Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Great itenerary wrong ship

Sail Date: June 01, 2009

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/young children

Room Type: Oceanview

The onboard entertaiment was the best I think I have ever seen, the ports of call were nice especially half moon cay. The interior design of the ship is confusing as are most but th is is our 10th cruise it took us days to get use to it. For example to get to the dining room on the 3rd floor you would have to go down to the 2nd floor go to the aft of the ship and then go up to the third floor. The interior color on the ships wall panels are orange aluminum on all floors with very bad signage. It was hard to tell which floor you were on. My wife and daughter had mani & pedi the second day on the ship by the third day it had come off. We had two ajoining rooms on the second floor the first & third night we had some mysterious noise in the wall that kept us up to which carnival offered us $76.00 in return for our troubles, they based that amount on 20% of what we had spent on our sail & sign account. The ports of call for the ship were great, the onboard entertainment was really good. However the cruise director said she was the number one rated for Carnival, the program staff really was pretty weak. I still like the older smaller ship of Carnival.

Pros: Ports of Call, Entertainment, Food

Cons: Design of Ship, not layed out Well

Recommends Carnival Destiny (RETIRED)? No.

Ship Quality
the ship was clean however ocassionally a sewer smell would come out of the vents spontaneously, no one could figure that out, other than spray everything with air fresner
Cabin / Stateroom
noise problems
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
good variety and good food
Nassau, Bahamas
Did the Blackbeard beach break, it was about a third cheaper than Atlantis, didn't have all the amenities however it was as nice
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)
Best private island in Carribean, better than RC, Disney or NCL, I dont understand why Carnival does not promote this island on most cruises, there is no shopping just beach, watersports and food.
Grand Turk Island
small island, not heavily commercialized

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