Noisy, crowded & inconsistent

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

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

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Sail Date: February 01, 2012
Ship: Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago

This ship is best for partiers. There are few quiet spaces on the ship, and even the adult pool was full of loud, obscenity-spouting drunks by the end of the days at sea. By 9 a.m. most of the deck chairs are reserved, despite signs saying they can't be. Lines at food stations are annoying and make it difficult to enjoy any of the specialty dining options.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was generally good and some options were surprisingly delicious. However, lines at buffets and specialty food stations were long. We had a defined dining time for dinner which worked great, and the dining room staff were incredible. Those with "your time dining" looked like they had to wait in LONG lines to get tables.


5 out of 5
Loved the comedians. Some musicians were fair, some excellent.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Understaffed but kids had a great time.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Had great interactions with dining staff and room stewards. Activities staff were overwhelmed and not very accommodating. Guest services staff were unable or unwilling to help with problem situations.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
A bit too las vegas style but clean and well laid-out

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Stateroom was great. A few minor problems were fixed right away. Had a balcony stateroom on verandah deck, 1 floor below pools, very convenient.

Pros: Guitar player, dining room service, comedian, kids activities

Cons: crowds, lines for buffets, lines to sign in kids for camp carnival

Recommends Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28? No.

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