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Overall a good cruise. Embarkation was a breeze, only took about 30 minutes max from unloading to walking on board. Waited until about 12:15 to show up, and at looked like most folks had already gotten on board and the lines were short. Enjoyed the Punchliner comedy club (especially Mike E Winfield) and the deck top movies. Lots of room to sit under the stars. Biggest disappointment was the overall food. Just average what I expect on a cruise, especially when compared to my last cruise on NCL. Very few options for low sugar desserts, and I asked our waiter in the Monet dining room three times if they had low sugar ice cream...said he would check but I never heard back (NCL had it every night). Also no options for food after 11pm but pizza. Would have liked to have a burger or salad after all the shows, but you were out of luck except for the pizza line. The ship is showing its age. Needs a good cleaning and paint job plus new carpet. Also the flooring in the Lido buffet is slick as glass in the mornings...don't know what they are using to clean them, but almost fell a couple of times. Also long breakfast lines on excursion days. Avoided the crowded pool areas for the adult serenity area. Too many folks with too much booze to enjoy the pools.

2019 Carnival Cruise

Carnival Conquest Cruise Review by john697

Trip Details
Overall a good cruise. Embarkation was a breeze, only took about 30 minutes max from unloading to walking on board. Waited until about 12:15 to show up, and at looked like most folks had already gotten on board and the lines were short.

Enjoyed the Punchliner comedy club (especially Mike E Winfield) and the deck top movies. Lots of room to sit under the stars.

Biggest disappointment was the overall food. Just average what I expect on a cruise, especially when compared to my last cruise on NCL. Very few options for low sugar desserts, and I asked our waiter in the Monet dining room three times if they had low sugar ice cream...said he would check but I never heard back (NCL had it every night). Also no options for food after 11pm but pizza. Would have liked to have a burger or salad after all the shows, but you were out of luck except for the pizza line.

The ship is showing its age. Needs a good cleaning and paint job plus new carpet. Also the flooring in the Lido buffet is slick as glass in the mornings...don't know what they are using to clean them, but almost fell a couple of times. Also long breakfast lines on excursion days.

Avoided the crowded pool areas for the adult serenity area. Too many folks with too much booze to enjoy the pools.
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Cabin Review

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Cabin 8D 8421
Smaller than what I expected, but didn't spend much time except to shower and sleep. Spend extra money for the balcony cabin, but could smell way too much cigarette smoke on the balcony. Like the rest of the ship the cabins could stand new carpet and general cleaning upgrades...balconies were dirty too.
Lido Deck Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Beach
    Took the aquaboat and beach excursion. Very quiet beach out by itself. Only drawback were the natives coming by all the time trying to get you to buy things.
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