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Great destinations! Happy Crew!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: Feb 21, 2015

I really loved this cruise. We stayed in the Grand Scenic Oceanview Room, which is category 6K and it was amazing. The cabin is in the front of the ship, above the bridge and it had two floor-to-ceiling windows that offered breathtaking views. The crew was very friendly and were always smiling.

Some suggestions that I would offer to the cruise line is that the music on Lido deck was a bit too loud. I also found that three shows were a bit repetitive. They were pretty good; however, they were also very similar. The background graphics were great, but were basically the same. I also thought the music was a bit too much for some of the older crowd. I'd also suggest that there be more variety like a magician or dancers. There was a hypnotist that performed a very entertaining act, but that show was the only thing different that was offered. We saw three comedy acts at the Punchliner Comedy Club and would highly suggest attending as many of those performances as possible.

The destinations were awesome. We did the Dune Buggy excursion in Dominican Republic and did the UTV adventure tour in Aruba and really loved these activities. We took the Casper tour, which was offered on the other side of the floating bridge in Curacao, and they treated us like gold. The guides are very informative and caring. Grand Turk was excellent for beaching.

The ship itself needs painting and the outside windows needed cleaning. It didn't bother me but I did notice these things.

I would definitely recommend this cruise and would recommend the grand scenic oceanview cabin.

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Grand Scenic Oceanview

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: Feb 21, 2015

2014, we took the eastern cruise on the Freedom for eight days. We enjoyed the cruise and the ship. We had a middle of the ship room on the left side of the ship. The ship was very clean and we found no fault with anything of the ship.

The cruise on Carnival Conquest was something else. I had changed the room from Rivera level to the main level due to that I had found the room assigned to us in August was just five rooms away from the starting of rooms to the rear. I had written a E Mail to our contact and it may have been a problem with my under standing what I was requesting. He found a room on the main deck, which was 2347. As we entered the cabin the first thing that we observed was there was no color to the room. The bed had white sheets on it and that was the leading color to the cabin. The windows was covered up and when we open it. We had a problem of looking out as the windows was so dirty from the sea. On Wednesday they attempted to clean the windows on our side of the ship, sorry to say it didn't work that good.

They had a working closet attached to our outside wall. Each morning the crew would open it to get out what they needed and very many would be talking which it did not allow us to sleep any longer. Next problem was we had from the start in August the the dinner meal was to be 6:00PM. With in a hour or two they place a card in our room that the hour was change to 8:30PM. We jumped on this and they change the time back to 6:00PM. The rooms around us was going to dinner in the north portion of the ship, yet we had to go all the way back to the rear dinning room.

 

 

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8 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: Feb 21, 2015

Overall the cruise was great!! We normally do not travel via Carnival but wanted to visit these specific ports. The ports were fantastic. The buffet food is just okay. The dining room experience was very good. Food was very good each time we went to the dining room. Guy's Burger Joint was a huge hit!!! Once again, we went on this particular cruise for the port experience, not for Carnival. The internet connection was very slow and very pricey. Staff treated us very professionally and we had no other complaints.

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: Feb 21, 2015

Very easy embarkation thanks to Phyllis Cronin's expert help as usual. Food was very good especially our favorite dinner which was lobster/shrimp night. Some of the dinner menus were limited. Lido buffet quality continues to slip. Cruise we took in 2014 had stir fry bar, missed it on this one. Show quality very limited, no orchestra (band). Best show was a comedian/hypnotist. Balcony room was good but location had us near 2 AM loud music shows. Sorry we go to bed by 10 or 11. Evi, our cabin steward was the best we have ever had, so efficient & friendly. Dining staff was just average, believe they have cut numbers of help. Never saw much of dining management not that they were needed. Need to get our shore excursions in advance, could not get 2 we wanted but enjoyed the ones we took especially in Dominican Republic to Santo Domingo. Curacao was great.

