Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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4 out of 5

An Excellent Time!

Sail Date: October 01, 2006

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

Overall the ship was excellent. The food, entertainment and staff was exceptional. Except for the air conditioning not working well, the ship was clean and looked great.

Pros: The food and the art auctions.

Cons: The ship's air conditioning was poor, especially in the cabins.

Recommends Carnival Destiny (RETIRED)? No.

Cabin / Stateroom
The air conditioning worked poorly. It was set to maximum during the whole cruise and it never got cool enough in the cabin. The ship a/c was not working that great either.
Ship Quality
We always ended up going in the wrong direction when going to the dining rooms or other areas of the ship. We thought we had the ship layout worked out and we would end up on the wrong end of the ship. I definitely recommend getting a map of the ship.
Food and Dining
The breakfast buffet lines were very long, especially on port days. On the last two days of the cruise, we went to the dining room for breakfast. It was much better to be seated and served. Next time, we will eat in the dining room for breakfast all week.
The evening dining experience was excellent. Our waiter and waitress were very entertaining and fun. They took very good care of us.
Service and Staff
The wait staff and our room steward were excellent. They were very entertaining and extremely helpful.
The Vegas-style shows were excellent. The cruise director kept things very exciting. I enjoyed the art auctions very much. I purchased some nice pieces of art.

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