheryl was pooped, too, so she went to sleep... Hey, it's only 9:00. What's up with this???

 

So I headed down to the Theatre and you've already heard about the Love and Marriage show in my first post!! It was so silly and entertaining and WONDERFUL!!!

 

Then walking around, listening to Comedy and music and about midnight, it was time for me to head upstairs... I had a craving for french fries... but nothing is open to satisfy that craving. And room service only offers chips... DARN!!! I'll just have to starve... yeah, starve... on a cruise ship... Yes, I know, there is always PIZZA and ICE CREAM 24/7 -- but I wanted french fries!!! NO PROBLEM, there's always tomorrow!!!

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Oh, your ship pictures are just AMAZING. I don't think we will ever get to cruise on the Magic, but I feel almost like I was on her already! THANK YOU for sharing. LOVE the lights in the promenade area of the gift shops. And your own special tour of the lifeboats too! I am impressed! :p I hate to open a can of worms, but it "upsets" me a bit that they have the arcades for the "kids" on the ships. I guess it's just like the casino for adults where they just want to have fun (:eek:) but I see this generation constantly with all the electronic things and wish they could last a week without them and discover something else. :rolleyes:Just MHO. I am SO ENJOYING this review and wish you and Nana many many more cruises. BE CALM AND REVIEW ON! :p:D

 

 

I'm glad you're still reading and looking in...

 

I understand about comment. You're right about it being like their casino -- and with that on Deck 4, it's hidden in it's own way -- but if the kiddos attend Camp Carnival -- it's just a door way away!

 

I didn't gamble, either BINGO or Casino on this cruise, and sometimes I do. It can get expensive and time consuming... IMHO... But I had a BLAST!!! I can people watch forever and obviously I love to watch the horizon go by...

 

I'm glad you feel like you are getting to know the MAGIC. She's a great ship!

 

OK... I'll keep reviewing on...

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I can't wait to try the tandoori next trip. that looks fantastic!

 

You will TRULY love it!!! :)

 

The fish and chicken is a bit spicy -- but not to a Texan. It has the curry undernote, and a true fresh flavor!!! It stays juicy and moist and just is wonderful!!! The Naan has a hint of sweetness and it's served warm. If you get to the counter and there is no naan, he'll cook it up fresh for you! Just ask!!! The lentils, dal, salads, tomatoes and feta, everything is DELICIOUS!!!

 

It's not too busy. Hardly ever a line. I have to remember to write to Carnival and compliment Tandoor everytime I can!! I'm afraid that it will be replaced by an upgrade and Indian food will just be a one day on the buffet thing... Since MAGIC has no Guy's or Blue Iguana Tequila Bar... I don't want Tandoor to become one of these...

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The first two Sea Days always seem to just go slowly and smoothly and relaxing -- but once the port days happen, the cruise starts moving fast!

 

We're at our last port... and it's Friday... they kick us off on Sunday morning... I DON'T WANT IT TO END!!!!

 

But, the world keeps spinning and the sun keeps rising and it's time to see Cozumel!!! But first, let's see what the outside deck shows us!!!

 

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There's a cloud bank right on the horizon, so we'll see the sun rise over the clouds... and here it is...

 

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and the Pilot boat coming for us!

 

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He'll hop off the Pilot Boat and onto the Magic and head straight up to the bridge to bring the ship in.

 

Nana is still there...

 

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I see another boat coming out to meet us... Let me zoom in...

 

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You can see there's a breeze and some tossing of a small boat...

 

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She goes all the way forward, and around us...

 

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and heads back to port. I think she makes sure, no one is shadowing behind us trying to get into port unnoticed...

 

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We see a close up of the Royal...

 

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And the new pier Carnival is building so Puerta Maya can handle more Carnival ships.

 

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Now, let's get dressed and since it's a shopping day -- we're heading to the Lido Deck for breakfast!

 

I go to the outside grill, by the beach pool for French toast...

 

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Also, this line is sometimes shorter for an omelet!

 

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Then I turn and see them... YIPPIE!! Towel animals took over the Lido Deck!!!

 

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After breakfast, Nana and I check them out and Wingie heads off to shop, knowing we'll meet her at 10:30 by the "Guns" photo opp area. After you come out of the Dufry Store, turn left and you see them!

 

But back to towel animals...

 

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