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

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Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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4 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 23, 2010
Ship: Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 7 years ago

The layout of the ship is very poor - you can't get to the front of the boat as you can on most ships. The pool are mid-ship is porly laid out and hard to get around. The ship is very worn and parts of the ship are not well maintained. The carpet on the stairs throughout the ship needed to be replaced 5 years ago. The deckers were badly weathered. I found cigaratte butts on my balcony when I arrived. The buffet has the worst selection of any cruise. The bar staff is relentless in hawking drinks on deck, in the casino, shows - marking it hard to enjoy what you are doin

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The buffet is small and pooly laid out with lines that caused constant conjestion. The food selection was less than average.


3 out of 5
The trivia on the jubo screen on the lido deck was cool.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Employees were friendly. The bar staff badger you to death.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Bathrooms on ships are small, however, this ship has the most poorly laid out of any ship I have been on. To use the toilet you have to lean into the shower and you are constantly knocking the hair dryer off the wall. No fridge in the room. TV was old and had a green picture.
3 out of 5
Limited ship tours but you can do things on your own. I did a Waverunner tour around the island - great fun. Don't rent a scotter from Adventure Sports, they are poorly maintained.
3 out of 5
The weather and port are nice. We arrived in the afternoon and a large number of normal excursions were not available.

Pros: The hotel staff is very friendly.

Cons: The ship is worn.

Recommends Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28? No.

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