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

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 26, 2010
Ship: Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago

It was a good experience for my first cruise, my family and I had a great time, especially at the ports of call. The children's activities were good, although I think there could have been a lot more variety, with more crafts and activities.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was good; there was one main course meat that I did not like, and it was promptly exchanged for something else by the waiter.


3 out of 5
schedule not convenient: many programs scheduled during( late) dinner time; the deck parties were fun.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
programs were closed a lot, usually during early dinnertime, not convenient for late diners; meeting places changed often for 9-11 age group and confusing to keep track of activities; safety and staff friendliness good

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
dining staff was the most excellent

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
the island itself was beautiful, but line for debarkation, embarkation and food were too long; also the beverage center was not working for about 10 minutes!
3 out of 5
taking a tour through the city is an eye opener
Don't Miss: horse carriage ride
5 out of 5
guided tour of the city is a must see
Don't Miss: atlantis

Pros: the service was generally excellent, especially the dining services. The ports of call were beautiful, and really embodied the Caribbean experience

Cons: long lines at buffet, and unbearably long line getting on and off the tender(ferry) to and from their private island

Recommends Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28? Yes!

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