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The evening of Monday,March 16,2015

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

After the 6pm dinner meal, my wife and I went back to the stateroom to change our cloths and go out to a ships show. I open the door to find a man in the room and coming  from the balcony door. I rush out over and push him onto the balcony and lock the door. He had climbed over from the room next door. Where is brother had just got married early in the day in our Key West,FL. import. The man was drunk  and out of order. I waited some time and went to my balcony and grab him and threw him out  of the room. I went to find my room steward and report it and he called his boss. The security officer came to our room and told what they were going to do with the man.

 

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

When asked how we liked the cruise, we could not say it enough - it was awesome. We will definitely do a Carnival Cruise again. The staff played a big part in making the trip so spectacular, from the room steward who learned our names the first day, to the cruise director who kept us as busy as we wanted to be, to our own waiter in the dining room who remembered I wanted coffee with the meal and not after.

We have never cruised, so we have nothing to compare this cruise to other than vacations, but we felt pampered. The turn down service, the roaming waiters, the offer of anniversary wishes all made our trip one we will long remember. I would suggest that you select a set dining time so that you can get to know your wait staff, and they can get to know you. We looked forward to reconnecting with our table mates each evening and talking about the events of the day. On our other vacations, we usually go to a "fancy" restaurant  for one meal. We had that experience each night of the cruise in the dining room, dining on things like lobster tail, prime rib, filet mignon, and chateaubriand to name a few of the offerings. The chocolate melting cake was to die for!!! My husband had it every evening while I tried the daily dessert specials like creme brule.

Remember to bring comfortable shoes, as the ship is BIG, and gym clothes since you need to work off all those desserts. We also brought extra hangers, since there were not many in the closet. A pop up hamper proved useful, especially since we took advantage of the self service washers and dryers. We did not have to bring any organizer for the bathroom, as there was ample shelf space. We loved the animal towels and daily planner that we found in our room each night...Kudos to you Carnival - you provided a stellar experience for these first time cruisers.

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Good Spring Break Vacation

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

This was my third cruise with Carnival. Pretty much the same experience as the rest. The kids had a blast with the Club O2 (15-17 year olds) They made many friends and will have lifetime memories. There was a good mixture of people of all ages on this cruise and most people were friendly. We stayed in an oceanview cabin on the main deck and it was great. Very roomy and enough closet space for 3 people. The ship was extremely clean and the staff worked hard to keep it that way. My only complaint is the food. In the dining room, our food was almost always cold to warm and we very rarely received our dinner hot. The assistant waiters had no clue what was going on and by the look on their faces, they were frustrated. Even when it came time for their nightly dancing, only a few of the staff knew the routine. 

Guys burger joint had great burgers for lunch but expect a highly saturated in butter burger and bun! I could not figure out why they needed to add all that extra butter!

The friendliest bar service was in the casino. They truly enjoyed their job and remembered each guest by name.

Stay far away from the bingo.. Prices are $20 for 3 cards, $30 for 6 cards and $40 for 9 cards. The payouts are very low... The last night they had this $5,000 bingo which was packed. The payouts were about $150 game 1, $200 game 2, $276 game 3 and the last game had a guaranteed payout of $2,000 if someone hit bingo to cover their board in 49 numbers or less... which is highly unlikely. The person who won the last game did so in over 60 numbers and only won $750! 

The Hasbro Game was really fun to watch and the other entertainment was good as well.

Comedy club has PG shows and R rated shows. The comedians were funny and they put on good shows. Make sure you arrive at least 30 minutes early or you won't have a seat.

If your looking for the adult pool, it's on deck 9 in the back of the ship. There is also a deck on the right side with couches and it's were the adults hang out!

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Excellent Cruise

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

Our cruise was Excellent, loved the Cruise Director Mike--would love to see a clone of him. Staff was very good. Food delicious. Love all the places we traveled, Key West Grand Cayman Cozumel. If you are heading to Cozumel Definitely go to Mr. Sanchos  BEST TIME EVER.

