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Thomson Destiny Review

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Reviewer Name: Bev Allen
Date Of Birth 24/3/54
Past Cruises: Spirit - Med cruise
About Reviewer: We normally go to the Caribbean - mainly Dominican Republic and wanted to get the feel of the other islands by means of a cruise. My husband went on the Calypso around the Greek Isles with his father and thoroughly enjoyed it. I had been with my mother a=
Destination: Romana (Dom Rep) Barbados, St Kitts, St Lucia, Tortola and Antigua instead of Guadeloupe because of the troubles
Reviewer Country: Oxford
Sailling Date:
02/03/2009
Ship: Destiny
Review Date: Mar 19, 2009
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We had an inside cabin and I knew what it was like before I booked but the bed was very uncomfortable where i could feel the springs in my back. We asked if by chance there was an outside cabin available and immidiately we were shown one - we moved in. That night we could not sleep as the noise was unbearable (we must have been over the engine on the 2nd deck)I thought try it one more night using ear plugs. It was still no better so we asked to move back to the inside cabin. We didn't mind as it was our choice. The food in the Seven Seas was very well presented and on the whole enjoyed most of - except the veg. I love veg but I think it had been frozen and not cooked properly as they were hard and chewy (broccili/sprouts/green beans)The hygiene in the Seven Seas restuarant was excellent as we were all made to sanitise our hands before entering but in the lido nobody was monitoring this and we witnessed many people going straight in the Lido bar for food, many straight from the toilet without having their hands sanitised. The staff and service were excellent, we could not fault that. The entertainment was brilliant and the seating areas were very pleasant for a quiet dink in the bars. We enjoyed Barbados and had a wonderful guide. St Lucia was very pretty but we had a trip to St Kitts which cost around 30 and the guide took us to a photo shoot point and by 9.45am onto a beach. He did not speak much and when we asked what time we were being picked up form the beach - he said I don't know don't you know? he then made a call and said 11.30am and took us back to the ship at 11.30 without saying anything. We got off and he did not say good bye. Needless to say he did not get a tip and we won't be visiting St Kitts for a holiday. We had already been to Antigua so did not get off the ship but I love the beaches in Antigua. We walked around the town of Tortola but did not take any more trips. On the whole we enjoyed the experience and would probably try another ship if we were to cruise again. But we enjoyed our week in The Palladium in Bavaro Dom Rep (we have been there 3 times before and thoroughly enjoyed it each time) The entertainment is not a patch on that of the Ship but we don't mind we like the quiet bars too.

Cruise Positives:
Meeting frindly holiday makers, the staff and service were excellent, the entertainment, the opportunity to experience other Caribbean islands and the people without the cost of staying there.Dressing up in the evenig and seeing most people making an effo

Cruise Negatives:
Uncomfortable bed,small shower(understand space restrictions)vegetables badly cooked,no restrictions regarding sanitising hands in Lido (friend of ours was confined to cabin for 3 days with a bug)