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Conquest needs work

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"...i we did a booking and one of the excursions was to the grand cayman s to visit the turtle reserve and saw that this was a..." in 37 reviews.

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april 26 2015 cruise by Jim

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: Apr 25, 2015

Overall, the ship was a very pleasant experience. For a first time cruiser I had a little bit of a culture shock. I wasn't expecting an afloat infomercial but in a sense that's what we got. Food was good but on the bland side. On the good side; the service was outstanding, the cleanliness was outstanding, and the shows were excellent. I could not ask for better service and friendliness from a ship. There was lots to do and the prices for drinks was very reasonable. I would not do the endless bubbles for it was almost impossible for us to drink that much soda in one day.

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Love cruising with Carnival!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: Apr 25, 2015

Everything was great!  The staff was always helpful and pleasant.  Piccolo and Maxsym in the your time dining room were the best wait staff.  The food was great and there were many selections.  We just wish it was longer.

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Bad ship, great crew. nice excursions.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: Apr 25, 2015

I would like to begin this review by saying it's a mixed bag. On the upside, the entire crew was great. They were always helpful and cheerful. My cabin steward, ( I Putu Agus), was the best! He couldn't do enough for me. He kept my cabin spotless, was friendly, and made himself very available. The balcony cabin that I had was very comfortable and clean. The ship itself was very clean.

Now for the downside. The food on board was mediocre at best. Most of the food was fast-food. As a non-smoker it was impossible to go to the casino as it was always filled with smoke. There were no headliners at any show. There really weren't any real shows to speak of. They had oldies song shows and so-so comics. The swimming pools were glorified bathtubs and filled with people standing around, on top of each other, with drinks in their hands.

The excursions I went on were all very nice, especially the 5 hour tour in cozumel. If you go on this tour try to get the 2 man team of Pedro, (the driver), and Jesus, (the tour guide). They were both very friendly and helpful. Jesus had a great knowledge of the archeology of the area. He was intelligent, personable, funny, and just a great tour guide. As we drove from place to place he would divulge tons of information about the area and the history of the Mayan people all with great aplomb, wit and humor. He, himself, is Mayan. When we would get off the mini-bus to visit different places, (the historical chocolate factory and museum, a tequila production site, as well as different jewelry and other small shops), he would stay with us and direct us to whatever we wanted do or see, all in a very pleasant and helpful way. His tour partner, the driver Pedro, was a very good driver, friendly person, and also very helpful whenever we stopped anywhere. THIS EXCURSION WAS GREAT!

At Key West I went on a six mile bike tour that was very informative and lots of fun. Our guide, Carl, was very knowledgeable about Key West's history, it's buildings and the different areas on the island. After the bike tour I walked around town and bought food and drink. All in all a nice excursion and a nice place to stop by on a cruise.

On Grand Cayman I took a bus tour that took us to the Tortuga Rum factory where you could taste and purchase rum cakes along as well as other tourist articles. Later we drove to a town called "Hell." It's basically a building with more tourist junk inside. We also had a photo op at 7 mile beach. This tour is OK but nothing special. I would advise you to just go to the beach there if it's a nice day.

All-in-all I would NOT recommend cruising on this ship, but I would recommend going to these ports of call. I much prefer Royal Caribbean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Good Ports.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: Apr 25, 2015

The endless soda package sucks because you have to wait for a bar tender and then they have to swipe your card and you have to sign every time. The old way was slow just showing the sticker, now it is even worse. Royal has the machines and is much easier. The rest of the trip is nice though.

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South Caribbean Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: Apr 18, 2015

I enjoyed visiting 4 islands. I took excursions at all the islands. A tour guides were engaging and professional.

There were activities and shows performed on the ship throughout the cruise. I had difficulty keeping up with all the activities and shows.

There was plenty of food, which was good. I especially enjoyed the omelet stations where you could selective the ingredients.

Overall a very enjoyable cruise.

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Carnival has cut back

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: Apr 18, 2015

Wife and I boarded the carnival Conquest at Port Everglades on April 18th, 2015. The ship was clean but we could tell right away she had lots of miles on her hull. The carpeting in our cabin was very worn, the bed mattresses' were contoured toward the middle obviously the result of their age and the number of people that have slept on them since the last renovation to the ship. Our cabin steward (Putu) was excellent and kept our cabin as clean as a whistle. His daily towel creations were fun to see. Carnival has eliminated the chocolate candy placed on the bed at turn down. It was a nice touch, sorry to see it gone.

