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This ship has some of the best nightlife at sea, with

entertainment for every taste and age group.

Carnival Destiny also boasts one of the largest
casinos afloat and a spacious spa and fitness
center. Guests will find a huge variety of
entertainment and dining options, excellent food,
spacious and comfortable cabins, friendly and
professional service, and an exceptional value for
the dollar.
The key to finding your way around is to find which
elevator banks served which public rooms.

The two-deck main dining rooms -- London and Paris --

offer two seatings for dinner (6 and 8:15 p.m.), and open-
seating lunch and breakfast. The majority of tables seat
four and eight; there are tables for two available, but not
enough for the large number of passengers. Nightly
entertainment by the waiters is part of the "Fun Ship"
experience so look forward to a singing maitre'd and
dancing busboys.
The Sun and Sea, the lido buffet adjacent to the main
pool, is a popular spot for breakfast and lunch. Breakfasts
on port days were very crowded. Asian and Mexican
stations (selections change each day) and a hamburger
grill were quick alternatives to the regular buffet. A 24-
hour pizzeria and Caesar salad bar were hits with the
late-night crowd.
Bathrooms have showers, a hair dryer and a
medicine cabinet. Carnival now offers free
toiletry/amenity kits on all of their ships. All cabins
have interactive color TV's, radios, direct-dial
telephones and individual climate control. All
cabins boast ample closet and drawer space.
Reading lights and cabin lights can be controlled
from a panel over the beds. Most cabins have twin
beds that can be converted to a king bed upon
request. There are self-service laundry rooms with
washing machines, dryers, irons and ironing
boards. Self-service ice machines and Coca-Cola
vending machines are available.
The three-deck-high Palladium Lounge is the venue
for Carnival Destiny's nightly Las Vegas-style floor
shows and reviews. This state-of-the-art theater
boasts lasers lights, special effects and a sound
system to rival any land-based show room. This
lounge also has a video projection system, a
revolving stage and a retractable orchestra pit. A
word of warning -- be sure to get there early to get
the best seats. Some of the seats have limited or
obstructed views of the stage.
One of the most popular places on the ship is the
Apollo Bar, the sing-along piano bar. Get there
early if you want a seat. Later in the evening, it
was standing room only -- in the hallway!
Passengers in the mood for a high-octane dance
club will find the entrance to the Point After Dance
Club nearby. More than 500 video monitors cover
practically every square inch of wall space, and the
glass dance floor features various lighting effects.
A winding staircase leads down from the disco to
the Onyx Bar, where sofas and comfy chairs
abound but don't count on a quiet escape there
since music from above is piped in.
The Down Beat Lounge jazz and cabaret room is
accented with black and brass walls and a gray
carpet covered with red treble clefs. The highlight
of the room is the oversized trumpet, tuba and
flugelhorn suspended from the ceiling; windows are
separated by huge clarinets.
The All Sports Bar offers satellite programming
projected on large-screen TV's throughout the
Near the Promenade Deck is the Criterion Lounge;
this mid-sized showroom seating 440 is the place
to be for midnight shows. The Millionaire's Club
casino is the one of the largest afloat, with slot
machines operational from 8 a.m., and tables from
10 a.m.
At Carnival Destiny's 15,000-square-ft., two-level
SpaCarnival, work out on treadmills, Stairmasters,
stationary bikes, rowing machines, free weights and
progressive resistance machines while enjoying
panoramic views. There are men's and women's saunas,
steam rooms and locker rooms, and two coed whirlpools.
There is also a separate aerobics room and juice bar.
Trained instructors lead a variety of exercise classes;
personal trainers are available at an additional charge.
There is an outdoor jogging track (each lap equals an
eighth of a mile) and a golf driving net. Golf lessons are
available with a PGA pro through Carnival's golf program.

