1,676 Carnival Conquest Cruise Reviews

The food was horrible. One in our party was vegetarian and the choices were slim to none. Same Indian vegetarian meal in dining room every night. The food in Lido restaurant needs to be labeled better. There was a pasta dish that looked ... Read More
The food was horrible. One in our party was vegetarian and the choices were slim to none. Same Indian vegetarian meal in dining room every night. The food in Lido restaurant needs to be labeled better. There was a pasta dish that looked like regular pasta with marinara sauce. After asking found out all the pasta sauce has seafood base. There seems to be no care given to people with dietary restrictions or needs. They have these hateful ladies (aka crumb patrol) in the Lido restaurant. They get in line right on top of you and clean crumbs the whole time you are in line. Felt very unwelcome. Hot tubs are not hot. I’ve had warmer baths. The temperature control in the cabins on deck 7 were horrible. I’m cold natured and I couldn’t get cool the whole trip. Then I saved the best for last. The muster safety drill! We had to stand outside sweating for an hour (because of waiting for late people), for a five minute safety drill showing how to put on a life jacket. The guy doing the demonstration in muster station F was so short we couldn’t see him. People were about to pass out from the heat. This was my 3rd cruise and my worst. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Haven't been on Carnival for a few years but got a good promo and liked the itinerary of this cruise so booked it Ship is older but can't tell from the very well kept areas all around the ship and lots of cleaning going on ... Read More
Haven't been on Carnival for a few years but got a good promo and liked the itinerary of this cruise so booked it Ship is older but can't tell from the very well kept areas all around the ship and lots of cleaning going on 24/7 which is a lot better than what I experienced on Royal's Harmony of the Seas last year Food on Lido had good selection and guy's burger (especially fries), burritos, pizza was great . Lines for Deli can get long and they premake the sandwiches which leads to them being soggy sometimes Buffet quality and selection is sufficient but can't match the variety of the newer/bigger ships The main dining room food was good and better than Royal Caribbean but the servers are clearly stretched and things like drinks, taking orders and even food can take a while depending on server and time. The deserts were mostly very well done Pool is small and there's only one water slide but didn't have issue finding chairs on deck Movie under the stars showed current movies with free popcorn (not like Royal charging$5) and usually had two movies a night Didn't watch the nightly shows as I never do regardless of cruiseline due to low quality for all cruiseline compared to shows on land Comedians were good Overall very enjoyable cruise and glad to see Carnival keeping up the quality of the basics like food and ship upkeep unlike other cruiseline chasing bigger and more gimmicks at expense of basics However, some fellow cruise passengers on this Carnival cruise were rude and lack basic manners to staff and others . Had an OV cabin which was in very good condition, great size and soundproof compared to other newer ships I've been on. Gym was generous size and had lots of cardio equipment though resistance/weight can sometimes have a wait but much better than other newer ships with more pax but even smaller fitness area than on conquest Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
This was the second week of our Back-to-Back on the Conquest. We love the crew, especially our room stewards, Dan and Muzaki! They did an outstanding job both weeks as they cared for our cabin and requests. The waiters in the Monet Main ... Read More
This was the second week of our Back-to-Back on the Conquest. We love the crew, especially our room stewards, Dan and Muzaki! They did an outstanding job both weeks as they cared for our cabin and requests. The waiters in the Monet Main Dining Room were excellent. Sherwin, Wendell, and Leila made every evening special. All of the wait staff in the Monet were great at breakfast and brunch also. Customer service was very helpful, as was the excursion desk. Entertainment was fun, from evening shows (even if aimed at a younger crowd!), to the musicians throughout the ship every evening to the Mardi Gras party on the last evening. BTW - We LOVE Carnival's Groove for St Jude's parties and donation opportunities. That hospital for children with cancer does incredible work! I really hoped this was a GREAT GROOVE!! The food in the MDR was great with a wide variety, and lunch at Guy's Burgers and the Blue Iguana is always fun on sea days. We started the week at the The Point steakhouse on embarkation day. We ordered filet for my DH and lamb chops for me. WOW cuisine!!! Lovely evening! Worth the upcharge for sure! Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
I came back to Carnival after almost 10 years. I am a Platinum Guest. The priority boarding was the best part of the cruise. The ship is showing its age. I dislike the way they went with their entertainment. No reggae band. Just ... Read More
I came back to Carnival after almost 10 years. I am a Platinum Guest. The priority boarding was the best part of the cruise. The ship is showing its age. I dislike the way they went with their entertainment. No reggae band. Just a guy playing a steal drum to canned music. They have too many rug rats on board. They run around free even in the adult areas. The food has gone downhill too. The wait staff is great they can’t control the food they put out. Overly spice. Got sick the second day from fish dishes. The pools are dirty I doubt they test the water. They smelled. The bar staff overall were not too friendly. The rugs in the ship could use a replacing. The ship should be sent to dry dock for a full overhaul. The ship was built in 2002. The furniture in the cabin is worn. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Due to a continuing health issue, we chose this cruise’s Eastern Caribbean schedule. I will preference this by telling you I’m a Platinum level. So how can they screw up the embarkation and disembarkation. Embarkation went smoothly. ... Read More
