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Carnival Destiny Cruise Review by Kristpin: Carnival Destiny was a disappointment


Kristpin
1 Review
Member Since 2007
7 Posts

Member Rating

Cabin 3.0
Dining 2.0
Embarkation 4.0
Enrichment Activities 3.0
Entertainment 2.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 5.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Rates 3.0
Service 3.0
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Value for Money 3.0

Carnival Destiny was a disappointment

Sail Date: November 2012
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: Miami

Destiny is absolutely a family oriented ship and we went during Thanksgiving week so I knew that there would be a lot of children on the ship but the kids took over. All the pools and hot tubs were completely packed with kids constantly and they didn't have one designated adult pool. If you have kids this would be the cruise line for you because all the kids looked like they were having blast in there little kids clubs together.

The food left a lot to be desired. The ship had the typically hot dog/hamburger & French fries all the time. The lunchtime & dinner buffet was wishy-washy and bland. The main dining room dinner was the best food on the ship.

Casino service was excellent. Blackjack dealers were amazing and always brought me good luck.

Spa had a raffle the first day. Make sure you show up for the drawing. They give away a ton of gift certificates but you have to be present. The spa is very clean and relaxing. They were running amazing spa More specials all week so watch for different deals each day.

Gift shop: The gift shop told us that they were running a special on the alcohol on the first day of the cruise and the prices were going up the next day but they never went up. Don't buy you liquor from the cruise ship, buy it in Ochos Rios at the store outside the gates at the port. Prices are MUCH cheaper. Less


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Cabin review: Carnival Destiny Balcony Empress 7289

Room 7289: Balcony room: It was the first room off the hallway from the stairs and it was SUPER NOISY all the time. During the morning you could hear the house keeping staff cleaning and at night you could hear drunk people coming back to there room. The room is a good size and it has good closet space but the noise level is too much

Port and Shore Excursions


Beach Break

(5)
We decided to Jump into a cab and go to seven mile beach. It was a $ 8 cab ride and about 5 minutes. It was the best decision. The water was crystal clear, sand was clean and they had public bathrooms, bar & restaurant, chair & umbrella rentals. Completely relaxing day. Easy to get back to the ship because cabs were constantly filling the parking lot. It was a very safe beach too

River Rafting

(5)
http://courtneytay.wix.com/jamaicajh We decided to book our tour threw Courtney based on the amazing reviews on cruise critics. And let me tell you that everyone is correct in saying Courtney is the best way to go when visiting the island. We went down the white river and although they said it had rapids they were medium but fun and inbetween the river was lazy.

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