Sail Date: September 2018
Chose this ship due to great price with OBC by both Carnival and travel agent. We liked the itinerary. Ft. Lauderdale was only a 2+ hour drive from our home in Florida. Used a par-n-ride service and was very pleased. Embarkation was ... Read More
Chose this ship due to great price with OBC by both Carnival and travel agent. We liked the itinerary. Ft. Lauderdale was only a 2+ hour drive from our home in Florida. Used a par-n-ride service and was very pleased. Embarkation was a bit hectic. My wife needed a wheel chair due to mobility issues and had to walk over a block to where this service was available. Once there, had to be put on a waiting list. Carnival knew from registration with travel agent that this service was needed. Apparently, it was either ignored and just mouth service. Once the chair was available, we has a smooth transition through check in. We were wheeled to where the elevator was and at that point had to give up the wheel chair only to wait for another one from that point to on the ship. Never experienced this before. Serviced no purpose and overall delayed our getting aboard. Debarkation was a bit of a challenge. We are accustomed to having our disembarkation luggage tags delivered to our cabin by housekeeping. This trip, it was not done. Our cabin steward also failed to give us the FunTimes flier which had a debarkation seminar. That day, by the time I found out about the debarkation procedure, the luggage tags (we had to get them ourselves) for early disembarkation were all gone. Had to get #14 which was a late disembarkation time. Cheated by cutting off the 1 and our luggage was in #4. We stayed inside cabin 8318. It was very comfortable for the two of us. Cabin had ample storage and sufficient space under the beds for our suit cases. Our steward did a fine job on making up the cabin, but failed on those "extras" like having ice. Twice, we had to call to get and it was our hope that she would get the hint, but she didn't. So, we adjusted her gratuity accordingly. The bed was very confortable to the point that we are not shopping for a new mattress for ourselves. The cabin was one deck below the buffett. It was nice except when they had to move tables every now and then. The overall menu was better than on previous Carnival Cruises. It offerred a nice variety and was prepared well. The dessert selections could have been better. Service was very good. Our waiter and his assistant did all they could to give us a pleasant experience. The adult comedy was very funny and not vulgar. All four comics had their own "shtick" and one was almost a Jim Carry look-a-like. In fact, some of his antics appeared to be Carry's. The production numbers were typical Carnival, one step above amateurs. Cruise Director was too loud, too obnoxious, and too feminine. The one singer who was from the 50's group, The Letterman, was extremely entertaining. His choice of songs were from our era (American Bandstand). Also, the other musicians and singers who performed at the casino and loby were very entertaining. What we appreciated the best was the adult area being at the stern of the ship. Big enough pool with two hot tubs, a bar, cash freash seafood, pizza, coffee, ice cream and a direct access to the buffett. For this reason, WE WILL CRUISE THIS SHIP AGAIN. We went on three excursions and the two we planned were good, but the one planned through the ship, for the price, left too much to be desired. One of the "selected" photograps showed umbrellas all around the pool, however, when we got there (San Juan), only 3 of the 12 were functioning. The lunch consisted of 3 scoops of rice and an itty-bitty piece of chicken. Salad was freash. This was our 9th Carnival Cruise, but our 16th all together. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
First I would like to say I have been on a past cruise and my husband has been on quite a few this was the worst ship I have ever seen. There was rust everywhere. Workers were overworked so they were completely unfriendly except a few ... Read More
First I would like to say I have been on a past cruise and my husband has been on quite a few this was the worst ship I have ever seen. There was rust everywhere. Workers were overworked so they were completely unfriendly except a few Joel, andi and aria were amazing and they worked very hard and very friendly they made this horrible experience a little better. The whole second floor smelled like sewage it got so bad one night you could smell it on deck nine on the pool deck. I’m sorry but I didn’t book this to sleep in someone’s toilet. We complained everyday to the front desk and was told nope we don’t smell anything although other passengers were complaining of the same thing. The part that makes me the maddest is taking other people and expecting them to have a great experience and that is not what we got. I will stick with Royal Caribbean from now on never again will I go with carnival!! Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
I choose this cruise as we have always used Carnival, and never any issues. However, this cruise was disappointing. Before we had left for the cruise we entered the ship and rooms were not ready so they sent us to express lunch, so we went ... Read More