Due to a continuing health issue, we chose this cruise’s Eastern Caribbean schedule. I will preference this by telling you I’m a Platinum level. So how can they screw up the embarkation and disembarkation. Embarkation went smoothly. Disembarkation, so so, this time we decided to carry our luggage off the ship. We received our waiting area location, right next to the “fast to the fun” quests. When the time came to disembark, the cruise director came in said Platinum quests can go, all the Fast to the fun people headed for the door. The cruise director stated we are all platinum today. Don’t know how you feel but I earned me status. Once on the ship my wife and I took a tour to become familiar with the ship. Standard layout for Carnival’s older ships. We hung out until time for the muster drill. This is where it starts to go downhill. We get to our muster station, it’s 90-95 outside. We stand there for over 30 minutes waiting on the safety instructions. Finally they give the instructions, lasted less than a minute, and had to wait another 30 minutes to be released. Our luggage did not come until right before dinner, we selected the early dinning. So much for being priority. Headed down to dinner, table mates were great, we hit if off from the beginning. I was surprised at the lack of menu selections. Portions were small and the taste was less than savory. Service was great, waiter took very good care of us. Standard entertainment you would expect from Carnival. We went to the comedy club, comedians were great. Standard lido deck entertainment, nothing new there. Our ports were nothing special, San Juan, Grand Turk, St Thomas and Amber Cove. Took an excursion to St Johns, beach was OK, water was rough, due to the storms out in the Caribbean. On our way back to St THOMAS they break out the rum punch, as you can imagine some, many indulged way to much. To the point that I had drinks spilled on my hat, Hands stepped on and people falling all over me. Not a good trip back. Once back we headed to the ship. We noticed a longer normal line to board. Again we stood in the backing sun for over 30 minutes to board. The metal detector broke down and they had to wand everyone. You would have thought to open up the other gangway. The onboard ship experience was less than stellar, smokers know no boundaries, the smoking areas were well defined, however some felt they could walk the ship with lit cigarettes. Smoking on the balcony was common, yet I did not see a single Carnival crew member say a word. I understand what to expect on a Carnival cruise, drinking, parting, and general a wild crowd. However, I have never been on a cruise with so many cabin, balcony doors slamming shut at all hours of the night. People running up and down the hallway every night at 2am. My wife and I have decided we will not sail on a Carnival cruise again. We are going on a Celebrity cruise end of October. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
The ship overall looks old and the decorations are cheesy and tacky. The art hanging on the walls in the main gallery area have broken frames. Their suites are small. The dining rooms served a lobster dinner that totaled 4 bite and we ... Read More
The ship overall looks old and the decorations are cheesy and tacky. The art hanging on the walls in the main gallery area have broken frames. Their suites are small. The dining rooms served a lobster dinner that totaled 4 bite and we had to go up to the Lido deck to actually have dinner .As for entertainment, only four singer, but.eight performers, everyone should have at least one song in every show. In the soul performance there’s two blonde girls two white boys ...two dark-haired girls and two young men of color. It was racially and culturally insulting that everything was preformed by white singers. Magic show A+! Servers Are very polite and well mannered I saw people vacuuming dusting and cleaning day and night. And our room Stewart was phenomenal I felt pampered like a princess. As for our ports of call they were dirty and full of beggars and thief’s. only one was worth seeing. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Booked this cruise because of the low price for an inside cabin. Recognizing that Conquest is an older ship lacking many bells and whistles, I realized that some wear and tear may be present; however, filth is another matter entirely. ... Read More
Booked this cruise because of the low price for an inside cabin. Recognizing that Conquest is an older ship lacking many bells and whistles, I realized that some wear and tear may be present; however, filth is another matter entirely. The floors of the lido buffet were consistently sticky, slippery, and visibly dirty, regardless of the time of day. Grime was visible on all elevator buttons (when you could find a button that worked). Hair, bugs (both living and dead), and dust were common on window sills across the ship. Dining ranged from mediocre at best to downright terrible. Typically I enjoy visiting the steakhouse, but between being swindled into paying for a bottle of wine that should have been free - our assistant waitress insisted that Carnival does not offer complimentary wine on the first night of the sailing and thus charged us, this was later rectified by speaking to the head waiter - and an inedible steak, I was left disappointed. Portions in the dining room were exceedingly small, nor was any customization available due to pre-prepared food. For example, my wife does not like cocktail sauce and prefers her shrimp plain. It was not possible to have shrimp without cocktail sauce drizzled over it since it was already prepared. Likewise, the vegetarian option was the same every night, quite frustrating for my vegetarian wife. While I certainly understand Carnival as the "Fun Ship" line, many fellow guests took the fun too far. The muster drill lasted over 40 minutes due to a group choosing to play a game of hide-and-go-seek. Forty minutes standing in the Miami heat was not enjoyable. On several occasions we witnesses intoxicated guests wandering the promenade during the dinner hour with no shirt or shoes on with no crew asking them to cover up, at least for the sake of hygiene. The highlights of this cruise were the ports of call - Grand Cayman, Honduras, Belize, and Mexico. The staff at the Alchemy Bar were also warm, hospitable, and engaging. Despite this, I can firmly say that this was our last cruise with Carnival. Standards have slipped greatly. From now on, we'll pay the premium to cruise Celebrity instead. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We chose Carnival because it was budget friendly! It was my husband, myself and our 2 year old and 6 other family members. Went onto the ship with such hesitation as everyone seemed to have terrible things to say about Carnival and I can ... Read More
We chose Carnival because it was budget friendly! It was my husband, myself and our 2 year old and 6 other family members. Went onto the ship with such hesitation as everyone seemed to have terrible things to say about Carnival and I can tell you none of them were true. Our steward Yoga was incredibly kind and thorough. The entertainment staff Adele and Lee made us feel like family and always at home and we were hugging them when we left the ship, they were fun, upbeat, kind and caring! The entertainment was phenomenal. The Cruise Director Mat was incredible, he has the best attitude and is so good at what he does as is everyone else. Cristian and Lauren who both do bar waiting we incredible they are such nice people and made us feel at home. But Tommy the head waiter in the Renoir Dining Room was absolutely incredible! When I say personable and kind I genuinely mean he made us feel so welcomed and we requested him every single night. We had a chaotic family of 9 and he and his team we wonderful. My daughter was looking for him every single day as we walked the ship and the last night she gave him a hug and we all took pictures. He knew every single one of us by name and I hope we get to see him and the others again next cruise, that goes for all the staff. Everyone from housekeeping to fun squad was great. By the end of the cruise we felt like a family on the ship! The only con is the added extras you pay for and they can get pricey but I would do it all over again. My entire family and I have already said this was our best family Vacation we have ever had. The Gaudette Family Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
