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Old July 4th, 2011, 05:43 PM
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How old of a ship is Destiny? I've looked on Carnival's website and can't find it.
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Destiny is in a class by itself, forerunner to Triumph class.

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Old July 5th, 2011, 09:48 AM
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Has it been updated?
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I followed the link and found out when renevations where made.
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Take my advice - avoid this ship! This ship has the most annoying floor plan. There is no easy way of getting around the ship. Even after a week long cruise - we still felt lost upon disembarkment!
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Destiny first sailed in 1996, I believe. We sailed on her during her first year.

The trick to the Destiny and all her sister ships with the same layout is if you want to go fore or aft in public areas, others than Lido Deck, you have to use Deck 5 and 6 to go across.

On Deck 4, the galley is between the two dining rooms, which cuts off access.

Once you get that "trick" it's no more difficult to get around than any ship.
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I loved the Destiny. Once you get the hang of it, it is not a problem. It is DH's favorite ship to date.
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I loved the Destiny. Once you get the hang of it, it is not a problem. It is DH's favorite ship to date.
We loved the Destiny too. We got used to going across Deck 5 by the second day. While it's not my most favorite ship, I'd cruise on it again in a heartbeat!
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Some news about the Destiny came out this week. Thought you might be interested.
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there was a major up lift in 2005 and another one to be done in 2013
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I had a great time on my last cruise on the destiny. The floor plan at first had me angry but once you realize its split and can remember you're good to go. The ship was clean, I enjoyed the serenity deck...for the price you can't go wrong .
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This is my first time on Carnival so I'm looking forward to seeing how different it is from the other cruise lines
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I will be doing a 5 day cruise on jan 9 2012
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Thats what we're doing in Sept a 5 day cruise. Still waiting for our room assignment.
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I have news for you - all of the Carnival ships have pretty much identical floorplans.

The trick to any ship is to figure one way to get to things and use that all the time.

I am not sure what problem the poster above was having - but it is something that happens on many ships.

I agree carnival does have some oddball design things, but nothing to ruin your vacation.

I know it was hard to find the Internet cafe on Destiny. They have that odd room below the nightclub dancefloor that looks like no one ever goes in there - that's where it is.

Then the is the aft dining room which on ALL carnival ships is isolated on the bottom deck. Impossible to find unless you go down the last set of elevators - then voila - there it is.
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Still no room assignment yet. I'm very anxious to find out what room we have.
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hi cruisemates

I havent posted in a long while so when I saw this post I wanted to chime in.

I'm sailing on the Destiny on Sept 1 for a short Labor Day cruise - to say goodbye to summer and hello fall. I have read mixed reviews on this ship but we were docked along side her last year and she looked great. For once I can't wait until September.
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Yes!! All Carnival ship's have pretty much the same layout. We cruised on the Destiny's "sister ship" Triumph in January of 2010. The galley on deck 4 I believe it is, separates the two dining rooms, that is a pain but easy enough to go up a couple decks go over and down again. The majority of things to do are along the same decks as the earlier Carnival ships and can be easily figured out. Good luck, I just booked my folks on the Destiny for a pre-Thanksgiving cruise in November....you know, just in case they need to fill up on food before Thanksgiving lol
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I like Destiny - it was the original Carnival Mega-ship and it has a VERY cool interior. I especially like the Jazz room and the piano bar.
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I was so excited to find out that Destiny has the outside theater. Crown Princess has this and it was one of our favorite parts of our cruise.
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I loved the outside theatre on the destiny!
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Is Carnival different when they post there room assignments? We've always had our room number after final payment, but still haven't found out yet for Carnival.
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