A Fabulous First Time Experience

Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28 Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28

4 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail Date: August 04, 2011

Ship: Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review Summary

First impression of the boarding process - things moved along well, great on the Lido deck that specialty drinks were offered. The cabins were more than I expected, plenty of room, shower in bathroom was good size, lots of room for all your things. I was able to put the suitcases out of site and relax. as if this were my own personal yacht. Everything was clean and neat!

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was great, wait staff and Maitre D made the meal an experience. Albert, Valentyn and Mersin are wonderful people -


5 out of 5
We went to the comedy shows in the evening, Casino and after party club. These were all great; there were many more activities that we didn't attend.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
We were traveling with two 13's, 15 & 18. Didn't seem to have specific things for 18-20 - but he made out ok. Our mid teens did not attend their club - they felt it was silly and had each other. My suggestion is to let the kids decide - they should go to the first meeting and see what is it all about. I imagine that it depends upon the mix of kids on a particular cruise. However, a good facilitator could make this fun for their age group. From what I saw, I would say that the meet and greet worked out well.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All the staff said hello to you all the time, great crew!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Mohammed took excellent care of us - very friendly and always there.

Ports Of Call

Key West, Florida

5 out of 5
Shopping, shopping, t shirt selection, more shopping.
Don't Miss: shopping

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
We did the submarine trip, this was excellent. This was low key and really for those who appreciate viewing the ocean this way.
Don't Miss: getting back on your boat for the rest of the cruise

Pros: Having everything you need/want at your fingertips all the time.

Cons: Waiting in line for some meals

Recommends Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28? Yes!

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