I choose this cruise as we have always used Carnival, and never any issues. However, this cruise was disappointing. Before we had left for the cruise we entered the ship and rooms were not ready so they sent us to express lunch, so we went to have a bite. There was water on the floor in the Lido deck inside one of the waitress islands and my husband slipped and twisted his knee. I found a officer to report and I had saw a crew member wiping up the water and did not put up wet floor sign. After I spoke to the officer, he instructed the young crew member to clean up the wet floor again, and made sure he placed a floor sign. He took our name and cabin number, My husband went to the doctors on board only to find they did not take any insurance, and we waited for a while and no doctor, nurse or anyone came to help us. So we left. In the first stop was Bahamas, and we went to a pharmacy to purchase a knee brace thinking he can get some relief. the doctor should of been around to help. Next the food on the Lido deck was not appealing at all. We cruised the Splendor last year, and the buffets always looked fresh and appetizing, this was complete opposite of the Conquest, the lido deck or the bar-b que place either. Guys and pizza joint were life saving. The Monet dining room, well that was another story, menu did not change much every nite, nor did the desserts. And the coffee had to be from the morning. It was road tar, when I told the wait staff, they said I will bring you hot water to make it drinkable. The service was slow, that you could never make the 1st comedy show.They forgot half of your meal or brought out the wrong food. Very disorganized. The rooms were clean, however they were hot. The refrigerator never got cold enough for wine to chill. I think it is time to recondition the Conquest. Never again will we sail that ship. Activities were great, and the excursions we had pre-paid were good. Too bad my husband did not fully enjoy them due to the knee injury. Our next cruise we will try Royal Caribbean, or another. Very disappointed for the cost.We are yearly cruisers.Now we need to see a orthopedic doctor for the knee injury. Thanks Carnival, way to treat a person who slipped on your ship, from crew lack of experience. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
Entertainment: Comedy PG show with Ronnie Bullard was the best/funniest ever!!!!! Playlist Production shows: first 2 nights shows were not good plus one of the male dancer/singer kept grabbing his crotch ... Read More
Entertainment: Comedy PG show with Ronnie Bullard was the best/funniest ever!!!!! Playlist Production shows: first 2 nights shows were not good plus one of the male dancer/singer kept grabbing his crotch through the whole show. Then all 3 male entertainers laid on the stage and hunched their microphone stands. But do go to the last 2 shows they do. They were great!!!!!!!!! Food: Excellent! Better than some of the more expensive cruise lines. The restaurants are always delicious and even the Lido deck eateries were wonderful: Blue Iguana, Burgers, Deli and BarBQue. Never tried the buffet except for breakfast once and it was fine. Not impressed with their desserts but didn't need them anyways. Activities: Fun stuff planned but staff didn't always show up. We wasted time waiting for nothing twice; the Carnival Tower at Vincent's Bar and Future Cruise talk.? Matt the director is very nice and energetic but picked the same kids for both Hasbro game shows. Casino smoking is out of hand! Nasty even just walking by. Suggest blocking off a smoking section with walls. Tried to play the machines but couldn't stand it. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2018
I chose Carnival because of my wife’s past experiences with the Cruise Line. My expectations weren’t really that high, but hers were because of her past cruises. Firstly, this was our honeymoon, a vacation that’s a little ... Read More
I chose Carnival because of my wife’s past experiences with the Cruise Line. My expectations weren’t really that high, but hers were because of her past cruises. Firstly, this was our honeymoon, a vacation that’s a little extra special and a tad bit more magical. Getting on board was seamless and very expedited which we loved. Upon arriving on board we were thrilled to be on a cruise, but on the second day that all changed. Our Balcony room was incredibly hot, and we had maintenance come up and take a look. They told us it meets all expectations and guidelines. Next, we had issues with one of our two excursions planned, we were hustled off of the ship like cattle and pointed in the wrong direction by a crew memeber. We waited in line only to miss our excursion due to lack of information from the staff. Our dining experience was so bad that we only went twice, one of which was only to get pictures for elegant night. We waited one hour for appetizers and another hour for our entree, only to be served the wrong entree. I understand it’s a busy ship, but two different times with the same experience is unacceptable. Lastly, we had charges added to our bill for the dining service we didn’t even use. I don’t mind tipping, I usually tip well. But not for a service I didn’t use. I can personally say, me nor my wife will ever sail carnival cruise line again. If you continue to sail Carnival, skip the conquest, it’s 10 years behind every other ship. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
This was our 14th Carnival cruise, but the first time on Conquest. We are platinum so we arrived about 11:00 and got quickly on board. Perfect embarkation. We went right to our room to drop off our bag and headed for Guy's Burgers. I love ... Read More