I know everyone is entitled to their opinions and so I always read reviews with an open mind and then I like to go back and give my experience based on my travels with the cruise line. This was our 9th Carnival Cruise. To be honest we ... Read More
I know everyone is entitled to their opinions and so I always read reviews with an open mind and then I like to go back and give my experience based on my travels with the cruise line. This was our 9th Carnival Cruise. To be honest we are 15 days away from Platinum so that is our goal. Embarkation was swift and easy. This was our first VIP entrance since we were staying in a suite - and it was truly faster - but then again Carnival has made strides in improving and making this process as quick as it possible. Once on the boat - our room 7312 was ready at 1:30 as told to us inside the terminal. Our bags made it quickly to our room also. We did not buy the Drink Package (alcohol) we prefer to smuggle in Rum Runners. We did buy one over priced six pack of Sprite and Coke for mixers and a 4 pack of beer - also overpriced but a little cheaper pre-cruise. I would suggest buying and paying for as much as possible before a cruise. Tends to be cheaper and less of a bill at the end. The Internet and hub worked just fine and was quicker than experience last year on different ship. Much better and we shared on social for the adults and a basic for the two teenagers, again purchased prior to leaving. The ship was nice. It has three small pools. So we always sat between the two pools on deck 9/10. Plenty, plenty of chairs to be had by all. You should remember their is a set of stairs in Vincent's bar which leads up to the walkway where the photos are taken and you can get to the piano bar and pixels too. We watched a video on YouTube on our exact room and some tips on navigating the ship and from their it was easy. Quick to navigate in a day or two. Food was good. They repeat the menu every week so they have it down to a science. Now you can get a molting chocolate cake for the whole table if you want. Where improvements have been made are on the sit down breakfasts and the "sea day brunch". Both were fabulous to us - since we can recall the days the sit down was the same as the buffet food wise. The bagel tower and the 24 hr French toast to die for. Entertainment was good. Fun Squad was great too. We choose to interact, greet others with a smile and become a part of the cruise family for the week. Robbie, Ritchie and Jake were real, real good and funny and you could have a blast if you wanted. Don't be afraid to join them - the payoff is rich in kindness and stewardship of the cruise world and passion of the fun-ship. It truly is part of the experience. We went to Grand Cayman - did our own thing at Eden Rock and Smith Cove. Amber Cove was nice but the country is so poor looking. Belize City was again nice and the pier was great.. lots of fun things to do right there. The last tender was not good at all - took nearly and hour and a half to leave and get back on boat. Way too long. Disembarkation - piece of cake, we were in a suite so you get to leave early -but what was bad was the terminal - they had all zones of luggage kind of thrown together at some point. Not a big fan of that since with the conveyors they had made the process better.. but someone just started moving luggage cause the terminal got backed up. The cruise ship itself did a bad job keeping us posted on Hurricane Dorian. It did not affect our trip on the boat - I understand - but for some it affects/affected their lives - so they could have been more open. In closing - the ship was nice. I do not think it needs to be overhauled and updated. Staff was great and it was a good trip and vacation. In my opinion a litte homework ahead of time goes a long way in enjoying a trip. Peace and safe travels. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Chose the cruise due to the western Caribbean destinations(Grand Cayman, curaçao, Belize and Cozumel). The conquest, although less than 20 years old, was old and tired. Very few fun activities to do on deck. Pools packed and small. ... Read More
Chose the cruise due to the western Caribbean destinations(Grand Cayman, curaçao, Belize and Cozumel). The conquest, although less than 20 years old, was old and tired. Very few fun activities to do on deck. Pools packed and small. 30 minute lines in the buffet. Dry beef and too many spicy ethnic foods. Buffets closed down early. If you wanted food after hours or between excursions you waited in more 30 minute or more lines for the burger joint or sandwich shop. Water and ice machines constantly out or broken. Only a god awful super sweet lemonade available during the day to drink. The ship removed all the fruit juices in the machines shortly after breakfast. They had a nice tropical punch in them and I’m sure they closed them down so guests couldn’t use them for rum mixers. Had to pay $2.50 for a glass,of juice. Rude and unmannerly people. Seemed 90% were from the inner city and they forgot their manners. Kids who had soda bubble passes were forced to go to the bar to get a beverage. I don’t want young kids to be forced to mingle with drunken passengers to get a soda. Had to present their ship ID and sign for a coke! Constantly hawked by photographers. Fair entertainment. Dining room food good, service and our wait team was fabulous. The Conquest was only able to dock at one out of the four ports of call! The other three we anchored in the harbor and had to disembark and embark on water taxies. This was a slow and tedious process. Lines, lines and more lines! The Shore excursions we chose were well worth the money. Sorry Carnival....never again! Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Daughters Honeymoon Cruise, there was a total of 16 of us that went on the trip. This was my 3rd time on the Conquest. Not my favorite ship, but a good ship. The food was great, the service in the main dining room was awesome. Food at ... Read More
Daughters Honeymoon Cruise, there was a total of 16 of us that went on the trip. This was my 3rd time on the Conquest. Not my favorite ship, but a good ship. The food was great, the service in the main dining room was awesome. Food at the Buffet was acceptable. Our room was clean, but the bathroom toilet was showing its age and a little smelly. Had a problem with the shower, it was immediately corrected. Our room steward was amazing and filled the ice bucket 2-3 times a day. we had a balcony room and the balcony was small but did the job. Everything was clean. The Cruise director was trying to be a good one but had a little ways to go. One of the "fun squad" would be an amazing cruise director, i believe his name was Robbie. The main shows were amazing, the singers were great. the comedians the 1st 3 days were great, then they got changed out and the new ones were not nearly as good. Embarking and Disembarking was as smooth as i have ever seen it. Overall Great Cruise Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
