A Great Cruise
Carnival Conquest Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: February 04, 2007
Ship: Carnival Conquest
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 11 years ago
My wife and I sailed on the Conquest Feb 4-11, 2007 on the western Caribbean itinerary. The ship is just fantastic. It is so beautiful and awe inspiring. The impressionistic artwork everywhere just catches the eye and the more you look, the more you see. On top of being a beautiful ship, she was exceptionally clean. The crew was always bustling around cleaning something.
The first two days and nights we had rough weather. 39 knot winds and 8-14 foot seas. A lot of folks got sick and it was rather hard to walk around. But the crew passed out anti-nausea drugs and "barf" bags were available everywhere. The big show of the night had to be switched with another show later in the week because it was too dangerous for the dancers to be on stage. Despite all that, life went on, dinner went on, a singer did a great show and all was not lost.
After the rough weather passed, we had clear and calm seas the rest of the trip. Our first stop was Montego Bay. I highly recommend the Sandals all inclusive shore excursion. The price seems steep, but remember it includes all you can drink and eat while there. Jamaica looks a little scary to venture out alone, especially on a first visit. Our second stop was Grand Cayman. It was a very nice little town, with plenty of shops right by the pier area. The last stop was Cozumel. We had to tender to shore, but that was no problem. We docked at the International Pier. There were so many shops there that one really didn't need to go elsewhere to shop, but we did. We took a taxi to the downtown area and had a lot of fun. We went to Los Cinco Sols and had an extended lunch with lots of margaritas at Panchos Backyard, a courtyard cafe inside the Los Cinco Sols. Very relaxing and very good margaritas!
The last two days were lazy days on the ship. The formal nights were very nice. The food was always good, even better than I expected. We had beef tenderloin, lobster, duck and all sorts of restaurant quality dishes. One night we dined in the Point Supper Club, which costs extra. It was an extraordinary experience of fine dining...great service and exquisite food. I highly recommend going there.
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Don't Miss: Go to Pancho's Backyard inside Los Cinco Sols for a great lunch and even better margaritas.
Pros: wonderful staff
Cons: rough seas on the first two days and nights