Sail Date: June 2018
This was my third cruise (after Norwegian and Celebrity) and my kids' first cruise in honor of high school and middle school graduations. Such a huge disappointment. The food was ok - don't bother with the buffet for literally anything, ... Read More
This was my third cruise (after Norwegian and Celebrity) and my kids' first cruise in honor of high school and middle school graduations. Such a huge disappointment. The food was ok - don't bother with the buffet for literally anything, ever. The burgers and pizza weren't bad. The steakhouse was ok but not worth $35/person. The restaurant was ok... our server was actually great but the food was just ok. There were SOOOOO many small obnoxious children so the pool was overrun. And there were so many jack@sses that camped out on the basketball courts and wouldn't let anyone else on that my 14 year old son (who is 6'5" and fantastic at bball) was literally not allowed to play the whole week. This was supposed to be this fantastic, memorable, bonding trip and at least we all agree on one thing - Carnival SUCKS. I'm not scared off from cruising - just from this cruise line. btw the balcony had a door instead of a slider - another bummer. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
My (grown) daughter and I left on a 5 day cruise on June 2, 2018. We arrived in Ft. Lauderdale a day early to be able to see the sights. You must go to Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlor! It is great!! We went to Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay and ... Read More
My (grown) daughter and I left on a 5 day cruise on June 2, 2018. We arrived in Ft. Lauderdale a day early to be able to see the sights. You must go to Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlor! It is great!! We went to Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay and Nassau. Grand Turk was very nice. We went on the Rays, Conch and Reef Snorkel excursion. It was great! Half Moon Cay was nice, extremely hot. Our favorite was Nassau! We went to Atlantis and purchased the Aquaventure Full Day Pass. Atlantis is awesome! Loved it and plan to return. The cruise ship was very comfortable. We had Leeroy and Lukman as servers in the dining hall. Just wonderful servers. Loved them! There are plenty of activities to keep you entertained, if nothing else, there's lots of alcohol. We enjoyed the comedy show and karaoke. The arrival and departure went very smoothly. Zero issues. We enjoyed the entire trip. There are two complaints. Out of all the food available, and it is a massive amount, we really only enjoyed the BBQ, slaw, mac & cheese, pizza, cheese cake and ice cream. The hamburgers were WELL DONE. They will let you choose a lighter cooked patty if you ask. It had no taste, other than the condiments. The dining room had better food, but it was hit or miss. Also, there is an adult only area which is great, however, there is no pool there, only hot tubs. The pools are in the areas where children are. We would still cruise again! No problem! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
Bottomless bubbles is a waste of money as my girls found it difficult to get sodas and I do not believe they utilized their potential. Also, the cheers program is great if you like to drink a lot, not just alcohol , but specialty coffee ... Read More
Bottomless bubbles is a waste of money as my girls found it difficult to get sodas and I do not believe they utilized their potential. Also, the cheers program is great if you like to drink a lot, not just alcohol , but specialty coffee and such. I used mine to it’s full potential but my husband did not. Half Moon Cay lacks accessibility for mobility impaired and lacks shade for very young/older patrons. The pools are small and crowded. And I think the cheers program should have included Half moon cay drinks. I did love the serenity deck and wish I used it more. We had late dinner which was great, but choose early dinner if you want to see more shows. I definitely preferred the dining room over the buffet. Remember that room service is free (mostly) so order your coffee and enjoy the view. Everyone treated us nicely. The port talk was primarily to encourage you to by jewelry, so skip it if you are not interested. Although there are some great deals out there. I do wish that they would have provided a map, Especially of Nassau, as we choose to walk that port on our own. We got a map off the boat and a nice man helped us plan our walk to see things I had already planned. We covered nearly 5 miles on foot, and we enjoyed it. Skip the rum cake factory unless you are dying to by/try rum cake. There is a shop closer to port that will suffice. I believe Queens staircase is a must see and it was worth listening to (and tipping) the local man who educated us on the history. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
We chose this cruise because we wanted to get on the islands we had not been on. The 5 day was perfect for us because we can't really gone more than this. The ship was in good condition. I have seen reviews here where things were not good. ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we wanted to get on the islands we had not been on. The 5 day was perfect for us because we can't really gone more than this. The ship was in good condition. I have seen reviews here where things were not good. The dry dock times that the ship has been in, has helped allot. The reviewers complained about the food, However, The food was good, since we are not a picky group. You can't expect 5 star luxuries on a 4 star budget. The only real issues we had was problems with excursions. That is not really Carnival's fault. The excursions are set up with contractors, so the ship really can't do too much about things that go wrong. The cabin was amazing. We had an ocean suite and they had a sitting area in a separate room into the bathroom . That was nice to have to get the girls ready. As for getting on and off the ship, we did both in less than an hour. So the port was good. It is probably because we left on a Saturday and returned on a Thursday. Overall it was great, don't let the reviewers be the only negative voice. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2018
