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Carnival Destiny & Multi-Million Dollar Refurb.

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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 espresso bar.

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 well.

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 some extent.

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.

Source: Carnival Cruise Lines

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