1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: December 2017
We chose this cruise because it had 2 ports we'd never been to before. It was absolutely the right choice! Our ports were Nassau, Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk, and Amber Cove, DR. Nassau is Nassau...been there several times. We didn't book ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it had 2 ports we'd never been to before. It was absolutely the right choice! Our ports were Nassau, Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk, and Amber Cove, DR. Nassau is Nassau...been there several times. We didn't book an excursion this time, though, and just went to Junkanoo Beach and it was amazing! Half Moon Cay was great as well. We just pulled up some chairs on the beach and sat and swam all day in the sun! Grand Turk we'd been to before as well. We went to Governor's Beach this time...and most of the infrastructure around the port hasn't really been touched since the hurricane. It's sad to see...but once we got to Governor's Beach there were only 2 other people there. We had the beach nearly to ourselves all day! It was great...but just beware that if you do this, none of the infrastructure over there is working (no bathrooms or vendors.) But it's a great way to spend a day if you can deal with that. Amber Cove we immediately taxi'd out of. We took a taxi to Puerta Playa, which is about 15 - 20 mins by cab. Be warned that there's construction on the main road so if you're going to do this you need to allow for that in your timetable. It added an extra 20 mins or so to our trip each way. If you catch a cab at the port, your cab driver stays with you all day so you don't have to worry about transport. It was awesome! Ended up costing the 4 of us about 80 bucks total and we had a tour guide that took us around all day, showed us the good spots in town, and took us back when we were done! Our cabin was great, and our room steward, Mohammed, was amazing! Always took care of everything we needed and his service was simply outstanding. Our room was nice and clean, the beds were comfortable, and, of course, the towel animals were a great touch! Our late dining team in the Renoir dining room was great, too. Dining room service was great, and the meals were good, too. I miss some of the old menu items...American Table doesn't have quite as much variety or pizzazz, but the food was prepared well, served hot (or cold, depending!) and tasted great! My only criticism of Carnival of late is that they've had pretty much the same shows from the entertainment team for 3 years or so now. We did see the new show, Flick, which was great, but they need to update the rock and 80's shows because we've seen them multiple times now. Either that or spring for more fly-aboard entertainers. Overall, a great trip on a great ship with an amazing crew! I'd recommend the Conquest and this itinerary to anybody! Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2017
The Carnival Conquest was ok. The problem I had the most was the food was always cold. Each dinner service, anytime I went to the buffet the food was always cold. The bbq place gives very small portions and has very limited serving times ... Read More
The Carnival Conquest was ok. The problem I had the most was the food was always cold. Each dinner service, anytime I went to the buffet the food was always cold. The bbq place gives very small portions and has very limited serving times which was very disappointing. The menu lacked side dishes. There is more salads and potato salads on the buffet than regular good old fashion side dishes. The dinner service was ok but the wait times were not so great at all. And of course cold food. There not very many great options on the free room service menu either. just sandwiches and salads. The cost of the foods listed on the room service menu lack in flavor and is very limited to options as well. The blue iguana and the deli and Guys were my saving grace. The food was always hot. The pizza pirate is not very good pizza. The Conquest come off as shopping boat. Buy buy buy is what the theme of the boat seems to be. There was not a lot of entertainment shows. The comedy shows were great! There were more shopping seminars then the law should allow. The prices for the spa and excursions are super high. Our cabin was always clean. The cleanliness of the boat was great. Each port we visited (Antigua, St. Kitts, San Juan Grand Turks) seem have like a hundred jewelry stores on top of all the jewelry sales on the boat! I would do another Carnival cruise just not the conquest. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2017
We really loved this cruise, most aspects were great. The cabin was clean and ready to go every morning and night. Dinner was good and adequate selections. The dining room team seemed slow, for the dining room being half empty. The ... Read More
