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Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28 Cruise Review to Caribbean
Sail Date: October 29, 2012
Ship: Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 4 years ago
Review SummaryI wrote a long detailed review, but my session timed out and it was deleted. So, here's the short of it:
We are a family of three (my husband and I are late-20's with a two year old son), and as a couple we have traveled on several 7-15 day cruises, all with Royal Caribbean.
The ship is in need of it's upcoming dry dock makeover, however the staff (Children's Club Lauren, Universe Dining hall waiter Sandro, Steward Iwyani) did an excellent job providing us with the best experience ever.
I was disapointed the Hurricane Sandy thwarted our plans to go to Half Moon Cay, and I wish a back up port had bee pre-selected. However, Grand Turk and Nassau were phenomenal (we're beach people, so it was excellent to port at both).
The children's club made our trip. Miss Lauren (from Scotland I think) and team made our little E's trip the most amazing experience (and in turn, ours as well). What a time he had at the kid's Halloween party! E, or I should say Buzz Lightyear, had a great time meeting his hero Batman (cruise director Tex).
Would have loved to buy more souvenier photos, but they are WAY too expensive (four 8x10's cost us $100!!!).
Food and Dining
We will cruise again with Carnival based primarily on the services provided by Miss Lauren and the Children's Club staff.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Pros: Children's Club- my Two year old was so well watched by Miss Lauren and group. The child care made our anniversary trip spectactular.
Cons: The ship was the oldest we've traveled on\, although I understand a dry dock renovation is in near future. Also\, Hurricane Sandy thwarted our plans to Half Moon Cay and another port was unavailable.