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

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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4 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 06, 2009
Ship: Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago

Overall impression is a good time, however fair warning to all....there is only one pool and it is a square not very big. There is an adult only pool, however this is a small square as well so always packed. There were 9 elevators and only 4 worked, got really tired of climbing stairs all the time. For 4,000 people on a cruise ship this needed to be fixed before we set sail and it was not. For some reason the dinning rooms are on level 3 and the lower on the ship, the more rocking you felt...so not good. On the plus side, dinning room service was excellent and I can't complain about the food. Also our room was always clean and service was prompt.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
food is excellent, and the service in the dinning room was also excellent.


1 out of 5
Schedule...okay, there was always something to do. Nightly shows....NEEDS MAJOR IMPROVEMENT. Dancers at night were very inappropriate...for a FAMILY FUN SHIP, this was extremely inappropriate for children.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Mostly excellent service. Only complaint was the pool bar service (the ones that walked around and brought you drinks), if you didn't order alcohol and just wanted water, lemonade, tea (which was included), they wouldn't bring it to you.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Cleanliness...good, layout...could use improvemnt, maintainance.....need help.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We stayed on level 6 and in the middle, room was excellent, comfortable , bathroom is a little small...but its not a suite and it works and was clean.
3 out of 5
Our excursion was fun, a little too much exercise for a fun excursion. It was rough in the ocean so it made snorkeling hard. Did not see any fish, the only thing we saw was a sea turtle.
Don't Miss: Don't miss the shopping...excellent deals.
5 out of 5
We loved this port of call our tour guide was extremely wonderful and made this port of call the best!!!
Don't Miss: Taste of Key West...wonderful activity

Pros: Service, Food

Cons: Entertainment at night

Recommends Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28? Yes!

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