I can't say I didn't have a blast on the Magic but as Snooze said, I was with a group <crazies> AND it was BC5 bloggers so many friends were on board. I will say though, totally agree that the MDR staff cutbacks have gone too far imo. Started feeling this on the Miracle in December but really hit home on Magic, and that was in Ken's dining room with the cream of the crop staff. They were amazing!! I just don't enjoy seeing them so overloaded. I also have worked in the service industry and don't like to see CCL going that way.
That said, it's a beautiful ship to sail, I LOVE the promenade all the way around the outside. I loved the Dream when I expected to not like it due to its size. My favorite ship is the long-gone Flavia
, followed by Fantasy class