The spa and salon, operated by London's Steiner Leisure,

offer every kind of massage, facial and treatment

The main pool area is one of Carnival Destiny's

most popular features highlighted by the winding,
214-ft.-long water slide. The deck around the pool
is laid out in levels, creating an amphitheater-like
effect. There is also open deck space around the
aft New World Pool, with a retractable glass ceiling.
Topless sunbathing is allowed in a secluded section
near the main funnel.

Seaside Theatre is an outdoor big-screen movie

setup located poolside. Passengers can enjoy
concerts, news and sporting events during the day,
and movies at night.
Most cruises feature one or two formal nights; a
dark suit or formal attire is suggested -- most men
opt for suits. The dress code for the rest of the
evenings ranges from sport coats and ties to resort
Don’t plan on bringing your own alcohol on board – you’re only allowed one
bottle of wine or champagne – and you’ll be charged a corkage fee in the
dining room of $10. You can bring a small amount of non-alcoholic beverages
in your bag.

All prohibited alcohol, additional quantities of wine/champagne or excessive

quantities of non-alcoholic beverages will be confiscated and discarded
without compensation.

Alcoholic beverages of any kind purchased in the ship's gift shop will be
stored on board and be retained by Carnival until the end of the voyage.
Alcoholic beverages of any kind purchased in any Port-of-Call will be
confiscated at the gangway, stored on board and retained by Carnival until
the end of the voyage.

Stay off your phone, don’t forget – you’ll be

charged international rates.


This excursion is a great way to enjoy the natural beauty of Grand Turk as you kayak to
Madison Point.

• Enjoy the natural beauty of Grand Turk as you kayak along the
mangroves and explore the coast on foot.
• You will travel in an air conditioned vehicle for an interesting island
tour of historic Grand Turk en route to the kayak launch point in North
• Here, you will be met by highly skilled guides who will provide a safety
briefing and paddling instructions before boarding your 2-person glass
bottom kayak for an experience of a lifetime.
• Take in the beauty and tranquility of nature as you paddle through
gentle, shallow waters surrounded by mangroves.
• Explore small coves and learn about the importance of the mangroves
to the ecological system.
• Along the way, your guide will point out various plants and birds, an
impressive Osprey nest, and answer any questions regarding the
• The clear bottom kayak will allow you to see the marine life that lives
in the beautiful Caribbean Sea.
• After kayaking, follow your guide on an eco-adventure walk along the
coastline giving you the opportunity for bird watching, to search for
shells, and soak up the beauty of Grand Turk.
• Then, reboard your bus for more island sightseeing on the return
journey to the cruise terminal.

Note: Two guests per kayak. Guests must be in good physical condition and
able to paddle approximately 90 minutes. Kayak equipment and bottled
water are included. Swimsuit, sunscreen, non-skid footwear, sunglasses, a
hat, and a towel are recommended.


(From $74 per person)


Snorkel the pristine coral reef off Grand Turk and see stingrays at play on
this combination excursion.

• Experience the two premier attractions in the turquoise waters of

Grand Turk: pristine coral reef snorkeling and stingrays at play!
• Your tour begins at the cruise terminal where you will board the
snorkeling boat.
• The crew will provide you with snorkel equipment and a safety
• Your first stop is a private reef off the coast of Grand Turk.
• This secluded snorkeling haven is home to pristine corals, sea fans,
sponges and of course, the bright tropical fish life of the Caribbean.
• Your experienced tour guide will introduce you to two of the reef’s
famous residents – Shaun, a 3½ foot docile nurse shark, and Harry, a 3
foot long curious barracuda.
• Next, enjoy some refreshments while you take a short ride to the
stingray playground.
• The stingrays will greet you as you enter the water, softly swimming
past with a gentle wave of their wide wings.
• These friendly, wild Atlantic Stingrays will let you stroke their soft
underbellies and play with them in their own playground.
• The water is shallow and crystal clear – a perfect spot for that
memorable vacation photograph with your new playmates, the

Note: Snorkel equipment is included. Participants should wear swimsuit

underneath clothing and sensible footwear. Sunscreen, towel and
sunglasses are recommended. Guests should be comfortable swimming in
water over their heads.


