1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: July 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
2 Helpful Votes
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
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 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
4 Helpful Votes
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
1 Helpful Vote
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
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 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
2 Helpful Votes
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: April 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
8 Helpful Votes
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
1 Helpful Vote
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
5 Helpful Votes
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
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 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
1 Helpful Vote
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
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
Because my wife is a teacher, and my daughter a student, we cruise based on time (school breaks only) and price (less expensive is better). We wound up getting an incredible deal on the price of this cruise (less than $90/person/day for an ... Read More
Because my wife is a teacher, and my daughter a student, we cruise based on time (school breaks only) and price (less expensive is better). We wound up getting an incredible deal on the price of this cruise (less than $90/person/day for an oceanview), and booked it without really worrying about itinerary, although we were excited to see two new-to-us ports, St. Martin (where my wife had gone on vacation as a teenager) and St. Kitts, and two that we had visited last year and loved, San Juan and Grand Turk. The itinerary was embark in Ft. Lauderdale, 2 sea days, St. Martin, St. Kitts, San Juan, Grand Turk, sea day, return to Ft. Lauderdale. However, about 3 weeks before the cruise, we were informed that instead of St. Kitts, we'd be going to Tortola as the 2nd port. No biggie, we thought, it's another new-to-us port. Embarkation at Ft. Lauderdale was as smooth as we've ever experienced. We opted to park on-site, as the reviews of local off site parking were sketchy at best and downright unhappy at worst, so the difference between $10 off site and $15 on site a day was not worth it. We had an 11:30-12:00 arrival window, and parked the car at 11:30 exactly. We were on the ship before noon. Let me repeat that -- from parking the car at 11:30, we were on board in under 30 minutes. That includes: off loading our luggage, walking to the elevators, walking about 1/4 mile to the porter stand to drop off our luggage, going through security, getting a photo, and going up the gangway. Under 30 minutes. We literally never stopped moving forward. It was the most efficient embarkation I've ever experienced, to the point where I'll seek out cruises from Ft. Lauderdale based solely on that experience. The fact that it's also the closest port to our house (by about 15 minutes -- it's 2 hours ish to Tampa, 1:45 to Lauderdale) is a bonus. Onboard with our carry-ons, we went up to the Lido to have a little lunch and explore while waiting for our cabin to be ready (at 1:30). Protip: in the Lido, there are 4 buffet lines (fore and aft, one each port and starboard), and a dessert line (aft of the buffet). Behind that, there are 2 stairs going up to deck 10, where there is the "old fashioned barbecue," and more seating. We easily found seating there while the Lido was packed on embarkation day. We also signed on for a sea day activity -- a whisky tasting and blending class -- and bought a wine package (3 bottles for $99). At 1:30, we took a ride down to deck 2, to find our cabin. Lo and behold, our luggage was waiting for us when we arrived! Awesome! Get in the room, and unpack. There was plenty of space for 2 adults and a child to stow their stuff for a week (in fact, there were tons of extra plastic hangers in the closets when we arrived, which we really liked). Our cabin steward, Aldo, introduced himself and asked the usual questions ("when do you like your room serviced? Any special requests?" etc). We had ordered some water bottles for the room, and they were waiting for us when we arrived as well. Muster was... well, muster drill. You've done it once, you've done it. It was crowded, annoying, and legally mandated. We started sailing before being released from muster, which was a bummer if you wanted to go to the bon voyage party, but foreshadowed our captain's school of thought towards travel times -- we were always early in to port, and left on the dot -- which we kind of liked. Then, time for dinner. We opted for early dining, so we were in the Monet dining room (all the way aft, decks 3 and 4) at 5:45. Met our headwaiter (who we rarely saw after, to the point that I don't really remember his name a day later), and the rest of our wait team, Redana, and Ralsita (from Indonesia and Bulgaria, respectively). They both took a special interest in our daughter, with Redana delivering her food (usually a chicken breast or some steak) and cutting it up for her, even feeding her the first