7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip) Sail Date: July 03, 2011 Ship: Carnival Conquest Cabin Type: Inside Traveled As: Couple Reviewed: 6 years ago
Cons: 1.) The pools were way to small, 2.) mainly 2 stores made up their "mall" or "fun shops," 3.) The activities or shows were of very low quality, something you'd expect at a slumber party, 4.) Constantly being pestered to take photos or purchase drinks 5.) saddest cup of coffee ever seen 6.) "Ice cream bar" consists of 2 flavors with the option of cone or cup 7.) One outlet plug in room, 8.) no iron or ironing table
Pros: 1.) Room/bathroom was of good size, 2.) room service 2x daily, 3.) toiletries provided w/out cost, 4.) Free safe use, 5.) 24hr pizzeria, 6.) Tea Time is a must try, 7,) Comedic Shows, 8.) folded animal towels, 9.) great views, 10.) very organized on embarkation days, landing days, debarkation days, 11.) staff is very helpful and always one call away
Food and Dining
3 out of 5
Dining room food needs major improvement. The plus side is they to offer alternate dining like the: sushi bar, buffet, pizzeria, steakhouse, etc.
3 out of 5
As stated before, a lot of the entertainment was of low quality, made up of folded chairs and a host with questions on a piece of paper. Comedy shows are much more enjoyable. AVOID karaoke at all costs.
Service and Staff
5 out of 5
Very cheerful and helpful staff when they are not trying to sell you something. Always willing to help.
3 out of 5
Very clean throughout the ship. Easy access to all areas, decor needs updating,
Cabin / Stateroom
3 out of 5
Size of overall room(s) are good, amenities were few, beds are comfortable, decor needs major updating.
I wish we had more time here. We visited the dolphin cove to interact with dolphins, followed by taking a 30 min boat ride to the stingray bar which was amazing. You are literally STANDING in the middle of the ocean while interacting with stingrays. These are not trapped or trained stingrays that you see at aquariums or amusement parks, they are wild, but are very friendly.
Clear Kayak and Snorkel at Chakanaab (that's probably misspelled) was great. We could have passed on the kayaking but the snorkeling here is a MUST! This excursion was located in a national park with, pools, beaches, restaurants, shops, lagoons, and more. There are plenty of things to do here and the food was very tasty.
The horseback ride trail and swim was a good experience. The tour guides there are a bit rude and impatient. Overall I enjoyed riding the horse through the water more than I did the trail, which by the way is shared with ATVs.
A good place to visit in town for food and swim is "Margaritaville" located on the bay, and where you can enjoy music and a slide into the water with water trampolines. There's also a beautiful beach down the street where you can sit and relax.
Pros: prompt customer service throughout the cruise.
Cons: minimal activities available, quality of activities were low.
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