An AMAZING cruise!!
Carnival Conquest Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: May 13, 2007
Ship: Carnival Conquest
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago
Review SummaryThe Carnival Conquest was beautiful! This was my first cruise so I wasn't sure what to expect, but WOW!! The staff was excellent!! We had an ocean view room, but my husband and I decided that next time we would have a room with a balcony. Our room was really nice and had a large closet and drawers to hold all of our clothes. It also had a small safety deposit box that could be opened and locked with a driver's license. It was great for keeping our passports, money etc. when we didn't want to carry them with us.
There were a lot of windows on the ship, so even if you didn't have an ocean view room/ balcony there were many opportunities to see the water.
There were many decks to lie out on and enjoy the view as well. Plenty of lounge chairs to go around!
We ate in the Monet Dining room. It was so beautiful! The menu would change everyday to offer a great variety. The food was absolutely wonderful and the waiters etc. were the best I have ever seen. Coming from someone who has worked in the restaurant industry I was most impressed.
Our favorite bar was the "Blues" bar. A medium size group of people singing hit songs while a man plays them right there on his piano. Very funny!
Also, photographers will take pictures every night, some formal some casual and some at the ports of call. You do not have to pay for any if you don't want, but they do make great souvenirs. Some other things to keep in mind: be prepared to pay for all sodas and bar drinks, excursions for the ports of call, any pictures you want to purchase, gratuities etc. You will receive a "Sail and Sign" card that will be linked to a major credit card of yours (or a cash deposit). EVERYTHING you purchase on the ship will be charged to this card. Make sure you have plenty of room left on it so you can enjoy these other things. Knowing this will help you decide how much cash you should bring, because you won't actually be purchasing anything with cash on the ship, except you can use it in the Casino.
Also, all ports of call except U.S. dollars so you don't have to worry about exchanging you money. And the information desk on board can give you change etc. for your larger bills if needed.
This was the first cruise for my husband and I and it definitely won't be our last. Thank you Carnival Conquest!!
Food and Dining
My favorite shows were the magic show and the juggling.
Service and Staff
Everyone we encountered was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful.
Cabin / Stateroom
Ports of Call
Don't Miss: Doctor's cave is suppossed to be one of the best beaches
Pros: The staff, Grand Cayman, the food, and the beautiful ship
Cons: That there was no clock in our room