Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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1 cruise (first)


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3 out of 5

Good first time cruise

Sail Date: June 10, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

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.

Pros: Excursion options and activities on the boat

Cons: Food

Recommends Carnival Destiny (RETIRED)? Yes!

Ship Quality
Cabin / Stateroom
Food and Dining
Dining Room food was average, everything else was poor.
Service and Staff
Key West, Florida
We went para-sailing and it was a lot of fun!
Cozumel, Mexico
The excursion to the Mayan Ruins of Tulum was great!

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