All I can say is wow , this was an amazing cruise. The staff on the Conquest especially Felix Lictawa was so polite, gracious, helpful attentive to all your needs. I felt like I was rich for 7 days. A staff that was professional at every ... Read More
All I can say is wow , this was an amazing cruise. The staff on the Conquest especially Felix Lictawa was so polite, gracious, helpful attentive to all your needs. I felt like I was rich for 7 days. A staff that was professional at every thing they did. The food at every restaurant was delicious especially in the former dining room, I really felt like the rich and famous because that's how my family and I felt for 7 days . It was always something to do on the ship so much activity and a good energy coming from the hostess of all events going on. On the ship it was a mixture of all different nationality 82 was what the director said and all age groups , everyone was happy and having fun with each other and I give credit to the Carnival Conquest staff. I cant wait to book another cruise through Carnival. I just want to thank Carnival for an amazing 7 days July13-20, 2019 will be a time of great memories for me and my family. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
I loved this cruise. My husband and I went for our 30th anniversary. Some things about it seemed a little old school but we enjoyed spending most of our time out on the deck when we weren’t on an excursion. The buffet was ok. The 24 hr ... Read More
I loved this cruise. My husband and I went for our 30th anniversary. Some things about it seemed a little old school but we enjoyed spending most of our time out on the deck when we weren’t on an excursion. The buffet was ok. The 24 hr pizza and the deli were excellent. The dining room options had some good higher end options. The staff was always friendly and very helpful. The outdoor movies w/popcorn each night was fun. The pools were usually packed and quite small but since we spent everyday swimming in the ocean we didn’t care about using the pools. I have 2 complaints -The way they herded us into the muster stations like cattle as we waited 45 hot and humid minutes for a 1 minute presentation on how to use the life vest. I get that it’s a mandatory presentation but there must be a better way! 2nd complaint-The blaring loud music throughout the buffet during the early morning breakfast hours made breakfast miserable. I would highly recommend purchasing the faster to the fun pass if you’re not a fan of lines. It was well worth it for many situations. For the most part it was a lot of fun and the excursions were well organized considering the amount of people Carnival had to route on and off the ship. I would definitely cruise with them again. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
The crew was happy and helpful! They must have great bosses! Our waiters Vergel and Junrey were exceptional. We went to Chef’s table and had an amazing time! Rosann took care of our cabin and made each day perfect! I can’t say enough ... Read More
The crew was happy and helpful! They must have great bosses! Our waiters Vergel and Junrey were exceptional. We went to Chef’s table and had an amazing time! Rosann took care of our cabin and made each day perfect! I can’t say enough about the Entertainment crew, Lee had us groovin, Adele was super fun! Jackpot Jake was the best! What I can’t believe is how they all remembered our names. I met Dickie one of the singers on deck. He helped with an issue on my phone, introduced himself and remembered me every time I saw him by name! The shows were absolutely amazing especially Dickie. Dancing, singing,comedy and drama he was super! Dissapointing was the Buffet! It was awful and we couldn’t enjoy anything on first day. Type of food awful! Over cooked or inedible. Never went back! Burgers were excellent! Excursions were fantastic in every port. Chef Luis wowed us in Cozumel. We cooked and ate at Blu! Overlooking the sea and pool with Dolphin Swim! Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Hello all Cruisers: Let me start by saying that this is not my first cruise. However, it was my first cruise with Carnival. Ship: Very old ship and in need of a renovation. Throughout the ship were humidifiers lining the halls for ... Read More
Hello all Cruisers: Let me start by saying that this is not my first cruise. However, it was my first cruise with Carnival. Ship: Very old ship and in need of a renovation. Throughout the ship were humidifiers lining the halls for all the moisture from leaks. The ship design also did not allow from easy access to some common areas so it was a bit tedious getting from one place to the next. Cabin: Seemed cleaned until my wife noticed that they made the bed daily but did not change the linens for the entire 7 days (she had a makeup stain from the first night that was still there the last night). That may not be a big deal to many but most hotels change linens at least every 3 days for multi-night stays so I would expect the same on a cruise. Dining: This was a biggest disappointment. After deciding not to eat breakfast in the buffet but in the main dining, under the assumption that the food SHOULD be better, we asked for scrabble eggs with cheese and they brought back lumps of eggs with cheese sprinkled on top. The next day we came back to the main dining and asked for hard boiled eggs, and received eggs with runny yokes. For the entire 7 days I ate salmon for dinner because that seemed to be the only thing on the menu that they consistently got right. We sat and watched as most guests sent back meal after meal or would leave near full plates at the tables. Guy's burgers is also OVERRATED and was a mess. The beef was not seasoned so if you did not add the special sauce the burger lacked flavor and was flat out horrible. Carnival: This was my first and will be my last! I will continue to cruise with Royal Caribbean Cruise line. I know with RCC they will treat you like family not just a guest. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
We stayed in Miami overnight before the cruise and explored the city some, then went to the terminal the next day. Embarkation was a fairly quick and fluid process. We were on the ship within an hour of getting through security despite ... Read More
