beard - Answered a Question by beard (16 Jan 08 13:03)

Hi Thanks for your reply I am not saying I did'nt enjoy my cruise I have been on Destany at least 6 times. I had no problem with staff or food and as usual the entertainment was great. I hope they will do is carpet where it's frayed out side the dinning room also the deck in some places is rotting.The steamer chairs have been replaced so how about the sun beds. it all needs a general update. If it went for a 3 week refit thay wasted their money.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Hobday - Answered a Question by beard (16 Jan 08 06:10)

We did the Colourful Coasts cruise departing the boat on 30th November at Tenerife. Had agreat time. We understood that the Destiny was sailing that day to Marseille for a 3 week refurbishment so she should be llooking better now.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
beasley - Answered a Question by beard (16 Jan 08 08:38)

Returned from the destiny after week cruising over xmas, very very disappointed. Glorified ferry comes to mind and "butlins on sea" very poor service from staff with a "robotic" approach and the food certainly did not meet the standads of previous cruise on Carnival miracle. As for the cabins well, so glad it was only a week. Ship definatly needs considerable improvement to get it to acceptable standard for the price of a cruise.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Foster - Answered a Question by beard (20 Jan 08 18:04)

It's Thomson so you get what you pay for - all the ships are 'old' and are bound to be tired. Would not fancy the crossing over to the Caribbean on one (they probably fly you over) but went over on P&O Aurora, 22 nights there and back and never felt the ship move... Thats the difference!

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
George Davison's blog

Are Same Sex Marriages at Sea ...

By George Davison

A marriage at sea has been a dream for many of couples for forever. What could be more romantic than a wedding on some of the finest and most luxury cruise ships out there? With the legalisation of same sex marriage in more and more countries over the last few years, more cruise lines have been announcing that they are now to start offering same sex marriages at sea and in 2017 P&O and Cunard where one of the first to do so.But I have been hearing along the grape vine that this dream fo...

Read More

Jan 17 2018 12:07:41:000PM


The average cruiser is younger...

By Jo Cunningham

Jo Cunningham's blog

Cruise is a booming industry with record numbers of British passengers choosing to cruise and more interestingly younger and younger people choosing to cruise.The average age of the cruise passenger from the UK and Ireland it is 55 years, whilst globally it is just 46 years old. This is a combination of more families opting to cruise and an increase in younger couples. There are a number of reasons for the lowering demographic;In recent years the cruise line have realised the importance of...

Read More

Jan 18 2018 07:56:54:000PM

Tipping on board cruise ships

By Renee Gagen

Renee Gagen's blog

Tipping on board cruise ships has always been a problem, many customer’s like to do this, many don’t, I’m a person that doesn’t like to be told how much I should give and who to give it too and is it getting out of control the amount that cruise lines are putting these up by?Many people think it’s just on cruise ship but many holiday destinations you have to tip places so what is the recommended amount that you should tip? I know while I was on Holiday in Goa my ...

Read More

Jan 15 2018 08:23:34:000PM