jameswd
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Carnival Conquest

February 2015 - Carnival Conquest to Caribbean - Western

6 Night Western Caribbean on the Carnival Conquest - 2-1-07 \ 2-7-15 Cozumel Grand Cayman & Key West

Overall, the cruise was excellent.

The itinerary is incredible.

The crew and staff were incredible.

Yes - we would go on this ship again but pick a different stateroom on 7- 9 floors.

I recommend the ship if you can tolerate the two following issues.

We stayed in stateroom 6425 which is starboard towards aft - but not all the way to the rear.

The room is in an excellent location for getting anywhere around the ship BUT it is a noising stateroom. It is located directly across from the kitchen for the dining rooms and etc. The door to that work area is non-stop. We delt with it by wearing ear plugs. On top of that, the area we were in was directly over several nightclubs and there was a constant drone of drums and people yelling. 

The room also has smoke drifting in from the fifth floor nightclubs and casino. Speaking of casino and other areas - smoke filled and unbearable.We tried to spend $$ several times in the casino but the smoke was intolerable.

We mainly cruise RCCL because we thought they were a touch better than Carnival - but honestly they are about the same except RCCL dining & buffet are better by 25% and RCCL does not have the intense cigarette smoking that Carnival allows in more areas than necessary. This is our second Carnival and we will cruise with them again.

I rate the cruise lines as follows (and we have sailed with each):

RCCL, Norwegian, Disney, Carnival & Princess (Princess is last only because it is set up for the older generation - my wife is 48 and I am 53 but I mean "older".) There is very little difference in the lines but this is my rating.

 

 

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Carnival Legend

May 2014 - Carnival Legend to Caribbean - Western

Good cruise! Would do it again.

We (four of us) are loyal Royal Carribean Platinum Members. We decided to give Carnival a chance even though rumors should have kept us away. Well...we we suprised to find that Carnival surpassed RCL in many categories and we will sail Carnival again.

 

We sailed on the Legend - employees told us they were full and that they never sail with an empty stateroom - we never experienced any cattle shuffling. Unless we were lied to, the ship handled the 2145 guests extremely well.

 

The only two disappointing categories that RCL far exceded were the entertainment in the main auditorium and the quality and type of choices for main dining.

 

Entertainment was aweful with no shows that rivaled RCL.

 

The dining experience was just medium - no WOW factor.

 

But like I said...we will sail Carnival again.

 

One last point - management take note - whoever puts Grenada, Barbados, Costa Rico & Domincan Republic together or some assemblance of that will get out business for our next cruise and we do two a year. If all four can't be done then Grand Cayman will work!

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received a helpful vote on their Carnival Legend cruise review - Good cruise! Would do it again.

shared a quick tip for Carnival Sunshine"Guy's Burger's!!!!"

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Conquest cruise review - 6 Night Western Caribbean on the Carnival Conquest - 2-1-07 \ 2-7-15 Cozumel Grand Cayman & Key West

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Conquest cruise review - 6 Night Western Caribbean on the Carnival Conquest - 2-1-07 \ 2-7-15 Cozumel Grand Cayman & Key West

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Conquest cruise review - 6 Night Western Caribbean on the Carnival Conquest - 2-1-07 \ 2-7-15 Cozumel Grand Cayman & Key West

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Conquest cruise review - 6 Night Western Caribbean on the Carnival Conquest - 2-1-07 \ 2-7-15 Cozumel Grand Cayman & Key West

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Conquest cruise review - 6 Night Western Caribbean on the Carnival Conquest - 2-1-07 \ 2-7-15 Cozumel Grand Cayman & Key West

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Conquest cruise review - 6 Night Western Caribbean on the Carnival Conquest - 2-1-07 \ 2-7-15 Cozumel Grand Cayman & Key West

shared a quick tip for Carnival Conquest"Stay on floors 7, 8, & 9 - stay away from six - it is right over everything!"

reviewed their Caribbean - Western cruise on Carnival Conquest and gave it 4 stars!