MIAMI (Oct. 31, 2005) – Carnival Cruise Lines’ 2,642-passenger "Fun
Ship" Carnival Destiny recently completed a 21-day dry
dock that included an expansive new teen club, a renovated
Lido restaurant and children’s pool, a redesigned casino,
and updated suite accommodations.
Following the multi-million-dollar renovation, which took
place in Freeport, Bahamas, the 101,353-ton Carnival Destiny
resumed its regular schedule of year-round seven-day southern
Caribbean cruises from San Juan. On this route, Carnival
Destiny departs every Sunday on week-long voyages to St.
Thomas/St. John, Dominica, Barbados and Aruba.
"Carnival Destiny -- a popular ‘Fun Ship’ vacation
option since it entered service in 1996 -- is even more dazzling
following its multi-million-dollar refurbishment with a host
of new and updated facilities," said Bob Dickinson,
Carnival president and CEO.
Highlighting the renovations is a new teen club, part of
the line’s recently expanded "Club 02" teen
program. Located on Spa Deck 11, the modern facility includes
dance floor, high-tech sound/light system, three large-screen
plasma TVs displaying the latest movies and music videos,
music listening stations, video game pods, and a "mocktail" lounge
serving non-alcoholic specialty drinks.
Other renovations include a revamped Sun & Sea poolside
restaurant on Lido deck which now features colorful tile
work, updated lighting, new carpeting and chairs, and a new
A poolside stage has been relocated to a covered area on
Lido Deck, providing guests with more space for sunning and
relaxing. Whirlpools have been replaced on Lido Deck, as
The ship’s 48 suites and penthouse suites were upgraded
to include updated lavatories, carpeting and wall coverings.
New lighting rigs and backdrops were also installed in the
1,400-seat Palladium Theater, which serves as the venue for
two elaborate Vegas-style production shows each week.
The Millionaire’s Club Casino has been refurbished,
as well, with a new poker pit, new lighting and furniture,
and various other cosmetic enhancements. In addition, virtually
all other public areas, including the Onyx Lounge, Point
After Dance Club, and Apollo Piano Bar, were renovated to
The Carnival Destiny entered service in November of 1996
and is the namesake vessel in the line’s popular Destiny-class
which also includes Carnival Triumph and Carnival Victory.