Just OK! Alittle disappointing!
Carnival Conquest Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: May 25, 2008
Ship: Carnival Conquest
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 8 years ago
The ship "Conquest" was not as spacious and "wide open " as some of the other ships I have been on. This was my 7th cruise. Especially the "grand atruim". I felt a little closed in. The elevators were all situated together and were hard to come by. Very congested. Many times we just bite the bullet and walked up to our floor (10th).
We ate in the "Renoir" dinning room up in the top level. Try not to get stuck up there. You feel very cut off from the main dinning room. The head waiter never came up to introduce himself. There are no windows only screen barriers as there are life boats on the other side. However, the service was great and food was good. Our large party was separated and was told that due to our large number this was the best they could do. They said we could play "musical chairs". On the "Lido" deck . the common tables were not cleaned in a timely manner and you found yourself eating with other dirty dishes and having to move dirty ashtrays. But the "bar waiters" were all around to take your order.
I find that the "Carnival" rooms are a little more spacious than some of the other ships. We had a balcony room and it was nice. However, I had to ask the room steward 3 times to unlock my refrigerator and provide ice. I finally had to go and get ice myself. But he was very nice and after the first day-the service was good. However, our friends across the hall never did get their refrigerator open.
Overall, we had a good time and I would recommend this cruise. One more item-avoid the "Margaritaville tour " on Negril beach in Jamaica. Use a taxi and do it yourself if you must go. At Negril beach- it was very crowded-not enough beach chairs and they were all on top of each other. They had two bars -understaffed-for over 100 people or it seemed. You had a long wait to get service and the drinks were very expensive. Overall a very frustrating experience. I would instead take a taxi to the Margaritaville beach in Mont ego Bay where we were docked.
The entertainment was very good. Ralph and Henri the cruise directors were awesome.
Ports of Call
Don't Miss: snorkling
Don't Miss: Dolphin Swin
Cons: Service and crew were not up to "standard". Main sitting areas were dirty.