We stayed in Miami overnight before the cruise and explored the city some, then went to the terminal the next day. Embarkation was a fairly quick and fluid process. We were on the ship within an hour of getting through security despite being in group C. Disembarkation took abit longer but that was simply due to having a late number more then anything, once our number was called it was smooth and easy as well. The ship herself was the most beautiful to date I’ve sailed on (Previously one cruise on Disney (don’t remember to much as I was little) and one on the Carnival Dream in 2016). So I’m not an experienced cruiser by any means. Still every single day aboard I was awestruck by the architecture. It is not to big of a ship (smaller then the Dream I believe) but I never felt cramped, it was fairly easy to learn my way around. The only thing that was slightly annoying was the only way to get to dinner every night was to go through the casino and smoke but was not a big deal at all. Our cabin number was 6202 right at the front of the ship. One warning for this cabin is the curtains must be closer after sunset due to the bridge being right above, as well as out the window is an obstructed view showing the deck and bow but if you sit higher on the bed (or I can fit in the window) you can see the ocean. Personally I would book this room again. I loved it, it had plenty of space and was fairly quiet at all times of day. If you do get seasick though Deck 6 was noticeably more rocky then the upper decks. I love the motion of the ship so I actually enjoyed this. The dining we did was all excellent. I ate at the Lido Buffet, Guys burgers, and the Monet restaurant for 8:15 late dining. Never had a meal I didn’t like and the wait staff were absolutely incredible. No complaints whatsoever. The only thing I missed regarding dining was unlike the Dream the Conquest does not have the Mongolian Wok. Entertainment wise I went to 2 comedy club shows. The 18+ one was hilarious, the family friendly one was...eh. But that’s also just my sense of humor. We played several games of Bingo which all were great Jackpot Jake made it a great time even counting we lost every time. We danced one night out on Lido deck and Though is was fun it was extremely crowded and I’m not sure I would do it again (I’m not a Lido deck kind of person anyway). I’d like to mention our cruise director Lee. He was absolutely awesome and literally lit up the whole ship with his enthusiasm during announcements and at events. Three of the ports were fun Grand Cayman, Cozumel, and Isla Roatan. Though Security was extremely tight at Cozumel including drug sniffing dogs for every passenger it didn’t lessen the fun. Belize I’m not sure I’d get off the ship next time. This was my second time here and I still wasn’t very impressed. Even though we actually did a 7 hour excursion there I only enjoyed about 45 minutes of it (The Mayan ruins starting with X) the rest kind of felt like a waste of time. If you have never been to Belize I say go, but don’t expect the fanfare of the other ports. The other issue I had with Belize was Carnival seemed very disorganized that morning. For both Grand Cayman and Belize we had to take a water shuttle due to the reefs. Grand Cayman every ran smoothly and we got to shore rather quickly. In Belize they were running behind and it was a 20 minute tender ride to shore. We arrived late for excursions that day. I didn’t travel with any children. I was actually the youngest of the group at 20. Overall I would do this cruise again. I have other ports I would like to explore but the Conquest herself is a beautiful ship that had me awestruck. When it came time to leave I actually shed a few tears at leaving the ship behind. Despite the few bumps it was incredible. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Overall a good cruise. Embarkation was a breeze, only took about 30 minutes max from unloading to walking on board. Waited until about 12:15 to show up, and at looked like most folks had already gotten on board and the lines were short. ... Read More
Overall a good cruise. Embarkation was a breeze, only took about 30 minutes max from unloading to walking on board. Waited until about 12:15 to show up, and at looked like most folks had already gotten on board and the lines were short. Enjoyed the Punchliner comedy club (especially Mike E Winfield) and the deck top movies. Lots of room to sit under the stars. Biggest disappointment was the overall food. Just average what I expect on a cruise, especially when compared to my last cruise on NCL. Very few options for low sugar desserts, and I asked our waiter in the Monet dining room three times if they had low sugar ice cream...said he would check but I never heard back (NCL had it every night). Also no options for food after 11pm but pizza. Would have liked to have a burger or salad after all the shows, but you were out of luck except for the pizza line. The ship is showing its age. Needs a good cleaning and paint job plus new carpet. Also the flooring in the Lido buffet is slick as glass in the mornings...don't know what they are using to clean them, but almost fell a couple of times. Also long breakfast lines on excursion days. Avoided the crowded pool areas for the adult serenity area. Too many folks with too much booze to enjoy the pools. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
We chose ship due to ports. This is our first carnival cruise although not our first cruise. We were on a family cruise celebrating my sons high school graduation! We are in our mid 40's with 2 teenage sons cruising. I'll ... Read More
We chose ship due to ports. This is our first carnival cruise although not our first cruise. We were on a family cruise celebrating my sons high school graduation! We are in our mid 40's with 2 teenage sons cruising. I'll start with the CONS: First off the Muster station drill.. Wow one gal had to be called 3 times at least! Not sure she ever showed up but we were held there nearly 45 mins to an hour shoulder to shoulder with other guests with little ventilation waiting on this lady to come for the drill! Why not do this in decks. There was a 60 second demo of how to use life vest and that was it - was played on the room TV too. Waste of time, people were so hot, crowded, and miserable. My hubby got pretty claustrophobic due to us waiting so long on one passenger. Ship was not clean, our balcony smelled like someone around was smoking all the time (even though not allowed and flares mine and my sons asthma), plexiglass on our balcony had handprints and smears (filthy) from previous guests, and dirty all over it (see pics). Food repetitive and got old fast. Other guests were entitled acting, loud, obnoxious, discourteous and we heard some bragging about being on 100% state/federal assistance programs! We felt like we were on a section 8/welfare cruise and I don't mean that rude, it is just the truth. Saw a previous review on this ship saying it was Jerry Springer type guests on here and I completely agree! The other passengers were pushing their way into food lines, like it was feeding time, loading plates to the brims, and just rude! It was gross to go through the buffet due to the people in the lines.. One lady got drunk and every night like clockwork went to the cabana staff (which were younger kids) and cussed them out and yelled until she got security there (that she asked for and was asking for the "Po-Po"). She needed to be contained and told this behavior wasn't allowed - I didn't take my kids on this ship to hear this language and see her trashy behavior. She was always claiming something she had was "stolen." Not sure why they continued serving alcohol to someone who was this loud, rude, cussing, and making such a scene - actually I do- for more $$ for carnival. These kids working didn't deserve this treatment either. They were doing their jobs trading in towels, but she felt she could tear them down and belittle them since she was drunk I guess.. The music was trashy and mostly rap- on repeat. No variances of music to accomodate other peoples music choices, but just for one set of guests in my opinion. There was no where you could go to get peace and quiet and relax on this ship. If you could find a quieter deck, there was a large white safety barrier blocking