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

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Nice Getaway

Sail Date: June 09, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Ship was a little older but well kept.

Pros: Comedians were very funny.

Cons: Some parts of the ship smelled bad.

Recommends Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28? Yes!

Ship Quality
Ship was clean and the staff kept busy cleaning and repainting. Layout was fine but maps were hard to read for people needing glasses.
Food and Dining
Buffets were good but not great. Dinners were great but not excellent. Sushi bar was OK but usually packed. A little small for that many people.
Cabin / Stateroom
Waited too long and got a balcony suite at the back of ship. This was nice and quiet, which we prefer. Room and bathroom a little small but enjoyed the large bed. Didn't mind the walk to the front of ship except when we ran into a bulkhead.
Service and Staff
Everyone was very friendly, especially the cabin boys and of course, Noonan. Snizhana (sic) was our waitress at dinner and she was extremely nice and personable. She deserves a raise, whatever you are paying her.
Comedians were very funny. The shows were well thought out and the number of scene changes was impressive but the performers were not the best caliber. Some were great and yet others needed refinement. Missed some activities due to overeating.
Cozumel, Mexico
Went kayaking and snorkeling. Kinda tame for us. Fun for people who have never done those things. Didn't see enough of the island/port.
Don't Miss: Haggling with the locals over price is considered a sport in Mexico.
Key West, Florida
Been to Key west dozens of times so we bought Kinos and went back to the ship. Turtle Kraals and adjoining restaurant were always good.
Don't Miss: Kino's sandals are great for gifts and souveniers.

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