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Carnival Conquest is a large ship, carrying 2974 passengers and 1180 crew, and sails from Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida.

Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    

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"The buffet was great, the dining room food was delicious." in 148 reviews.

"...hall in bay ; off the beaten path jeep in george town, grand cayman ; and playa mia in cozumel." in 42 reviews.

"Chris, the Cruise Director, really added to the enjoyment of our cruise." in 72 reviews.


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Dissappointing changes in Carnival

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We've been on four Carnival cruises and this will likely be our last.  The changes that Carnival has made over the past few years are very dissappointing to us.  We made the best of the situation but for the thousands of dollars it cost, we'll make a different cruise company choice in the future.  The ship Conquest was quite old and beat up...it needs some TLC.  The extended balcony stateroom we booked was abnormally small (compared to other ships in their line) and the bathroom was small and ugly. The TV didn't offer any PPV channels (although it was supposed to via the FAQ on their site) and the wireless connectivity was abysmal - I could rarely connect and it was so slow that messaging responses constantly timed out.  The public areas on the ship were ok although extremely understaffed.  There were large waits for everything from getting a specialty coffee or drink to purchasing a photo.  Guest services was both slow and rude in dealing with the problem we had upon arrival at the FLL airport and our purchased transfer to the ship.  We sat for nearly two hours waiting for our 'missing' bus and barely made it on the ship in time to sail.  We missed out on getting our embarkation photo and were rushed onto the ship as the last to board.  It was confusing and upsetting.  After talking with three different people, we received a letter in our room saying that we didn't qualify for a refund of the transfer fee of $32.  Following that we got a phone call saying we would be getting the refund...this was how the entire cruise went...confusion and a serious lack of organization on the part of the Carnival management.  It's obvious that they've cut back on staffing and that there are a lot of unseasoned employees - even excursion management for getting groups off the ship at the ports was a mess with employees arguing with each other on their walkies and getting angry with each other.  We've been on more expensive lines like RC and Celebrity and thought that Carnival was close enough in service (at a much lower price) when we first cruised with them.  Now, it's obvious that you're getting what you're paying for and the savings aren't enough to offset the lack of service as it currently stands so we'll be returning to the higher price/higher service level lines.  Carnival seems to have decided to cater to the lower common denominator and that is simply not enough for us.  We prefer to be treated like we matter - even if it costs us 25-30% more.  It's dissappointing that Carnival has chosen the low road.

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A vacation to remember!

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I had THE BEST time on Carnival Conquest! My family and I made reservations at The Point Steakhouse for the first night and that was the beginning of a GREAT vacation. The food was delicious and plentiful. I ordered the lamb chops entrée and it was cooked to perfection. There is a charge of $35 for the steakhouse and it was worth it. I would definitely eat there again, and if you go on the first night you will receive a free bottle of wine and you don't have to get dressed up!

 

After dinner we walked around and got acquainted with the ship.There are bars, restaurants and lounges in every nook of Conquest. There's also 2 pools, 1 on the Lido Deck and there is an area for adults (I believe it was on the 9th floor).

 

Our room steward (Satya) learned my family names the first night and kept our rooms spotless. The EA Sports bar was a little disappointing because there is no actual food in there, you have 2 choices, pizza and wings and that is ordered from room service and brought to the bar. But, Andrei is the bartender there and he was absolutely AWESOME! The comedy club is a must, but the lines were so long because the comedians were actually entertaining, you had to be in line at least 1 hour before show time to get a seat.

 

I have read a lot of bad reviews about this ship and I am so glad I didn't listen to them, otherwise I would have missed out on such a great time getting to know the GREAT crew and making wonderful memories with my family. Yes, she could use a little touch up here and there, but we watched that crew clean constantly. They wiped down bars stools, and we even saw them wiping down the walls and cleaning the hall way carpets in the mornings.

 

If you don't sweat the small stuff and just want to have a good time give her a try. Not every single little thing will be to your liking ( I HATED THE BAND), but who cares! There are so many things to do and so many choices for food. If

you can't enjoy yourself on this ship you probably shouldn't cruise. Carnival really gets a bad wrap from a lot of cruisers, but I haven't had a bad experience yet!

