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  1. Vista was too big for us. I got turned around on the Magic at times, but overall loved the size. Lido was busy. Not gonna lie. But nowhere as busy as on the Vista. I can’t wait to sail her again. You will enjoy her!
  2. After cruising RCI last year, we went back to Carnival with a cruise on the Magic to St Maarten, St Kitts, San Juan and Grand Turk. After having cruised Spirit, Conquest, Glory, Vista and RCI Adventure, I think the Magic is my new favorite ship. While I won’t write a full review, I will say we enjoyed the size and layout of the ship. Guys burgers and bar-be-que did not disappoint. The other food was just ok. Not real good, not bad. We noticed that personal service has slacked a bit in the 2 years since we’d sailed Carnival. While it did not in any way negatively affect our enjoyment of the cruise, basically if you wanted a drink you were going to stand at the bar for it. Wait service in Ocean Plaza, Red Frog Pub, and atrium was non existent. Also a noticeable lack of personal service with our room attendant. Poor Patrick just seemed to have so many cabins to take care of, we just left him to his duties and tried not to put anything additional on him. He gets an A+ for keeping us clean and stocked with ice. Overall a great cruise. We enjoyed the ship and the itinerary. Happy to be back to Carnival but will sail RCI on occasion depending on itinerary.
  3. Will be sailing the Magic in less than 10 days. I can't wait. I don't care about rust or if the carpets are sworn. As long as the ship is clean and odor free, I'm a happy cruiser!
  4. In both Curacao and Aruba, we paid the taxi driver to take us to the beach, pick us up at an appointed time, and give us a trou of the island. It was great. In La Romana, we did the Rui all inclusive day pass. Food blah. Swim up bar and beach were great. GT - Margaritaville!!!
  5. Thank you. We are booked with Bernard's Tours!
  6. Sorry! Posted on wrong forum. I should have posted on St. Marteen forum!
  7. Has anyone used Bernard's Tours for the Fabulous French and Dutch Sightseeing Tour? If so, would you recommend it? Also, I've tried to book it via the website. But instead of letting me book the tour, it gives me a "write a review" page.
  8. I've been on 6 cruises and never thought about Tripadvisor! I'm going to take a look! Thanks! I've noticed they are highly recommended on the St. Maarten forum. I'll check them out! Thanks!
  9. Four "older" ladies cruising to San Juan, St. Kitts, and St. Maarten (Grand Turk as well, but we've been there). We've looked at Carnival excursions and nothing jumps out at us. Any recommendations? We are not interested in snorkeling or strenuous activities because we have 2 in our group who aren't physically able. With that said, short distance walking is ok. I know I could post on each individual port's board, but that's way too much for me to keep up with!lol
  10. Two years ago on the Vista, this 53 year old tried the waterslide for the first time. I had so much fun, I did it over and over. (By myself because my group of ladies didn't want to do it.) It was alot of fun! Hope you enjoy it too!
  11. Thank you for your honest review. I sail Magic in 42 days. Reading this makes me even more excited!
  12. 100% AGREE. However, I will say Vista is my least favorite ship. Would I sail her again? Absolutely for the right itinerary.
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