This was our 14th Carnival cruise, but the first time on Conquest. We are platinum so we arrived about 11:00 and got quickly on board. Perfect embarkation. We went right to our room to drop off our bag and headed for Guy's Burgers. I love those burgers and The Ringer is my favorite. Went to muster and headed out of the port on time. First day we were in Princess Cays in the Bahamas and decided to stay on the ship. I really prefer to have a day at sea the first day to relax. Next day we were in Grand Turk and did some swimming and walked the port area a little. There was another ship in the port and it was pretty crowded. Then we had a day at sea and arrived the next day in Curacao. We walked around the downtown area as there were no rental cars available. Ended up sitting in this little bar having a few cocktails and looking at the beautiful water. The next day we were in Aruba and went on a catamaran snorkeling tour through the ship. We had an absolute blast and this was probably the highlight of the trip. Two words. Rum Punch. Now the good and the bad about the ship. The food was really good. Of course, the breakfast in the buffet was pretty routine, but I have to say that they have seriously improved the scrambled eggs. They were actually edible!! The sea day brunch and the steakhouse were good but extremely sloooooooow. The steakhouse put thyme on my cowboy steak and I am no fan of thyme. The service on the ship was really good with the exception of the bartenders. Very, very slow and it sometimes took quite a while to get a drink. The music in the buffet was way too loud and too rowdy. It was annoying when you are trying to relax and eat. We only ate in the MDR a few times but the service was good and we enjoyed ourselves. Our stateroom steward, Jose was okay but too overworked. Some days he did not get to our room until 2 in the afternoon. We asked for both services but would tell him to skip us in the evenings if we didn't need anything. He was very pleasant and always called us by name. Here are my biggest complaints..... Smoke in the casino. It was horrible and it ruined playing the slots for us. We would try to go early in the morning so we could gamble and breath. We actually won a few dollars which was nice for a change. Also, the channels on the TV in the stateroom sucked. They truly sucked and that might be a deal breaker for us. We enjoy relaxing in our room and watching football games. There was absolutely no sports of any kind on the TV. The only movies were really old like Karate Kid and they repeated. They had 3 or 4 cartoon channels which would have been good if we were 5. The other members of the group were displeased and have voiced their desire to move to another cruise line. It would be very easy for Carnival to fix these two complaints and I hope that they do!! The entertainment was lacking. One more thing. The stateroom was in exceptional condition, but the ship is looking worn in some areas. The elevators are really beat up and there was a lot of rust on our balcony. The decor just look old and tired. Our Lido deck cabin, 9287 was exceptional and close to everything. It was very, very quiet. Lovely!! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2018
To start we have used Carnival for many years and have not had any problems in the past but this trip I really felt I needed to write a review so other passengers don't have the same problems. The embarkation and disembarkation went very ... Read More
To start we have used Carnival for many years and have not had any problems in the past but this trip I really felt I needed to write a review so other passengers don't have the same problems. The embarkation and disembarkation went very well. The problems began when we got to our cabin. I have never done this on any cruises prior but something made me pull back the bedding and to my horror there were huge yellow stains on the bedding not just the bottom sheet but also the duvet cover and when we walked into our bathroom the mirror had fallen and shattered on the floor and the bathroom door was not easy to open. We contacted our room steward to come and correct these problems which he did but my question is did he not notice the stained bedding as he put them on the bed or was the bed not ever changed from the prior guest. As for the mirror I would think they would have heard it shatter when it fell but who knows. The dining experience in the dining room was not good at all the food was nothing to talk about need to really do some menu changes and put more taste in the food. We did the chef's table and the service, meal was excellent kudos to that team. Entertainment was boring since if you ever were on another Carnival cruise its the same shows. Service on this ship was poor the staff just gave a group of us the feeling they really didn't care if we were there or not poor attitudes do not make us want to tip these people. The ports and the excursions were excellent nothing but praise for this part of the cruise. I have to say also the clientele on this ship was not the best. After all this I have to say after this experience we will never cruise again with Carnival they really need to step up and make some major changes the only way they are filling ships is to practically give the cabins away at such reduced rates that the people coming on are not what we want to deal with on an 8 night cruise. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2018
