Carnival Destiny by Kelly Bunnell
September 26, 2008
This experience started awful, just trying to manuver through the web-site and trying to get answers when calling custmore service. If you book through a travel agent custmoer service will not answer any questions regarding your reservation. You register on line and print all of your documents with the thought this will save you time when getting on the boat, yet we had to wait in lines for 45 minutes to get our "Sign & Sail" then waited another 20 minutes to actually get on the boat.
We had a balcony room, that was very nice. Our steward was wonderful.
The staff in the main dining room was great but the food was mediocre at best. The buffet was awful, lines were long, the food was terrible and the service was worse than the food. When calling for room service, you were on hold a minumum of 10 minutes. You are constantly bombarded by the bar staff to purchase drinks and again wait 10-15 minutes for the drink to be delivered.
The shows were excellent. The activies were lacking, it seemed at every activity Carnival was trying sell something.
The port of calls were good and very organized geting on and off the boat. Unfortunatly the time on each island is was too short.
This is my second cruise. My first cruise was with Royal Caribbean. I will not cruise with Carnival again, I will pay a little extra and sail with Royal Caribbean again.