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

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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5 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 01, 2009
Ship: Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 8 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
good variety and good food


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
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

3 out of 5
noise problems
3 out of 5
small island, not heavily commercialized
5 out of 5
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.
3 out of 5
Did the Blackbeard beach break, it was about a third cheaper than Atlantis, didn't have all the amenities however it was as nice

Pros: Ports of Call, Entertainment, Food

Cons: Design of Ship, not layed out Well

Recommends Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28? No.

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