GG5510

GG5510
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Carnival Conquest

December 2017 - Carnival Conquest to Caribbean - Eastern

Great trip...Warm and Wonderful

Enjoyable trip, just the right mix of time on and off the ship. Crew were hospitable and kind. Dining is first rate. The cruiseline has improved some of the logistical issues, making lines a lot less of an issue, especially getting on and off the ship for ports.

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Carnival Sunshine

January 2016 - Carnival Sunshine to Caribbean - Bahamas

nice getaway on carnival sunshine

Our trip on the Sunshine was enjoyable and relaxing, even though the weather wasn't the most cooperative.  We have to commend the embarkation staff for the prompt way they process nearly 3000 people prior to sailing.  The process is seamless, very easy. The meals in the dining room (we chose 'your time' dining option) were well-prepared and presented, and the dining room staff was friendly, fun, and efficient.  We always enjoy the interaction with the crew members, many of whom take time to talk and answer questions.  The ship is clean and well maintained.  Our cabin was clean and well stocked each day by our steward, who promptly cared for our requests as needed.  We had a meal in the Cucina Capitano restaurant one evening, a first for us.  We had never tried one of the upcharge venues and this was a real treat.  The cuisine was inventive and delicious; the service, unhurried.

 

If you want a lite bite, try the Cuban cuisine in the Havana Bar. Cuban sandwiches and other fare, really delicious.  The Guy Fieri burgers are awesome and we saw lots of people enjoying them along with the tacos at Blue Iguana on deck.  We really liked the Movie theater at night, and we saw a couple of first run movies on nights when the weather cooperated.  Lots of fun.

Enjoyed the large Serenity deck, which still gets crowded on nice days.  Be careful of the step into the hot tub.  It's about 18" and hard to navigate.

The trip to the Bahamas was nice, although we did not get to go to Half Moon Cay due to the weather and poor tender conditions.  It seems a lot of people take this cruise, as we did, for the Half Moon day at the beach, which is fantastic.  It was disappointing that we could not go this time, but we understood the safety issues and the cruise directore, Jaime, and her team made the day fun with improvised activities.

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GG5510's Tips

Grand Turk Island - Glad to see the island is recovering. The shore excursion was disappointing. Kudos to the Captain and crew for succeeding in docking the ship.
Nassau, Bahamas - Crowded. Lots of the same stuff. Really recommend the Resort for a Day option. Having a day of real quiet and no crowds was nice and well worth the price. Carnival can be loud, relentlessly loud, and the silence of the beach and the ocean was amazing. Great service at the hotel.
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island) - Love this place. Got a clamshell and enjoyed the day looking at water. We ordered sodas on the beach and never got them. We didn't eat the lunch onshore.
Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic - Amazing, beautiful. Don't forget to walk up to the top of observation area neat the zip line. The views are stunning. Enjoyed the historical and cultural information. The restaurant was really good.
Carnival Conquest Carnival Conquest - don't forget to check out the coffee bar near the casino. Great desserts and a nice price. I wish you could get milk there like you used to, so you could have it with your cake. I had to go up to the Lido to get a carton. Art auction was a little disappointing. Selection was limited. Wish Serenity was bigger. On some ships it's levels. Hard to find room to chill up there.
Carnival Sunshine Carnival Sunshine - Don't miss the Guy Fieri burgers and Blue Iguana for a change-of-pace meal. If you want to avoid the crowds at breakfast, try the dining room. Seems like most people head for the Lido. Be careful about purchasing alcohol. TSA will confiscate anything over 150 proof, calling it 'lighter fluid'.

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received a helpful vote on their Carnival Conquest cruise review - Great trip...Warm and Wonderful

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received a helpful vote on their Carnival Conquest cruise review - Great trip...Warm and Wonderful

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Conquest cruise review - Great trip...Warm and Wonderful

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Conquest cruise review - Great trip...Warm and Wonderful

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Conquest cruise review - Great trip...Warm and Wonderful

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Conquest cruise review - Great trip...Warm and Wonderful

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Conquest cruise review - Great trip...Warm and Wonderful

shared a quick tip for Carnival Conquest"don't forget to check out the coffee bar near the casino. Great desserts and a nice price. I wish you could get milk there like you used to, so you could have it with your cake. I had to go up to the Lido to get a carton. Art auction was a little disappointing. Selection was limited. Wish Serenity was bigger. On some ships it's levels. Hard to find room to chill up there."

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