Good first time cruise

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

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
4 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 10, 2010
Ship: Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago

This was our first time going on a cruise and we were told by friends that this was a good "first time cruise" option. They were definitely correct. There was a lot to do on the ship and as far as excursions on port of call. However, we were not expecting to spend as much money as we did while on the ship. Soda card is a great way to go. Alcoholic beverages averaged at $8/drink, so we limited ourselves on those. There is a $10/day/person gratuity fee that is charged at the end of the cruise. Parking at the port (at least in Miami) was another $80.

The food was very much cafeteria style. The food in the dining rooms was a lot better, but not by much.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Dining Room food was average, everything else was poor.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
The excursion to the Mayan Ruins of Tulum was great!
3 out of 5
We went para-sailing and it was a lot of fun!

Pros: Excursion options and activities on the boat

Cons: Food

Recommends Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28? Yes!

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