If you choose or are given this cabin (guarantee) be prepared to use earplugs for a restfull night. This cabin is directly opposite the aft stairwell/elevators. The elevator arrival chimes are so loud 24hrs the chimes from the Lido deck ... Read More
If you choose or are given this cabin (guarantee) be prepared to use earplugs for a restfull night. This cabin is directly opposite the aft stairwell/elevators. The elevator arrival chimes are so loud 24hrs the chimes from the Lido deck above and Empress deck below can be heard clearly. This was reported to guest services who contacted housekeeping to have the fire doors closed at night. Unfortunately communication between the two wasn't the best, forcing us to call and attend guest services numerous times. There is often a noise like thunder coming from the Lido directly above. We couldn't work out what this was exactly. Apparently this ship was refurbished in 2017. I doubt very much this included our cabin. It looked very tired, the sofa was broken meaning the drawers wouldn't close fully, the mirror in the bathroom was tarnished and the balcony door had to be pulled firmly or slammed to stop the wind whistling through(apologies to our neighbours). We ate in the steakhouse on the first night taking advantage of the free house wine. The servers were friendly and somewhat attentive but like the main dining room the service was disjointed. We had to ask more than once for things that had been missed. The steaks were not as good as we have had in the past either. We cancelled our reservation for later in the cruise. People we met told us when they visited later in the cruise it was worse. Third party of 10 were seated at 8pm their appetizers arrived at 9.20pm, they left the steakhouse at 11.15pm. It may have been down to the fact we chose your time dining in the main dining room but there seemed to be no set tasks for each server. Two nights we had to ask for bread, twice at one sitting because whoever we had asked had forgotten and gone to do something else. Plates were taken before the other had finished no coffee offered.... One thing very apparent on this cruise was the lack of visible hand sanitizers, especially in the Lido. The entertainment was good. I appreciated the comedy club being emptied after each adult performance, giving everyone a chance to sit and enjoy the comedians. There could have been more activities planned during the 3 sea days. The sea day before disembarkation we along with many others had a late breakfast meaning we weren't hungry until mid afternoon, by this time the lido was closed meaning long queues for burgers, deli and pizza. The outside movie theatre is a fantastic idea including popcorn. I just wish the bar/security staff had the authority/guts to ask a group of loud i presume drunk ladies to move elsewhere so we could hear the movie without distraction. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
I really enjoyed everything on my cruise except the excursion to Grand Turk. We took the tour of the island in an open air bus. We were taken through the island and witnessed the destruction left by last year’s hurricanes. Most ... Read More
I really enjoyed everything on my cruise except the excursion to Grand Turk. We took the tour of the island in an open air bus. We were taken through the island and witnessed the destruction left by last year’s hurricanes. Most unpleasant was the donkey poop everywhere on the island. Other than that our cruise was wonderful. Excellent attentive staff throughout the ship. Great food and entertainment. We really enjoyed the excursions to Curacao and Aruba. The glass boat trip to the sunken ship was the best thing I did. Aruba is beautiful and I intend to go back. We really enjoyed the trivia games and shows. The meals were excellent and Joe, our waiter and his staff took care of our every need. The fun squad captained by Mat provided a great selection of activities. The breakfast buffet was fresh and provided many choices. I have cruised with Carnival and Royal Caribbean and will definitely book Carnival again. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
Where do I start from the beginning!!! I was fifteen minutes late and explain to guest services I could not push my luggage up the boat because I have a broken back. They said I have to, they couldn't help me. Three days went by before we ... Read More
Where do I start from the beginning!!! I was fifteen minutes late and explain to guest services I could not push my luggage up the boat because I have a broken back. They said I have to, they couldn't help me. Three days went by before we seen the steward. I upgraded to a balcony because everyone said it was something I had to experience. There was throw up in the balcony splattered. My fiance keeps saying we're on vacation let's make the best of it. We go to the hot tub it's Luke warm I called one of the workers to tell him he said no you get out and come to me. I tell him and he said it's not my job. We went on a excursion came back to no shower head I called the steward they said he was on break an hour later I called guest services. Hour later they bring the shower head and said they forgot to bring it back.I called guest services they try to give me a 100 dollar on board credit. 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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