We really loved this cruise, most aspects were great. The cabin was clean and ready to go every morning and night. Dinner was good and adequate selections. The dining room team seemed slow, for the dining room being half empty. The team waiter seem to mix up our orders with the other guests and then would have to swap the food around. The Cruise director Chloe was awesome. I would definitely like to take another cruise with her. People were polite on the ship and showed each other respect. The nightly entertainment was very electronic with the dancing and music, so that was a plus from the Magic. We took excursions from Carnival and they were well organized and up to par. Embarkation was very slow and disorganized, they did not honor the time on our boarding pass. We showed up at the proper time, but had to wait until general boarding instead of group boarding. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2017
We chose this cruise due to the ports and size of the ship. So far the Conquest is the biggest ship we have sailed on. I was nervous about the # of passengers and am very glad to say we loved the ship ! It didn't seem crowded at all; ... Read More
We chose this cruise due to the ports and size of the ship. So far the Conquest is the biggest ship we have sailed on. I was nervous about the # of passengers and am very glad to say we loved the ship ! It didn't seem crowded at all; Even on the lido deck buffet area it didn't seem TOO crowded. The size of the ship made it easy to learn your way around. the MDR was nice; we had YTD which worked well for us. Never had to wait more then 5-10 minutes. Most of the food was tasty, plentiful and served with a smile by friendly staff. We found the production shows to be enjoyable. Some we liked better then others but all were good. The lounge is very comfortably set up. The Punchline had 4 comic's for the week 2 were great - 2 were funny. We did the family and the adult shows enjoying both. The casino was a bust - having only 6 machines that were .25 which is what we can afford to play on. We chose this cruise 2 yrs ago. Had been cruising the Western Caribbean and decided it was time to go back and revisit the Eastern side. Conquest was offering the best choices of ports. Then the hurricances... and we lost lost St.Maarten but gained Antigua. Matter of fact the only port I had been to before was San Juan [25 yrs ago] Antigua was nice and like the islands I remember when I first started cruising. We shop the island vendors and not the Big stores - we found the local vendors polite and not pushy like say Jamaica. St.Kitts has cute monkeys you could hold to have photos taken which I did. Beaches there are nice too. Grand Turk has golf carts to rent which is what we did. We took donations to the group 'Pack for a Purpose' for the school children then went into town for lunch [cracked conch & rice] and some shopping. Then drove to the lighthouse passing many wild donkeys in several places and getting photos. Then did the cruise beach for a bit. San Juan we decided to stay on the ship in San Juan. I know folks got off & said they had a great visit but we made our choice and are okay with it. Our cruise was so good we are thinking of doing the ship & ports again. Our only negatives about the cruise have to do with 1. the embarkation port and lack of signs telling you where to go for parking and to enter the building to start getting closer to the fun. Even the police could not figure out the parking. 2. the muster drill was a real bad experience. We stood there for over 30 minutes in the Florida heat with no one telling us what to do except how to put on the vest. Finally I was about to pass out & walked to the doorway to leave. One person said not to leave; one person said it was okay go. It was 20 more minutes till they gave the all clear to leave the promenade. This was the most disorganized drill in 23 cruises. We Loved the Conquest ! Read Less
Sail Date: November 2017
This is our second cruise on the Conquest. We always take a cruise that stops in Saint Martin because I like to go to Club Orient for the day. But mother nature intervined and we stopped in Antigua instead. Beach in Antigua was okay - ... Read More
This is our second cruise on the Conquest. We always take a cruise that stops in Saint Martin because I like to go to Club Orient for the day. But mother nature intervined and we stopped in Antigua instead. Beach in Antigua was okay - nothing special. We didn't get off in ST. Kitts as we've been there numerous times or San Juan as we've vacationed at a resort there and explored the island. We really like Grand Turk as the beach is convinent. On board we and our travel companions enjoy using the Serenity deck. Unfortunately we encounterted chair hogs.There was one couple, in their 60's, (the "gentleman" wore a Red Sox hat) saw fit to not only take a ratan sunbed but a chaise too. The also took cushions from the chairs so people couldn't use them comfortably. We also saw two chaises with towels on them for about an hour. The towel attendant told me he could not remove the towels. Those chaises sat empty for another hour. The food was average but our waiter (Catalan) - he said to call him Bobby - was the best waiter we ever had on any cruise. As a diabetic, I was disappointed in the lack of sugar free desserts available in the buffet. On out last cruise on the Conquest there was a considerably amout of sugar free options. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2017
