Awesome 7 day cruise with children: Carnival Conquest Cruise Review by Wubby88

Carnival Conquest 5
Member Since 2009
14 Forum Posts

Overall Member Rating

Awesome 7 day cruise with children

Sail Date: August 2009
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Galveston
We are a family of three and brought along my best friend and her family of 5. We flew from WI to TX on Saturday. Stayed at Super 8 in LaMarque the night before. Not a great hotel by any means but we didn't want to spend a lot of money on a hotel before our cruise.

Got to Port at 1130. Easy embarkation and on the ship by 1230. Liked the fact that we could put down money towards our cruise instead of using the credit card. We try to stay away from the plastic. Even thougth we put down a credit card, at check in we put down 400 and once that ran out, the rest would go on the card.

Went and ate at the buffet on the lido deck. Food was good. Got in our room by 1:30.

We had early dining at 6. Met our fabulous head waiter names Martin. He truly did everything he could to make our trip wonderful. He was especially great with our kids. He and his wife have been on working on carnival for 5 years, so he is well trained and loves his job. He was particualry great More with my daughter who has a food allergy. He had the main hostess come over every night and bring the next nights menu to my daughter so that she could pick out her meal in advance and we could ensure that she wasn't going to be served anything that she was allergic to.

We had kids in every age range for the kids club. All the kids loved the club and spent time enjoying all the activities they had to offer.

We bought drink coupons in advance. I do NOT recommend this. They wouldn't take them for most of the drinks we requested. The only thing that they would take them for is the beer. All the foo foo drinks cost more then the coupons were worth. That totally sucked.

Our most memorable excursion was in Jamaica. We went on the Dreamer Catamaran which took us snorkeling and to Margaritaville. None of our kids had ever snorkeled before and the crew were sooo great at getting them prepared and showing them how to snorkel. They all said it was the best time ever!!! Our excursion was only 3 hours long but our driver Lloyd stayed with us for many more hours and took us shopping and stayed with us so that we were not bombarded with people trying to sell us stuff. He took us to 1 lady and said to just stay in her shop which we did. She gave us great rates on everything we bought.

Next we went to Grand Cayman. We didn't have anything booked for a excursion and we just got into a van and the driver took us to Grape Beach. Lots of fun. Snorkeling only cost 5 dollars per person and the kids we more then happy to just snorkel and lay on the beach.

Finally we stopped in Cozumel. We had booked a day pass at the Wyndam Cozumel Resort. Beautiful place with tons of things to do. It costed 50 per adult and 25 per child for unlimited non-motorized water equipment along with food and drinks. We definely got our money's worth. The bar was awesome. Instead of bar stools they had swings. Us adults had fun swinging away at the bar, drinking shots of tequilla and eating all the mixican food we could find. Totally worth the money.

All in all we had a fabulous time. Don't miss the "marriage" show. It was the most hilarious show they have. They only have it once and it's in the afternoon. They took a couple that were only married 2 days, a couple that were married 25 years and a couple that were married 53 years. They asked them questions and then read their responses. I never laughed so hard in my life.

All in all it was a wonderful vacation. Totally recommend it. Less

Published 09/02/09

Cabin review: 6A1422 Ocean View

Across from stewards stock room. WAAAYYY to noisy early in the morning with all the room stewads stocking up their carts. I had to ask them twice to be quiet. I know that they had a job to do, but they should not be so noisy at 6:30am!!! Had a Oceanview room but the large window was covered with dew so it was hard to see out the window.

Read All Ocean View (6A) Reviews >>

Port and Shore Excursions

Loved the all inclusvie Wyndham resort. Great time had by all!

Read 5490 Cozumel Reviews

Great beach but everything (except snorkeling) was way too expensive. Food prices were outrageous!

We did the Dreamer Catamaran. One of the cheaper excursions which lasted 3 hours, but we had a great time! Crew were wonderful to our children and really helped them learn to snorkel.

Compare Prices on Carnival Conquest Western Caribbean Cruises

Read more Carnival Conquest cruise reviews >>
Read Cruise Critic’s Carnival Conquest Review >>

Compare Prices on Carnival Conquest Western Caribbean Cruises

Member Since 2009
14 Forum Posts
Enrichment Activities
Family & Children
Fitness & Recreation
Onboard Experience
Public Rooms
Shore Excursions
Value for Money
Skip X

See Carnival Conquest deals up to 82% off:

October Deals
Carnival Conquest 73% Loved It

8 Day Exotic Southern Caribbea
See all Carnival Conquest Deals >>