Carnival Conquest Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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3 out of 5

Not very impressive

Sail Date: August 15, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/young children

Room Type: Inside

This was my first cruise and maybe the last. I saved up my money for this trip and expected to be greeted with friendly faces and quality service. I felt most of the time was spent waiting in lines and being shuffled from one place to another. Not enough time in the ports. Camp Carnival does not offer children snacks, not even the 2-5 year olds. The hours were horrible if you were wanting any time in the afternoon. It seems to be set up mainly for adults who want to enjoy the evenings alone without children. It seemed like everything cost extra money and the hard-earned money you paid for the trip did not satisfy Carnival. They want you to spend more, more more! Very annoying and disappointing. We made the most of our trip and had a great time on the islands. We will stay at a resort next time. Also, the pools were very small and am curious if they could pass a public health inspection at times. At one point, I think there was 75 people in one small pool.

Pros: The ports of call -- Cayman Island and Cozumel

Cons: Disorganized disembarking and embarking. No water offered or fountains available during that time. Camp Carnival was disappointing for 2-5 year olds. Not really friendly staff or vacationers. Expect Carnival to try to get you to spend lots on the ship.

Recommends Carnival Conquest? No.

Service and Staff
Children's Programs
They have very limited hours during the day. They do not offer the children a snack and continually stress they are not a daycare....which is insulting to most parents who are wanting to spend most time with their kids but would like some time to nap and go to the spa during the day, too. Very disorganized the first couple of days.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Beaches Resort was fun and we loved it.
Cozumel, Mexico
This is a great city. I did the beginner's dive excursion through carnival and was disappointed the dive site was full of tourists and groups so not a lot of colorful fish like Cozumel is so known for. Would not recommend that excursion.
George Town, Grand Cayman
We loved this port and the turtle farm.
Don't Miss: Turtles Farm

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