bite, and Ralsita keeping a supply of chocolate milk for her from the second day on (we saw Ralsita at the Lido early on the first sea day, and our daughter asked for chocolate milk to drink with breakfast; she inferred the rest and kept us in calcium and chocolate for the rest of the trip). The food on the trip was, overall, in the quite good to excellent range. There were little touches that stood out -- some sauces plated on the sides as decoration, an extra sprig of greens to garnish -- and everything was cooked as we ordered, so no medium rare steak arriving medium well, for example. The wine service was done professionally, by the book, which I appreciated (the ritual of wine service is interesting, with every part having a point -- the bottle is presented, kept in sight at all times so you know it's not getting switched, the cork presented to prove it's the wine you ordered, first taste to the one ordering to make sure it's not corked or oxidized, and first full pour to the lady at the table for politeness). We also found Guy's Burgers, the Blue Iguana, Pizza Pirate, and even the BBQ to be nicely done. I did try out a couple of "food hacks" for the burgers from Guy's -- get a plain burger, top with salsa from the Blue Igauna, for example, or take it up the the BBQ and get some pulled pork and sauce to top it with -- and liked the results. Entertainment was easy to find. There are the production shows and comedy, of course, but there were also things like having the production show cast lead a dance routine by the pool, and plenty of live music (this cruise had a steel drummer, a DJ, a brass trio, an acoustic singer and guitar soloist, a 6-piece rock band, and a string trio, playing in the atrium lobby, by the casino, and sometimes elsewhere, like by the dining rooms). As noted above, I did a Scotch whisky tasting and blending class with one of the Alchemy bartenders, who was super-knowledgeable about whiskys, and that was well worth the time and money (several glasses worth of whisky, and I got to keep a 100 ml bottle of my own creation -- which they let us simply walk off with, rather than confiscating like duty-free booze). We also saw two of the dive-in movies (Instant Family and Bohemian Rhapsody), and enjoyed the experience a lot. Our daughter liked the Camp Ocean activities, including one night when we had her in Night Owls so we could have a grown-up dinner and go see R-rated comedy; when we went to pick her up at a bit after midnight, some kids were dozing in "sleeping bags" made of extra blankets in the little kids side, while a movie quietly played, but there was a dance party going on in the bigger kid's side, where she was going strong. She also liked the fact that, because the Conquest has only 1 water slide rather than the 2 on the Glory (which we sailed on previously, and is the same class of ship), it has an extra pool and hot tub which were, if not by rule, then de facto kid's pools. My wife and I appreciated the kid's pools as well, as we could more easily get lounge chairs near the secondary pool; chair hogs were very much in effect on this ship! At one point, we took it upon ourselves to take a couple of lounge chairs that were obviously unoccupied for an hour or more (the folks actually using the chairs around them agreed that they had been empty since at least noon, and it was 1 PM), moving the towels left behind on them to a neat pile behind the chairs as we were using them, and in the hour and a half we were on them, nobody re-appeared to try to reclaim the chairs. This is probably the worst annoyance we had on the trip, to be honest -- there has to be a better way to police chairs by the pool. Perhaps some sort of timer, for when you leave (kind of like a parking meter)? I don't know what the solution is, but I wish someone would find it. Now, as to our grown-up dinner... we opted to do the Chef's Table, which is a bit of a splurge, but well worth it in our opinion. It was over a dozen courses, personalized (I don't like tomatoes, and they changed one course -- tomato soup -- specifically for me -- I got roasted red pepper and pumpkin soup instead), with a tour of the galley, private dining room for up to 10 people (ours had 9), private magic show, photos, and the recipe for warm chocolate melting cake included. It was seriously one of the best meals I've ever had. If you have foodie inclinations, the Chef's Table is well worth the $70/pp plus tip. The ship itself has certainly seen some use -- the carpet is a little worn in places, and some of the seating has seen better days, but it's overall well kept-up, especially when you consider that 3000+ people get on it every week. I do think that it will benefit from it's scheduled drydock in November 2020. Now, each port and what we did.... St. Martin, we literally walked off the ship and got an island tour with some new friends. Off to a senic overlook, Maho beach (crowded, small, and underwhelming), a straw market on the French side (with a very nice cafe nearby), and a 2-hour stay on Orient beach (which is beautiful). On Tortola, we did a snorkeling trip through the ship. It was the afternoon, so we put our daughter in Camp Ocean for the morning and did a little shopping -- my wife tasted (and liked!) some local BVI Gin, we