Fun, but you get what you pay for

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

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: December 01, 2011
Ship: Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 6 years ago

We had a blast on our cruise, but if you want luxury and elegance this isn't the ship for you. Great value if you want to save up your money for excursions (or drinks) rather than spend it on the base price of the cruise. It definitely lives up to the "fun" part.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
A few dishes were wonderful, but most weren't memorable and a few weren't very good at all.


3 out of 5
Loved the variety of excursions and enjoyed the shows. The big movie screen on deck is pretty cool.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The decor was pretty ridiculous. Shiny pink metal walls? I don't even know what era that is. Public restrooms had tiny stalls.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
There's no actual thermostat, just a vent you can open and close (which, if you're short, you do by standing on the bed). The bathroom had a flimsy curtain and weird hard dryer contraption.

Pros: casual atmosphere, excellent itinerary

Cons: outdated amenities, mediocre food

Recommends Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28? Yes!

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