Amazing Cruise: Carnival Conquest Cruise Review by Deef's Chic
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Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: New Orleans
Jamaica was hot and dirty! The temp that day was in the mid 90's and it was hot! We did the hop on-hop off bus tour of the hit strip. We went to the shoppes of Rose Hall to shop for Pandora charms and got a few other trinkets, there is much cheaper shopping in the market area, but the quality of goods not as nice, but good enough for souvenirs. We went to Margaritaville and had a real good time there, the slide is a killer, there was such a long drop from the end of the slide to the water, slams you down so hard and your suit is falling off your body, was refreshing though! The tall guys and gals you see all over in Jamaica in costume will charge you to take a photo with them and there are people all over asking you to buy pot...real tacky! We did a lot of walking and discovered Jamaica is very dirty, hard to believe people get away with littering like that, it was a fun day all in all but I could never fly to Jamaica and do 7 nights there.
Grand Cayman was absolutely beautiful and we enjoyed a nice beach day there, Tiki Beach was packed but fun with more people, loud music and DJ contests (beer drinking contests, etc.)we spent a little time at Tiki but mostly laid in the sun at The Public Beach that day $25 for umbrella and 2 lawn chairs. The sand was much softer at The Public Beach and it was not as crowded so I guess its all in what you're looking for. We also went to Hard Rock and Margaritaville and did a little shopping near the pier, the "twisted chicken mac & ch" at the Hard Rock is the absolute BEST! The wait to get back on the ship was long, but there is a tiki bar to get a couple drinks while you stand in line...VERY fun day;I would totally spend 7 nights at a resort on Grand Cayman!
Cozumel was cold, 57 the day we were there which is cold for Mexico. We shopped and went to my husbands mothers resort as she was arriving into Cozumel that day. If the weather had been better we may have gone to the other side of Island for a beach day, but it was chilly and windy so we didn't. There are a lot of taxi's right by the cruise terminal and they tell you that it's too far to walk downtown, well my husband and I are runners and we walked from the terminal to the Market Place and it's only 4 1/2 miles with lots to see along the way!
We didn't plan excursions as we have already done so much of that in past vacations and cruises....this was a pure go with the flow vacation for us with nothing really planned...a first for us, but also VERY relaxing! I did hear the sting ray city in Grand Cayman was awesome by those that went, we are saving that one for when we have our 3 daughters along. We really enjoy cruising but also enjoy our land vacations so I am by far an expert on cruising. Carnival was an affordable vacation (if your bar bill isn't too out of hand) as we went with an inside cabin this time around. The only time you are in your room either your eyes are closed or you are getting ready for the evening and your husband is in the casino waiting for you...so the additional amount you pay for a balcony was just not worth it to us. All in all we had a great time, met and hung out with a fun couple from Memphis, enjoyed the ship and would definitely cruise with Carnival again! Less
Cabin review: 6293
Inside cabin, deck six, cabin # 6293 was very roomy, lots of closet space and perfect for 2 people.
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