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


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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5 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 15, 2009
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 8 years ago
The boarding, departure and the service aboard Carnival Destiny was excellent. For an older ship it was in great shape. They could look into cleaning the dinning room windows though. The staff was great. They remembered your names and went to great length to make you happy. We had three adults and two children in a single stateroom with a balcony and felt that accommodations were spacious enough for us. They kept the rooms neat and tidy servicing them twice daily. The staff was never pushy or rude. I highly recommend the itinerary. Half Moon Cay was a great place to visit. It was like an excursion. The private beach was awesome. The Grand Turk snorkeling was spectacular. The Bahamas Atlantis excursion was expensive and fun and perhaps not worth the costs but we still had a great time. If I had to do it again I would probably book another snorkeling excursion in the Bahamas. Regarding the BJ coupons: Recommend you provide less but better quality coupons people will use. (i.e. 15% off any purchase from the ship stores; 10% off your 1st bottle of wine; 10% off one excursion.)

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food and deserts were awesome.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
We were tired mostly during the evenings due to the daily activities so we did not get to see a lot of the shows. The casino was awesome. I play craps and won a lot of money betting on the don't line. The bingo was as much fun, too few games and not frequent enough.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
The kids really enjoyed these during the day at sea and during some of the evenings. Highly recommend.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff was friendly and always tried to remember your names, the drinks you like etc.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The stateroom was large enough for my family of three adults and two children under 11. The decor was great for taking family pictures that will last a lifetime.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
See above
5 out of 5
Atlantis is probably over priced. We had a good time, but will probably snorkel if we go back.
Don't Miss: The stores
5 out of 5
This was just like an excursion. The private beach was awesome.
Don't Miss: Hanging on the beach.
5 out of 5
Snorkeling was great here.
Don't Miss: Snorkeling and Jimmy Buffet's place.

Pros: Staff and Excursions

Cons: Worthless Coupons

Recommends Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28? Yes!

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