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

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7+ cruises


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2 out of 5

Not the best ship

Sail Date: January 07, 2013

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

We have been on many cruises; many different lines. This ship was by far our least favorite. The food whether in the dinning room or on the deck buffets was FAIR at best. Our dinner waiter was constantly confused as to who ordered what and when asked any questions regarding prep of the food he could not answer. We always had to ask for coffee refills. The bar service at dinner was very slow. We would be half finished with the meal before being served our beverages. The overall decor of the ship is very dated and some of the carpets were dirty and stained. We had 3 people in our balcony stateroom and the bed for the 3rd person was a joke. It was 2 feet too short for a small 22 year old 5' 4" young lady. Her feet hung clear off the end. There were very few activities schedule during the day and evening hours. The only saving grace of the trip was our cabin steward who did a very nice job of keeping the cabin clean. When we first got on the ship I noticed the entire bowel of the toilet was black. It looked like mold. I asked the cabin steward about it and he told me "they are all like that and were not able to be cleaned". I would not recommend this ship.
Ship Quality
dirty and out of date
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
3rd person bed (couch) too short for even a small adult
Service and Staff
dinner waiter and bar service very poor. Cabin steward good.
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions


New York deli had the best food.

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