What a Bore!: Carnival Conquest Cruise Review by joncgif

Carnival Conquest 3

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What a Bore!

Sail Date: January 2008
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Galveston
So you spend a week on a cruise with 3000+ people that are mostly 65 years old and up and the main event during each day is either bingo or some trivial pursuit game and that's a vacation? Get out more, people. This was a complete bore!

The pool never had music playing that anyone I know has ever heard. It was slightly above elevator music at best.

What's odd is that considering that is this is the geriatric cruise nothing is open in the morning but the breakfast buffet (don't get me started on the fact that the line is so slow because people are looking at the breakfast food options as if they're different from day to day...you get eggs, sausage, bacon, grits, potatoes and every other day is pancakes or french toast...this DOES NOT CHANGE SO STOP LOOKING AT THE FOOD AS IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT'S THERE). Even the "Starbucks" type store doesn't open until 9am. The casino, the stores, nothing opens until 9am. I really don't see why everything on board isn't open 24 More hours a day. The food was really good and the people working on the cruise, for the most part, were really great. We met Iputu and Made at the pool and they were our waiters the entire time. It's amazing that they all remember everyone's names. It's very impressive.

One night we went to the supper club (or whatever the "fancy dinner" place is called) and the food was great...it's worth the extra $30 to do this...highly recommended!!

The shows were so stupid! Have you ever been to Broadway? If so, you'll find these shows to be high school level at best.

The people that conduct the bingo game (Bingo...the big fun on the boat) were so corny...this was more tame then G rated...is there A rated or something? Gosh darn...(that may be too harsh for this boat to say).

A bean bag toss at the pool rounded out the highlights of the week...they honestly had this activity printed in their Carnival Capers each day. Carnival CAPERS? Doesn't Caper mean some kind of escapade? HARDLY!!!

I am 36 years old and single and I recommend this boat for the older people. Don't waste the money. Less

Published 02/04/08

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