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

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4 out of 5
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7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 11, 2008
Ship: Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago
We had a good time on our cruise. Paying a little extra for the balcony for very worth it, it was so relaxing to sit down on the balcony and enjoy the view. What we liked the most was that we spent every day in a different port. We did a different activity every day. Shore excursions can be pre-booked online or when you get to the ship. Snorkeling with turtles, kayaking, river tubing, and every other excursion was excellent. Night shows on the ship were excellent, they have their own amazing dancing & singing team as well as visiting comedians that were hilarious.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Formal dining room food was delicious and waiting staff did a great job. However, we were a little dissapointed with room service options, which offered mostly sandwiches but not dining room options. They also had a Sun deck as another alternative to formal dining, offering BBQ/Chinese food/Light breakfast, which was okay. We bought expensive Fountain Drink cards which were a waste since they were free drinks on the Sun deck and fountain drinks were not very good.


5 out of 5
Destiny dancers & singers were amazing! We loved every show! Comedians were also very funny, but sometimes performed too late (midnight). Last night were was a magic show which was a little dissapointing since things did not go as intended but the magician apologized and said that he had to stop the show so his assistant does not get hurt. We respected that.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
We don't have children but heard some very good reviews about their children program from other people on the ship. They said their 3-year old loved it. They did all kinds of stuff such as face-painting, etc., which gave the parents a good opportunity to escape and enjoy themselves.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
People were really willing to go above and beyond for us, starting from our room attendant & waiting staff and finishing with camera shop and other shop representatives.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship was very large and even though you could feel it moving most of the time, it was minimal and I never slept so good as I did on the ship. The decor is very modern and rooms are small but comfortable and clean. Housekeeping did an excellent job on keeping the ship and rooms clean. We ran out of hot water one morning but it was fixed within 5 minutes when we reported the problem.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Room was clean and comfortable, having a balcony was wonderful. However, between excursions, dining, shows & shopping, we did not spend much time in our room. Beds were sooooo comfortable!!!
5 out of 5
We went to Magen's Bay, which was a gorgeous beach and also took a Blackbeard's castle tour, which was interesting. Great shopping in St. Thomas as well!!!
Don't Miss: Magen's Bay
5 out of 5
River Tubing was so much fun.
Don't Miss: River Tubing
5 out of 5
Barbados was beautiful!
Don't Miss: Snorkeling with Turtles
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Don't Miss: Kayaking and Snorkeling was fun

Pros: Every day in different port!

Cons: Room service

Recommends Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28? Yes!

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