This was our second cruise on the Conquest. Embarkation was well, Embarkation. It was painless, we got to the pier (for the second time) about 10 ish. *We watched her come in at 6 am with a Mimosa toast with some sailing mates.* We were on board around noon and having our first Fun Ship Special. We had a total of 6 in our group. However, we didn't all board at the same time. We had dinner at 8 in the Renoir. Our server was Jay and he was spectacular. We were upstairs and I didn't really care for that but, it didn't ruin our cruise. We did enjoy Ser Mur, PC's Wok and Paul's Deli. I did find that the buffet wasn't open as much as I remembered from the last cruise. However, there was always food somewhere. Pizza was wonderful as usual. Something about that Carnival Pizza! Wish I had some right now!!!! Don't miss breakfast in the dining room. It is great. We didn't book an excursion in Mo Bay. We got off the ship and paid 12 bucks for cab fare for the day to get to go shopping (didn't like it at all), Dr's Cove Beach and to Margaritaville. We spent the majority of our day at Margaritaville. Yes, it was FUN!! We partied a lot. It was great. We did make it back to the ship. YEA!! In Grand Cayman we shopped. We also went to see Hell. I wish now that we would have booked some sort of excursion. Last year we did the Snorkel and Stingray with Capt Marvin and we should have done this again. In Cozumel, we booked the snorkel and beach blast with Carnival. It was well worth the 50 bucks. We had a blast. When we got back to the pier we all split up and did our own thing. We went and had lunch at La Choza and it was GREAT!! I totally recommend it. Then we shopped till we dropped.
Yes, the ship rocked a little more this trip than our last trip. But, we still had fun. We had to make it to the Newlywed not so newlywed game. That is always fun. Gotta love those answers!! We did have fun in the casino. I learned (or so I think) how to play roulette. It was very interesting. I did have fun. I did the On Deck for the Cure. I love that Carnival is donating One Million dollars for breast cancer research. There were about 100 people out there doing the walk. It is only 10 bucks. On our last two cruises we hung in the piano bar. We were lucky enough to have Damian Brell as our Piano Bar Host. However, this time the guy in the piano bar played lots of background music and you couldn't really hear him playing or singing. We did like the group Music Motion. Make sure you find them and listen to them play. Debarkation - HATE LEAVING. But, it was painless as well. We were off the ship around 9:30 am and on our way. However, the causeway was shut down for an hour or so. That was bad for those with early flights.
We love the Conquest, we love cruising out of Galveston. However, we would like for them to add another seven day ship out of the port or change up the ports of call or something. We plan on cruising with the kids in the spring out of Galveston on the Ecstasy. We will see how that goes!