Carnival Destiny Pool, Water Slide and Sunbathing
The Carnival Destiny has 3 pools plus a small "kiddy" pool for wading that is part of the Camp Carnival program. The pools have saltwater and there are fresh water showers provided so you can rinse off. Reportedly, the maximum pool depth is 3' 8" -- enough to take a dunk and cool off, but, not really deep enough, or large enough, to swim in. Given this, the area around the pool is best suited for sunbathing on 2 tiered decks.
The main pool is "The Lido Pool" and is located in the middle of the ship on Deck 9. The Carnival Destiny's main pool features two oversized whirlpool spas and the Solar Bar and is also positioned below the 270 square foot LED TV known as Carnival's Seaside Theater. The TV runs most of the day and features sporting events, music videos, and in the evening, movies. With a 70,000 watt sound system, there have been complaints that the TV can be quite loud. At the opposite end of the Lido Pool is a stage which, during most hours of the day, there is some activity going on -- anything from a Caribbean band to a member of the ship's staff leading an activity or game. Typically, the Lido Pool hours are from 8 AM to 9 PM.
Located behind the Sun and Sea on the Lido Deck (Deck 9) is "The Sun and Sea Pool". The Carnival Destiny's Sun and Sea Pool is enclosed under a retractable roof and features two oversized whirlpool spas. The Sun and Sea Pool area is designated as "adults only."
On Deck 10 (Panorama Deck) is "The Slide Pool" which features one oversized whirlpool spa. The pool is located overlooking the Lido Pool and right next to the run-out for the water slide. Operating hours typically are from 8 AM to 9 PM.
The Twister water slide onboard Carnival Destiny is 214' long and the entry to the slide is located on Deck 12 (Sky Deck). The slide is 3-stories high and empties out into its own separate pool. The water slide typically operates from 10 AM to 5 PM and there is a 42" minimum height requirement.
Carnival Destiny Pool, Water Slide & Sunbathing Tips:
When arriving in the pool area, you will need to sign-out a towel. There will be a $22 charge per towel to your onboard account for each towel you fail to return.
Babies & Infants in Pools: Carnival's official policy is "no swim diapers, children must be potty trained". We have not heard reports on whether the policy is strictly enforced. A wading pool for children is located in the Camp Carnival area of the Carnival Destiny
While Carnival does its best to discourage this, sunbathers do show-up at 8 AM and try to stake their lounge chair territory for the day.
There are mixed reviews on Carnival's enforcement of the policy. Carnival has yet to introduce their adults-only Serenity product onboard the Carnival Destin
y, however, the enforcement of the "no kids" policy will certainly improve whenever that happens. Given the adults-only policy for the Sun and Sea Pool, and the fact that there is no live music in the Sun and Sea Pool area, this is your better bet for a quieter pool area. Typically, the Sun and Sea Pool opens at 8 AM and closes at 9PM. However, the Carnival Destiny's Aft whirlpool is usually open until 11PM