Conquest is Bad: Carnival Conquest Cruise Review by Conquestedlybad
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Conquest is Bad
Destination: Western Caribbean
Once we got to our stateroom, we found it warm and uncomfortable. The pursers sent maintenance twice to check the vent. He said he opened the vent more but not much more cool air was flowing. We did get a fan in the room, but the air conditioning still did not cool the room down enough.
The food on most cruise ships is usually very good, tasty and well presented. Not on the Conquest. The buffet was disgusting, the food had no or a bad taste, poor texture, lukewarm (at best) for the hot dishes and the presentation was not on par with other cruise ships. This is the worst food we have ever tasted and we are not picky eaters. The complimentary drinks were just a sugar, high fructose corn syrup mixture and not apple juice, orange juice or lemonade as the dispensers said they were. Call them what they are: an apple drink, an orange drink, and a lemon drink. The iced tea was from a concentrate that did not taste like iced tea. The main dining room dinners were a little better but not by much. The wait staff were excellent, but the food they serve needs lots of improvement. We all ordered the New York Strip on the first night dinner. We do not know how it was cooked, I thought it was partially boiled, another thought it was baked, but we all agreed that it was the worst steak we had ever had. The accompaniments were equaled as bad, a tiny ramekin of macaroni and cheese that was more like macaroni and powdered milk, a large undercooked whole carrot and a green pea mixture that resembled vomit. The meals did get somewhat better during the cruise but nothing that we would say was really good. There was no midnight buffet on the Conquest which we found very disappointing, but then again, the food was so bad maybe no buffet is better. Room service only offers a small selection of sandwiches and the 24 hour pizza was tasteless.
The cruise director is not good at his job. He told crude, offensive and adult rated jokes during an excursion briefing my wife and I attended in which children and seniors were present. We walked out after one very disgustingly vulgar attempt at humor. The captain of the ship spoke to the passengers only once during the voyage. We never got a weather forecast during the cruise and were caught in rainstorms twice during ports of call. The television in the stateroom gets Denver stations? The lido deck cleaning staff did not clean tables well, did not smile or be courteous to the passengers.
In summation, this was the worst vacation experience we have ever had. Less
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