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First Carnival Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: Feb 15, 2015

I enjoyed my first cruise.  The staff was excellent.  They were all very friendly, helpful and eager to please.  There were many activities that were listed and given to each guest the night before.  Information was also available on the tv.  In addition to the buffet and the dining rooms there was a variety of food stations available (burgers, pizza, Mexican and deli).

My one criticism of the cruise was the long wait to disembark when we were stopping at a port.

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Fantastic experience, great food, terrific service - but long lines.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: Feb 15, 2015

We had a wonderful time, we traveled with our two kids and they had the time of their lives with the two 12-14 and 15-17 yr old clubs.  The food was magnificent and I gained 7 pounds.  The entire crew is happy and very customer oriented.  It's been about 10 years since I cruised last and it seemed there were more people than I remembered and the lines were very long as it appeared we had to wait in line for food and drinks.  They now charge for pop which you have to go and get yourself at the bar and wait in line for that too.  I also noticed .09 charged every time they serve you drink.  Overall, the experience was great, would love to go again and have a better idea of what to expect.  Getting through the lines of onboarding and debarking are far improved.  Just bring extra cash to this all inclusive cruise....they are selling everything from spa days to excursions to photos which aren't cheap.  Check your bill often, and also know they automatically bill you for what they feel you should tip which is about $12 a day per person.  Just being honest and want to inform but don't want to take away from the positive time we had.  We loved it!

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Good value, fun time, so-so entertainment

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: Feb 15, 2015

This was my first time on Carnival, having also cruised on Royal Caribbean and Norwegian. Overall I have to rate Carnival below those two, but we still had a great time escaping frigid New England! The crew was friendly and helpful at all times. I felt that onboard activities and entertainment were definitely not as good as other cruises. While we all make allowances for on-board entertainment (we understand we're not paying $100 a seat in Vegas or NYC), the entertainment offerings here were definitely below expectations. The exception was comedian John McDonald who was superb. The dining experience was good with an assigned table every night and dedicated servers (unlike NCL's "freestyle" which sucks), but the food was merely "fine". No particular objections, just not great (like Royal Caribbean). The gym is well provisioned but under staffed. We chose this cruise mainly for the itinerary (FLL, Jamaica, Cayman, Cozumel) and the schedule; no regrets. But we'll probably lean toward RCC or NCL next time.

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Swimming with stingrays at Grand Cayman Mayan ruins at Tulum Cabin "art" :-)

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Carnivals lack of Customer Service

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: Feb 15, 2015

Even though the stewards, bartenders and waiters made our trip absolutely enjoyable, I will NEVER book through Carnival again. On our 4th night, our room got flooded by a broken water pipe in our ceiling. Clothing, shoes, suitcase got soaking wet. We were compensated on board with $33.00 and a free bottle of wine!!!!  This was AFTER numerous trips to the service desk in tears!!!  My clothes did get laundered and returned over 9 hours later!!!!  When back home, I called Carnival and got a whopping $135.74 offered in additional compensation and NOTHING towards a future cruise in hopes to keep our business. Cruises.com offered an apology immediately (something we NEVER got through Carnival) and gave us a credit towards a future booking through them. Needless to say when we book again through cruises.com it will not be for a Carnival cruise!!

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8 Night on Carnival Conquest

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: Feb 07, 2015

I found there weren't enough activities going on in the evening. Even the 2 decks parties the cruise director staff were only there for a 1/2 hour and then left so the parties dissolved quickly.

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first cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: Feb 07, 2015

great service and extremely friendly staff always lots of activities by an exuberant cruisecrew lots of great food and entertainment. I would recomend to anyone wanting to enjoy a pampered experience

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Lilia
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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.

MDavis
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If you do not want to be rushed during dinner, take a late one and at the same time get to know a little more of your servers. As the evening dies down, they have more time to answer any questions you may have, out of the ordinary "what's in this meal"? and learn a little-bit about their culture.

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