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Carnival Conquest
Carnival Conquest
Member Name: water-logged
Cruise Date: March 2011
Embarkation: Galveston
Destination: Western Caribbean
Cabin Category: 4D
Cabin Number:
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 2.0
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 4.0
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 5+
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Major dislikes about the Conquest's floorplan and elevators
The Conquest is a beautiful ship, the food is great and the staff is wonderful. What then is there to dislike? THE SIZE!! I realize that size will continue to be a problem as long as mega and mega-mega ships are built, but each new class of vessel seems to be compounding the problem of getting from here-to-there. Because the Conquest is darn-near 4 football fields in length, a good number of destinations require that you go up-or-down a deck and then down-or-up another deck to get to where you want to go. What with huge (and multiple!) atria cutting through many floors of the deck plan, it really makes it hard to figure out how to get from here-to-there. You will find yourself asking questions a such "Does this floor go all the way through to the show lounge?" and/or "If I go to the Lido Deck, how many deck changes and how far forward will I have to do to get to the Main Lobby?" Sure, there are deck plans at each elevator station, but they're so small that they're unreadable by anyone over 45. Nor do they indicate the deck changes required to navigate to your destination. I still felt kind of lost even after seven days at sea!

My second concern has to do with the elevators themselves. I have never seen such slow moving elevators in my entire life! Even though the Conquest has elevators *everywhere*, they sure don't know the meaning of fast, much less moderate. There were a number of times that I just decided to walk rather than wait any longer! Three minutes is too long to have to wait for an elevator when there are six of them on either side of you.

Publication Date: 03/14/11
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