As stated in my subject line, I'm a first time cruiser, but prior to my cruise I did an extensive amount of research so that I made the best out of my trip. And thanks to Cruise Critic for a lot of good advice in my research.
I was a ...
We did a 5 night Bahama cruise out of Miami.
Ports - Nassau, Half moon cay (cancelled), Grand Turk
Room - Had an awesome wrap around balcony which was very spacious. Room size was decent, but I was expecting bigger considering it was an ...
Booked this short cruise while visiting family in Miami that we hadn't seen in a while. My niece had just graduated high school and we took her with us along with MIL and DS. Booked two adjacent balcony cabins on deck 7 mid ship. The ...
We are seasoned cruisers and were not thrilled with our first Carnival cruise which was under a year ago. The wait for food was so long that we left really disappointed and shared our comments with Carnival via email. Surprise, surprise, ...
Carnival Destiny--Grand Suite Ship: Old & worn. Hallway carpets show wear. Door and baseboard moldings are chipped, scuffed and broken. There was black mold in the bathroom.
Balcony: Good width but too narrow. Had more space on ...
I have only one complaint about my recent cruise on the Carnival Destiny. The guy making the omelettes has to learn to make more than one at a time. I heard that men are bad at multitasking , but come on man!
It was a beautiful 5 days, ...
A bit of information about us before I start. I am a 39 year old male and my girlfriend is 44. This is my 6th cruise and my girlfriends 5th. We have only ever cruised with Carnival. We are both from the UK and have cruise in both the Med ...
Being Platinum members embarkation was a breeze. But once onboard you could tell that this ship is really due for help which we knew it is getting.
Our room had been refurbished already - flat screen, new bathroom, cabinets seemed ...
We chose this cruise based on the itinerary and that the Destiny will no longer be the Destiny after her refurbishment in February when she will then be renamed the Sunshine.
We chose the early saver option and chose cabin 2311, an aft ...
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 ...
I will not sail Carnival again
Not once more, Sam I am.
I do not like the rotten smell
what it was I could not tell
I do not like the food so average
I do not like the lines measured in milage
I do not like a bathroom leak
Cruising is is fun vacation BUT don't be taken in by the 'deals' on board! Jewelry on board is from a 3rd party vendor (Starboard Cruise Services), NOT CARNIVAL. The "UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE" Return is NOT EASY. My boyfriend purchased a ...
From beginning to end, this vacation was destined for disaster. The room was filthy, even after the second time they so called "cleaned it". Rug had not been vaccumed then cleaned, sheets were stained and hairy. Disgusting. Not to ...
Went on a four day cruise scheduled stops in Key West and Cozumel. Missed stopping at Key West due to a certain hurricane named Sandy.
Prior to departure, I read a bunch of reviews here and quite frankly I was apprehensive about the ...
We sailed upon the Carnival Destiny on Oct. 6th to the 10th 2012. Our room was located in the Aft of the ship Room 7-333. The room was nice and big..although, I did notice we gave up some interior space to have the wonderful balcony. I ...
My husband booked a Carnival Cruise on the Destiny as a surprise for my fortieth birthday, so I didn't have a chance to research the ship extensively.
Upon arriving at the port in Miami, we stood in line and got through security ...
We planned on a quick fall getaway and the price of this cruise sealed the deal. We cruise often-about twice a year-and have been on Carnival 3 times before. We usually favor Celebrity and RCCL, but the price for this trip was too good to ...
Our first cruise ever was on the Destiny to Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay and Nassau and we enjoyed it very much and are saving up for another cruise.
We stayed at the downtown Miami Hilton the night before and took a taxi to the cruise ...
As noted Adults Only, and there were very few kids on board because it was Oct 1-6. Of our 5 prior cruises, 3 were with Kids, and this was a BIG difference - normally we take 7 day cruises, I'll break this down into logical segments as ...
I was on Destiny back in 2008 and as she gets ready to be transformed into the new Sunshine - I was thinking that perhaps her condition had really gone south - I was pleased at the condition of the ship. The ship was very clean and looked ...
My Fiancee and I had a great time on the cruise. I'll describe some of the highlights.
Embarking process: this was fast and easy. We showed up about a hour before the cruise left the port so we had no lines to wait in. We were allowed a ...
My cruise on the Carnival Destiny was my fourth cruise. Three of the four cruises that I have taken have been on Carnival Ships. I cruised on Labor Day because my daughter got married on the ship before it left the port. We had to ...
My husband and I just returned from a 5 night trip on the Destiny for our 10th Wedding anniversary. Unfortunately, the ship was nothing as we expected although we did meet some really great people and we made the best of the situation. We ...
This was our first cruise with Carnival and will be our last. This cruise line and this ship is not for us.
Destiny Overall - smelly, not very clean, in a bad state of repair and garish decor
Destiny Staff - were efficient apart from ...
Left on a 5 day out of Miami on 9/8/2012. My wife and I traveled with close friends who were first time cruisers. This is my 9th or 10th cruise, going back to 1989.
We had a wonderful time, and laughed until our collective ribs ...
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