Carnival Destiny Dining

Editor Rating:  3.5
73% of cruisers loved it

Why Choose Carnival Destiny?

  • Editor's Note: In one of the most dramatic refurbishments in contemporary cruising, Carnival Destiny underwent a $155 million transformation culminating with a name change. After its release from a jaw-dropping 49-day dry-dock (from February to April 2013), Destiny became Carnival Sunshine.
Carnival Destiny

Carnival Destiny Dining

Editor Rating
Dining
3.0

The two-deck main dining rooms -- Universe Aft and Galaxy Forward -- offer two seatings for dinner (6 and 8:15 p.m.), and open-seating lunch and breakfast. The majority of tables seat four and eight; there are tables for two available, but not enough for the large number of passengers. Nightly entertainment by the waiters is part of the "Fun Ship" experience so look forward to a singing maitre'd and dancing busboys. The service in the dining room is efficient and professional. Menu selections are varied nightly.

The Sun and Sea, the lido buffet adjacent to the main pool, is a popular spot for breakfast and lunch though we found the selections limited and lines long. Breakfasts on port days were very crowded. Asian and Mexican stations (selections change each day) and a hamburger grill were quick alternatives to the regular buffet. A 24-hour pizzeria and Caesar salad bar were hits with the late-night crowd.

Also available on all of Carnival's ships is The Chef's Table dining experience, which affords a dozen passengers a multicourse dinner with a master chef, a private cocktail reception and a tour of the galley and its operations. This dining option usually takes place in a nontraditional venue, such as the galley or library, and it can be booked onboard at the information desk for a per-person cost of $75.

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Stonefly
Member Since 2012
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Wonderful cruise, 18 days of bliss. If you are unhappy on shore then you will be unhappy cruising. A few points: 1. Being chilled does not make you sick. Diseases make you sick. 2. Hand sanitation was everywhere on board. ... Read more
dorawat
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Sailed February 2013
I had write this review and let everyone know that the last cruise of the Destiny was great. I did the research before we booked and knew that the ship was going to be refitted. In preparation of any remodeling, there will be things to do ... Read more
SaltyGuy
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Sailed February 2013
I did have some reservations about this cruise. First of all I assumed since the the ship was heading to Italy for conversion to Carnival Sunshine, there will be work done on the ship during the cruise. Second, I did not consider Carnival ... Read more
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