My husband and I took an eight day cruise on the Conquest November 11th to 19th. Some of the reviews seemed pretty negative, but we’re not really picky so they didn’t really bother me. I can't really speak for embarkation. ... Read More
My husband and I took an eight day cruise on the Conquest November 11th to 19th. Some of the reviews seemed pretty negative, but we’re not really picky so they didn’t really bother me. I can't really speak for embarkation. Our flight was delayed 3 and a half hours and we almost missed the cruise altogether. There was nobody else checking in when we got there. For debarkation, we took our own suitcases off the ship and were off in less than 15 minutes. We left our room at 7:10 and were in line at the airport check-in by 8:05. My first impression of the ship was underwhelming. The captain came on the PA system, made an announcement and included a comment about the beautiful Carnival Conquest. I didn’t really believe him at the time. However, after spending some time on the ship, I really grew to love it. We loved the paintings, the atrium, the woodwork, everything. The best part about the ship – the crew. What a wonderful bunch of people. From Chloe, the cruise director (who really is extraordinary), to Aretha, Adele and many others. We enjoyed the string trio from Ukraine that played in the lobby and Grant who played by the casino bar. We loved the Alchemist bar, especially the Cucumber Sunrises, made expertly by Anton, Vera and Zellana (sp.?). Our dining crew was fantastic and so much fun. Veera (“V”), Aye and Andrea took very good care of us. The food was wonderful (especially my tuna appetizer, the filet mignon/short rib duo and the prime rib). The sugar free desserts were actually really good. I wish I would have tried them sooner. Despite the controversy over tablecloths vs no tablecloths, we really didn’t notice whether we had them or not. The Blue Iguana food is fantastic. There is always a big lineup for the burritos, but not for the tacos, which we thought were better. My husband had lunch there every day, except for the two days we had Guy’s Burgers, which were also very good, albeit greasy. We dress up for dinner pretty much every night, but that is not the case with all passengers. We saw ripped jeans on formal night, as well as a “gentleman” wearing a sleeveless orange and white checked shirt with a black tie. To each his own. The pool is small and somewhat crowded, especially on sea days. We always managed to find a chair not that far from it though. There were often games going on around the pool area (mixology competition, musical chairs, the infamous hairy chest competition), and music was almost always playing, usually songs with an island beat. There were so many activities going on, we couldn’t possibly do them all. We played many games of trivia. This is where I have a small concern. A large group would come in and put their heads together to win all the time. The same group went from contest to contest, winning every one, so nobody else had a chance. We went to all the shows and most of the stand-up comedy acts. Some of them conflicted so we couldn’t do both. The shows were all pretty good and we enjoyed most of the comedy acts. One small complaint is about the movies. We had late dining and they would only show one movie most nights, which was when we were eating dinner, so we weren’t able to see them. There were some other things that we missed as well due to late dining (like the Hasbro Game Show nights). Our cabin was on the second floor and we found that very convenient, as the lobby is on the third and so was our dining room. Most of the action outside of the Lido deck happens on deck 5, so it was only a few flights of stairs or a short elevator ride up. And, as others have mentioned, there was a sewage smell on our floor. We only noticed it when we were in the hallway, not in our room. There was an overabundance of photographers on this ship. They are set up every night, not just elegant night. So, they are always trying to get you to stop and take pictures. The pictures are now digital so you don’t have to look at the walls of photographs any longer. And, if you have the Carnival Hub on your phone, you can see the pictures there as well. All in all, it was an absolutely fabulous cruise and I wouldn’t hesitate to book this ship again, especially if Chloe Loddo is the cruise director. I didn’t realize how much difference a great cruise director can make. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2017
I gave this 5 stars not because it is super luxury, but because it met and exceeded my expectations for a relaxing 6 day getaway. The food in the dining room was good, we even had lobster on the second night. I was at the 8:15 late ... Read More
