Good cruise, but not great

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

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

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 22, 2011
Ship: Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 6 years ago

Ship was reasonably clean and had good service aboard.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
I thought the food was decent. I was disappointed with the dining room times. Often I found the only food available was pizza and the lines for it were insane.


3 out of 5
Very few of the activities were interesting to me. The main showroom presentations were terrible. There were always enough things going on to keep me occupied though.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Most staff were very friendly. The wait staff at dinner and our stewards were especially good. Some bartenders were a little stand-offish and the casino had some less than friendly dealers, but otherwise good.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Reasonably happy with room. We had a stateroom which had a corner balcony. The balcony was awesome except that sometimes garbage and cigarette butts from levels above us would end up in our space.
3 out of 5
Good time. The zip excursion was a little too far away from the pier and left little time to explore the port, but I saw enough of Jamaica to know I want to go back.

Pros: Fun and friendly service

Cons: Nickel and diming for every single thing got tedious

Recommends Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28? Yes!

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