Carnival Conquest Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: April 22, 2007
Ship: Carnival Conquest
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago
Take Time to learn the ship the first day. Easy to get turned around with all the restaurants. Don't miss the Calamari and other seafood upstairs in casual dinning room. Locate the Deli window, the asian grill, and the Pizzaria along with the two "Starbuck Type" Kiosks if you like cappucino's.
We never made the main dinning rooms during the day and should have according to other cruisemates. We were told Eggs Bennedict was good there in the mornings.
With us it was all about food and relaxation. Evening meals in the dinning rooms were awsome, but we didn't like late seating.
We chose cruise time when teens and children were in school, so there were very few young people on the ship to run up and down halls. The only noise that would have been disturbing if we weren't early risers would have been the Service carts going down the middle of the ship behind the interior rooms at 5-6 am in the morning. It probably would not bother sound sleeper. For price of the interior, it was minor. Chose your room about 1/3 from rear of ship and wave action will be minimal.
Pack only what you can carry if you don't want to wait hours before disembarkation. Security is tight everywhere. Lower levels are last off ship. It was after noon before we made it to our car and the ship docked at 6am.
Use collapsible luggage and it will slide under beds to allow for more room and closet space. Our interior room was very spacious and bath comfortably arranced with plenty of sink counter space.
We are not big carnival fans, but this cruise was excellent. I think the age of the passengers made a difference.
Ports of Call - Montego Bay is not a place to get off ship unless in a closely suppervised situation. Don't get on Shopping tour that drops you off!
Cozumel - Stay on main street if you walk and shop. Heard of situation with Moped renters from another ship being lured to off street to return moped and they were held up by what we were told was mexican moffia and police together. One guy took off running to port authority and his friends were rescued buy lost money, passports, etc. and had to catch ride home on our ship.
Grand Caymen was absolutely beautiful and lovely shopping, food, etc. - Felt safe walking around George Town.
Hope this helps future cruisers.
Ladies and Gents don't miss the Afternoon Teas on Sea Days!!! It's a nice freeby. Great sweets, tea sandwiches, and top notch musicians.
Ports of Call
Pros: Food was Excellent, Rooms were Spacious and Plenty of Storage
Cons: To Many Smoking Areas to Dodge, Didn't have or couldn't find game room