NOT what it used to be!

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


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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4 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 15, 2011
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 5 years ago
The food has gone WAYYYYYYY down hill!
Our cabin stewart was only available 5:30 to 9:30 PM We communicated with him thru notes in our room. We had no glasses in our room, we had to call room service for ice...Our tv clicker went missing on the 2nd day ( it must have got caught up in the sheets) and we had to beg for another one....which is the only way the TV works. FINALLY we found an room being remodled and took the TV clicker from that one. Talk about self service cruising!
He was pleasant, however, we got minimal service. We had to call the desk for debarcation forms, etc....
Our cabin had NO HOT WATER! The night before the last day on board we got hot water. Then the day of the departure, cold water again. We called, they told us maintenance was 1-1:45 min wait, and they did verify it, but alas...nothing changed......
Our cabin had a queek that made us insane! We had them come up and see what they could do...they did noting. "Sorry Madame, every ship has its noises." At least they heard this creaking squeek. I didnt want them to think we were just complaining. And last but no least our cabin kept TV kept going out, the entire wall.......they fixed it but it was a long wait for a guy to throw a switch and reset.
Food has gone way down hill, portion sizes are tiny with shrimp, fruit cup etc..., not small, tiny. Food quality really really changed! wait staff is excellent.
Would I do this again, yes, you make your own fun! However, is it worth the price.......not unless you hit s bargin.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
with a trained professions chef in the family, sorry................their standards have changed. Staff was fun, funny and very professional.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
nothing special...dont fall for the slots or the $5,000 bingo....its based on one number coming out WHEN you hit bingo. You dont hear about that part until you paid the $30.00!

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
THEY NEED MORE SUPERVISION in pool areas for sure!

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
they didnt nothing to fix the squeek or the hot water. We were told every ship has it noises. This was a sound like a door opening really slowly and then re closing, it was loud and constant. When she first came into our room to verify this sqeek, all she said was OH! so ya, they heard it and she didnt expect that! They did nothing for us, they never offered to do anything either. There is no above and beyond here.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship is clean, however they need to monitor public areas like the pool and what used to he hot tubs, now just whirlpools. Not everyone likes 12 kids under 10 yrs old spitting water at everyone and back into the whirlpools. Staff should be able to re-direct this.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
decor, its old..........amenities FORGET IT! We didnt have Hot water or TV but we did have a huge creeking squeek!
3 out of 5
If you dont mind people dogging you to buy or come into their shops its ok. But after 5 hrs of that, it gets a bit much! Weather is wonderful, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! But hot!
3 out of 5
just beautiful!

Pros: staff

Cons: food

Recommends Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28? Yes!

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