the ocean view. I asked a worker if I could put a chair on another deck which had a see through area and he said no. Like I mentioned above we were there for my sons graduation gift trip and he can not stand loud music and we found him hanging in the room most of the trip due to the loud chaotic environment. There were several pools rather than 1 large pool. They were either filled with little kids (packed full) or the adult pool which was a group of 20's age drunk men hitting on their girls for the day - which changed daily. Kind of entertaining I guess or disgusting. Swimsuits were minimal and should not allow thongs when people have kids on this ship. In the past when I cruised Royal Caribbean, the tipping was at the end of the ship and I felt like the staff/crew really worked for their tips. However, this ship I felt like an inconvenience (except in the formal dining room at night by wait staff). Staff and crew members (even the ones in all white or dressed up) would pass by in the halls or elevator and not say hello or engage in conversation. I've never experienced this before on other cruise lines. Their deli was one of the better places to eat but William who works there is rude and when I ordered my sandwich on a pretzel bun instead of the egg bun, he let out a huge sigh and rolled his eyes and was very rude in his tone and how he came across. They need to open a second deli somewhere in the ship - maybe in the O2 (teen hangout room) that was ALWAYS empty! The deli line was incredibly long every time! This should also tell them the food here is much better than the gross buffet. Wouldn't hurt to have just some chicken strips/fries on the buffet or something so you don' t have to wait in line for 30 mins for fries.. Desserts were beautiful and looked delicious but very disappointing when tasting. Only one worth the calories was the chocolate cheesecake one time. Toilets smelled so bad in our room, like a porta potty. Got worse everyday! Made you sick to use your own bathroom. My son (reason for our trip) was stoked for seafood on this trip. Said it wasn't really good, sushi (costs extra) was terrible and they did refund our money - thank you. But, I really expected good seafood and it wasn't tasty which was disappointing. In my opinion, they need to take a week off from cruising and update, renovate, and CLEAN this ship! I know they'd lose money not sailing for a week but this ship needs a good cleaning in corners, crevices, and scraping old rusty paint and re-painting. Decor needs updating. Bathroom counters etc are green in color. Cruise Director, Mat was funny to listen to but after day 2 or 3 he doesn't need to keep saying "Good morning ladies and gentleman, this is Mat your cruise director.." We know. He did do a good job entertaining - loved his laugh - was very genuine. The way he interacted with kids was funny and good too! Enjoyed Jake, Adele, and the other guy who MC'd too (can't remember his name-but bald and funny and had a b-day a few days after we got off the ship). We have teenage sons who loved the basketball courts they offered and had a lot of fun spending time there; staff was rude when they would come take the basketball away from these kids at 5:30 pm. Apparently there is a steakhouse underneath the courts so they don't allow them to play b-ball from 5:30-11pm. Therefore, every night we had to wait up til 1230 am so the kids could play ball from 11pm-12am. This is dumb. These kids paid the same as those ppl in the steakhouse to be here. Allowing them to have a ball from Noon-5:30pm then 11pm-12am needs to be re-evaluated or steakhouse moved - again maybe to the O2 lounge area that was always empty!!! Not a lot for teenage kids to do on this ship. Felt too old for the slides, pools were cramped with little kiddos, and not allowed in adult pools so they never stepped into a pool on the ship :( O2 lounge was empty as I stated above. Flags on the ship are a bit disrespectful and need to be replaced, they are torn up (see pics) Guests on this ship could not follow simple directions as I mentioned before they are all entitled. Now, there were a few normal people on here but not many. Mat the cruise director would give simple instructions for disembarkment process and no one could listen. We were on express disembark where we took our own luggage -haha it was anything but express. We were supposed to be off at 0830 and we didn't get off until 1010am due to the entitlement of others going before their deck was called. Literally waited on deck, in hallways, and theatre for 2 hours elbow to elbow with thousands of guests. Carnival said it was not their fault but one would think this was the first time they've ever emptied a ship! You need staff who are assertive and shut the elevators off! Mark off stair wells etc.. Had a lady keep saying "if you aren't on the stairs don't come down, if you are on an elevator, stay on and go back up to deck 9." If you have 1 crew for every 3 guests, put people at the top of the stairs and enforce it, shut down the elevators, get control of the unruly pushy guests! No one listened to her and just kept piling down the staircases and pushing their way through - we had to sit in the theatre for a while until we could get off due to this. This process needs re-vamped as well. King bed is only 2 twins pushed together..Don't fall in the crack when they move apart during the night! lol Elevators were Slllloooowww! Then when they opened, people would get on before letting others off which is super frustrating for a week straight. I was in the casino waiting on my husband and I was peering out a window looking at the ocean. A crew member came over and shut the shades to the window I was standing in front of.. I nicely said, "I was looking out that window at the ocean." and he said, "Oh sorry and proceeded to close the shades! What kind of customer satisfaction/service does this show? This was pretty much how all the crew treated us on this ship. Only Johnny (cabin steward) went out of his way to be kind and do a fabulous job! I've had 4 knee surgeries in past 1.5 years and I always liked going to the top decks on the ship to look out but elevators didn't go to the 11 and 12 floors and was definitely harder for me to get up the stairs but I made it. Would be nice if they had some way for people with knee issues/handicap guests to get to the top, this was the best view and somewhat quieter depending on what area of ship you were on. PROs The dancers/performers (4 women, 4 men) were amazing! We enjoyed each show each night, our favorite was the Flicks night. Their costumes could be a little less "cheeky" and showy of their butt cheeks and still have the same impact. They are talented and great singers/dancers. Their choreography is amazing and well rehearsed/performed! This was a huge highlight to us. Johnny our room steward was the only staff who was smiling, greeted me by name and kind. He did a great job and loved his towel animals each night!! Guest Services was very helpful booking an excursion after hours and in helping with anything we needed. Pools were drained, scrubbed well. That was reassuring as I mentioned above full of kids or 'horny' adults.. The staff really took their time and really cleaned these well when I watched one evening from afar. I wish they cleaned the whole ship like this! When waiting to get off ship on last day, Jesse was out working very hard scraping and re-varnishing benches around the pool. He was a hard worker and did a great job! Carnival Deli, 24 hour pizza, frozen yogurt, and Guys burgers were good - but only so many burgers you can eat in a week! PG comedian shows were hilarious! Loved Mr. Winfield the most. Went to an adult only once and stayed for Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Decided to take my boyfriend on a 7-day cruise with the Carnival Conquest. This trip was our first cruise & did not disappoint! Everything was convenient and well planned out. We only brought a carry on bag each but checked it in when ... Read More
