Carnival Conquest Cruise Review
My wife and I were on the October 12th sailing. We had our first balcony cabin and it was worth every penny. The rooms are spacious and have lots of storage space. The shower is a little small, but that is not that big of a deal. The cruise director, Corey Schmidt, he is absolutely wonderful. He kept us in stitches all the time. When he did the shore talks, he would tell jokes and keep it interesting. He also does a bird show with three of his birds, do not miss this show. We had late seating (8pm) in the Monet Dining Room, our waiter was Reuben from the Phillipines, he is the best waiter we have ever had. We would pull little practical jokes on him every once in awhile and he would just laugh at us and tease us about the jokes. The elevators are extremly slow on the ship, it was usually faster to just take the stairs than to wait for the elevator. Our room was on deck 7 aft, our dining room was on deck 3 aft, no problem to get to that. The problem was when you want to go to the Toulouse Lounge to see the shows (decks 3,4,and 5 forward), the only way to get to the lounge was to go up to deck 5 and walk all the way to the front of the ship. The best seating in the lounge in on deck 3, don't sit too far back, because the overhang from the upper deck will block some of your view. If you go to the buffet on lido deck 9, they have it in 3 different places. One of them is by the pool and they usually served somethings there that they don't serve at the other two inside. The deli bar and the chinese food bar are really good (try the spring rolls). At the deli bar you can get reuben sandwiches, pastrami or corned beef on rye, tuna, plus several others. The chocolate buffet was on Saturday in the afternoon, warning the line gets extremly long for this one. In Montego Bay, we took a bus ($3.00 per person each way) to the City Center Shopping area, there is some good shopping there (make sure you go to the shore talks with Corey to learn what stores to go to). In Grand Cayman, we did the Island Highlight Tour (you go to the Turtle Farm, the Town of Hell and Seven Mile Beach). In Cozumel, we just shopped around, we took a cab to downtown ($6.00 each way for 4 people in a cab). No matter what you do, you will have a great time.