Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Experience
4-6 cruises

Review
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3 out of 5

Carnival Destiny

Sail Date: February 01, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Oceanview

Just returned from cruise on Carnival Destiny. I was very happy with how clean the ship was. Never saw any issues that needed attention. We were disappointed to miss Half Moon Cay, but it was due to weather conditions so it was out of their control. It would have been nice to have an alternate port added. According to the captain none were available. Not sure that seems reasonable, but what can you do. Thankfully it only had one day at see so at least we still had 2 ports. We did have an issue with them canceling our excursion in Nassau which was the least expensive beach day. We ended up just taking a cab (checking with the ship people to find a safe one since we've heard it can be a dangerous port) which cost us much less anyway. This ship seemed to be the least organized of any Carnival cruise we've taken before. Often the Carnival Capers mentioned the wrong ports. Lots of small things. No deal breakers so I would still recommend. Loved Grand Turk, but it would have been nice to know that day that we would be missing Half Moon Cay then would have spent more beach time.

Pros: Cleanliness; staff; ports

Recommends Carnival Destiny (RETIRED)? Yes!

Ship Quality
It was one of those ships where you can't go all the way across most floors so we spent a lot of time going up and down and over to get places. Once we figured out just go to one of the cabin floors and go to mid ship, front or back then go up we got around fine.
Food and Dining
Food is on course with other Carnival cruises I've been on. Some was great, some not as great, but all was good when you consider the number of people being cooked for.
Entertainment
I don't participate in a lot of the additional activities after being on several cruises. They're all the same.
Cabin / Stateroom
Cabin on floor 2 with ocean view. Pleasantly surprised with size of room. Included couch and large counter area so we had plenty of storage room. Also included robes which is always a nice addition.
Service and Staff
Stewards and dining room staff were great. Some of the other staff seemed less enthused about being there than past cruises. However, given their working hours and conditions I can't blame them.


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