looked at jewelry and watches, etc. Then, after lunch, off to snorkel near Norman Island (the island that inspired Treasure Island). The guide, Mario, was great. My daughter is a very strong swimmer (in fact, she swam with our local swim team for 2 seasons), but for some reason freaked out snorkeling, and Mario came by with a flotation ring to take her to see caves and fish; we just stayed along for the ride. Well worth it! San Juan was, frankly, a little bit of a bummer this time. We arrived early, and could get off the ship as early as 7:30, but nothing in San Juan aside from Walgreens (right off the pier!) is open until 9. Since we had to be back on the ship at 1:30, that meant basically only 4 and a half hours to do anything. We just stopped for some sundries at Walgreens, walked the city a little, found a cafe (Cafe Angel) for mofongo and pina coladas, and back on board. I really liked San Juan last time we were in port, but last time we stayed longer; too bad. Then, Grand Turk. We arrived, and it started to POUR. There was a waterspout visible from the gangway of the ship, in fact! Sucked for my wife and daughter, as they were planning on a beach day. Me, I was scuba diving alone (neither of them are certified divers), so as long as the dive boat went out, I was OK. The diving was awesome; two tanks, first dive at the "tunnel" site, about 200 yards offshore, we dropped to the bottom at 70', then were led through a rock formation to "the wall," where the bottom drops rapidly to 7,000'. Super cool! Then the second dive was at "governor's house," where the bottom is more like 55', and we saw a ton of sea life -- Spanish mackerel, dories, even a turtle! Again, well worth it, but I would bring my own regulator next time -- mine had a non-working depth gauge, and another man on our boat had to make an emergency ascent with his dive buddy providing air through his octo, as his pressure gauge malfunctioned (never something you want to say). My wife and daughter, meanwhile, enjoyed the cruise port chairs (with the green cruise port umbrellas!) and rented snorkeling gear to enjoy the shallows. Finally, it was time to leave. Disembarkation was as smooth as embarking. Picked up our duty-free alcoholic souvenir (a bottle of BVI gin), had some breakfast, and before we knew it, they were calling our group number. We were off the ship and back in our car within 30 minutes, easily as smooth as the embarkation was. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
The beds in our cabin were uncomfortable and the A/C was subpar. We normally have very comfortable matrices on Carnival cruises. Public bathrooms and areas need a deep cleaning and more attention though out the cruise. Many of the deck ... Read More
The beds in our cabin were uncomfortable and the A/C was subpar. We normally have very comfortable matrices on Carnival cruises. Public bathrooms and areas need a deep cleaning and more attention though out the cruise. Many of the deck chairs need replacing. We noticed stains and tears in the Serenity deck clam shell cushions. Staff was very friendly and attentive to guest. The activities and shows were fun. The dining room food was very good; however, the wait time was much longer than normal. Hot tubs and pools were nice. On the last day a passenger vomited in the pool. The crew skimmed it out with a net. I thought it should have been drained and refilled (or closed). I did not care for Nassau. Half Moon Cay was better than expected. It was very clean with a beautiful beach. You cannot go wrong with Jacks Shack in Grand Turk. Waterfalls in Amber Cove was our favorite activity. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
We went on this cruise as a group. One of our group had cruised Carnival many times. I was disappointed in the food. It was almost the same food each day. Not many new items added. I understood that this ship had been recently ... Read More
We went on this cruise as a group. One of our group had cruised Carnival many times. I was disappointed in the food. It was almost the same food each day. Not many new items added. I understood that this ship had been recently remodeled. It still looked tired and worn. The Lido deck needs more servers to help clear/clean tables. Some of the staff in all areas were not very friendly. The entertainment was very good. Mat the cruise director was awesome. The shows were grest. Many choices for entertainment. Some of the excursions were not as expected. The Cathedral Cave, was not a moderate activity (should be labeled strenuous not for people with mobility problems). The Curacao 6hr sea turtle adventure was okay, but many stairs for people with mobility issues. It would be nice to see more history excursions as well. I would like to give Carnival another try but not on this ship. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2019
I was disappointed with my cruise with Carnival on the Conquest. Our first stop was at Princessc Cay and the tendons in my knee flared up when I was swimming in the ocean. That night I couldn't walk. I asked if I could borrow a ... Read More