(From $74 per person)


Experience Half Moon Cay from the seat of your own Aqua Trax watercraft.

On this excursion you will:

• Take a short tram ride and arrive at the safety briefing area and have
time to get acquainted with your personal sit-on watercraft.
• Have your guide lead you, single file, along the picturesque shoreline
of the island.
• Navigate around the natural reef formations, inlets, islands and sand
pits before stopping for a cool drink.
• Learn about the history of the island and the Arawak Indians, the first
settlers to the area.
• Finally test your watercraft skills as you maneuver around a buoyed

Note: Total time on watercraft is approximately 30 minutes.

Guests must present a valid drivers license. One person per watercraft only.

Wear your swimsuit and bring your towel. Personal items can be left at the
watersport center or kept in the dry storage on the watercraft. Bottle of
water is included.

This is extremely limited.

Many of the shore excursions and watersport rentals on Half Moon Cay
require that you sign a waiver release form administered by the Tour
Operator. Please obtain a copy of this waiver from the Shore Excursion Desk
onboard your ship to expedite the process for yourself and your fellow


(From $70 per person)

Add more excitement to your call on the private island of Half
Moon Cay by arranging one or more rentals during your stay.

You can pre-arrange rentals through our Staff onboard at the

Shore Excursion Desk, please see the desk for availability.

Many of the shore excursions and watersport rentals on Half Moon

Cay require that you sign a waiver release form administered by
the Tour Operator. Please obtain a copy of this waiver from the
Shore Excursion Desk onboard your ship to expedite the process
for yourself and your fellow guests.



Enjoy an educational encounter with the southern stingrays that make their
home at Half Moon Cay.

On this exciting excursion you will:

• Take a short tram ride to Stingray Cove for your short orientation
where you will learn about the stingrays' behaviors, habitat, feeding,
breeding and other fascinating features.
• After your briefing, put on your snorkel equipment and enter the
wading area with your guide.
• Have the incredible experience of touching the rays' silky wings and be
able to feed these amazing creatures.
• Learn that a safety net ensures that no other marine life enters the
stingrays' enclosure.
• After the conclusion of your swim/snorkel experience, take a tram ride
back to the Fort San Salvador Welcome Center.

Mask, snorkel, safety vest and aqua shoes are provided. Changing areas and
restroom facilities are also available.

Many of the shore excursions and watersport rentals on Half Moon Cay
require that you sign a waiver release form administered by the Tour
Operator. Please obtain a copy of this waiver from the Shore Excursion Desk
onboard your ship to expedite the process for yourself and your fellow
(From $25 per person)


Add more excitement to your call on the private island of Half

Moon Cay by arranging one or more rentals during your stay.

You can pre-arrange rentals through our Staff onboard at the

Shore Excursion Desk, please see the desk for availability.

Many of the shore excursions and watersport rentals on Half Moon

Cay require that you sign a waiver release form administered by
the Tour Operator. Please obtain a copy of this waiver from the
Shore Excursion Desk onboard your ship to expedite the process
for yourself and your fellow guests.



The Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center is part

jungle, part garden and home to hundreds of mammals, birds and

On this excursion you will:

• Enjoy a short ride to Ardastra, home to the Bahamas’ largest

collection of endangered land animals.
• Follow over 5 acres of limestone pathways through a tropical
paradise of brilliant bougainvillea, hibiscus and other exotic
• See the world’s only trained flamingo show.
• Feed beautiful South Pacific “Lory Parrots” by hand.
• Take a narrated city tour to some of the historical
monuments of the Bahamas, such as Fort Fincastle.
• Admire the Queen’s staircase, honoring Queen Victoria’s
• Visit the Straw Market, a haven for unique island gifts and
Note: You will spend approximately 1 hour at the Ardastra
Gardens and 1 hour on the city tour. There is some walking
involved and a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended.
Be advised, there is an additional $0.50 charge to ascend the
water tower.