Decided to take my boyfriend on a 7-day cruise with the Carnival Conquest. This trip was our first cruise & did not disappoint! Everything was convenient and well planned out. We only brought a carry on bag each but checked it in when we embarked the cruise. I originally read nightmare reviews about avoiding the Lido buffet during embarkation, but it was wonderful. We both ate & by the time we found our stateroom our luggage was already at our door & our room key was in our personal mailbox. Super exciting. Our room steward, Hendra was amazing! He always made sure we were comfortable, & answered any questions I had. Also, our interior room wasn't as small as I imagined & was super clean. We both slept wonderfully. Our cruise director Matt was energetic & hilarious. All the staff was friendly & professional. Even the travelers on the cruise were super friendly. There was always something to do on the ship. I never laughed so hard at the hairy chest contest & my shy bf even volunteered for the push-up contest. We enjoyed the movie nights on the Lido deck & of course the popcorn. We really enjoyed the excursions that we booked through Carnival. We choose Stingray City in the Grand Cayman, which is a must- see. And we decided to just chill by the beach in Roatan, & save money by not booking an excursion for that port. The beach was super clean & beautiful! Overall it was a memorable vacation. So thank you Carnival! Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Picked Carnival Conquest after a disaster Caribbean cruise with MSC, wanted to try a new line and 3 new islands for us on this itinerary hit the spot. Embarkation was a total breeze, 30 minutes from shuttle drop off to on board. Very ... Read More
Picked Carnival Conquest after a disaster Caribbean cruise with MSC, wanted to try a new line and 3 new islands for us on this itinerary hit the spot. Embarkation was a total breeze, 30 minutes from shuttle drop off to on board. Very impressed, seems things go a lot quicker if you just turn up at your allotted time. Disembarkation was the opposite, as per usual, delays on getting off made even worse with only 5 officers on customs & immigration for a ship with nearly 3000 passengers! Sail away was destroyed by total idiots at bar that wouldn't attend their muster stations, kept the rest of us waiting on open decks, no air con or drinks. Took best part of an hour and missed sail away. Had inside cabin (1447), plenty of storage space, pretty standard cabin bathroom, looking a bit dated but all very clean. Only thing I disliked, apart from the shower curtain, was the hair dryer, attached to the drawer! What a pain in the neck, literally! If you have long hair, take your own. Cabin attendant was new but did fantastic job, always around when needed. Initially requested your time dining but was given early seating in Monet, quickly rectified by hostess and ate rest of cruise in Renoir, whatever time we went never had to wait. Service was excellent apart from 1 night, when new staff totally messed up. Menus were varied, meats always cooked well and to order. Usually ate breakfast in Monet, omelettes excellent and sea day brunches worth the wait, especially steak & eggs. Buffet pretty manic and didn't like canteen style set out, led to long queues, not ideal if all you want is a few items. Island style lay out would reduce waiting times. Loved the BBQ restaurant, only 3 meats and 3 sides but all done to perfection. Should have stolen some of Guys Brown sugar BBQ sauce, can't get it in UK and it was divine! The Point steakhouse was worth every cent of the $35 cover charge. Amazing huge French onion soup! Hubby couldn't finish his 14oz New York strip, I polished off my perfectly cooked filet mignon but the cheesecake defeated me, huge portion! Pizza Pirate and Guys Burgers were also excellent. Liked the tired sun lounger area around pool. We chose to chill on deck above the adult pool, plenty of room & loungers, right above quieter bar for service and steps away from our daily BBQ fix, perfect! Shows were professionally done, females singers totally blew the males off stage. Didn't want to keep queueing for the comedy shows, so never saw one. Piano bar was manned by Ben Gentry, very funny and quick witted guy. This show got very adult after 11pm, loved it and really missed him on his night off! House band and musicians were all very good. Casino needs to be made No smoking, pretty bad 1st couple of days, probably got used to it after that. Only one moan about activities, not enough quizzes for us. One every morning at 9am but who makes that with an all inclusive drinks package? Made all our ports. Spent nearly 2 hours waiting for tender to ago ashore at Princess Cays and a long wait to return too. Grand Turk beach amazing, although spent too much time at Jack Shacks bar just chatting with other cruisers but no charger for their loungers and escaped the crowds at cruise port. No time for beaches unfortunately in Aruba, too much diamond shopping to do, will rectify that next year! Did island & beach tour on Curacao with Irie tours, booked on line with them, pay on day. Excellent value for money and well timed as most shops closed in Willemstad, labour day. Overall had a great time on Conquest. Did prefer entertainment, activities and entertainment staff on previous NCL cruises but food and service will definitely keep Carnival on my hit list in the future. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
We choose this cruise because of the itinerary. There was only one sea day and the rest were ports of call with beautiful beaches. We booked and Grand Suite, 7928, and it was perfect. We even got new furniture for the room in one ... Read More
We choose this cruise because of the itinerary. There was only one sea day and the rest were ports of call with beautiful beaches. We booked and Grand Suite, 7928, and it was perfect. We even got new furniture for the room in one port. The A/C worked very well, first time ever we turned the thermostat up because it was too cold. The bed and linens were exceptional in quality. The food was incredible, sampled several different dishes, always found something great. The worst part was the entertainment, which we already were aware of, so not disappointed. The day of the dancing waiter is past. We had anytime dining and one night they could not serve us our entree due to the Show. I felt so sorry for this poor people, you could tell they were so over worked and then have to "perform". We choose two excursions thru Carnival, both were wonderful, and we felt very safe. We choose to self disembark, the fastest we ever have been off a ship. If you do the research you will not be disappointed and the price is the cheapest out there. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
