Carnival Destiny....A GREAT Ship!!!: Carnival Destiny Cruise Review by JoAnn&Mike

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Carnival Destiny....A GREAT Ship!!!

Sail Date: March 2012
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Miami
You know...I read the reviews about a particular ship prior to booking a cruise that I have found that I am interested in...and each and every time I get discouraged and scared from reading the reviews!!! The reviews I read stated the Destiny stinks...the ship is ugly..the ship is old, etc., etc. But even with the horrible reviews...we decided to chance it...and I am SO glad we did!!!!!

We just came off of the Carnival Destiny on Monday, April 2. If you are looking to cruise on this ship --- GO!!! We loved it!!! The crew was "out of their way" friendly, the cabin steward was so! so! accommodating to our needs. Our cabin was always neat and clean, cokes were always iced, wine was always iced...he couldn't have done anything better because it was absolutely PERFECT!!

Bar staff was great. If we wanted a was there in no time. If we didn't want a drink..we simply said "no thank you"...there wasn't any pressure.

The food...I guess I'm just an "easy More to please" person. Food is not my main focus in life...relaxation is. My meals were prepared for me...served to me...cleaned up after me...what more did I need. I love the main dining room for dinner. To me the selection is great. If you can't find something on that menu to satisfy your taste buds...then something is definitely wrong...not with the menu though!!! :-)

We prefer to eat breakfast on the Lido deck buffet. I love breakfast...and the food was good. French was all wonderful.

The shows on the Destiny were probably the best we have seen on any of the Carnival ships. The costumes were fabulous, the dancers energetic!! We really enjoyed them!! the only negative I have is the tight...tight...tight...slot machines!!! I love to have fun gambling...not to just "feed" the slots. These slots did not even give you anything to play with. I do expect to lose...the house always wins, right? But what I do like is to just get a little bit to be able to play for a few hours. Nope...not at all!!! We "fed the slots" on the first night....

The Destiny is one of the larger ships...and yes there are a lot of people. I have so much fun talking to people when I am standing in line...I love to hear where people are to hear their "stories".... Sail with the attitude you are not in a hurry...after all...are you?? It's vacation!!! Enjoy the Destiny...we certainly did!!!!! Less

Published 04/08/12

Cabin review: 6103

6101 - Window Cabin - in the very front of the ship. The room was great. The only thing was there was a deck in the front, that part was great, but the railing was almost 5 feet high and the bottom portion was metal. You could not see really anything but the sky. The next time I would book a window that we could see the ocean.

Port and Shore Excursions

Beach Break

Mr. Sancho's was wonderful!!! Beautiful beaches - water not as pretty as the Bahamas or St. Thomas - but still pretty. We did the all inclusive side of Mr. Sancho's. The service was second to none!! The food was delicious and the drinks were bottomless. You would love this resort!!!

City Trolley / Conch Train Tour

Train was informative. Ride was uncomfortable..not because of the train but because of the roads.
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