1. Home
  2. Cruise Reviews
  3. Carnival Conquest
My husband and I were married on the Carnival Conquest before it left port in Ft. Lauderdale, and the cruise was our honeymoon. It was a wonderful experience all around, both the wedding and the honeymoon cruise. Embarkation was very smooth and quick. Since we were getting married that day, we had VIP access to board early. Carnival made sure to have both our suite and a fellow traveler's stateroom ready by the time we embarked so that my husband and I could get dressed separately. This made a huge difference, since we were really trying not to see each other before the ceremony. After the ceremony/reception we immediately went to take pictures with Olga. She was wonderful and made sure we stopped in a variety of places to pose and have fun. She also takes family and couples pictures during the cruise in a studio setting. She is really talented and we recommend her for any pictures you might want while cruising. Once we were done with the pictures, the muster drill was starting. We didn't have time to change out of our wedding clothes, so we headed to our station in full wedding gear. As we walked down the outside of the ship to our station, people started clapping as they saw we had just got married. The farther we walked, the louder the applause became. It was a really special moment. Our grand suite was fabulous. This was my first cruise, but my husband had sailed before a few times. He said we would get spoiled on the suite, and we surely did! The bathroom was very spacious, with a bidet and jacuzzi tub/shower combination. There was also plenty of closet room to store everything. We had a "prep" area right outside the bathroom with a large mirror, sink and drawers, which made it nice to get ready for evening dinners without having to clutter the bathroom. The balcony was probably our favorite part. It was so nice to walk out to the spacious balcony any time and enjoy the beautiful views of the ocean and ports. We had dinner every night in the main dining room (Renoir) and sat with our wedding guests who were also sailing. It was neat to hear what everyone did during the day, since we all did different excursions. The meals in the dining room were always good, and the service was top notch. The wait staff served our leftover wedding cake each night. They kept it in a refrigerator and offered it to us for dessert. Since we could not take our cake off the ship, it was great to enjoy it throughout the week. My husband especially loved the molten chocolate lava cake, which seems to be a Carnival specialty. The activities on the ship were so plentiful we couldn't get to them all. We watched one of the main shows in the main theater (Epic Rock, I think) which was pretty good. It focused on American rock music, so many of the songs were familiar and fun to sing along with. The opening act was a guitartist who used to tour with Bruce Springsteen. He engaged the audience with his guitar-playing skills. It was really entertaining. One of our favorite activities was singing karaoke with a live band. It was so different than singing with regular background music. The live band made the experience much more lively and energetic. My husband and I sang "Love Shack" and had a blast. All throughout the week people would come up to us to say they saw us and loved how much fun we were having singing together. It was really cool to be "celebrities". The comedy shows were great. There were two commedians on our cruise, and both of them had family-friendly and adult shows. We saw all of the shows, and enjoyed each of them. The adult shows were not really filled with bad words but more adult-oriented topics. We don't always enjoy commedians who curse all the time, but these guys didn't do that. Our excursion at Grand Turk was a clear-bottom kayak tour. We had tandem kayaks and followed our guides to see the marine life around us. We also took a stroll around the island to see some of the houses nearby. At one point we stopped to swim around and hold sea urchins, conchs, etc. The tour guide cut some fresh conch right in front of us for those who wanted to try it. Our other excursion was a private beach day at Amber Cove. This was my personal favorite - lounging on a beach bed, sipping a cool beverage and listening to the sounds of the Caribbean sea. We had lunch prepared for us also, which was very tasty. We had drinks brought to us but also sat at the nearby bar. We did not schedule an excursion for Nassau, so we took a taxi to the Atlantis resort. Since we were not staying on the property and did not book an excursion there, we didn't have many places we could explore. But we did go to the casino and pressed our luck a little. All of the Conquest staff were wonderful. Our cabin attendants were very good about checking in with us, and the room was always nice and tidy. It was impressive how they all remembered us by name. At dinner they always called us by name and spoke to us in a friendly way. It added such a nice touch to every experience. We would definitely recommend the Conquest. Even though we were on a high all week from just getting married, the whole experience was truly excellent.

Wedding & Honeymoon Conquest Cruise

Carnival Conquest Cruise Review by achilds

2 people found this helpful
Trip Details
My husband and I were married on the Carnival Conquest before it left port in Ft. Lauderdale, and the cruise was our honeymoon. It was a wonderful experience all around, both the wedding and the honeymoon cruise.

