Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Experience
1 cruise (first)

Review
1

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5

4 out of 5

better than expected

Sail Date: December 24, 2006

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

service and food in main dining room was quite good and service was exceptional. food in buffets was average and to be avoided when possible. pools were smaller than expected and too crowded -- particularly on at sea days. some of the days in port were too short. excursions were good, but some less than advertised. most shows were mediocre to average. staterooms were comfortable and service there very good as well. we had a problem with our stateroom smelling of smoke when we arrived. they promptly dealt with it, checked back to make sure we were satisfied, and sent a bottle of champagne for our troubles. we booked through cruiseonly and they gave us some incorrect information about our reservations, that were easily corrected at the ships information desk.

Pros: service in main dining room excellent (as well as food)

Cons: a bit crowded at pool in days at sea

Recommends Carnival Destiny (RETIRED)? Yes!

Dominica
the excursion through the rain forest to 2 falls was worth the work
Dominica
the excursion through the rain forest to 2 falls was worth the work
Oranjestad, Aruba
go for the diving and snorkeling and skip anything on the island
Bridgetown, Barbados
horse back riding through the hills gave us a great view of the island
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
we did the ocean racing which was a lot of fun, but half the time advertised and very expensive
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
we did the ocean racing which was a lot of fun, but half the time advertised and very expensive
Bridgetown, Barbados
horse back riding through the hills gave us a great view of the island
Oranjestad, Aruba
go for the diving and snorkeling and skip anything on the island


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