Entertainment by the four different comedians at the adult shows were hilarious, everyone of them. There was also an Asian juggler/comedian (cannot remember his name) in the main theater that was the best entertainment on the cruise. The nightly themed shows with the singers/dancers were mediocre at best. Costumes were blah, singing was off-key, and selection of songs were geared towards teens, not toward the baby boomers that made up the majority of the guests on the cruise.

Dining was another area where we felt Carnival has cut corners. We are not buffet aficionados' so we did not partake of it but did notice the mainstay of the buffet was titled "comfort food". Sort of like a Cracker Barrel at sea. I am sure guests did not pay for a cruise expecting to eat meatloaf, hot dogs, and mac-n-cheese. They did have a theme buffet each night as well. Not sure what types of food were offered there. The main dining room was nicely appointed with our table set-up for eight diners, but there were only four of us each night. Turns out our cabin neighbors were assigned our table so we got to know them over dinner each night. We enjoyed ourselves having such a nice couple to dine with. The food offered nightly was a good variety, but only a flank steak was on the menu. For another $20 you could order a good cut of steak there, or for $35 you could dine at "The point" steakhouse. We paid enough for our cruise already so we ordered from the normal menu each night. The variety was OK, beef, chicken, pork, and vegetarian. Appetizers and soups were varied by night as well. All of the food was good, but nothing to make you feel that the meals were terrific.The servers at dinner were the best, especially Anak. He took great care of us every meal. They did have a brunch on the at sea days so we took advantage of that three times. Limited menu but good food. Fruit was fresh, coffee fresh and hot, and the service was good. Guy's hamburgers were excellent but was only opened a few hours each day, as was the deli, and the fish and chips. There was not any Sushi station on the ship. There was a Pizza bar which was open 24 hours along with the self serve ice cream.

We had a good time, did not go hungry, were treated very well, and enjoyed all of the ports. The ship docked in Grand Turks for @7 hours, but stayed in the other three ports longer. No tender rides as each port had a pier. We would recommend this cruise for relaxation, and rejuvenation.   

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FUN FUN FUN

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: Apr 18, 2015

GREAT cruise, great food and people friendly staff, clean only wish is it could had been a longer stay in Aruba, this was our eleventh cruise, ten of which has been with carnival. first time in cruising these   Ports of Call: Grand Turk Island • La Romana, Dominican Republic • Willemstad, Curacao • Oranjestad, Aruba. only grand Turk have I visited before, highly recommend this cruise  

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Cruise Director

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: Apr 18, 2015

Mike Pack, Conquest Cruise Director, went all his ways to accommodate everyone alike even hearing impaired passengers.  I commend him for his work and I would come back on this cruise again.   

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would go again

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: Apr 18, 2015

we had great weather the food and the crew were very nice the excursions would only book at carnival also the travel agent wendy was the bestHappylots of people get mail sent to them for a free cruise and also free drinks we never get

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Beautiful Weather

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: Apr 17, 2015

The weather and sea were wonderful.  Smooth sailing on the sea was awesome.  Some of the islands I wasn't really impressed with.  Grand Turk has nothing but the beach and Margaritaville, Dominican Republic just had the downtown flea market but Aruba's beaches were AWESOME! 

I had some things that I didn't like.  The ship had ants and water dripping from the ceiling in the dining hall on the lido deck (which fell on my husband)and hot. The A/C seem to only work in certain parts of the dining hall. The A/C in my room wasn't good.  It got hot at night and the drain in the shower was clogged.  Our room stewart, Imeade was very nice and helped unclogged the drain. He was friendly, knowledgeable and greeted us whenever he saw us. We want to give kudos to Kimberly from Canada in the gift shop, she was friendly, funny, helpful and just an all around great person.  She remembered us and greeted us whenever she saw us.  Also, Athairat in the Monet dining was great too.  She was friendly and provided excellent service.  I want to thank Imeade, Kimberly and Athairat for their fantastic service on our cruise.

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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!

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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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