I gave this 5 stars not because it is super luxury, but because it met and exceeded my expectations for a relaxing 6 day getaway. The food in the dining room was good, we even had lobster on the second night. I was at the 8:15 late dining and we were usually done with dinner by 9:30 in time to catch the ships evening activities. My cabin steward provided great service, my room was very clean and he brought ice each morning. The ships staff was friendly and the staff actually seemed excited about trivia and other mundane activities which made these things more fun for the guests. The entertainers were OK they were all friendly and easy to talk to. The stage show was OK the dancers put forth an effort however the choreography was not that good probably close to something you might see at a theme park. However the dancers did help out in other activities on the ship and they were genuinely nice people. A slight disappointment was that half moon cay has lost about 2/3rds of its beach I think because of hurricane Mathew. It is still a great beach, but having much less sand it is quite a bit more crowded. I was with a Casino Premier cruise so the casino hosts were very friendly and always said hi when they saw me in the casino. It also helped that I won a $2400 jackpot on a slot machine and left the ship which more money than I came with. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2017
We had never been on the Carnival Conquest and that is why we choice this cruise. The size of the ship is what we prefer. Embarkation took more than 1 1/2 hours which is more than we are used too. Disembarkation was terrible with at least ... Read More
We had never been on the Carnival Conquest and that is why we choice this cruise. The size of the ship is what we prefer. Embarkation took more than 1 1/2 hours which is more than we are used too. Disembarkation was terrible with at least an hour long line to self assist. We have in the past walked off in 15 minutes. The food was outstanding and I didn't get a chance to try many choices on the dining room menu. Very good choices on the Lido deck except for desserts. Not many pies or cakes. The prices on the Sea Shack were very reasonable. The shows and Punchliner Comedy Club were excellent. As usual many chair hogs by the pool and Serenity deck. Photo stations were set up every night, not only on formal nights. We've been to the port of calls many times. In Cozumel we took a tour that included a stop at Tequilera Reyeys which included a tasting and I would highly recommended it. Will do it again on a future cruise. This cruise was a Halloween cruise with 400 single cruisers and the costumes they put on were like being on a movie set. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2017
We chose this cruise to celebrate few milestones (50th birthday and anniversary). We had an amazing time. The itinerary was changed from Eastern to Western due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma but that didn't put a dent on our ... Read More
We chose this cruise to celebrate few milestones (50th birthday and anniversary). We had an amazing time. The itinerary was changed from Eastern to Western due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma but that didn't put a dent on our cruise. What a fun 8 days that was... great staff, great entertainment, great food and very well organized tours. The highlight was the Amazing Race Tour in Cozumel... I wish more ports would offer this tour. I had booked a Hot Stone massage at the Spa for the first day and would recommend to anyone... Great way to start relaxing on our vacation... Great way to visit a country, learn about its culture and interact with the local people... We will do it again in a heartbeat. Everything about the cruise was even better than expected. Great job once more Carnival! We noticed few changes from previous cruises though and we kind of miss them: the cocktail party for returning guests, the midnight buffet, the little chocolates on the pillows at night. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2017
Choose cruise because my sister and I wanted to have one week with no worries and to have as much fun as we could. We danced a lot, and actually lost two pounds while on the cruise not even trying to. The music was fun and upbeat. My ... Read More
Choose cruise because my sister and I wanted to have one week with no worries and to have as much fun as we could. We danced a lot, and actually lost two pounds while on the cruise not even trying to. The music was fun and upbeat. My sister and I went to the club almost every night. We swam with the dolphins and had our own private beach in Nassau Bahamas. The crew was amazing, everything from the people who cleaned your room to the people who put on the fun activities to the people who cleaned up after our meals. Everyone there always had a smile on their faces and always said "good morning" "good afternoon" or asked how our day was going. Our dining was amazing we had some pretty good waiters. The food was great, the entertainment was great, the pool was salty and warm :) I would go again YES !!!!! Here are some names of the people I remember from the crew... Grinzz- DJ fun crew Lee- fun crew I Wayne- bedroom services Louie, Rita, Angelito - Dining services 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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