(From $46 per person)


A one-of-a-kind dolphin experience awaits you in the Deep Water

Swim at Dolphin Cay.

On this exhilarating excursion you will:

• Begin with a 20-minute transfer by bus to the world famous

Atlantis Resort.
• Arrive in Atlantis, watch a video orientation and listen to a
Marine Mammal Specialist.
• Explore this wide-open dolphin playground – limited to just
six guests.
• Race alongside dolphins, cruise along the surface, or dive to
the depths of the saltwater lagoon on your hand-held
scooter, while you control your own speed!
• Use the snorkels and masks that are provided – they are
your’s to take with you.
• Enjoy Dolphin Cay’s signature “foot push,” where dolphins
propel you across the lagoon on a boogie board for a rush
unlike any you’ve experienced.
• Learn more about dolphins at the Interactive Learning

• Receive an Atlantis map which will allow you to take a self-

guided tour at your leisure of the Ruins Lagoon, a re-creation
of the sunken streets of mythical Atlantis, and The Dig, a
replica of an archaeological excavation site.
• Learn that Atlantis is home to the world’s largest open-air
marine habitat, with 14 exhibits and 13 lagoons containing
more than 50,000 fascinating sea creatures – the resort’s
141-acre waterscape provides a fascinating look at life in the
ocean’s depths; the program lasts between 90-120 minutes
and includes an orientation, 30-minute water interaction,
complimentary wet suit use, non-alcoholic refreshments at
Dolphin Cay, personal locker, towels, beach service, and all-
day access to Dolphin Cay’s private beach.

Note: Minimum age is 10 years. Participants must be able to

swim without support vests or assistance. Guests must wear
swimsuit underneath wetsuit and please remove jewelry for the
safety of the dolphins. Convenient return transportation is every
half hour starting at 1:00 PM with the last complimentary bus at
5:30 PM. Guests may take a taxi at their own expense after
5:30PM. This excursion includes a 15-20 minute walk to/from the
pick-up point. Photographs of your dolphin interaction are
available for purchase at the Gift Shop. Food and beverage
venues are available throughout Atlantis, at your own expense.
Be advised that many of the outdoor restaurants and snack carts
are “cashless” and only accept credit cards. Cash is accepted at
other venues, including all indoor restaurants, bars and shops.
Gift cards can be purchased with cash for use in “cashless” areas.


(From $190 per person)


Discover the Bahamas’ marine life in the most modern form of glass-bottom
boating – gliding over it in your fully transparent kayak!

On this excursion you will:

• Begin your adventure of discovery aboard a sleek double-

deck catamaran, the M/V Blue Manta.
• Enjoy the tropical island music playing in the background as
you cruise through Nassau harbor.
• Listen to a narrated tour which recants the history of one of
the oldest waterfront cities in the western hemisphere.
• Arrive at the kayak site and listen as your experienced guide
gives a short safety briefing and demonstration.
• Board your two-person kayak and follow your guide on this
guided adventure.
• Gaze down through your transparent kayak to see the
tropical fish and marine life as you paddle.
• Purchase some food to feed the fish and watch them
• Reach your final destination and enjoy the opportunity to
jump in and snorkel for a closer look underwater or bask in
the sun on the uncovered top deck of the catamaran.
Note: Two guests per kayak. Life vest, kayak and snorkel
equipment, and one bottled water or soda are included. Light
snacks and fish food are available for purchase.


(From $55 per person)

Guests are encouraged to limit their checked luggage to two

suitcases per person, with each suitcase not to weigh more than
50 pounds and not exceed 16"h x 24"w x 30"length. Please attach
your Carnival Cruise Lines luggage tags PRIOR to leaving home
and make sure that they are still on your bags when checking in
with us. In many ports, guests have the option of carrying
luggage on board at embarkation and off the ship at the end of
the cruise as long as it does not exceed 24"w x 16"h. This is an
advantage you may want to consider as it will allow for quicker
easier access to your bags.

