Carnival Conquest - Western Caribbean: Carnival Conquest Cruise Review by Scott Anthony Davis
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Carnival Conquest - Western Caribbean
Destination: Western Caribbean
Food is awesome and plentiful. The buffet was good, not great. Dining room food is where it was at. Filet Mignon, Prime Rib, Lobster(I had two), Shrimp cocktail and wonderful dessert(warm melting chocolate cake - mmmmmm). The pizza grill is awesome as was the hamburger grill by the pool areas. The kids ate about 8 soft serve ice cream cones, they loved that. I was upset with the soda card, you can buy a bigger glass but they will not fill it for you. You have to transfer the small glass they give you and ask for another soda. The soda is not on tap, they pour it out of cans and most if not all of the time the soda was flat.
There was an awful smell on some of the decks, it smelled like methane. It had to have been the stench of the lower sewer/waste level blowing back and up the front elevator shafts into the ship areas. The shows were fun and what you would expect from a cruise. The casino slots were tight and didn't really ever pay out. Camp Carnival did have a treasure hunt and the kids went trick or treating all over the place. They love that Carnival Mascot guy dressed up in that costume. The kids couldn't get enough of the big big pool slide on top of the ship. Goofy golfing was fun.
When you get to Jamaica, watch out for the vulture taxi drivers, they are all crazy for your money. Pick one make a deal and don't pay until you get back to the ship. The poverty in Jamaica is shocking. We went and toured the White Witch house at Rose Hall, that was fun and interesting. The kids enjoyed the beach and a Jamaican ice cream. We bought a local Jamaican family all an ice cream and they were all in heaven and overly grateful.
Cayman Islands is great for shopping, thats about all I know.. We didn't do any excursions on this Island.
Cozumel is where its at. We took a three hour snorkel tour with a group called El Dorado and those guys were the best. It was a glass bottom boat so you could see everything on the way to the coral reef. Tons of fish and life there. They handed out Corona and gave you handful of fish food (Tortilla) to attract the fish. On the way back they broke out a bottle of Tequila and everyone did a couple of shots. That was great fun
Hit a storm on the way back to Texas and had 7 to 10 foot swells. Almost seasick but not quite. This is a great cruise, but the ship was not what we expected. We will stick with Royal Caribbean and we will wait until the kids are a bit older before we go on a cruise again. Less