Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

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3 out of 5

"couples, and food lovers beware"

Sail Date: December 01, 2007

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We had a great time, but this was our first cruise and I did a lot of research about this cruise and how it was a party ship and fun. However, as a couple we were bored on this ship. They had lots of activities, but it was mostly for the kids/teens and family. We went on our own and other couples seemed reluctant to get to know others, so it was a little akward.
There were too many ports of call, which doesnt allow much time for rest and in all honestly we were a little disappointed with puerto rico. We will not be choosing a port out from puerto rico again. if you go its worth paying the money for a good hotel prior to cruising and dont go to the comfort inn yuck!!!!
On carnival the employees were great, but the food not so fabulous, unless you decided to sit down. I was also not impressed with the stateroom service or menu. We waited an hour for a cookie and brownie assortment to be delivered and when it arrived it was a joke: two stale cookies and two small much for assortment!
If you like hot midnight snacks this is not the ship for you. All there is, is pizza. Roomservice only has cold sandwhiches. The buffet not so impressive it seemed like it was the same things all the time, the only great thing about all the food was the desserts, which where abundant anywhere you ate. Comedy nights were fun!!! but the poker tournament was video texas holdem which really sucked!! The excursions where great and if you go to barbados take the seaturtle shipwreck excursion (not the five star catamaranone) its the best!!!!!! and in antigua highly recommend the stingray sensation, in dominka for your money the best excursion ever is the emerald pool water fall. This excursion was $36 and well well worth it!!!! We will be trying Royal Caribean next because the travel channel rated the freedom of the seas one of the best and the ports look great! if your a family destiny is the ship for you but if your single or couples not so much, even though the ports are great!!

Pros: the ports amazing!!!!

Cons: food, and couples activities

Recommends Carnival Destiny (RETIRED)? Yes!

Food and Dining
read my review
family activities in abundance, couples or singles not so much
Cabin / Stateroom
great room!!!! got a balcony and it was so worth it still alittle cramped though for two
Ship Quality
easy to get around, clean
Service and Staff
the ship staff were great!!!
Children's Programs
dont have kids but the kids on ship seemed to be having a blast

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