Day 2 of our Carnival Magic cruise takes us to Half Moon Cay, Carnivals private island. It’s a tender port, meaning the ship docks at sea and you have to take a little boat (a tender) to get to the island. Faster to the Fun really pays off with tender ports, as you do not need to wait long at all to get a tender off the ship.
The island itself is beautiful, with some of the nicest sand and certainly the nicest water we’ve ever seen. It was so incredibly clear. Lunch was provided, though it was not as good as the food on the ship. The major disappointment of Half Moon Cay, at least for those of us with the Cheers! package, is that the Cheers! package does not work on the island. Even though it’s Carnival’s private island, with bars ran by bartenders from the ship, drinks still cost on the island.