Well I was not going to post about this but I'll like to add a few of my ideas since we are talking about Carnival Destiny.
I have sailed three times on carnival destiny on different ports of call.
Here is my opinion:
what is better trying to cruise the route or not?
Well let consider other cruisers that probably flew the day before to take this cruise and are on the same situation you are at the moment, either way I prefer to cruise, have fun and good food rather than getting their the night before and find out my cruise was cancel since I probably won't be getting back my airline ticket money not taking into account that my fly back will be five days after the cancelation so either I get a hotel, with my money, or pay the extra fee if I have the option to get back to my home...
Also there are a lot of things to do on a cruise ship besides just the port of calls
ok I understand the frustration but you should talk to the company Guest relations, for all I know they always try to fix the situation the best way they can
partial Refound?? cruise credit?
but If you did not cancel the cruise by the time determined by the contract, I know this:
NO THEY WILL NOT GIVE YOUR MONEY BACK BECAUSE YOU CRUISED WITH THEM!!
your cruise was not cancel it was just re-routed
and I agreed with the company in this course of action because they have done their best in this situation and gave you what options they can since like many cruisers just post
CARNIVAL have Vacation Guarantee option and for all I know is the only cruise company that offers this option and you had the option to cancel the cruise
As for the Carnival Destiny being crowded
I beg to differ
The Sensation is almost half size to Carnival Destiny and the Carnival Destiny was once the biggest cruise ship...
I never had any problems getting out on their port of calls and I was cruising in high season with the ship at full capacity but that's only my opinion
another thing we are just cruisers that love to cruise we are not Carnival...
We can give you pointers, feedback but at the end only carnival can fix this situation
I am sorry for your situation, don't get me wrong, and I hope this won't make you leave the cruising live is a good way of live
I can only hope you can resolve this situation in a satisfactory way for both parts...