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Carnival Destiny - Cruise Ship Review - Passenger Reviews

Carnival Destiny cruises the Caribbean and Bahamas The 101,353-ton, 2,642-passenger Carnival Destiny was the first cruise ship to top 100,000 tons when she debuted in 1996, and ushered in cruising’s modern super-megaship era with her trendsetting three-deck-high showroom, humongous 9,000-square-foot casino, and nine-deck atrium anchored with a lobby bar.

The ship’s 18-plus bars and entertainment venues line the busy Promenade Deck and include a sports bar, wine bar, and a piano bar. There’s a rockin’ disco, as well as a more elegant and subdued lounge one deck below for cocktails or a cigar.

Carnival Destiny offers a pair of two-deck-high dining rooms with ocean views and a casual two-story indoor-outdoor buffet restaurant serving up all kinds of food, from Asian to deli-style sandwiches, burgers, salad and more. There’s also a sushi bar, 24-hour pizza and café for fancy coffees.

Check out the four pools (one covered by a retractable roof), seven hot tubs and a 214-foot, three-deck-high spiral water slide. The tiered, arena-style decks of the main Lido Deck pool area are good for people watching as well as viewing the giant (and loud) video screen.

The ocean-view gym has more than 30 exercise machines, while the spa offers a full range of treatments – though its décor is pretty drab.

Kids are catered to in the well-stocked 1,300-square-foot indoor-outdoor children’s play center, which has its own pool and is nicely sequestered on a top deck. There’s also a video arcade for kids of all ages and a teen club with a dance floor and soft-drink bar.

In keeping with Carnival’s focus on “big,” standard outsides measure a roomy 185 to 220 square feet, with the majority of outside cabins sporting balconies and sitting areas. The amenities include robes for use during the cruise and super-comfy mattresses and bedding. Only suites have minifridges.

Ship Information
Carnival Destiny belongs to Carnival Cruise Lines' Destiny/Victory Class of cruise ships. This Carnival ship features lots of fun around its pool area, with the outdoor Seaside Theatre - a giant 12 ft by 22 ft jumbo LCD screen for movies, concerts, sports events, and more. The ship is very family friendly, with the most popular family program in the cruise industry, and with outdoor fun such as the Twister waterslide. Adults will enjoy the ship's multitude of bars and lounges.

Carnival Destiny Ship Facts
Year Built 1996 ♦ Ship's Class: Destiny Class ♦ Year Refurbished 2008 ♦ Country of Registry Bahamas ♦ Tonnage 101,000 ♦ Length 893 ft - 272 m ♦ Cruising Speed 21 knots ♦ Passenger Capacity (double occupancy) 2,642 ♦ Passenger Capacity (incl. upper beds) 3,400 ♦ Passenger Decks 12 ♦ Officers and Crew 920 ♦ Officer's Nationality Italian ♦ Crew and Hotel Staff Nationality International

Balcony cabin on Carnival DestinyCabins
Total 1,321 ♦ Suites with Balcony 48 ♦ Oceanview with Balcony 448 ♦ Oceanview without Balcony 306 ♦ Inside 519 ♦ Accessible Cabins (all categories) 28 ♦ Carnival Cruise Lines' cabins are great for families. Amenties in all cabins include luxury bedding, refrigerator, satellite TV programming, and complimentary room service.

Cabin Amenities
TV with music channels ♦ In-Cabin Movies ♦ In-Cabin Internet Access ♦ Private Safe ♦ Minibar ♦ Hair Dryer

Traditional 1st and 2nd Sitting Assigned Table Seating ♦ Optional Open Seating - "Your Choice Dining" lets you choose the time that suits you ♦ Formal Nights ♦ Specialty Restaurants: none ♦ Specialty Coffee Bar ♦ 24 Hour Room Service Available

Public Rooms
Bars and Lounges ♦ Library ♦ Internet Center

Showlounge ♦ Casino ♦ Disco/Nightclub ♦ Card Room/Game Room ♦ Video Games Arcade

Sports and Activities
Resort Style Pool ♦ Sports Court ♦ Fitness Center ♦ Jogging Track ♦ The Twister waterslide ♦ Mini Golf ♦ Promenade Deck: none

Spa and Wellness
Full Service Spa ♦ MedSpa Services ♦ Sauna or Steam Room ♦ Beauty Salon ♦ Yoga ♦ Pilates ♦ Fitness Assessment ♦ Health and Nutrition Evaluation

Children and Teens
Camp Carnival: 2 to 11 year olds ♦ Circle "C": 12 to 14 year olds ♦ Club 02!: 15 to 17 year olds ♦ Family Cabins ♦ Organized Age Specific Activities ♦ Children's Pool ♦ Outdoor Children's Play Area ♦ Youth Staff ♦ Dedicated Teen Center ♦ Teen Programs ♦ Teen Staff ♦ Group Babysitting Services

Other Facilities and Services
Duty Free Shops and Boutiques ♦ Dry Cleaning and Laundry Service ♦ Business Center Services ♦ Medical Center