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Old March 14th, 2012, 10:50 AM
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Default 30 days on the Carnival Magic

Just returned from the JH Bloggers cruise on the Carnival Magic.

I'm working on a review, but it may be a few days, almost everyone I know came off the ship sick, myself included.

Interesting cruise...I also had most of my suspicions confirmed concerning damage to the ship during the TA. CCL has been hush hush about it, but they have a seriously damaged ship.
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Old March 14th, 2012, 12:36 PM
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Don't tease us about the damage. What is it?
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Yep we ended up being a sickly bunch. Some before BC, some during and some after.

It will be interesting to see how things shake out with regards to Magic's ills. She could use a drydock before something worse happens.

We do not plan to sail Magic again in the near future. Maybe Triumph while she is here.
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Don't tease us about the damage. What is it?
I'm working on it.....
The stuff I suspected that I put in previous review is all true.
(check my blog if you don't find it here on CM)

The repairs can only be made in dry dock.

I too will not sail the Carnival Magic again. Too many other choices coming to Galveston.
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I'm so sorry you guys got sick! Wow, what a terrible experience! I wish you a speedy recovery Snoozeman. I plan to look at your blog too. I bookmarked it.

Wow this sucks as I had so looked forward to sailing the Magic. I definitely won't be doing that now. I don't like throwing money in the fireplace, nor do I relish the idea of getting sick!

Best wishes to all those who sailed on this sickly voyage on a ship that obviously is in need of repair!!
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Ray, now you've got me worried . We're sailing on the Magic in May. I hope that things will improve by then!!
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You did 30days b2b? Any tips to keep it interesting? I'm doing 30days on Celebrity Infinity in April(Panama Canal + Alaska). A bit concerned food, entertainment, etc will be repeated too often.
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I've just finished the review. Check it out.

Fern: You can have a great time, we did. There are just problems with the ship.

aero: The 30 days are explained in the review. It was basically 23 + 7.

I would not be surprised to see an announcement soon about an unscheduled dry dock. They can't keep the problems under wraps much longer.....it's becoming a safety concern. I'm sure that Carnival is saying that it is safe, but I know the USCG is very closely monitoring and may force them to make repairs.

Right now I do not think the ship is certified by the USCG. I think it is operating only on a temporary waiver. This is somewhat speculation on my part, but I believe it to be true.
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Boy you know how to tease a review. I'm heading there next.
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Boy you know how to tease a review. I'm heading there next.

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I didn't mention as much about the USCG on it as I did here though.
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Was it norovirus?
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Was it norovirus?
Not. Upper respiratory thing, sore throat, aches. ⅔ of group got it and it seems to be the same with other blogger groups that I have touched base with last few days. Very odd. Very widespread.

I may have a story for you....we may not want to go there though.
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Not. Upper respiratory thing, sore throat, aches. ⅔ of group got it and it seems to be the same with other blogger groups that I have touched base with last few days. Very odd. Very widespread.

I may have a story for you....we may not want to go there though.
Interesting. I have had much the same thing for the last week, ever since I disembarked from the NCL Dawn. No aches, just respiratory for me.
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