Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

Great Cruise Experience

Sail Date: December 01, 2012

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Inside

The cruise was fun and enjoyable. We didn't have any issues at all while onboard or at any of the ports. We were disappointed that we were not able to make it to Half Moon Cay due to weather\, but Carnival made up for it by giving us additional time at Grand Turk. We did 2 shore excursions (Nassau Historic Highlights & Ultimate Snorkeling in Grand Turk). The excursion in Nassau was horrible but the snorkeling trip was AWESOME and a great value. Service on the ship was impecable. Great\, hard working staff.

Pros: Relaxing\, organized\, great staff.

Cons: Pools were small\, hard to find a chair at the pool unless you went in the early morning.

Recommends Carnival Destiny (RETIRED)? Yes!

Ship Quality
The ship seemed a bit outdated\, although I know it is going to be refurbished in early 2013. They claim to have 4 pools\, but we could only find 3\, and they were very small. Other than that\, the ship was nice and easy to get around.
Food and Dining
My rating is largely based on the dinner food and service. The buffet food was not great. The dinner options were impressive\, and most of them were very delicious.
Cabin / Stateroom
Rooms are small\, but that is expected. We had 3 people in our room and we were able to manage just fine\, even with our luggage.
Service and Staff
The ship staff worked so hard to ensure we had a great cuise experience. The service was definitely one of the highlights of the trip for us.
The nightly shows were terrible. It was like watching high school show choir. The comedians were funny. Overall the activies on sea days seemed to be lacking\, and some of them you had to pay for. They did not do a great job of keeping us informed on what was going on throughout the day.

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