Carnival has lost its touch
Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28 Cruise Review to Caribbean
Ship: Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago
Review SummaryThis was the final Carnival Cruise we will take. While this cruise offered a very nice itinerary with 4 stops at a varied bunch of locations (avoid ANY pirate tour in St. Thomas ... there is no real pirate history just a lot of roadside t-shirt shops. In Dominica make sure to do the Wacky Rollers Jeep Safari, we still talk about it.), it felt like a mass produced cruise and everyone from Carnival was going through the motions. This ship has NO luxury ... it is pure party and drinking ... you will not be waited on well, the food quality is similar to most mediocre mass produced corporate cafeterias and Carnival does not take care of you when a problem comes up. The ship is good for teens and kids and young couples (and there are a LOT of loud teens and kids) but probably not for someone who wants a good time with a little luxury. If you are a burger and fries sort of person, this is a great ship for you. Also, because the port is in Puerto Rico, all the announcements are in Spanish and English and there is a very noticeable language barrier on the boat as half the guests speak only English and half speak only Spanish. Carnival lately seems to only be interested in how they can make a few more dollars off guests rather than how to keep them coming back so it is time to say goodbye to Carnival for anything other than the 3-4 night weekend cruises and try another ship for us for longer trips.
Pros: The ports of Call ... 4 of them. Varied from Beaches to Jungle.
Cons: This felt like a production line cruise ... no special touches.