Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Contributor Level: Purser

Experience
4-6 cruises

Reviews
2

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34

2 out of 5

Some Things to Know Before You Go

Sail Date: November 25, 2007

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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.

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)? No.

Service and Staff
Entertainment
Ship Quality
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.
Food and Dining
The food was mostly terrible. There were a couple of good buffets but largely the food is either overcooked or starchy.
Cabin / Stateroom
Bridgetown, Barbados
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.
Dominica
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.
Castries, St. Lucia
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
The BOSS shore excursion is a must.
Don't Miss: Coki beach where the fish come right up to you to beg for food.
St. John's, Antigua


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