We took our First on the Carnival Conquest out of Miami on December 22, 2013. This was my kids 1st Cruise and my Second (1st was in 1988) on the Carnival Jubilee. We did a lot of research on all the Ports and the Ship. And had everything in a file. so glad we did as went back to the file several times to remember things.
The ship was Gorgeous, the Staff was unbelievably Nice. The Ports-san Juan, St. Thomas, Bahamas, and Grand Turk were wonderful. Getting on and off the ship at each Port was very organized-not much waiting at all. The Room (we had a Outside-window) was very clean and had enough room for all our luggage (yes) 5 suitcases (took Too much) and had storage under the Beds for the suitcases also. Closets were very Big and also had a lot of room in the Bathrooms as well. All the meals were 100% to me. The Dining room Waiters were Fun and we made it to every night , but 1 (glad we went to Bingo) that Night we Won the Jackpot Bingo-WooHoo. Our Waiter (Juan Carlos) was so much Fun. My Daughter still talks about him. Also the Cruise Director (Gary) was So Funny as was Matt- the Asst Director-Very Helpful.
But all the other Ports were Fun. went on the Stingray/snorkeling Excursion in Grand Turk and it was So much fun. Booked both through Carnival as we afraid we would miss the Boat. . Well, again this could not of been a more Perfect Christmas for us. We already Booked Carnival Glory-sets sail on December 20, 2014 out of Miami. Let the countdown Begin.... And FYI- we stayed at the Embassy Suites at the Airport (Beautiful hotel) complimentary Breakfast was Yummy and cooked to order. Also as it was a Saturday Night we were there (Open Bar from 4-7)...Can't get any better...
Room was very clean, plenty of Closet space (3). Nice Fluffy Robes. Just wish we had 3 as we had to fight over them . Also the bathroom had plenty of space for all our products. Room Service was good (ordered 1x only). Room attendants did a great job keeping it tidy for us. And we would fight for the door to get in to see the Towel animal each night (oh and steal the chocolates off all the pillows). View was nice. I actually got up in the night sometimes just to look out and see the waves. And good storage area for your snorkeling gear and soda we brought on. The only thing I would change in the Room was the Refrigerator to be available for our drinks (not the ships-drinks) and also the lip on bottom of the shower Stall to be higher. Was afraid the water would go over a few times.