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Carnival Destiny Review

3.5 / 5.0
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743 reviews

Great Destiny Cruise

Review for Carnival Destiny to the Eastern Caribbean
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madthumper
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Nov 2012
Cabin: Interior

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 interior stateroom. Having never stayed on the lower decks on any of our other cruises I really did not look at the location except for the fact it was close to the elevators and stairs since my wife has trouble walking.

The cabin was nice with the exception of not having a mini fridge in it. I had heard on the message board that blocks of staterooms were already being refurbished in the new colors. Our stateroom was already refurbished into the new Sunshine blue colors with a new flat screen T.V. The only negative about the room is that it is located on the lower aft deck. If you are a light sleeper you will hear the noise from the engines. Its not bad while cruising but when the ship slows down to come into port or makes a 180 degree turn to dock, you will hear as well as feel it. We joked about it and called it our built in alarm clock which let us know that we had arrived in port.

Cabin Review

Interior

Cabin 4B

2311 Interior 4B. Not for the light sleeper. Engine noise and vibrations can be felt and heard especially when slowing down coming into port. The noise and vibrations are worst when turning the ship around to dock. No mini fridge but close to the aft stairways and elevators for those people who have trouble walking.

Port Reviews

Nassau

Did the British Colonial Hilton resort day pass. Fantastic. Fifty dollars a person but you get a $30.00 voucher to use for food and drink. Access to both the fresh water pool and the private beach area.

Half Moon Cay

Nice clear water, food was good too.

Grand Turk

Great port of call. You get the best of it all in one area. Shopping is right there off of the dock. The ocean and the fresh water pool is only 2 minutes apart and you can take advantage of both without wasting alot of time traveling back and forth. If you decide you don't want to eat lunch on the island and prefer to go back to the ship,the walk is about 5-10 minutes from the pool,beach and shopping area.

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