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Age: 36


Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Carnival

Ship: Carnival Destiny

Sailing Date: 03-20-2009

Itinerary: Grand Cayman and Ocho Rios

Worse trip I have ever taken. I woke the first morning with insect bites on my upper arm. By evening the bites were swelling and looking irritated. Woke in the middle of the night to find more bites on my arm and the first bites had worsened to where I had to visit the infirmary. My husband found the bug and captured it. Bed Bugs! The rest of the trip was filled with daily visits to the infirmary for treatment, drowsiness from the medication, discomfort from the infection, and a complete lack of compassion from Carnival. My arm was red, swollen, and each bite progressed to a pus filled abcess. The infirmary staff was excellent. They encouraged me to go ahead with the excursions and I did but the effects of the medication and the discomfort definitely took away the enjoyment. While my body's reaction to the bites was abnormal (no... I have never had a severe reaction to insect bites before), this condidtion was caused by Carnival's negligence. While my condition was reported to the information desk by my husband, no one from Carnival except for our steward, sought us out to apologise or check on my condition. A little compassion would have been nice...

Dining room food was excellent. Everywhere else the food was plentiful with a a wide variety.

First one appeared wonderful but turned out having bed bugs. Second room was fine but by then...

Wasn't able to participate due to effects of medication but there seemed to always be something happening and people participating.

Canopy Tour was great. The Jamaicans were very friendly, helpful, and informative. Reef and shipwreck snorkeling was good but was just yards from where the tenders dropped us off.

Very disappointed. If it weren't for the bed bugs... I probably would have had a great time, but unfortunately the trip I had spent a year looking forward to was a huge disappointment for my husband and me.

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