Carnival Conquest Western Caribbean: Carnival Conquest Cruise Review by tylersgal
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Carnival Conquest Western Caribbean
Destination: Western Caribbean
I am a pretty big fan of Carnival, but I decided to lie down for a nap one day on the cruise, and the cruise director, James, came over the intercome into my room 3 times in about an hour. This was highly irritating. I know there are any number of things going on at this time of day, but I am assuming almost everyone on the cruise can read and if they took the time to look at the daily schedule could find out about all of the activities on board that day. Less
Cabin review: 4A6311 Interior
It was an adequately sized handicap room. We did have to turn the bed a different direction so my husband could get his wheelchair between the bed and the door. Quiet location within about 25-30 ft of central elevator.Read All Interior (4A) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
The shopping is good. The store attached to Pancho's is a little more upscale and higher priced than some of the others, but the quality of their merchandise is superior...nice silver jewelry, etc. I was able to purchase 5 serapes (smallish woven blankets) for $20 at Mayan Market (I think that is the correct name.) The T-shirts are inexpensive if you are purchasing souvenirs, and they have other small items, like the maraca we purchased for our nephew that are just downright cheap, and probably less than you would pay in the U.S. We have been into the city before and decided just to stay near the ship. On hearing reports from others, the prices are about the same in the city as at the pier. There are several franchise clothing shops, like Del Sol at the there as well.
One of my favorite reasons for shopping there is the $1.50/inch Mallorca pearls at Touch of Gold. We got my mother-in-law a set (necklace, bracelet and ear studs) for $60 USD. That is less than what just the necklace would cost here. They are Carnival Cruise line approved and have a tremendous selection of BEAUTIFUL jewelry.
Speaking of tips, I have one for you. Taxi drivers and others there will offer to sell you marijuana. Some of them are working with the police and will turn you in. They then get their marijuana back to sell to some other unsuspecting tourist or to take home and 'enjoy'. Everyone thinks that marijuana is legal there, but buying and selling it is NOT.