A big disappointment from start to finis

Carnival Conquest Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 29, 2010
Ship: Carnival Conquest
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago

Positives: comfortable and clean stateroom; efficient and pleasant stewardess; fun towel animals on bed each night; good balcony; best show "Paris" that we have seen on a cruise. Excellent juggler and magician. Negative: Noise and more noise. No quiet airconditioned location on ship except for the small library. Amplified music in shows drowned out voices of singers. Crowds everywhere. Herded like cattle at embarkation and at evening meals. Many machines out of service (coffee at breakfast, ice, water). Drinking water and fountains scarce throughout the ship. Waiters who could not explain items on the menu (fatoush salad, for instance). Food quality only adequate.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was adequate but never superior and certainly never outstanding. Cold toast at breakfast. Crowded tables and chairs.


5 out of 5
Good shows. Especially "Paris", magician, and juggler. The music amplification very often drowned out the singers.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
The best quality encountered was in the cabin attendants and/or stewardesses. The table waiters were not always helpful in explaining the menu. It appears that each waiter has too many tables. Why does the cruise line recommend a cash gratuity for the maitre d'?

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Aisles in cafeteria table section too narrow. Broken hot tubs being repaired. Toilet seat came off tolet bowl in stateroom (We are not heavy people like many, many on the ship). Hot toast unavailable at breakfast (toasted, but cold and tough). Nowhere for two people to play cards on decent tables except in eating venues.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The shower temperature was extremely difficult to control. It usually was tepid and almost never hot. We found long black hair (not ours) in the basin and in drawers when we first arrived. Stateroom was maintained in a very orderly and clean condition throughout the cruise. Superior cabin attendants.
3 out of 5

Don't Miss: none
3 out of 5

Don't Miss: sting rays
3 out of 5

Don't Miss: none

Pros: "Paris" floor show

Cons: constant noise and crowds everywhere

Recommends Carnival Conquest? No.

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