Not worth the money

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

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
Verified Review
4 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 29, 2011
Ship: Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago

The ship was extremely outdated. Both pool areas were entirely too small for a ship with that many people on it. The food was terrible. The drinks were entirely too expensive. Everything cost extra once you get on the ship. I would rather be charged up front and know how much I am paying.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
The buffet food was terrible. The sit down dining was somewhat better, but still overall was not great. The dining times were convenient. I did not feel it was necessary to sit us at the same table (side by side) with complete strangers at breakfast and lunch with there were hundreds of empty tables.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
The staff was friendly and helpful for the most part.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
The ship was outdated. It felt dirty and dingy. The layout was not great.....the pool areas were entirely too small for a ship of that size with that many people on it. The decor was outdated. I felt like I was living in the 80's or early 90's.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The location was convenient. The overall size was too be expected on a cruise ship. The decor was outdated. The bathroom felt dirty and dingy. Overall comfort was sufficient.
5 out of 5
Cozumel is beautiful. The excursions were a little pricey and it was necessary to do an excursion in order to see any of Cozumel and be safe at the same time.

Pros: Cozumel

Cons: the cost (everything cost extra), the food, the ship (old and oudated)

Recommends Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28? No.

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