Some pluses and some minuses

Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28 Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28

4 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail Date: May 13, 2010

Ship: Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28

Cabin Type: Balcony

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Review Summary

This was our sixth cruise, our third on Carnival. While there were some things about the cruise we really liked, there were some really negative parts to this cruise. The food on Carnival has really gone downhill over the last ten years, especially the Lido deck buffet. the lines at the buffet at lunchtime were extremely long at all the stations. We really liked our dining room waitress and our cabin steward. They were attentive and knowledgable and we really appreciated their service. The entertainment was awful and they don't consider he young age of most cruisers on this ship. But the comedian was awesome! We went to both of his shows and loved him. There were very few activities onboard, especially when the ship was at sea.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
the overall food quality gets mixed grades. Breakfast in the dining room was excellent, but there were some bad nights! The best dinner was when lobster tails and prime rib were served.


1 out of 5
Shows on most nights were only offered at one time insteadof an early and late choice. There were very few options for entertainment other than going to one of the bars.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Especially our room steward, Rudy.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
the ship was in rather good shape for its age and was clean and well maintained. It is very difficult to get to the Universe dining room because of the ship's design. You have to go down and then up to reach it.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had a veranda cabin forward on the Lido deck. I loved the location. The cabin was a good size and in very good condition.

Pros: Cleanliness, room steward, dining staff

Cons: Buffet line food, onboard activities

Recommends Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28? Yes!

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