Absolutely loved our destinations. The wait and housekeeping staff were very attentive and friendly they took the time to get to know my whole party of 7. The food was exceptional which was better than my last carnival experience. Entertainment was amazing. Great trip.
We enjoyed the cruise and cruise staff as well as the on-board programs. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was good. We had a wonderful time on board as well as at the various ports of call.
We booked this cruise as an adult only trip lookin for some serious R&R... We were pleasantly surprised with the amazing food, decent customer service and excellent ports! The casino was welcoming and the dealers were great! They comped us free drinks and even bottles of wine and upgrades to dinner. Will definelty sales with Carnival again!
I loved how the staff treated us for the most part. We felt valued and very well taken care of. My only complaint was that on the trip, one of the stops is where my daughter met her father for the first time so I wanted the picture we took when disembarking from the boat of me and my daughter. The picture was never printed and the guy didn't seem to care that this was a moment I wanted. He just said if I take time out of my day and come back we can go over thousands of photos to see if can be reprinted. Offered no apologies or anything. Definitely has me possibly looking into other cruise ships in the future. With all the money we spend in total I think it should have been handled better.
The Ship (Conquest) was clean and maintained
The Food (Buffet) was Hot and Fresh
Restaurant / Dinner Service was mixed but mostly very good
Meal selection was very good, Steak Med-Rare was always very rare
Getting off at ports not bad / Getting back on was mixed, not organized...
Offered Excursions Descriptions NOT Exactly Accurate - Somewhat Misleading
Ie. - 4.5 Rainforest Horseback Riding: San Juan PR
Wait for transportation...
45 minute ride to location
1/2 hr + getting everyone on a horse
45 minute trail ride in to the "Woods"
1/2 hr relax @ babbling brook coming down from Rainforest on Mountain
45 minute trail ride back to stables
45 minute transportation back to ship...
Could see what was possibly a Rainforest on the mountain tops but never saw anything remotely close to what I anticipated
Not a bad trail ride if the cruise group was smaller / broken up
D.R. Amber Cove Port very nice, clean and well maintained
1/2 miles from the port... YIKES! Extreme Poverty, Trash Everywhere!
JUST Because you are Poor doesn't mean you Have to live like a Pig...
Bus To The Beach was Okay...
Beach was, well a Beach, Nothing Special
Carnival NEEDS To VET Some of the Excursions and Accurately describe what is offered
Had a 2 tank boat dive on Grand Turks with Oais
Good Guides, Nice Dives
Had a 2 tank beach dive on St. Thomas,
Not offered by excursions, Only offer Discovery Dive
Self booked with Coki Dive
Very nice beach dive(s)
Overall the experience was very pleasurable
This is my second Carnival Cruise ship. I was previously in Carnival Triumph. To me, Conquest was almost exactly the same as Triumph. Our overall trip with Conquest was just "okay". Nothing better than the first cruise. I felt that there was less entertainment, the shows in the big auditorium was the exact same as our triumph cruise. Nothing new and exciting. Food was about a 6-7/10. We were planning on having dinner at the Steakhouse, but cancelled it because the time overlapped with the shows we wanted to see. We ended up in the regular Renoir dining room and ate a steak there anyway. The steak at the regular dining room was amazing, we were very glad that we didnt pay for the $35 per head Steakhouse.
I feel that once youve had a Carnival experience, nothing would surprise you or get you excited about further carnival cruises. I noticed little things that showed Carnival may be saving money, such as cheap quality napkins (utensils that come with the Guy's burger joint).
Our service during the stand up comedy show was very poor. It was very obvious that the servers prioritize only those who are ordering drinks. We had just finished eating and didnt want to order drinks , so only asked for water. We actually had to ask for water 4 times from 4 different people before we got water. While people who ordered drinks received their drinks almost immediately.
I would recommend Carnival for first time cruisers, but not to those who have cruised in the past.
Overall we had an excellent vacation!! There were 2 things that I would change:
1. returning from half moon cay was a very lengthy ordeal. There were only 2 shuttle boats running. 2. The other thing I would do differently is have a full day at sea the first full day instead of the last day. The teens were a little bored that last day. The pools were crowded and it was very hot. The food was excelllent. We were in the Monet restaurant and out waiter and their staff was great!!!! Loved the little shows they put on too! It was my husbands and daughters birthday while on the cruise. They has a few surprises for them which was really nice. I would like free wi-fi for txting on the ship. These days that is what teens do. It's easier to keep track of where the kids are if we could txt.
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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