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

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 26, 2011
Ship: Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago

Very clean, excellent food and service, great for a family.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We chose the "your time dining" and never had any wait to be seated. I highly recommend this option to those with kids, those going on excursions, and those who will need a varied dinner time. No long waits, as seen with the Lido deck buffets.


3 out of 5
Lide deck seemed to cater the the 20 - 30 year old crowd, lots of kids in the pools and seemed to be unsupervised. The slide had long wait lines but the kids said it was worth the wait!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We loved the nightly towel animals that our steward made for us - big hit for everyone!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean public areas, updated decor, layout a bit confusing at first but we figured it out after a day or two

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Ample size for our family of 5, with kids ages 6, 7 and 9. Plenty of closet and drawer space. Comfortable beds for all, nice ocean view window. No complaints at all !
3 out of 5
The locals were very pushy trying to get us to buy their products - made shopping for souvenirs quite uncomfortable. Loved the Dunn's River Falls and Calypso River tubing.
Don't Miss: Calypso River Tubing, perfect after the strenuous workout at the Dunn's River Falls!
5 out of 5
Extremely friendly and non-pushy locals. LOVED Sting Ray City on the sand bar!
Don't Miss: Sting Ray City with Captain Marvin's crew!

Pros: The food and the service

Cons: The long lines and the weight gain!

Recommends Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28? Yes!

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