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Melissa Walker

Age: 25

Occupation:Hair Stylist

Number of Cruises: 2

Cruise Line: Carnival

Ship: Carnival Destiny

Sailing Date: 03-28-2009

Itinerary: Western Caribbean

I will never cruise with Carnival again. Royal Caribbean is a little more expensive, but totally worth it! When I am on vacation I expect to be treated like royalty and Royal Caribbean does that, not Carnival!! The ship was layed out confusing. You would have to go up or down a floor just to get where you were going. The night shows weren't that great! RC shows were better! The elevators didn't work alot. Being on the bottom deck sucked! It was a long haul anytime you went somewhere except the gangway when you get off at ports. If you took the elevator up, you stopped on every floor to pick up people. Very disappointed!

The food was good. The service wasn't as good as Royal Caribbean. Our waitress brought us menus, said hello, brought our food, and that was it! On RC (Royal Caribbean) they greeted us by name, talked about our day, what we did, where we were going tomorrow, what we had planned for the next day, gave us menus, talked about the food on the menu, made suggestions, told us what would be on the menu for the next day, took away plates and silverware as we were done with it or did not use it, etc.. RC went above and beyond my expectations and carnival was just like dining at a local resteraunt at home! RC treated me like royalty the entire trip! I didn't feel that way on Carnival!

Stateroom was bigger than my Royal Caribbean ship's room, but we were on riveria deck 1 (bottom of ship) and had a leaky window which was very uncomforting on a ship in the middle of the ocean!!! Bed, pillows, and blankets were very comfortable!

They were fun! The shows were NOT for children! The women dancers wore thongs at every show!! There was a lot of butt showing for what ever reason!

DO NOT take a free upgrade the day before you go! Carnival called and asked if we wanted a free upgrade to an ocean view. We asked where it was located. She said 3 floors down from original room, which in actuality was 6 floors down! They told us we could have our original rooms back if we didnt like them, so we waited in line at desk for an hour before sailing time for them to tell us they were already taken!! So at what point we could have our rooms back was beyond me! It also created problems checking in and getting our luggage since we had our old room tags and not the new ones! Very disappointed with our upgrade!

In Jamaica we did the Dunns river falls and bamboo beach club excursion. IT WAS AWESOME!!! Bamboo beach club in all inclusive. All you can eat and drink! In Grand Cayman we booked through another company for a waverunner excursion. We went to stingray city and a secluded beach! It was a lot of fun!

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