January 2017 - 8 Night Southern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Conquest
I had fun, but cruising is not what it used to be
The dining room food and service was fabulous. There was a lot of entertainment going on, and the shows were all outstanding. Where it falls apart is in the amenities..... what used to be provided to give you that pampered cruise feeling is now reduced or costly. Day one we were given a choice, make up your room once, choose either turn down at night or make up in morning. No chocolates on the pillow. You want cappucino after dinner, extra $$. Bar service in the casino was beyond bad, half hour to find someone to take your order, then 45 minutes or more to get it. Wet to pay restaurant one night, was not worth the extra paid, service and food was just as good as the dining room, in fact, service in the dining room was better. Midnight buffet - gone. Lots of activities, but watch out, some have charges or they are simply a blatant commercial for purchasing overpriced products they push. I enjoyed my cruise, but am disappointed in the reduction in the pampering I look forward to on a cruise.