Before we sailed on the Destiny July 1, 2001, we read many review from other passengers, and I am happy to say our cruise was great! We flew into San Juan airport, and were greeted by Carnival personel, they told us what to do and even checked all our paperwork at the airport to save time at the pier. The luggage was taken from the airport to the ship, although we did not get our suitcase until 11:00p.m. -- it did arrive. Once at the pier we quickly got our key to the cabin and our vacation was finally getting started. The Sun & Sea restaurant was serving lunch so we all had a bite to eat, and then decided to walk around Old San Juan to do a little shopping. We got back to the ship and did some exploring on board until, which was casual attire, and the dining room had open seating. The ship set sail at 10:00p.m., and since we had not receieved our luggage we did start to worry, but lucky for us our cabin steward went down and she brought up our luggage. Now we can have a vacation. The first port was St. Thomas. Having been there many times it was really no big deal, next we went to Antigua it is just like a Carribbean island should be, good shops, wonderful beaches, and very nice people. Our third stop was Guadeloupe that was also a great island, although most of the people did not speak english, but they were very nice and really tried to make you feel welcome in their island. We then had a day at sea which was fun, to sit by the pool, relax or just do nothing. Our last port was Aruba (I guess they save the best for last) it was just beautiful the people, the shopping, the beaches, the restaurants all in all our favorite port. Then it was one more day at sea before our vacation came to an end, went up to the spa for a seaweed wrap and massage it was worth every penny. Whatever type of music you like you are sure to find something playing in one of the many bars on Destiny's Way from rock, to jazz to latin to disco I think their is something there for all. The show were just allright nothing great, but it is a ship so one cannot expect Las Vegas. The food is what we were really concerned with before we sailed, and we are happy to say it was very good. The only thing they should work on is breakfast. After 6 days one gets tired of the same thing. Our children ages 7 & 9 had a fantastic time at Camp Carnival, they even had activities for the entire family. All in all, it was a great time had by all and would sail on another Carnival ship.
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