I'm back, and although I haven't had time to write a full review, thought I'd drop you a note to say we had a fantastic time! I have no idea why there were so many bad reviews for this ship! We loved everything about our trip. The ship was great, the food was awesome and plentiful, and the people, both guests and staff, were all so incredibly friendly!!! The people we were travelling with had been on the Carnival Fascination about 6-8 years ago and they said the Destiny was great and extremely well organized when it came to embarkation, debarkation, security, etc., especially compared to their last cruise! We got to the boat around 12:15 and were sitting up on Lido deck, sipping the drink of the day and getting ready to hit the food line by 12:45, at the latest!
Relax and look forward to your cruise! I'll try to post a full review ASAP.
Jen (Cruised the Destiny Jan 12-19, 2003)