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First Time Cruisers...Not for us

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

We didn't have much for expectations when going on this cruise, except being able to relax and visit some amazing places. The service was mediocre at best, as well as the food. The formal dining food was not good, but not excellent by any means. The buffet food was always cold. We did, however, love the casual specialty foods such as the pizza and the hamburgers. The specialty hamburgers were the BEST! There wasn't much time at each port - 6 hours max, which doesn't give you enough time to see the area unless you pay the ridiculous prices for the excursions. The prices were high, but the scuba diving was amazing!!!! Definitely recommend diving in St Thomas. The dive crew were funny, knowledgeable and great. Groups were large and this caused the second dive to be cut short, but this was not their fault. They are very concerned with safety! Nice part was they picked us up right off the port's pier. But if you get the chance, dive with Stuarts Cove in Nassau! They are the BEST DIVE SHOP in the world and have the best dive master's and guides anywhere! It helps they have some of the best diving spots too. We arrived at port at 1pm and they were willing to make a special excursion just for 3 of us! It was the best diving experience we've had. We had many people tell us that cruising was the best way to travel and see different areas. Unfortunately, we disagree. The scuba diving was amazing and to be honest, we would only cruise again if it were to dive at multiple locations. When you add up the cost of everything, staying at different locations for 5-7 days (all-inclusive) is much cheaper! I was not impressed with the service and their prices for items such as pictures were absolutely ridiculous! $22 per portrait with no discounts if you buy multiples. Seriously? We also bout the "Cheers" package to make the trip include all of our drinks. But be sure to read the find print!!! It does not include wine at dinner or other items that I can't specifically remember. So, for $984 for two of us, it was definitely not worth it, especially since they still charge for so many other things. A few crew members - our room assistant, the coffee bar lady, etc, were extremely friendly and always said hello by our names. They were wonderful. We personally feel that if you are wanting a trip where you don't want to go off a ship, not drink much, sit by a pool, and do nothing but relax, then this is for you! For a couple trying to get away from our busy schedules and three kids, cruising stressed me out just as much as being at home. Frustrating to constantly be aware of where and what time we HAD to be somewhere. Oh, and the décor on the ship??? What the heck were they thinking? It was like a mix of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory meets Alice in Wonderland! Crazy and odd. Then to find out it had just recently been redone?! That was a laugh out loud moment.

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cruise with my daughter

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: Mar 01, 2015

Happy This cruise was for a restful get away. We enjoyed our ship time very much. We did not get off the ship when in port because my daughter was not able. The shows were really good and the Cruise Director is great. Our Cabin Steward was wonderful. Our dining room wait staff was very good, our Head Waiter was absolutely the best! 

The only downside to this cruise was the food. What we had was very good, but it would certainly have been appreciated if there were cookies or some light snacks to have with tea or coffee late at night.  The only thing to eat late at night was pizza!  The " chocolate extravaganza" was pretty sad.   I have been cruising since the days of the "midnight buffets" and the "gala buffet" which was so exquisite people took pictures of the food and ice carvings. I understand cutbacks are necessary in this economy, but each cruise I take seems to have more cuts to the food.     Cruising is more than just DRINKING and GAMBLING.

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First time on a cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: Mar 01, 2015

We really loved our cruise.  The Carnival Conquest provided a clean, friendly environment.   Our room steward and head waitress and team were excellent.  The food was very good (with a few exceptions), the amenities were great.  Some of the other "older" people on the cruise complained about the college kids, but it was spring break and we were not bothered by them.  There is always someplace to be or something to do.  The shows were fun.  We did have a balcony, and I would never cruise without one, it was great outside personal space.

Our only complaint is the shore excursions company with CruisesOnly.  Their paperwork did not match the times of the excursions, we missed the meeting time and still have to pay for it.  Use the excursions from Carnival, NOT CruisesOnly.

Otherwise, it was a dream trip.   We will cruise with Carnival again, happily.

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It was ok

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: Mar 01, 2015

The embarking and debarking processes are crazy.  I felt like cattle most of the time.  Lots of lines to wait on.  The room was very nice - balcony is the way to go.   The staff was amazing - all very nice!  The food in the dining room was delicious - the rest of the food was ok.   The $$ on board is nuts - alcohol very expensive.  I was told I had an on board credit which I never got credit for.  That stunk !!! 

The hidden costs are not fun - the internet stinks! 

They should explain where things are on the boat and how stuff works for first time cruisers - we were a little confused and just sort of roamed around for a few days.

More time at the port might be nice - could only do one thing see one site with the time you have.

 

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Experience To Remember

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: Mar 01, 2015

This was my first time on a cruise and it was a wonderful experience. Staff was always friendly and very attentive. The food was delicious plus u can't go wrong with buffets. The dinner dining experience was 5 stars not only did we enjoy a delicious meal every night but we also had a show put on by the staff that involved us as well as entertained us. We will definitively be cruising again.

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carnival ruin my vacation

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Conquest | Sail Date: Mar 01, 2015

the ship was fine the food was ok but. But the $4000 hold they put on my credit card after the cruise was over room the 5 days I had planned in Fort Lauderdale after the cruise. they could care less that I had no money after I was done with them. I will never cruise on Carnival ever again.

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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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