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


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
Sail Date: November 01, 2012
Ship: Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
Our 4th cruise, this one was for our anniversary. Our first impression was that the ship was outdated but were fine with that. What we were not okay with was the need to ask multiple times for something to be taken care of, the sewer/sulfer smell in the hall, construction going on a few doors down or the plastic covering the carpets on our hall and the elevator area. Would have been nice to know ahead of time that the ship was going to be renovated in Jan. 13'

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
We had brought a bottle of champagne for our anniv night and Anthony\, our headwaiter\, chilled it ahead of time for us! Food was decent.

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
We are used to staff being overly friendly and helpful but this time was different. A couple of the Pool Bartenders\, Anthony\, Kendal and Henry- give them all 5s\, everyone else just didn't seem like they wanted to be there. Our stateroom attendant\, he seemed to be bothered and put out by us. I accidentally broke a glass in the room and when I told him he said he would get it later. I ended up picking up the big pieces and requesting that the room be vacuumed hours later. I had to ask multiple times for the closet door to be fixed. Had to ask for bathrobes.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship was the largest we have sailed on and was nice\, things were pretty easy to locate. It was clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Our actual room was okay\, size was fine\, balcony was fantastic\, will never sail without one again! The closet door was broke\, took me asking several times and was finally fixed later the next day. No bathrobes in the room\, had to ask for them. Location was good\, room was clean\, beds were comfortable. Shower curtain was too small for the shower so it made a mess every time you showered. The couch was sticky and they tried to clean it but didn't work\, ended up covering it with towels.

Pros: Having a balcony

Cons: The outdated stateroom

Recommends Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) 28? No.

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