Embarkation was very smooth and quick. Since we were getting married that day, we had VIP access to board early. Carnival made sure to have both our suite and a fellow traveler's stateroom ready by the time we embarked so that my husband and I could get dressed separately. This made a huge difference, since we were really trying not to see each other before the ceremony. After the ceremony/reception we immediately went to take pictures with Olga. She was wonderful and made sure we stopped in a variety of places to pose and have fun. She also takes family and couples pictures during the cruise in a studio setting. She is really talented and we recommend her for any pictures you might want while cruising. Once we were done with the pictures, the muster drill was starting. We didn't have time to change out of our wedding clothes, so we headed to our station in full wedding gear. As we walked down the outside of the ship to our station, people started clapping as they saw we had just got married. The farther we walked, the louder the applause became. It was a really special moment.

Our grand suite was fabulous. This was my first cruise, but my husband had sailed before a few times. He said we would get spoiled on the suite, and we surely did! The bathroom was very spacious, with a bidet and jacuzzi tub/shower combination. There was also plenty of closet room to store everything. We had a "prep" area right outside the bathroom with a large mirror, sink and drawers, which made it nice to get ready for evening dinners without having to clutter the bathroom. The balcony was probably our favorite part. It was so nice to walk out to the spacious balcony any time and enjoy the beautiful views of the ocean and ports.

We had dinner every night in the main dining room (Renoir) and sat with our wedding guests who were also sailing. It was neat to hear what everyone did during the day, since we all did different excursions. The meals in the dining room were always good, and the service was top notch. The wait staff served our leftover wedding cake each night. They kept it in a refrigerator and offered it to us for dessert. Since we could not take our cake off the ship, it was great to enjoy it throughout the week. My husband especially loved the molten chocolate lava cake, which seems to be a Carnival specialty.

The activities on the ship were so plentiful we couldn't get to them all. We watched one of the main shows in the main theater (Epic Rock, I think) which was pretty good. It focused on American rock music, so many of the songs were familiar and fun to sing along with. The opening act was a guitartist who used to tour with Bruce Springsteen. He engaged the audience with his guitar-playing skills. It was really entertaining.

One of our favorite activities was singing karaoke with a live band. It was so different than singing with regular background music. The live band made the experience much more lively and energetic. My husband and I sang "Love Shack" and had a blast. All throughout the week people would come up to us to say they saw us and loved how much fun we were having singing together. It was really cool to be "celebrities".

The comedy shows were great. There were two commedians on our cruise, and both of them had family-friendly and adult shows. We saw all of the shows, and enjoyed each of them. The adult shows were not really filled with bad words but more adult-oriented topics. We don't always enjoy commedians who curse all the time, but these guys didn't do that.

Our excursion at Grand Turk was a clear-bottom kayak tour. We had tandem kayaks and followed our guides to see the marine life around us. We also took a stroll around the island to see some of the houses nearby. At one point we stopped to swim around and hold sea urchins, conchs, etc. The tour guide cut some fresh conch right in front of us for those who wanted to try it.

Our other excursion was a private beach day at Amber Cove. This was my personal favorite - lounging on a beach bed, sipping a cool beverage and listening to the sounds of the Caribbean sea. We had lunch prepared for us also, which was very tasty. We had drinks brought to us but also sat at the nearby bar.

We did not schedule an excursion for Nassau, so we took a taxi to the Atlantis resort. Since we were not staying on the property and did not book an excursion there, we didn't have many places we could explore. But we did go to the casino and pressed our luck a little.

All of the Conquest staff were wonderful. Our cabin attendants were very good about checking in with us, and the room was always nice and tidy. It was impressive how they all remembered us by name. At dinner they always called us by name and spoke to us in a friendly way. It added such a nice touch to every experience.

We would definitely recommend the Conquest. Even though we were on a high all week from just getting married, the whole experience was truly excellent.
achilds’s Full Rating Summary
Enrichment Activities
Value For Money
Embarkation
Dining
Public Rooms
Entertainment
Cabin
Fitness & Recreation
Shore Excursions
Service
Free Price Drop Alerts
Get Carnival Conquest price drops
250,000+ people have entered their email

Cabin Review

Grand Suite
Cabin GS 7315
We really enjoyed the grand suite for our honeymoon cruise. The spacious area provided lots of room to relax and even have some guests over to look at wedding pictures. The price of the room was high compared to other rooms, but we were happy to have such a nice, open area during our special occassion cruise.
Empress Deck Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews