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Karen

Age: 47

Occupation:Customer Service Rep

Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Carnival

Ship: Carnival Destiny

Sailing Date: 2012-03-27

Itinerary: Eastern Carribean from Miami FL

My cruise with Carnival on the ship Destiny was a very enjoyable experience. It was my first cruise, but certainly won't be my last. The ship was clean and the service was great as was the food. My favorite place on the ship was at the back as high up as I could get. That happened to be where the lido deck was, and where the walking track was, so every morning I would get up early and go up there and walk and just enjoy being in the middle of the ocean!!--It was AWESOME!! LOVE LOVE LOVED it!!

The food in the dining room was the best, but all the buffets were great as well. Having fresh fruit at every meal was refreshing--sometimes I felt there was too much to choose from--not a bad thing!! I didn't care for our dining room waiter--who seemed to be an unhappy fellow(maybe he has been doing that job toooo long)--but the food was awesome. The only thing I would change on my next cruise is that I would opt for dining at my leisure, instead of having a set time to be there--because we were seated with some very disrespectful people who were always late and their conversation was --well--not good--so I will opt for dining only with whomever I come on the trip with.

The room was wonderful---3 ladies on this trip, so we had a suite with a balcony, and it did not disappoint. The balcony was one of my favorite places to hang out and watch the ocean go by. Housekeeping was superb--never saw them--but they cleaned our room twice a day---fabulous !!

I am more of an observer than a participater--and I enjoyed watching all the games, dancing , and contests that they had on the lido deck--also enjoyed the big( and I mean BIG) screen that they showed great stuff on, including the morning news. The "showroom" was in the front of the boat, so I only tried once to see a show in there--the movement was too much for me and I didn't want to get seasick, so I avoided it. The onboard shops were great fun and had some neat stuff. There was a ring in the jewelry store that I still kick myself for not buying.

We road horses in the ocean on Grand Turk. It was fun and the guides were nice---but the horses were tooo skinny--kind of made me feel bad--but maybe it was just the breed of horse or something. I enjoyed the Grand Turk stop and the stop on Nausau was pleasant--but I think the excursions are too expensive--- I just enjoyed being there, and would have been fine not doing anything except sight seeing---but if you need to be busy all the time---go for it.

Overall--the trip was wonderful!!! Will totally do it again, and again, and probably again. One piece of advice---our friend that booked our cruise, she had the good sense to get VIP boarding and debarkation passes. It was incredible---straight to the front of the line to board, into a lounge to get checked it--and on the ship ahead of everyone else so we had a chance to explore with hardly anyone on the ship--it was GREAT--then when we debarked the ship, we got off and thru customs so quickly, we thought we must have missed something. I think she paid 10 or 20 dollars extra per person for this--but is was WAY WAY worth the price. Happy Cruising to all!!

Just like VEGAS--everyone should go on a CRUISE--at least once in their life!!

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