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

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4 out of 5

Fantastic family vacation!

Sail Date: March 26, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Oceanview

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

Pros: The food and the service

Cons: The long lines and the weight gain!

Recommends Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28? Yes!

Cabin / Stateroom
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 !
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!
Ship Quality
Very clean public areas, updated decor, layout a bit confusing at first but we figured it out after a day or two
Food and Dining
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.
Service and Staff
We loved the nightly towel animals that our steward made for us - big hit for everyone!
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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!
George Town, Grand Cayman
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!

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