 

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Water slide (Lido deck) Caribbean Coolata. YUM! EA Sports Bar

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april cruise 2016

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The cruise was great!  We were celebrating our 30th Anniversary!  Our statesman (GEDE) assign to us was very attentive to all of our needs.  He even had left us a $25 gift card for wine during stay.  Our room was service at least 3 times per day.  We booked the balcony room which we loved. The food was great.  We really enjoyed the Hamburger bar near the pool.  Drinks were excellent as well. There was always something going on as for as entertainment.  We were not able to see the comedy show due to being completely full.  Not enough seating.  We loved our excursions we booked.  I would recommend the catamaran in Jamacia and Surf & Turf in Cuzomel .  We had a blast.  Our only complaint was the smoke in the casino.  Can not wait to book our next cruise!!

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cruise on april 10/2016

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thank you breanna wood for your help in booking our cruise. it was awesome and we had fun . the reason that i give it a 4 star was there was some smell in the corridor to my room and the food was okay not fantastic could have have more variety in cultural background .Love

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Horrible Food!!!

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Overall, I enjoyed this cruise. Staff was friendly and very accommodating......BUT I thought the food at the Cezanne Buffet was horrible!!!!! Very tasteless, the breakfast eggs were made of powder, the fried chicken was very dried out (overcooked), the desserts at the sweets bar had no taste (an example was the key lime pie), etc., etc., etc.Angry

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A Most Excellent Vacation

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We had a wonderful time on our six day cruise aboard the Carnival Conquest. The food was superb and the service excellent. We were never for want of on-board entertainment, from the stage shows, comedy clubs and lounge entertainers to the varied activities conducted by the cruise director and staff. 

 

Our ports of call were Jamaica, the Cayman's and Cozumel, and we took several enjoyable tours at each stop.

 

Whether on board or in port, we rose early and enjoyed the day for as long as our energy held out. We would end the  day listening to live music being played in various areas of the ship, or walk out on-deck enjoying the ocean air and listening to the sea.  

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Karaoke on the Conquest Lunch in the Caymans Mountain biking in Jamaica

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Great Cruise on the Carnival Conquest

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We loved the variety of ports which included St. Martin, San Juan PR, St. Kitts and Grand Turks.  Each port had something unique to do and we enjoyed it all.  Everyone loved our beach day at Grand Turks. As soon as you walk off the boat you step onto a great beach and pool facility all provided at no cost by the Margaritaville folks but there is plenty of opportunity to spend money there if you want.  Other highlights for us would include Old San Juan and the fort which is an amazing place to visit... and don't forget the free shuttle!

The ship was great.  Some of us enjoyed movie nights on the Lido deck and most of us got more than our fill at Guy's burger joint. 

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The Carnival Conquest docked in Grand Turks Old Fort in San Juan Margaritaville at Grand Turks

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Perfect sailing all the way

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The boarding process was very well done.  The lunch at the lido was wonderful.  Our cabin was ready quickly and was very clean.  The steward was very friendly and efficient.  He took care of all our special needs with a big smile.  The stops were entertaining and the food was very good.  I particularly enjoyed the lectures given by Josh, the cruise director.  It made me feel that I was at a Holland America Ship, which I do enjoy as well.  The entertainment in general was good and the debarkation was extremely smooth.

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Great Cruise

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This is my third cruise and it was great!. The service was excellent. Our cabins were always perfect and our dining staff was was a great team.  We had Robin, Ivana, and a young lady that goes by Maria. We did have a glitch in that on the first night, we were not all seated at the same table-the head staff at the restaurant corrected this for night 2.  The excursions were fun-however i did not like that if you came back from an excursion past 2:30-there were very few places to grab a snack till dinner, what options were available, had a horribly long line.  Also, i slipped and fell just outside the restroom on one of the decks-i ended up spraining my ankle-this certainly took away from my cruise experience.  However the medical staff was nice and helpful should you need them..

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Guess services  was not good and some of the staff that worked the beach in the Bahamas  was rude. Guess Serviceswhen my friend  went to inquire  about his bill they did not explain everything thing to him and he didn't have his b lasses at the time to really see what was being charged do when he came to me I over looked the bill seen a few things was added to bill and when I went back to guess services with him the lady had an attitude that he brought me with him to inquire  future about his bill and have her make the adjustments 

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skcheney
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I forgot one last tour we took. It was the 'Behind the Scene's' tour. Awesome, awesome, awesome! This was worth the price we paid. We got to see where the crew goes & how they live, how the ship runs, where the food is prepared and met the Captain. This is a must do tour!

Lilia
Third Mate

LOTS of kids on board during the summer months. Wait till school is in for a more relaxed trip

freddyb
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During days 'at sea' check out afternoon Tea time at Monet Restaurant.

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