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Carnival Conquest Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 02, 2011
Ship: Carnival Conquest
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 6 years ago
This was not my 1st cruise- it was my 4th cruise on Carnival, and probably will be my last unless some changes in the way you operate are made. Lets start off with the good: The Cabin was well appointed and we frankly spent a lot of time in it and especially on our balcony. The casino staff was very friendly and we enjoyed gaming on the cruise a lot. We really liked the Dine at Your Own Time- and the Steakhouse especially. Jamaica and Cozumel were great ports. Now with the not so good: Primarily (and I should have known this) the costs of beverages on your ship are high and for the amount of drinking we typically do on a vacation, they were exorbitant. I think I would be inclined to cruise again if there was an all-inclusive package such as I can find at many resort destinations. Frankly this cruise cost more all-in than it would have cost the 2 of us to stay at a 5 Star resort in Playa Del Carmen including the airfare. The Grand Caymans is a sorry excuse for a port of call on a cruise- there is nothing to do if Stingrays arent your thing. Going on the beach cost us $50 (It would have cost $100 had we booked the Ship based excursion) and was crowded. The only reason I can think of to EVER go back there would be to deposit large sums of money in one of their numbered bank accounts which I do no ever see me doing. In the Dine On Your Own dining room there were people singing Happy Birthday, Anniversary Ad nauseam.. really, every 10 minutes I wanted to put a bullet in my head. Steakhouse was good atmosphere yet we do not feel it was a $30 per person value over the regular dining room. I did not like the covered back deck pool set up at all and this was the only adult pool area-there was no place to comfortably get away from the noise and relax in the sun.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Cost of Beverages and upgrades- WAY TOO MUCH


1 out of 5
I am an Entertainment Producer by profession. It seemed that you put crew members on stages in put-together bands that were really bad. I did not bother to run the gauntlet of getting a decent seat in the showroom- did not hear much in the way of good reviews from passengers anyway. Now I would pay $10 for a reserved seat if you had a show worth watching.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
1 out of 5

Don't Miss: Miss it- miss the whole island
5 out of 5

Don't Miss: Drive around the island

Pros: Our Cabin, The Casino

Cons: Sales Pitches everywhere you turned and beverage costs.

Recommends Carnival Conquest? No.

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