An okay cruise

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

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 26, 2011
Ship: Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago

The rooms for 4 were larger than other cruises. The staff was not anything great. The food was just average. I've been on 6 cruises and the entertainment on this ship was below average. There were only 2 shows, both of which cautioned against young children attending b/c of costumes. Do the ladies really need to wear thongs, or could they just wear something that covers them more to young boys and girls can enjoy the show. 5 nights, but only 2 shows???

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
I ordered tomatoes and mozzarella one night and all 5 tomatoes were yellow/green. No red in sight! The steaks and burgers ordered by the family was never prepared how asked....medium rare would be well, well would be medium, etc.


1 out of 5
Noonan the cruise director was great, but the evening shows were horrible. And there were only 2 out of 5 nights.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
My kids (15 and 12) had no interest in the kids activities, and thought they would enjoy the shows (although they were adivised that it may not be appropriate for them--I let them go b/c they are girls but my nephews had to miss it b/c of the almost naked ladies). Also had a couples/newlywed game and I didnt' let them stay for that either. They felt they missed some family time b/c I sent them roaming around during many events.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
No one went above and beyond, although we really didn't ask. Our dining staff was average, although we loved Demitri the assistant.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
the ship was choppy and not easy to get from front to back. There were times we had to go down 3 floors just to get all the way to the other side of ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The rooms had much more space than other cruises we've been on, so that was enjoyable since there were 4 of us. Beds were comfortable.

Pros: the rooms were larger than others

Cons: the food was average at best, the dining room service was just okay, there was no live music during the day on the deck

Recommends Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28? No.

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