First Cruise, and our last
Carnival Conquest Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Ship: Carnival Conquest
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 8 years ago
We had never been on a cruise and thought we'd give it a try, so take this review with a grain of salt.
The staff was excellent!
The food was very disappointing, barely a step above going to a cafeteria. There were WAY too many people on the ship vs what it was capable of handling without feeling crowded.
They charge for everything, expect you to tip extra, and while the staff was great, Carnival really cheaped out on the food that made it difficult to want to go any extra on the tips. Internet - extra. Soft drinks- extra, Popcorn for the movies - extra, alcohol - extra, pictures - extra. Then they try to sell you every chance they get, and have a tie in with Diamonds International which came across as VERY tacky.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Pros: Staff, room with balcony, variety of activities (when available due to crowds)
Cons: Food, crowds (especially at ports of call), always someone asking for $$$