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Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28 Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 42

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 25, 2007
Ship: Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago

The ship is old and shows it's age. Our room had ants in it. They sprayed our room promptly to get rid of the ants and in the process also sprayed much of our stuff.

Unlike other Carnival ships where the staff is truly pleased to be there, this crew seems tired and not as pleasant and sometimes felt as though they were barely tolerating our presence.

The food on the ship was hit or miss. Dining options for dinner outside the formal dining room were limited and not very good. Much of the food is starchy and tastes mass produced.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
The food was mostly terrible. There were a couple of good buffets but largely the food is either overcooked or starchy.


1 out of 5

Service and Staff

1 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
As stated, it's an old ship and shows it's age. Public areas are not always safe when it rains and they get wet (i.e. the crew is not good about putting up signs and mopping up spills). The ship was is not well vented and those areas which are smoking tended to clog the hallways with smoky air.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
5 out of 5
They canceled our overpriced tour so we walked to port and got a $20 ride from an independent operator that took us to Sulphur Springs, the rainforest, waterfalls and most importantly Champaigne Beach. If you buy your own snorkel gear, you can snorkel right off the beach and have a great time for a fraction of the cost of the shore excursions.
Don't Miss: Champaige beach. These geothermal vents make it feel like you are swimming in a giant pool of bubbles.
5 out of 5
Again, our tour was canceled so we took a $20 taxi ride to a beach where we snorkeled off the beach to see sea turtles and friendly sharks. Again, purchase some cheap snorkel gear and do it on your own.
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
5 out of 5
The BOSS shore excursion is a must.
Don't Miss: Coki beach where the fish come right up to you to beg for food.

Pros: The ports of call are fantastic. You get to see a lot of places in a short time with enough time at each port to get to know the island.

Cons: The service on the ship.

Recommends Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28? No.

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