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Carnival Conquest Cruise Review by srizzuto: Another great cruise!


srizzuto
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Cabin 4.0
Dining 4.0
Embarkation 3.0
Enrichment Activities Not Rated
Entertainment 2.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 1.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Rates Not Rated
Service 4.0
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Value for Money 4.0

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Another great cruise!

Sail Date: November 2011
Destination: Bahamas
Embarkation: New Orleans

This was my 8th, and my 3rd from Nola this year (spoiled? nahhhhhh). Had a balcony off the back of the ship, which is a very nice view. Bummer that it was on the 6th floor right above the Degas lounge, where bad karaoke and other party noises could be heard, but we didn't let that bother us. It is standard sized, had a mini bar, decent sized bathroom, big bed and couch/sofa bed. I suppose the balcony area was slightly bigger than those on the sides of the ship. Had a lounge chair, large reclining chair, and regular chair. Adjoining balcony rooms (a door between the rooms) are not available, but after 3 days of requests, the steward opened the partition on the balcony between our rooms (to friends next door). Some nights it was noisy because it is right above the Degas lounge, home to karaoke singing and comedy shows, but we didn't let it bother us. Some nights when bands were playing on the Lido (deck 9) we could hear the screaming and fun going on but that was all good fun More too.

Food was again average. Went to the Point Steakhouse one night and it was all really good, for $30 extra pp. 3 big pieces of lobster, a filet mignon, a half filet/half lobster, prime rib steak, etc. Great chocolate sampler dessert. Wonderful brioche bread. Well worth it! For $60 per couple, we got what would cost over $200 in a restaurant. Ate in the formal dining room most all the time. Nothing spectacular, but good, friendly service always. Ate in the buffet once or twice, not so good. Dinner usually offered some palatable choices, although some were bad, like their oysters rockefeller and salads. Soups were good (cream of mushroom, cream of broccoli, french onion). 24-hour pizza is not bad, but there is only 1 guy working the counter so it doesn't go so fast. Deli makes some simply-delicious sandwiches (panini). Desserts were not so good in general, but I really liked the diet coconut cake. Ice cream is good. Cokes are $2. Big bottle of water in room is $4. There was a minibar, nice touch. Room stewards were great.

Went to one of the big production shows in the main theater. It was awful! Very cheesy. Others in my party said the comedians and magicians were great, but I didn't see them. This trip had swamp pop music onboard, so about 1000 of the passengers were cajun music fans, and we had a great time!! Plus, dancing out by the pool to their live music and watching the Saints and LSU games on the big screen out by the pool in the middle of ocean with fellow cajuns is priceless! They offer water, lemonade, and tea at the buffet but it's not very good. I drank a lot of chocolate martinis! Less


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Cabin review: Carnival Conquest Balcony Upper

Had an extended balcony off the rear of deck 6. It is standard sized, had a mini bar, decent sized bathroom, big bed and couch/sofa bed. I suppose the balcony area was slightly bigger than those on the sides of the ship. Had a lounge chair, large reclining chair, and regular chair. Adjoining balcony rooms (a door between the rooms) are not available, but after 3 days of requests, the steward opened the partition on the balcony between our rooms (to friends next door). Some nights it was noisy because it is right above the Degas lounge, home to karaoke singing and comedy shows, but we didn't let it bother us. Some nights when bands were playing on the Lido (deck 9) we could hear the screaming and fun going on but that was all good fun too.

Port and Shore Excursions


You get off the ship at a manufactured shopping area, but the place to be is about 20 miles away at Lucaya Marketplace. We went there to a snorkel trip. TONS of stores (same ole, same ole!) and several restaurants. We ate at Zorba's greek and it was just ok. Went to a cookie/cupcake place nearby but everything looked kinda gross so we didn't get anything. Went on a snorkeling trip and it was really beautiful water and good assortment of fish. This isn't the nicest port, as it is kind of industrial. You can access the public beach area but I heard the water was cold and it wasn't very nice. Taxis will take you from the port to Lucaya for $10 round trip (in big vans, filled to max capacity). If you don't venture out, it's pretty disappointing.
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I love Key West! Went there about 10 years ago so knew our way around. Rode the trolley ($29 pp), went to Hemingway House (because we are fans) and had lunch and drinks at Sloppy Joe's, which is always cool. The trolley makes like 12 or 13 stops so you can hop on and off and see the sights, or just ride all day. It's not a huge island but there is lots of pretty stuff.
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This is really a beautiful port! We rented scooters ($70 for the whole day, total) and ended up all over the area. The beaches are nice but the water is a little chilly (it's warmer farther out, like to snorkel). Had coconut drinks, conch fritters. Lots of shopping (same ole, same ole). Many people crossed the bridge to Paradise Island (Atlantis). Fabulous water, bluest ever!
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