I was disappointed with my cruise with Carnival on the Conquest. Our first stop was at Princessc Cay and the tendons in my knee flared up when I was swimming in the ocean. That night I couldn't walk. I asked if I could borrow a wheelchair to go to the dinner and they said that I would have to rent one for the remainder of the cruise or per day. The rental for the entire cruise was $137 dollars or $50 dollars a day. I asked them how Walmart or Target allows you to borrow their wheelchair that is motorized while you shop, but a cruise line wouldn't even allow you to borrow one to go to dinner. I told them I would not cruise with them anymore, that I paid enough money for the cruise for them not to let me borrow a wheelchair. After that they continuously called my cabin everyday to try to rectify the matter and to smooth over my resentment. One of the calls that I answered they told me that I could call room service and room service could take me to the dinner and then take me back to my room. That really upset me because they didn't tell me that until after they knew I wasn't going to rent a wheelchair. I ended up calling room service and doing that two times because I didn't want to stay in my room for the entire trip like I was being forced to do. I didn't want to spend any more money by renting a wheelchair that I thought I should be able to borrow. I called for room service in the morning to go to the breakfast and the room service person put the wheelchair to the side while I was eating. When we were done eating my husband just went and got the chair and took me back to my room. I called room service to tell them the chair was outside of the room. They left the chair outside of the room and didn't come and get it. It's sat out there for a couple of hours. My husband asked me if I wanted to look around the ship because I really didn't get to see very much because my knee hurt after the first port. We went in this wheelchair that was oversized and wide an saw that being handicapped is terrible on this Carnival ship. The buffet is not at the level for you to reach any of the food like a normal buffet is at a restaurant. I wasn't able to reach anything and my husband had to prepare my plate since we decided to get a bite there instead of going to the dining room. As we went through the ship on the lido deck where the tables are, we noticed we had to go around like it was a maze because there was so much in the way of the wheelchair. There was not a straight path for anybody that is handicapped to navigate through. Where they had the sushi bar on the side and also the deli sandwiches that were also on the side they had roped off lanes so people could stay in line. Well doing that didn't allow much room for a wheelchair to go through and we had to turn around and go another way. On the third floor where the guest services are you cannot hardly get the wheelchair through because of the support poles in one section. My husband pushed the wheelchair and lifted it so we could get through to the other side. It was ridiculous. It is not handicap friendly at all. Don't even try to get into any of the shops with a wheelchair because you will not fit. The wheelchairs that they have are overly wide. All of them were, which made it hard to maneuver yourself. I had a hard time so my husband had to push me. After we went through the ship with the chair we ended up putting it outside of my room again and leaving it there. They never did come and get the chair. It was like they left it there so I could use it and not complain. I was happy that they did do that but I was still disappointed in how I was treated. Carnival is not compassionate to injured or handicapped people. I will not cruise with them again. This was my fourth cruise with them and the last cruise I took was in 2012. I have found in 2019 a lot of changes in the food and the prices. The food is a hit or a miss. Some of the food was excellent, and some of the food was absolutely horrible. There wasn't too much in between, it was either good or it was bad. I was not thrilled with this cruise and it wasn't just because my knee was hurting. Our Steward was very nice I have to say. He at least showed that he cared that I was hurting. He brought me ice packs up every night which I really appreciated. Carnival has changed and not for the better. :( Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
We don't have a must-book-with cruise company. We book cruises after looking at prices and flight schedules, and haven't cruised with carnival in 2 years and could tell differences. No tablecloths in formal dining room, not ... Read More
We don't have a must-book-with cruise company. We book cruises after looking at prices and flight schedules, and haven't cruised with carnival in 2 years and could tell differences. No tablecloths in formal dining room, not enough waiters and bartenders in pool areas and casinos, servers in dining room didn't seem to care if they served us or not. What happened to the captains cocktail party? A person used to just attempt to set a glass down and someone would be right there, swooping up your empty and bringing you a full one if you wanted it. The ship was dirty and looked like it could use a good power washing in all common areas. Our room was clean and our room steward was great. We did have water dripping from the ceiling one night from a broken beverage station pipe above us on the lido deck. It was temporarily fixed that night, but plumbers were in our room for 3 hours the next day permanently fixing it. Carnival gave us a free meal from the steakhouse, which we had to eat in the regular dining room and not the actual steakhouse. Food was average. Fellow cruisers told us that they had been on the ship on its first sailing, almost 20 years ago, so it's older and showing it. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