Carnival Cruise Lines does not allow guests to bring large coolers
on board its vessels. Small, personal-sized coolers no larger than
12” x 12” x 12” for the purpose of housing small quantities of
non-alcoholic beverages and/or medications are permitted as
carry-on luggage.

Please note that Carnival assumes no responsibility for carry-on

luggage. Alternatively, curbside porters are available at the pier
to take luggage to the vessel for delivery to your stateroom by
shipboard personnel. Customary tip is $1 per bag. Please be sure
each piece of luggage is locked and has a tag listing your name
and stateroom number. Curbside porters are not employees of
Carnival; therefore, if you experience any problems, please report
them to porter management on site. Any luggage left at the pier
will be forwarded at your expense. Claims for luggage loss or
damage must be made in writing to the debarkation personnel
prior to leaving the pier area.

Debarkation Baggage Advice – While onboard, you will be given

numbered debarkation tags to place on your luggage. Please fill
out the information on the back of the tag, and remember your
zone number. When your zone is called, please proceed off the
vessel to claim your luggage. It is easy to pick up the wrong bag,
so check to make sure your name is on it. If your luggage is left at
the pier, it will be forwarded to you at your expense. Claims for
lost or damaged luggage must be made in writing with our
debarkation personnel before you leave the pier area.

Government regulations for U.S. departure ports require that a

final departure manifest is submitted 60 minutes prior to
departure. Guests must provide us with the required information
prior to embarkation. The easiest and most convenient way is to
complete our FunPass on line registration process
( at least (3) three days prior to
departure. Guests that do not complete the registration process
prior to embarkation are required to check-in at least 90 minutes
prior to the published sailing time.

In addition, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will no longer be

accepting oral declarations to satisfy the requirements for identity
and citizenship documentation. Guests must present the proper
travel documentation at embarkation. U.S. citizens traveling on
other cruises (cruises that begin and end in different U.S. ports or
begin and end in a foreign port) will require a valid passport or
other recognized WHTI-compliant document. For complete
information on the required travel documentation, please visit the
U.S. Government website (

Embarkation Hour for Miami is 12:30pm.

You must check in at least one hour prior to departure.

Guests who have purchased Carnival's Transfers:

Arrival at the Airport:

Guests will be met by the Meet & Greet Staff* either at the
Baggage Claim area or just beyond the security check point area,
depending on the airport.
Guests will be led to the Baggage Claim area where he/she will
claim their own luggage.

The Meet & Greet Staff* will lead guests (with their luggage) to
the awaiting motor coaches once enough guests have arrived for
the motor coach to leave at full capacity.

*not all airport locations offer meet and greet service staff, please
check your cruise documents for transfer information.

Arrival at the Cruise Terminal:

Guests will debark the motor coach and claim their luggage.
Guests will then give the luggage to the Porter; the customary tip
for this service is $1.00 per bag.

Guests will proceed into the cruise terminal for Check-In.

Guests Arriving at the Cruise Terminal by Private Car

Arrival at the Cruise Terminal:

Guests will follow the directions to the Port and pass through Port
Authority Security.

Guests will be asked to show Proof of I.D. and Cruise Documents.

Guests will drop off their luggage at the Baggage Drop-Off area
and give the luggage to the Porter; the customary tip for this
service is $1.00 per bag.

Guests will park their car in the designated parking area and walk
back to the terminal; depending on the distance, some cruise
terminals have a complimentary shuttle from the parking area to
the terminal.

Guest will proceed into the cruise terminal for Check-In.

The Embarkation Check-In Process:

Security Checkpoint
Guests will pass through the X-ray Security Machines with their
carry-on bags. Luggage larger than 24" x 16" will not be
permitted through the security machine and must be checked-in
with a curbside porter.

Check- in
Guests will proceed to the Check-In area. The embarkation
process will include submitting cruise documents, showing proof
of travel documentation and issuing a credit card (if applicable)
for their Sail & Sign Account.

