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Heather

Age: 33

Occupation:Teacher

Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Carnival

Ship: Carnival Destiny

Sailing Date: 2010-07-17

Itinerary: CARRIBEAN

Overall we had a great time. This was my first cruise. My husband has been a many as a kid. We brought our 20month son. We went with our friends and parents. There were lots of things to do. We did the Bamboo Beach club in Jamaica. It was great. The water was calm enough for us to take the baby in. We were given free drinks and food the whole time we were there. It was nice and relaxing. At Grand Cayman we planned to do the Turtle delux, but we didn't get off the ship in time. (Make sure you get down stairs to leave off of the boat at least 1 hr before you excursion. We were there 45min early like we were told and didn't make it). We were offered the 7mile beach excursion and I have to say DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY on this excursion. It cost 29.99 and all you get is a chair an umbrella and one free soda.when you can just pay $5 to take a taxi to there. There are plenty of taxi willing to take you there. When it was time for us to go back to the ship there were about 15 taxis ready and willing to take us back to the ship for $5. We had to wait 20minutes for the carnival shuttle to get there. When we got back to the ship I did complain and we were refunded half of our money, which i thought was very fair.

The food in the formal dinning was very good. The food in the restaurant on the Lido lounge was pretty good. Not the best I ever had but I definitely don't have complaints about it. Don't bother trying to call room service. I needed milk for my son.. they never answered the phone once.

We were on the 6th floor with a balcony. It was Cleaned 2times a day. Our room steward was great and helpful.

There was a lot of stuff to do. We went to shows, played games in the library, went swimming, tried the drink of the day, gambled, watched movies outside. There were a lot of things to do the we didn't do because the baby was napping or didn't want to sit still to watch, but we spent very little time in our room.

Bamboo Beach in Jamaica was a nice relaxing time. I reccomend it if you are traveling with a baby that can't do a lot of the other stuff. Skip the 7mile beach excursion its over priced. If you want to go there just bring cash and take a taxi there on your own. Its cheaper and easier.

We had a great time. We would definitely travel with Carnival again. All of the staff was great. Room was clean and quiet.

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