We chose the Conquest because friends invited us to join them. Embarkation from Ft. Lauderdale was quick and easy. First thing we noticed after boarding was how dirty the windows and floors in the eating areas were. This ship is in need ... Read More
We chose the Conquest because friends invited us to join them. Embarkation from Ft. Lauderdale was quick and easy. First thing we noticed after boarding was how dirty the windows and floors in the eating areas were. This ship is in need of a major renovation. Chaise lounges around pool area had threadbare cushions and stains. Decor throughout ship was aged and worn. Our balcony cabin was comfortable and quiet. We were on the forward port side Lido deck and the views were amazing. Cabin steward was very friendly and did a great job. We got stuck with the late (8:00 pm) seating time for the dining room. We tried to get it changed to the early time but no dice. Food was good, service was great and we ended up going there three nights. I should add that we purchased the beverage package which was a value for us but the constant barrage of paper receipts got old. We also dined at the steak house one night and the meal was very good. It was a shame that the place was nearly empty. Biggest surprise was the first formal night or whatever they call it on Carnival. It seemed like 90% of the passengers dressed up. The last two cruises I was on in the last year (Holland & NCL) it seemed that hardly anyone dressed up. For breakfast and lunch we stayed with the buffet which I would say was average at best although the burger bar was great. Entertainment was so so. The singing and dancing act was definitely the B team. The casino was very smokey but at least they didn’t allow cigar smoking in there. The piano bar lady put us to sleep. The fitness center was great. Fantastic sauna and steam rooms. We had a good time with good weather at all of the shore visits. Nassau, Grand Turk, Amber Cove and Half Moon Cay. Half Moon Cay was our favorite even though a bucket of beer (six) cost $52 once they added taxes and tip. Half Moon has one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen! Debarkation was wonderful, we docked early and the whole process was quick and orderly. Port of Ft Lauderdale has their act together! Bottom line is that we had a great time with great weather and the crew was very friendly and polite. I wouldn’t sail on the Conquest again because there are too many newer and cleaner ships out there. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
All in all a very nice experience. The ship was very well maintained, very clean Crew was great. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Customer service top notch. Cabin Steward very good, very conscious of our needs. The dining ... Read More
All in all a very nice experience. The ship was very well maintained, very clean Crew was great. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Customer service top notch. Cabin Steward very good, very conscious of our needs. The dining room experience was wonderful, our waiter was very personable, the food was excellent and arrived soon after order. The buffet seemed well stocked and delicious.Could have used a bit more variety. Entertainment OK, the atrium band was very good, the shows were very good. All ports were excellent. Did not take long to get off ship at each stop. The cruise director was excellent. The only exception to the overall good experience was the female entertainer in the Piano Bar. She was a foul-mouthed poor excuse for entertainment. She had some huge chip on her shoulder about men and for some reason felt it important to drop the F-bomb every chance she got. For the short time I was in there I felt like I was watching the movie Good Will Hunting. Her singing voice was pretty weak, I am shocked she was even able to land a job with Carnival. Despite this one bad experience, I would recommend this ship to anyone with the suggestion that they stop by the Piano Bar the first night and peek inside. If there is a blonde woman playing piano, keep moving, don't waste your time. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
Carnival got it right again. We cruised this ship for our 25th anniversary which is when we started cruising again thanks to the wonderful time we had. This trip was even better. The service was outstanding. Only had one complaint and ... Read More