All guests must activate his/her Sail & Sign Account with a credit
card (Amex, Visa, Discover, JCB, Visa/ MasterCard gift cards and
MasterCard ) or opt to pay with cash. The credit card must be
present at embarkation and the cash is deposited on board at the
Information/Purser’s Desk.

Each guest will be issued a Sail & Sign card, which is used to (1)
charge on their Sail & Sign Account, (2) access their Stateroom
Key and (3) get on/off the ship. The Sail & Sign Card is used to (1)
charge to their Sail & Sign Account and (2) get on/off the ship.

Embarkation Photo
Guests will have a "Welcome Aboard" photo taken by the Ship's
Photo Staff. The photo will be on display later in the cruise for

The Security Personnel will take guest’s Sail Sign Card and with
the onboard security system, imbed a full color, digital
photograph together with personal database information directly
onto the Sail Sign Card.

U.S. citizens taking “closed-loop” cruises are not required to have

a passport, but will need proof of citizenship such as an original or
certified copy of a birth certificate, a certificate of naturalization,
a passport card, an enhanced driver’s license (EDL) as well as a
government-issued photo ID.
Although a passport is not required for U.S. citizens taking “closed
loop” cruises, we strongly recommend all guests travel with a
passport (valid for at least six months beyond completion of
travel). Having a passport will enable guests to fly from the U.S.
to a foreign port in the event they miss their scheduled
embarkation or to fly back to the U.S. if they need to disembark
the ship mid-cruise due to an emergency.
There will be a mini bar in your room stocked with (expensive)
water, soda and alcohol. You can ask your room steward to
remove those items and you can replace them with the
“reasonable” amount of soda you bring on board.

Don’t be late back to the ship – they will leave without you.

The food is not gourmet. The food is like banquet food-good but
not great.

Don't bring so many clothes-nobody cares if you wear the same

thing twice.

Board the ship as soon as you are able on the first day. It counts
as a cruise day and you are paying for it so enjoy it!

Read your cruise contract, especially the parts about cancellation

and port/itinerary changes.

If you buy insurance, read that contract so you understand what it

does and does not cover.

A cruise is an adventure unlike any other vacation, so keep cool

and cheerful. A smile is truly the international language so do this
often on your cruise. Be kind, patient, and gracious with the
cruise staff.
Read the board when leaving the ship that states when you need
to be back on board the ship. Don’t be a minute late!!!

Do not overpack. Ships have self service laundries and sometimes

there will be a special price on laundry and dry cleaning.

Take more than one bathing suit – they don’t dry overnight.
Get some exercise every day and this includes a long walk around
the ship. Use stairs when going places.

Read the daily paper to know what's going on board the ship the
next day.

Plan to catch at least one sunset and one sunrise.

Some excursions or limited-space activities do sell out, so if

there's something you really have your heart set on doing,
buy/book it early.

Pack a swimsuit and clothes for the first night's dinner in your
carry on -- that way you can hit the pool right away if you want
and don't have to worry about when your luggage arrives in your

You can order as much food as you want in the main dining room
in whatever combination you want. If you want to order three
appetizers and no main course, you can do that! Want an extra
lobster tail, you can get it.
Take a power strip – you may only have two outlets in your cabin
and you may want to have your curling iron plugged in, an alarm
clock and charge a cell phone all at the same time.

All staterooms have an amenity basket displayed in the

bathroom. The amenities are subject to change and are only
sample sizes. The basket may include such things as: his/her
razors; shampoo and conditioner; body wash; Tylenol; deodorant;
hard candies. Supplies will be replenished by the room steward, if
quantities allow.

Buy an underwater disposable camera before you go – possibly


Don’t forget sunscreen.

If you take medicine for seasickness, don’t drink alcohol.

The rooms get very dark – pack a nightlight.

Don’t forget to bring your camera charger – and extra batteries

and memory cards if you have them.

And ... enjoy the romance...stars, moonbeams, sunrises and


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