Carnival Destiny

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  • Destiny...THE EXPERIENCE!!

    Apr 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cruise Ship Director is a BIG DRAW!!Attraction in itself!
    Cons: The cost of the tours is more expensive if you buy it in the ship

    Summary: My husband and I decided to go on a cruise last September 99..and we chanced upon 2 tickets for the Carnival Destiny. The ship is HUGE and fairly NEW! We purchased our tickets like a week before we were scheduled to leave, so we got a GREAT DEAL!! We got ... read more

  • The ultimate vacation experience.

    Mar 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wonderful Staff, Events, Casino, Food, Value and Ports of Call
    Cons: It's only 7 days..wish it were a month!

    Summary: I have never had a vacation quite like the one on board the DESTINY. My friends and I traveled on the Halloween cruise (10/31 to 11/7) and had a better time than we had ever expected! Our total cruise price was a paltry $595 per person for the entire ... read more

  • Carnival Destiny - the true ship of dreams

    Feb 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The biggest ship out there
    Cons: a little pricey

    Summary: My family and I first started cruising about 7 years ago aboard the Royal Majesty cruise line. A nice ship but short itinerary, only 3 days. Next year we did Carnival and since then have gone on 4 different Carnival ships and have been more impressed ... read more

  • Honeymooners/ 20 Years After the Vows

    Feb 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: All in One package price. You can't take another vacation for a whole week and spend less anywhere else!
    Cons: what? I think not! There are NO cons here!

    Summary: My hubby retired from the Navy after 20 years of service. During those 2o years, I knew taking a cruise for a vacation was out of the question. The last thing that he wanted to see or be on during his time off was the water! Well, this ... read more

  • Purchasing the airfare with your cruise

    Feb 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A form of insurance that protects you if you miss the boat.
    Cons: Can be more expensive than purchasing cruise only or by using your freuent flier miles

    Summary: A cruise vacation is one of the best values in a vacation that you will love. There are lots of destinations to chose from including the Caribbean, Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, and European destinations. You can surely find something for destinations that ... read more

  • ANCHORS AWAY

    Feb 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything you need is right there on the ship
    Cons: You could get sea sick

    Summary: This I must say is the ultimate vacation, I had been a couple other cruise's before (different companies) but I must say going with Carnival was my favorite most likely due to the age level of the people 75% of them were 20 to 40 year range, where with ... read more

  • It's my Destiny

    Jan 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything
    Cons: Nothing

    Summary: When I went on the Destiny, like my sister aka Kat22398, I loved it! I was 12 at the time. This was my first cruise, and I can't wait to go back on it! I have already made plans that after my sweet 16 (in dec 2000) for that summer i am going to give ... read more

  • It's my Destiny!

    Jan 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything!
    Cons: nothing

    Summary: When I went on the Destiny, like my sister aka Kat22398, I loved it! I was 12 at the time. This was my first cruise, and I can't wait to go back on it! I have already made plans that after my sweet 16 (in dec 2000) for that summer i am going to give ... read more

  • Carnival: The Boats are A trip in ITSELF

    Jan 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything
    Cons: Nothing

    Summary: Not too long ago, in June, I went on a cruise aboard the Carnival Destiny. Wow! The ship was hude and festive and things to do for all ages including a kids camp and a huge casino. At night, there were plenty of shows to visit that were suitable for both ... read more

  • A Home Away From Home

    Jan 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: friendly crew
    Cons: none

    Summary: I was 14 at the time. It was my very first cruise and I was all excited about it. My mother had been on 13 cruises prior to this one. When we first got on the ship, we had a slight problem with out cabin, they had downgraded us. My mother was mad but ... read more

  • Destiny vs. Normal Vacation

    Jan 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun, independence, value.
    Cons: Drinks are expensive, smoking.

    Summary: My Carnival Destiny experience was the best of my life. I was absolutely thrilled to take a trip on the biggest ship in the world. (at that time) I took the Western Caribbean cruise out of Miami during the week of New Year's 1999. The ship was amazing, I ... read more

  • Magical Week on the Destiny

    Jan 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice clean ship, lots to do, great food
    Cons: Little costs add up, no help with baggage at the airport

    Summary: I took my 12 year old son on our first cruise the week before July 4th, 1999 on the Carnival Destiny. It was the most enjoyable week! I booked the whole trip, including air travel and a night in Miami on the return, through a travel agency specializing ... read more

  • My Dream Date with Destiny

    Jan 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It is the best vacation for your money
    Cons: It was over way to soon.

    Summary: I recently returned from my first cruise ever. I must say I was very impressed with Carnival Destiny. This being my first time on a ship or on a vacation of this kind,I am sure my opinion will be tainted with the sheer luxury and grandeur of it all. ... read more

  • Destiny for First Cruise

    Oct 29, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Stops, crew
    Cons: Smell, food

    Summary: This was the Carnival Destiny's 3rd or 4th cruise after her dry dock in September.We chose Carnival due to the price and the islands that they were visiting.  This was our first cruise and we did not want to pay for an expensive cruise until ... read more

  • Despite negative reviews, Destiny was okay !

    May 9, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very comfortable bed!
    Nice food. Spacious, acceptably-decor'ed interiors.
    Friendly staff!
    Cons: My debit card wasn't accepted.
    - Things that go bump in the night !

    Summary: Before we left, I spent 3 days reading Epinions reviews on Carnival Cruises, concentrating on the lesser ratings (on purpose!). I boarded with moderated expectations, expecting flaws, but I'm pleased to say things were much better than some conditions ... read more

  • Our FIRST Cruise was total DESTINY!

    Mar 15, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: 10/11 PM Departures from Barbados and Aruba. Smoking allowed. Beds together when we arrived.
    Cons: Main Dining room meals left something to be desired. That's it.

    Summary: This was our first cruise and the best advise anyone ever gave us was to "keep our expectations low". Our dreams were realized and expectations surpassed by this excellent cruise ship company. A free Upgrade to Balcony-Lido deck when we booked online ... read more

  • Carnival Destiny -- a Destination!

    Jun 25, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A nice/clean modern Ship, with a good selection of ports. Staff was friendly and helpful.
    Cons: Too many small children always under your feet and in the hot tubs.

    Summary: On our descent into the San Juan airport, we could see the MS Carnival Destiny docked in port. Royal ... read more

  • Destine to be on DESTINY

    Jun 18, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The service is great. Food was delicious. Pretty much sums it up.
    Cons: Pools are a little small.

    Summary: This boat has it all. Everywhere you went there was always a photographer waiting to take a photo o ... read more

  • Make Destiny your destiny!

    May 1, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great ship, good itinerary, great food!
    Cons: Crime at some ports of call

    Summary: We had a group of family and friends on this week-long Southern Caribbean cruise in February 2002. The flight into San Juan was uneventful, other than the views out the airplane windows was spectacular when passing over the numerous small islands and ... read more

  • 12/02/01 Carnival Destiny Review by Leslie Watson

    Jan 3, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A balcony cabin is the way to go. Room had enough room for storage.
    Cons: Strong odor like rotten produce/sewage in some of the common areas. NO laundry service!

    Summary: I'm going to go into great detail with this review, but this is going to be fun for me because I will be reliving it all over again. My husband and I are in our thirties and this was our fourth cruise together and the first one of which I have ever ... read more

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