Carnival got it right again. We cruised this ship for our 25th anniversary which is when we started cruising again thanks to the wonderful time we had. This trip was even better. The service was outstanding. Only had one complaint and they handled it immediately and fairly as well. We had a small problem on an excursion and they took care of it and gave us a 25% discount. This was very fair. Everyone went above and beyond to be sure we had a great trip. Our cabin steward Gusti was amazing. He knew us before we even got to our room. Marko in the Renoir dining room was terrific. The food was great as always. We had faster to the fun, but probably did not need it except for getting to enter our cabin early. We got to the ship about 11:00 and walked right on. Easiest boarding I can remember. Leaving went smoothly as well. We did 4 Carnival excursions and except for one small problem that they took care of they were all very good. CD Matt was very good, but nobody can replace Chris Willams for me. He is the absolute best. Russ the comic was the best. He proves you can do an over 18 show without a lot of foul language and be funny. His PG show as also the best I have seen. I was lucky and had 2 upgrade offers and took both of them and had a great 10th floor balcony room, so now I am spoiled. Great location on the ship. Overall this was a great cruise and I can't wait for the next one. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
My sister actually chose this cruise. I was very impressed with the crew. Whatever you do to make your crew pleasant and helpful please keep it up. I was very impressed with the bar tenders as the Red Frog. Komang, was a great bar tender ... Read More
My sister actually chose this cruise. I was very impressed with the crew. Whatever you do to make your crew pleasant and helpful please keep it up. I was very impressed with the bar tenders as the Red Frog. Komang, was a great bar tender very nice with a super sense of humor. Keep up the good work! The food was fabulous both at the buffet and at the restaurant. Guy burgers were absolutely addictive. The room Stuart’s were great. The whole ship was kept clean at all times. The entertainment was awesome. The cruise director Matt had such great energy that is infectious. He kept me laughing the whole week. The shows I saw were well done and very professional. This was my first cruise and if/when I do this again I will be sure to make it on carnival conquest. Thank you all for such a great time Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
I went on this cruise with a friend who was joining 80 plus others she has cruised with before. This was their 10th anniversary group cruise. Everywhere we went people were awesome and friendly, except for the two people trying to save an ... Read More
I went on this cruise with a friend who was joining 80 plus others she has cruised with before. This was their 10th anniversary group cruise. Everywhere we went people were awesome and friendly, except for the two people trying to save an entire row in the theater. They weren't considerate or friendly. What part of no saving seats do some people not get? The pool areas were clean and there were no kids in the adult only pools or hot tubs. I was pretty amazed by that. The Aruba shore excursion, "Downtown walking and food tour" was informative and tasty. The tour guide, Ron Wayne, was very knowledgeable about the history of Aruba and shared his knowledge in a very engaging manner. In Curacao we went on a golf outing not sponsored by Carnival and it was the first time I had played golf on vacation. The water hazards were amazingly beautiful, you know the Caribbean Sea...... I did lose a couple balls...... oh well. I would recommend this excursion to anyone. We golfed at the Blue Bay Resort and Golf Club. I have nothing bad to say about the ship or crew. I was very happy the entire 9 days. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
We loved this cruise that went to St. Kitts, St. Maartin, San Juan and Grand Turk! The CD, Mat was a hoot. He had more energy than an energizer bunny. He was so entertaining and related to everyone, young and old. We enjoyed the food - ... Read More
We loved this cruise that went to St. Kitts, St. Maartin, San Juan and Grand Turk! The CD, Mat was a hoot. He had more energy than an energizer bunny. He was so entertaining and related to everyone, young and old. We enjoyed the food - we did YTD. I will say some of the tables were just a little close (they actually had to pull the table out for my husband to be able to sit there. Even the Lido buffet food had excellent choices and were prepared well for a buffet. The entertainment was excellent especially in the atrium each evening. We enjoyed listening to Joanne in the piano bar - she has a wonderful sense of humor and can tickle the ivories like no other. Her voice isn't bad either!! Our cabin steward, Dmyetro, was very pleasant and efficient and made the best towel animals. I did not enjoy having to pass through the smoke infused casino - it would be helpful to glass enclose a smoking area in the casino so that non-smokers could pass through or play without inhaling other peoples smoke. We took one shore excursion and had a great time. Our driver was very knowledgeable about the island and handled the variety of personalities on the tour with professionalism. We chose to take our own luggage when we disembarked and found it to be very easy to do. Very organized and well run! We plan to book another cruise soon! Read Less
Carnival Conquest Ratings
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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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