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Carnival Conquest Cruise Review by robint1956

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Carnival Conquest
Carnival Conquest
Member Name: robint1956
Cruise Date: July 2012
Embarkation: New Orleans
Destination: Bahamas
Cabin Category: 4D
Cabin Number:
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   2.0 out of 5+
Dining 3.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 3.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 1.0
Family & Children (By Age Group)
        3-6 2.0
        7-9 2.0
Shore Excursions 1.0
Embarkation 4.0
Service 4.0
Value-for-Money 2.0
Rates 5.0
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Good starter cruise, if you are not picky
Ok, there are several good points to the Conquest. Lots of food, creative decoration and friendly staff. But there is not near enough of even the basic amenities. There are two tiny pools full of salt water. Just big enough for you to stand in the water with 40 or so other people. But impossible to swim in. One basketball court. Not even close for a family friendly cruise ship with 3000 people. Two ping pong tables, on deck which means the ball blows away at the slightest breeze. One giant slide (of salt water). Be prepared to wait an hour to slide down it. The shows are good. A magic act, comedians, dance shows. But make sure to get there an hour early, because there are not enough seats. We went with a large group, so each night it was someones job to go save seats, in order that we could see the show. Saving seats is not how I want to spend my vacation. Another few hundred seats in the lounges would have been very helpful. Occasionally, there would be a trivia contest. Again, not near enough staff for all of the people that wanted to play. And not near enough opportunities to play.

The food is good, but be prepared to wait for that as well. Often times the line is incredibly long. For no known reason, the food stations are shut down during peak hours. Then you have to go find another station with an incredibly long line. If you are a foody, you will be disappointed. The food is good, not great. What they call Cherries Jubilee is just warmed cherry pie filling.

Most importantly, there are way too many people on this ship. Wherever you go, there are hundreds of people. Even at 11 at night, there is nowhere to go where you can be alone. There are always lots of people around and lots of teens.

Overall, if you have never been on a cruise, this one is cheap and not too bad. I will not go on this one again. I would rather save up and pay for a little more service and a little more privacy.

Publication Date: 07/30/12
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