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

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1 cruise (first)


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3 out of 5

Family Trip

Sail Date: July 23, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

Ship was clean; food was average; not enough activities for 15-17; only food available 24/7 was pizza; $20/card for one bingo game? Can't use cash even when we wanted; change only provided on 3rd level. Need to tell new travelers to bring walkie-talkies. This would have been a very helpful tip for our family.

Pros: Kris and the dining crew\, Noonan\, Eddie the comedian

Cons: why have guidelines and not follow them?

Recommends Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28? Yes!

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Dinner was terrific one night out of five. Should monitor the buffet lines for better cleanliness of passengers. Pizza the only available item 24/7. Pricing for soda was outrageous compared to actual cost.
Cabin / Stateroom
Stateroom was spacious with lots of storage and kept very clean.
Service and Staff
had one terrible experience at Guest Services the first day but thank goodness she was the only one! She should not be dealing with guests or maybe take lessons from all the others. Kris and our dining crew were amazing and the best of the entire ship! Great job from table 171. We give you the \"best\"!
Not enough activities for 15-17. Why give out numbers for tendering if you're not going to enforce or check them? A family that was given direction to report to level 5 just boarded with group 9 instead and no one said anything to them. I'm sure those in the rest of the groups would have been disappointed. No contests on Half Moon Cay? No one showed up and we waited for hours.
Children's Programs
If you have a teenager\, especially older\, this is not the one for you. Not much for them to do.

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