Was on this cruise as part of a hosted singles cruise. Full disclosure: This was my first ever cruise, so I don't have a past experience to compare it to. I found the Carnival Conquest to be a good time and would totally consider this ship ... Read More
Was on this cruise as part of a hosted singles cruise. Full disclosure: This was my first ever cruise, so I don't have a past experience to compare it to. I found the Carnival Conquest to be a good time and would totally consider this ship again. Bars: Received excellent service at the red frog rum bar, and decent service at the casino bar. In fairness the casino bar was often packed. And guitar sounds with Kara Clark playing every night by the casino bar was great. Activities: I enjoyed the adults only pool and hottubs in the back of lido deck (please keep these adults only carnival!). as well as Serenity adults only area. Service: I bought FTTF and was so glad I did. I actually got it FREE when my luggage wasn't delivered until 3:30PM. But guest services was able to quickly help me out on a few different occasions. I DID seem to have a hard time reaching them on the phone, but when I actually went to guest services I always got helped right away, thanks to FTTF. I MADE was my housekeeping steward and I have no complaints about him. Port & shore excursions: In Ocho Rios did the Jamaican Bobsled coaster and Mystic Mountain which was fun, highly recommend. In Grand Cayman took a group taxi to seven mile beach and had a nice day at the beach with other friends for the singles group. Dining: My group had late dining in monet, and I found it to be alright. The ocean views by our tables were great. The best dinner was on the final night, BBQ Prime Rib. Oh and the chocolate melting cake is a must for dessert. Entertainment: Stanley Ullman in the comedy club was hilarious. Several of us went to two of his shows. Just about fell out of my chair laughing at the first one. Henri's Nightclub with DJ Darren was also a fun hangout at night. Overall: Had a good time. Would do a Carnival Cruise again, and even consider the conquest again down the line. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2018
Embarkation - Poor signage leading up to the port. Average embarkation process; nothing too fancy or annoying. Had to wait in the chairs only about 30 minutes before our group # was called. Entertainment - The "big" ... Read More
Embarkation - Poor signage leading up to the port. Average embarkation process; nothing too fancy or annoying. Had to wait in the chairs only about 30 minutes before our group # was called. Entertainment - The "big" shows in the main theater were good-to-very good. Saw 3 out of the 4 (skipped the "Soul" show). Best was the rock show followed by the welcome show and lastly the wildly disjointed Flick show. One of the two comedians - Rob Little - was terrific. Saw 4 of his shows (2 R-rated and 2 PG). The other lady was so bad we left halfway through her first set and never came back. It was like she was unprepared and just wanted to make the cliche "microphone looks like a male apparatus" joke. Ports - Only got off at Half Moon Cay so can only speak to that. Very, very crowed. Had to walk to the end of the beach just to finally get a chair. Food was hysterically bad and nearly inedible. Sand on the beach was great, but water was ice cold so didn't get in. Service - Usual average service; nothing memorable. Cruise Director - TJ was good but the poor guy just seemed to exhausted all the time. Probably needs a vacation of his own. Food - The food with Carnival has progressively taken a nosedive and somehow they find a way to get worse every year. I've always said Carnival is "well-presented school cafeteria food" and this was no different. Generic, bland, tasteless - only some of the words I'd describe it with. And I find the point is nailed home when the buffet is serving literally the exact same thing as the dining room every night. Other passengers - This was the worst part. Carnival's low pricepoint and "fun ship" marketing have dug up the lowest of the low at this point. This is the Wal-Mart of cruise lines. I'd equivocate it to a lively Baptist church 24/7 with the amount of screaming, yelling, and laughing to rival anything else in the world. There are no 40+ on this boat. There's a young, party atmosphere and if that's for you then more power to you. But if you're looking for things like romance, luxury, peacefulness, or relaxation - look elsewhere. Overall - EVERY time since I did the Fantasy in 2006 I've gotten off Carnival boats saying "never again". Then there was the Elation, then the Triumph, the Dream, and now the Conquest. Fool me once shame on Carnival. Fool me 5 times I'm just an moron who can't learn a lesson. This will be my last time on Carnival. While the party atmosphere may be just the spot for some folks, it's not for me. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2018
I just want to start out by saying that I am NOT hard to please, but I truly had an awful experience. Everything was rushed, and disorganized. We weren’t on time to ports or excursions. The process to get to excursions and ports was ... Read More
