October 2015 - Carnival Conquest to Caribbean - Western
This was my first cruise and I had heard so many good things about cruises and how great they are. I guess I had set higher expectations for the overall experience. It was definitely a fun trip, but not quite what I was expecting. I would have liked to have a few more activities on board, there was a small, very slow, water slide, a putt-putt course (which we couldn't even find) a couple of ping pong tables, which was difficult to play with the wind, and shuffleboard, which was missing a puck and impossible to play on the rubber floor. The entertainment was plentiful with the different comedy shows, game shows and music. The cruise director made it a fun and memorable time, he was funny and witty. Overall the staff was pretty good, there were a few times in the bar or restaurants where we didn't have the best service and had to wait 20 minutes to order a drink. My biggest complaint was the other guests on the ship, they were rude, impatient and just plain ignorant. I don't fault Carnival for their ignorance, however. All in all it was a good trip.