wanted to try a different ship and port......conquest was nice... staff friendly....food ok-with exception of the steak house!!!! It was over the top!!! the prime steak house was very nice wait staff very eager and helpful food was out of ... Read More
wanted to try a different ship and port......conquest was nice... staff friendly....food ok-with exception of the steak house!!!! It was over the top!!! the prime steak house was very nice wait staff very eager and helpful food was out of this world!!!! The chef came to the table and I could not have been more pleased!!! The "art of dessert" was fantastic!!! we will do this again! This meal would have cost more than $200.00 back home...Book early and enjoy! The Barbeque was not to my liking...On the Magic it was fantastic ...don't know what happened here on the conquest. I thought that the quantity of the food offered at the blue Iguana was lacking..two pieces of chicken on a burrito and five shrimp in a bowl come on. The spa was fantastic!!!! a young lady from south Africa gave me the men's day at the spa with a professional shave and haircut facial and massage..IT WAS SOOOOO GOOOOD! Casino was ok at first and too smoke filled for me so, after one evening there I did not return....cant there a smoke free cruise? Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
This is our third cruise and I couldn't be more happier with the service we received. This is the first time we stayed in a balcony suite and we weren't disappointed with how spacious the cabin was and the great ocean view from ... Read More
This is our third cruise and I couldn't be more happier with the service we received. This is the first time we stayed in a balcony suite and we weren't disappointed with how spacious the cabin was and the great ocean view from the balcony. Our Cabin steward Michael made our trip so much more stress free by making sure all our requests were met throughout the week. The food was amazing with tons of variety and a 24 hour burger and pizza station. My sister is special needs and I couldn't be more happier with the kind treatment we received. They helped us with her wheelchair coming on and off the ship and made sure that she was comfortable when we dined at the restaurant. It was mom and sister's birthday and they gave my sister a free picture frame and my mom a free spa experience worth over 50 dollars, as well as singing happy birthday for both of them in the restaurant. The shore excursion that I would recommend as being the best is the dolphin encounter at ocean world Dominican republic. The staff helped make the experience so much more pleasant and the price for photos and the video of the dolphin swim was not that expensive and very much worth every penny spent. Anyone travelling with a special needs person or has a disability I would recommend this cruise ship; you won't be disappointed with the amazing treatment. The entertainment was phenomenal, every night we had a great show to see. One of the cleaner's in the buffet named Aillen always made sure to greet us anytime we saw her and always had a big smile on her face. I will totally recommend this cruise to anyone who wants great food and entertainment as well as a friendly staff that is there to help you feel right at home. :D Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Overall it was a great cruise. The weather was almost perfect and I haven't had a bad cruise yet. The ship's crew did a great job and the food was good. I think NCL does have a better food selection in their buffet but I ... Read More
Overall it was a great cruise. The weather was almost perfect and I haven't had a bad cruise yet. The ship's crew did a great job and the food was good. I think NCL does have a better food selection in their buffet but I always found more than enough to eat. I had my son and granddaughter with me and they enjoyed their cruise too. My only real gripe came after the cruise. I was checking my credit card charges and noticed a charge from Carnival. This was a surprise because this was also my first cruise that I did not receiver a final billing statement. My son did receive one but for me, nada. I had to email for a final statement and it had a charge on the last cruise night. I then had to email to get a receipt for that sale. It was for a necklace that my granddaughter bought and didn't have enough credit on her Sign & Sail. Since her card was tied to her father's credit card and not mine, I can't figure out how I got charged. Also, what good is it to set charge limits if the crew are going to circumvent them? It may have been a coincidence but it looks fishy when I don't get a statement when there is a bogus charge on the bill. My son and I got the charges worked out but we should not have had the need. I let my grandchildren pick a cruise when they turn 13. I have two more grandkids younger than 13 and I am less than confident in keeping Carnival as an option. One last thing. I really liked the new embarkation. We just showed our passport and had our picture taken as we boarded. Our Sign and Sail cards were waiting for us at our door when we were allowed in the cabins. My only whine was that if there was an announcement about where we received the cards, we couldn't hear it. We were a little anxious about how to get in our cabin. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Mat, the cruise director, was phenomenal. He is so full of energy and so positive. He was the perfect person to keep the ship going. The adults in our group enjoyed the casino a lot (someone please win our money back). We had so many ... Read More
Mat, the cruise director, was phenomenal. He is so full of energy and so positive. He was the perfect person to keep the ship going. The adults in our group enjoyed the casino a lot (someone please win our money back). We had so many people that talked and laughed with us. I could list something special about each of them, but that would take all day. I do want to mention some of the names of the casino staff that were absolutely amazing. Kyro, Rochelle, Emily and the rest of the pit bosses were fabulous. The dealers, Yuri, Anna, Dorothy, Prudence, Ilya, Tames, Malcolm and Edward are all AWESOME. They made us laugh even while taking our money. The dining was very VERY good. Our team was Lemsem "Sam" and Menzi made each night special. They made our youngest nephew Cooper feel special. I mentioned Anita, our steward, already, but the people behind the scenes are great. She always remembered our names and she always had a smile waiting for us. To say we had a great trip is an understatement. WE HAD AN AMAZING TRIP. I can't wait for the next cruise!! Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Carnival Conquest Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.3
Dining 4.0 4.0
Entertainment 3.0 3.7
Public Rooms 4.0 4.2
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.9
Family 5.0 3.9
Shore Excursion 4.0 4.0
Enrichment 2.0 3.4
Service 4.0 4.3
Value For Money 5.0 4.0
Rates 3.0 4.3

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