Typical Carnival == just OK

Carnival Conquest Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 17, 2011
Ship: Carnival Conquest
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
It was a Carnival cruise which means kitschy fun. They don't measure up to RCCL or Princess, or anybody really. But their prices don't measure up either. Middle of April but kids were everywhere; and everywhere at all times of the day and night (running in halls at midnite, anyone?) Had an Ocean suite which is the equivalent of an average Holiday Inn room. Nothing special at all. VIP boarding is a joke...we got to stand in a 640 person line instead of a 680 person line. Big Whoop!!! Carnival excursions that mention shopping don't mention "its a Carnival-owned shop we'll be taking you to". The Dolphin/Stingray excursion was fun.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Nothing special at all; buffet is poorly laid out and poorly staffed and poorly stocked.


3 out of 5
"Little Theater" quality shows.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Nobody went above and beyond; several went below and within.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Very pretty, artsy ship

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
I expected much better from a suite
3 out of 5
Dolphin swim and Stingray city; young, disorganized, immature staff but a fun excursion...no cameras allowed because they sell photos and DVDs.
5 out of 5
Did Mystic Mountain tranopy excursion; very fun and employees were exemplary. Owned by Carnival
1 out of 5
Only thing in port is cruise ship owned shops; very expensive and $15 worth of cab fare away from downtown.

Pros: Clean suite; very good steward

Cons: Pushy overpriced alcoholic drinks; disinterested employees

Recommends Carnival Conquest? No.

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