ok just to clarify
90% of the island can understand english especially on San Juan, problem is that most of them does not talk using english that's the problem.
Probably you ask someone something in english, they will understand it, and will try to give you the answer either on spanish or "bad english"
For all of you that will visit San Juan that's not the case there since thats our tourists area and most people speak in english.
As for the ship things have change over the years,this is what I found out about the Carnival Destiny:
On my last trip I notice that the number of Puerto Rico cruisers were not the same actually was wayyyy down in numbers.
When I ask some of the Carnival people on the dinning room,
Why is this happen??
they just told me that the problem was their new route, for some reason they did not know, the people of PR
does not like it and the cruisers from the island were going down. Problem is Carnival Destiny makes great $$$ numbers from the people of the island and Carnival know it.
As you know I am from Puerto Rico, the reason is they don't go to Aruba and we really like Aruba Chesse
That's one of the reason why Carnival Destiny had new routes, just looking to catch that $$$
at first Dominican Republic
since is an unexpensive port and also people of PR
always take their vacation on there,
We love it!!!
because they have all inclusive hotels there for less than half the price of what you will get here.
But Carnival never consider that it was also half the price of booking a cruise with them,
So it did not work the way they want it and they change the route to the one I have now...I even believe that the one I have
will change also since the st.Lucia port does not start again until march and before that the are visiting st. Martin.
I believe that at the end they will keep st.Martin insted st.Lucia but that's only what I think don't really know what will happen...