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Carnival Conquest - Western Caribbean

Sail Date: October 2007
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Galveston

We were a group of fourteen ladies ranging from 26 thru 80. This was my 5h cruise with Carnival and my sister's 4th. We had 3 other who had cruised once before and it was the first for the others. We all flew to Houston from Tulsa via Dallas. Embarking took a long, long, time due to immigration checking all the crew members. I understand this happens about 3 times a year. We arrived at the terminal around 1:30 and were not on the ship until 4:00. We sailed about 30 minutes late. The ship was beautiful, but a little worn, well what wouldn't with around 3000 passengers a week, passing thru. My sister and I had a balcony. It was well worth the extra cost. One other room was also a balcony and the others were inside. We all booked at 3 different times and all but one were just guaranteed rooms, but we all were on the same deck and side of ship. Thanks to Shay from Carnival for the arranging of the cabins for us. The sea on the first night and day was rough, but a little dramamine or More patches helped all of us. The days at sea are always my favorite. Room service of coffee and danish eaten on the balcony is the best. Later if you want breakfast in the Monet or Lido deck. There was always something to do or if you want nothing. With the wide range of ages we all found something interesting during the day and we all had dinner together and recapped our activities of the day. Port of call were Montego Bay, Georgetown, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel Montego Bay... my sister and I did the Ocho Rio and Dunns Fall. The two hour drive passed quickly because of our tour guide's information about the country and local customs. Dunns Falls is not for the faint of heart or those not in good physical condition, I did half of the climb and was so glad to see a way to get off. It had rained 6 days prior and the water was swift. It seemed very dangerous to me. Wouldn't had been allowed in the states. What an experience!!! Grand Cayman... 8 of us booked the Stingray City tour thru Moby Dick Tours. They met us at the pier. What a great group of fellas!! We snorkeled first then did the Stingray City to avoid the crowds there, it was a great idea and we had fun feeding the stingrays. Cozumel.. my sister and I shopped while the others did the Mexican Folklore and shopping tour. Later 9 of us took a taxi($60 round trip for all) to Paradise Beach..a little disappointing..not as pretty as I remembered last time but everyone enjoyed it. Great nachos and very reasonably priced. The food....oh..the FOOD...It was all delicious especially the chocolate melting cake!!! Debarking was a breeze. We did the putting out of our luggage the night before, because of the ages and our flight time this was the best. We were the second group off the ship and we got two porters to gather all of our luggage and they escorted us all thru customs and made sure we all were on the same bus back to the airport. It was a joy to me(I had arranged it all) to hear at the airport the others talking about THE NEXT TIME...I felt a relief and great that it all had been a successful and FUN time. Less

Published 10/23/07

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