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1st Carnival Cruise EVER

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: May 10, 2015

This was my 4th cruise, 1st Carnival Cruise on Conquest, it was good. The ship was clean & up-to-date, food was mediocre and the times certain food areas are open are just mind boggling. Sometimes you were left with no food available......until FREE room service :-)  BTW- I highly recommend the Deli!

We ordered food to our room every day, awesome service because unlike Royal Caribbean its free! 

The lack of a dance hall/club was a let down, only one on this ship and it played the strangest mashups. The 15-17 year old "club" area was empty every night but the last one on our cruise- what a waste of space! No piano bar. The shows were a waste of time, I've seen high school performances that were better. I did not get a chance to see the comedy club but heard it was hilarious. The dining room was great, food was good and service excellent. 

The Red Frog Rum Bar & Blue Iguana Tequila Bar out by the pool were the best experience I've ever had. Excellent placement and great beverages. The water slide and movie nights there were also wonderful. The last night of movie night was a mess, 6pm movie played for a hour was cut off by another movie that only played for the first 20 minutes then we had no movies the rest of the night. 

My only port complaint was the stop to San Juan, Puerto Rico.....7am -2pm. nothing is open until after 9am and 4 hours to explore is just NOT enough time. I recommend to Carnival to either stay in port until 4pm like all the other ports of call OR just skip this island stop completely!  All the other ports gave you plenty of time for excursions & shopping, as well as, beach time. 

If you haven't cruised with Royal Caribbean, try Oasis of the Seas or Allure both are awesome. Carnival was ok, good deal for the price. If its your first cruise ever, go Royal! Yummy

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Smelly Ship

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: May 10, 2015

The entire cruise smelled like they were not able to dump the feces before we left on May 10, 2015.  The smell continued throughout the entire cruise during different times of the day.  The cabin toilet constantly smelled like old urine.  We had the stateroom attendant clean in on the second day and it was okay for half a day and then the smell came back and never left after that.

We had very good ports of call and the staff was very friendly but the ship itself could use a little cleanup to eliminate all the disgusting smells. 

We have cruised many times with Carnival but never had an experience like this with the awful smells.

Would not recommend this ship until a thorough cleaning is performed.

 

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bo2pa
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40th Anniversary Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: May 10, 2015

We really enjoyed the cruise so much and the people on the ship could not have been any nicer or treat us any better. Our cabin steward, Dimitru was fantastic.  We did back to back cruises and could not have asked for a better crew.  Brian, our cruise, seemed to go out of his way to do things for us.  On finding out of our celebration, he sent wine and a fruit basket to our cabin.

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worst cruise ever

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: May 10, 2015

The Carnival Conquest is nothing more than a floating slum-landlord facility. We have taken 16 cruises with Carnival in the last twenty years and this will be the last with Carnival Cruise line and its associates. The treat , even gold and platinum members , like idiots. No perks, no service, ignoring complaints, etc. Goodbye and good riddance Carnival.

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poir

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: May 02, 2015

the cruise ports themselves were very nice the ship was very elegant looking the food was poor at best since we got sick from under cooked fish. overall nothing was on ice only on the cold plate could be a problem when it's over 80 degrees. I reported things to the staff they told me I must have come on board sick finally by Friday food was on ice so maybe my complaining help I did not want to see other people get sick that was my whole point to them. the rest of the trip was good the waiter and me staff were excellent the other person now were very rude and not responsive to platinum guest would not sale on a Ship again.

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MackSie
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Carnival, the party boats....

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: May 02, 2015

I'd give 9 out of 10 for delivery and quality.  Food was great in dining restaurants only, else so-so.  While I do rate it high in delivery part, I would not book this ship again: old, needs lots of repairs, smelly, our room was constantly too warm.  Staff was good no problem there.  Excursions good but not without it's problems.

We are Celebrity cruisers so this was a down grade to us.

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Could use some help

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: May 02, 2015

Booked this cruise mainly for the destination locations which were all great, except La Romana, DR.  Not much to do there and many cruisers were afraid for safety.  I could barely stomach any of the food other than the pizza and tacos at Blue Iguana.  I've traveled on 4 different cruise lines and this Carnival was certainly my least favorite in food.  The activities were great and the shows were nice as well.  Loved the comedy acts they had on board during our cruise.  Some staff was very friendly (especially our room attendant Julio), however there were a few that don't belong in the Hospitality business.  A lady named Katisnayara (Kat) at the Alchemy Bar was extremely rude and not friendly at all.  Not only to myself and people I was traveling with but also other guests.  She did not enjoy her job as a bartender and was not friendly at all.  Working in the hospitality business as a General Manager of a Resort, I would never allow employees to treat our guests the way she did.  Also, the higher ranked crew officers would walk around with out making eye contact or saying hello to their guests.  Didn't give me the warm and fuzzies.  The Cruise Director and his staff were phenomenal and compensated for the rudeness of others.  I think I would be skeptical booking my next cruise on Carnival due to the food and staff friendliness.  Again, some really nice staff but it's not a standard criteria for all.  The bar staff on the Lido deck, room attendant, and activities were great.  Also, be wary of the drink packages when you purchase them.  On Royal Caribbean, only those that are drinking need to order the package, however on Carnival they charge $500 per person for the week that are in the stateroom.  I don't drink and in order for my boyfriend to order the package I needed to purchase the package or have a note from my doctor that I can't drink.  What nonsense is that?  It's a choice for me not to drink, not a medical condition.  Plus they limit the number of drinks to 15 per day anyway for those that do order the package.  Also, not all drinks are covered in that $500.  They really nickel and dime you.  Even a coffee or espresso is additional charge.  Royal Caribbean has never failed me or my family (take family cruises annually in addition to friends trip) and will definitely think twice before booking elsewhere next time. 

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8nighter

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: May 02, 2015

extra day gives it pizaz.  just when you think its over...there's one more day

4 ports where wonderful/ plenty of time to do things

shows were descent but could have been better

food was excellent

service was great

casino----bad/   yes i donated.  but apparently someone won 30,000$ on slot machine

 

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not up to par

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: May 02, 2015

 lot of crew was different and the shopping guide had a to be desired. Not a good cruise . I am looking forward to December to go on the breeze. It also could be that on this cruise there were more elderly people like me that the crew could have been given a hard time . Food was excellent but the service was poor. It was  a c graded cruise but I will continue to cruise carnival

 

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Johnny B's Conquest Review

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: May 02, 2015

I enjoyed the cruise overall, the excursions I choose were fun and the weather was great. The one thing that was a problem was the fact I could not turn down / shut off my Air conditioning in my stateroom. My stateroom was like a meat locker, the AC never shutoff and ran full blast the whole cruise. Other folks complained of there room being very warm, no AC. Luckily I had a balcony stateroom so I just left my door open to get some heat in my room.

I think the casino needs to pay out better to the folks playing any of the games or slot machines. I invested heavily with really no payback whatsoever, a free drink would have helped!

As I stated earlier it was a fun cruise,I met a lot of fun people, and drank way more alcohol than I should have. I would recommend this cruise to anybody wanting to have a good time, and to see the ports of call.

                   Have a most excellent day.

                      John Burdick  :o)

 

 

                

 

 

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skcheney
Second Mate

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!

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

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

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