Second Cruise/Great Time: Carnival Conquest Cruise Review by Blessings357
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Second Cruise/Great Time
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation and debarkation is always easy for me. Never have I had a problem on either cruise. Debarkation, I self-assist, i.e, I take all my luggage off myself. This last time I was in my car by 9:00 a.m. I always park at the Port of Galveston; they have never let me down. When I got off the ship to go home, the vans were waiting to take us to the Lot (B). When I parked to go on the cruise, I prepaid, and all I had to do was show them my paperwork I printed from the internet and park, and the van was ready to take me to the ship-Easy Easy Easy. I "think" the Port of Galveston has 24 hours security; nevertheless, I've never had More a problem leaving my car there.
I took a chance and stayed in the Holiday Inn Sunspree; I had read mixed reviews; I love NICE hotels. I did not have one single problem out of this hotel. I will stay here again. Is it a luxury hotel NO. Is it a Resort NO. Is it a good place to spend the night before a cruise YES. All the rooms have the Gulf View. I would rate the hotel average and a little expensive in price. Would I recommend it to someone-YES. As I saida decent place to stay the night before a cruise. You can park and leave your car there for the entire cruise for $20. I chose the Port of Galveston because I did not want to take a chance and wait for a taxi to take me back to the hotel and get my cardidn't know how long I might have to wait. If you are use to the very luxurious hotels and being spoiled, then you probably need to stay elsewhere. If I were going to stay in Galveston longer than two days, I would find a more upscale hotel.
The first day out, to me, the sea was a little rough. The other days were smooth. I could feel the boat moving on the 8th floor the first day; I was in room 8348 with a balcony. Overall a good cruise, the food and entertainment was great. We only stopped in Jamaica and Grand Cayman. Cozumel was cancelled because of the swine flu. I did the Sandals Resort in Jamaica great hotel, food was excellent. I did the Trolley Roger in Grand CaymanI would not do this again for $25-30; it was not worth it. I would do the site seeing tour that included the Turtle Farm or the 7 mile beach. It only took an hour and didn't show us much. Not a good tour to me. I was OK because I had been to Grand Cayman before, but if you have never been, I would not take this tour. My room steward was great as was my dinner waiter-no complaints.
I will sail again. I travel alone and always feel safe on the ship. I want to do Key West and Bahamas cruise next out of Galveston or New Orleans. I don't like flying so for me cruising is the way to go. Less
Cabin review: 8348
My cabin was great; plenty of room for my clothes and necessities. The shower is too small, but I can deal with that. Room was very clean.
Port and Shore Excursions
Carnival; never again
Very fun and comfortable
First and last Carnival cruise
Understaffed & In Need of Upda...
Jamaica and Grand Cayman