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Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28 Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

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5 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 08, 2010
Ship: Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
We had an amazing time. We were lucky with the weather and were put at a dinner table with people we really enjoyed. Grand Cayman Island was beautiful and enjoyable. And of course, the food was great.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food in the dining room was wonderful and all of the other restaurants were great too.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
We like the comedy and believe it or not, the juggling. Dana Tison, check out his website, was amazing. I thought, "Juggler?" but it was a highlight. And we really enjoyed watching Avatar under the stars one night. The first comedian was WAY better than the second, but I don't remember either of their names. I think the people who ran the events were very good, but I expected better entertainment. Especially the last night. The Vegas type shows weren't so much to our taste.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
YOu couldn't ask for nicer and more accommodating staff.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship size, layout, condition of all areas, cleanliness and accessibility were all top notch.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We loved out room! We got one with a balcony and that was REALLY worth it. Although small, the room was classy and well appointed.
3 out of 5
I love Jamaica and have been there a few times. Also, its the third time I climbed Dunn's River Falls. But doing it in a huge group - that wasn't so much fun. Also, everyone is trying to sell something. Although I understand why, that part wasn't too enjoyable.
5 out of 5
We had a wonderful boat ride to a reef and snorkeled and saw sting rays. The boat captain and his staff were wonderful. It was called Reef 'n Rays Snorkeling for 3 hours and cost $44.95 each - well worth it! Also, we visited a restaurant for lunch called Paradise, within walking distance from the port. Our advice: bypass all of the chain restaurants! You can go to a Margarittaville or Hard Rock anywhere. This restaurant was reasonable, right on the water, and had amazing food - I had the Mahi Mahi Cayman style. Really worth a try. Try Paradise.
Don't Miss: snorkeling

Pros: Service, beauty of ship, people

Cons: Entertainment was spotty

Recommends Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28? No.

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