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

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
4 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 14, 2011
Ship: Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago

This was our second time to Key West and Mexico on a short cruise. Over all the ship is well kept, the staff was very nice and the food was average. We have also sailed on Disney and Celebrity. I would prefer the first two ships and probably would not do a carnival cruise again if I had a choice. I would only book a room with a private balcony as we needed to be able to get away from the very busy decks, food areas and public areas. We are non smokers and found most of the lounges and bars to be VERY smokey after the first night. Our room did not have a smoke smell though. We did not utilize the bars or other night life that much as it became to smoky after 10pm. It was sort of a let down as we have loved on past cruises to mingle, dance and have a good time. Many people threw butts off the back of the ship (landed on our deck and issue as the staff told everyone). The obvious lack of care, respect, and manners was abundant from a very large portion of the vacationers. We did enjoy our vacation and the cruise...our room was clean and always nice. The staff was very helpful and friendly I can not say a bad thing about the ship or staff. Before picking a cruise think about what is most important to yourself and what you are looking to get out of your time spent on a cruise then make sure it matches the ship.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The dining room staff was great. Most seated dining has tables for 8+ not much offered if any if you want a private table


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
They were all great. The spa/gym staff was wonderful and very helpful.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had room 6373. It is on the back corner of the 6th deck. Great balcony and room. Bathroom was clean and the room was well kept. 2 Full deck chairs and 2 sitting chairs are offered so it made a nice quiet place to get sun and relax. 24 hr room service
5 out of 5
We love key west did not buy a package or excursion but others did and had a great time. We did rent a scooter on our own and that was fun to have. It cost about $60 for the time we were on the island and that was for a double

Pros: Our private balcony

Cons: The smoking

Recommends Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28? Yes!

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