CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews

Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Destiny Southern Caribbean February 3, 2002

My husband and I went on the Destiny Dutch Treat on Feb 3rd. We spent a pre-cruise night at the Inter-Continental Hotel in Isla Verde,Puerto Rico. The hotel was very nice, right on the beach and also had a hugh pool. We took a walk over to the El San Juan Hotel next door, it is a beautiful place to see.

We left the hotel around 11:30 am, took a cab to the port in Old San Juan. We waited out side in a small line until 12:30 when they opened the doors. After that it went fast, we were on the ship by 1:00PM. Our cabin was a balcony room on the verandah deck, It was ready when we arrived, the cabin was clean, and enough storage for all of our belongings. Our room steward (Jose Espisito) was very efficient and alway had a sweet smile. Everynight he made me one of those towel animals,we were running out of space. He kept our room very clean, the ice bucket was full when ever we went back to the cabin.

We had late dinner at 8PM. The time worked for us because we didn't have to hurry back from ports of call. Our waiter Randolph Scott was friendly and kept us amused with stories. The food was served very elegantly and efficiently. We enjoyed our dinning experience on the Destiny.The food was good to very good. I must say that all of the food on the ship was very good. We never went hungry,with having Pizza, corn beef sandwiches, hot dogs, hambergers and chinese food, not encluding the buffet we ate all the time.

The entertainment was most enjoyable. They put on a great performance. On our cruise more then half were 40 and older. Very few children were on board that we seen and all seemed well behaved. The language most spoken was English all shows were in English. A wonderful group of people. The staff and crew were always cleaning and making their presence known.

We loved our ports of call, St Thomas, St Lucia, Curacao, Aruba. Hope to go back again someday. I don't think that you can see everything the first time. The day we disembarked we were up at 6:30am. went and had breakfast at the buffet. around 7:30 we went through imigration check and we off the ship by 9:30 am. We took a cab ti Barrachino's ( carnival recommended them) to hold our luggage for a fee of leaving a tip. while we toured old San Juan. I'm sure that there is alot that I have left out of this review, however, to sum it all up, it was great.

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