I just want to start out by saying that I am NOT hard to please, but I truly had an awful experience. Everything was rushed, and disorganized. We weren’t on time to ports or excursions. The process to get to excursions and ports was intense, stressful, and confusing. We were waiting in line for an excursion in Belize when a crew member literally spoke in to a radio “this is a mess.” The food was subpar, if you have food allergies I guess Carnival is not for you. Dairy alternatives are non existent, we were served three stacks of hard and stale pancakes for breakfast at Monet’s. Most of the crew members I encountered had attitudes. I went to check out the gym at 9:50, just take a peep not even in gym attire, and was pushed out by a very angry crew member who said they closed fifteen minutes before ten. Even though, the app said otherwise. We had bathing suits wrapped in used beach towels and they were placed IN a semi closed duffel bag in our cabin. Housekeeping took the towels along with the bathing suits, it took two phone calls to finally retrieve the bathing suits. It was very evident that they were trying to avoid admitting that they had removed the suit from our room. On the final day there was a bag full of valuables, we went to retrieve it after a quick breakfast and it was GONE. Talking to housekeeping turned up nothing and apparently there was no bag in our room according to them. We tried to participate in the film screenings but there was not enough seats or blankets, we sat on wooden chairs in the peripheral of the film. It just seemed to me that most events were just a sales tactic to sell more stuff. I did not have a good time, the ONLY thing I enjoyed was our server for our evening dinner. His name was Leeroy and he was fantastic! He was personable, quick, thoughtful, and a really great server. If I ever come back to carnival it will only be because of Leeroy. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2018
I choose the carnival conquest to try a different ship one the food was ok and the ports we did was not the best grand turk, amber cove these stop I could of stay on the ship for this it was not a lot to do there. For this experience I ... Read More
I choose the carnival conquest to try a different ship one the food was ok and the ports we did was not the best grand turk, amber cove these stop I could of stay on the ship for this it was not a lot to do there. For this experience I will never go to these stop again. I will never go on the conquest again. We had a mini fridge in our room and it was dirty we ask for it to be clean out every day and still was not clean .I notice when they came to Clean the room they did not change our sheet every night I think that's very tasty. The boat was out dated the window look like they was never clean they was very dirty .its ok ship but I want never do this ship again now I love the vista very nice ship Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2018
I did a back to back on the Conquest on the 6th and then the 12th for 13 days. I enjoy Carnival but the Conquest outshined them all. The embarkation and disembarkation were seemless. That new system of signing in is really easy and fast. ... Read More
I did a back to back on the Conquest on the 6th and then the 12th for 13 days. I enjoy Carnival but the Conquest outshined them all. The embarkation and disembarkation were seemless. That new system of signing in is really easy and fast. The back to back part was slow but it was a customs slow down and wasn't the ships fault. It was nearly 1030 before we could get to the immigration fella to re-board. Service was excellent and the crew gave off a positive energy and were lots of fun. Entertainment was great They had a show called Flicker that was memorizing. Music and comedy was great. We did the steakhouse and that is way too much to eat and excellent. Dining room was great and try the filet mignon and short ribs when offered, i had it both cruises and it was memorable. The ship was super clean, steward was a blast, wait staff attentive, well all the crew were great. Ship was on time every time and they made rough seas as smooth as possible. I have always said a cruise isnt the ship but rather the crew and the folks that lead them and Conquest currrently got it perfect. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2018
My daughter & I wanted to go to some islands that we have not been to before. I had seen a few shows on Aruba and Curacao and they looked like they would be interesting islands to visit! Plus Grand Turk had Margaritaville! The ... Read More
My daughter & I wanted to go to some islands that we have not been to before. I had seen a few shows on Aruba and Curacao and they looked like they would be interesting islands to visit! Plus Grand Turk had Margaritaville! The only thing which we did not understand is that the evening before our cruise I got an email stating that there was a change in intenary. Saying that our 8 day cruise was being changed because of some need repairs to the tenders on our first port Princess Cay. Which then changed the whole trip. Our first 2 days were sea days (I like sea days!), then to Aruba with us now staying in port til 10pm, The Curacao (which was on the same scheduled day) but now our hours were shorten til 4pm. Then on to Grand Turk which we also was shorten to 2pm then they changed to Half Moon Cay the day before disembarkation. Which from popular consensus was a better port! What I wonder was why the change the night before the cruise, no other explanation other than about the tenders. Like most people we had shore excursions scheduled. Luckily we only had 2 on Curacao but one was an evening tour which was cancelled but we did get a full refund to our account. Plus the tour to the distillery & brewery was changed to an earlier time. We were disappointed about the change in times in the ports with a cancelled tour Other than that, we enjoyed our cruise a lot and had a great time. Our steward was great as was our wait staff. The bartenders at the Alchemy bar were great and we had a great time there! I can only say I wish we had a little more prior knowledge about the change and more of an explanation as to why. I do feel for the shore excursion desk which had to deal with all of this and they were easy to deal with. Read Less
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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