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Carnival Conquest Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 09, 2011
Ship: Carnival Conquest
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago

This ship has an interesting impressionist motif throughout all of the decor. It felt like you were in a modern rendition of the early twentieth century.
Our stateroom was nice, with a window looking out the tail end of the ship. We could hear the engines sometimes. Our room steward was very curteous and helped us with everything we asked about. We loved the towel animals they leave behind!
The food was wonderful, you have many options on how you can dine, and almost all of the food was terrific. I had lobster tail, filet mignon, shrimp, burgers, pizza, pasta, soups, salad, deli style sandwiches, and many deserts. My only dissatisfaction with the food was the sushi; I love to eat out at sushi bars, so I was surprised by how much I ddn't like Carnival's sushi. I could barely swallow it. My husband tryed some other rolls but was not impressed. Drinks are expenisive on board, around $10 on average, so try to bring a bottle of wine with you to save money.
The activitys on board were fun, we liked Mutzie the comedian as well as the comedian from Boston. Karaoke was one of our favorite things to do, there were a couple of nights when they provided a live band to perform with the karaoke singers. My husband was picked to be in the Carnival Legends show on the last night where he performed karaoke in front of the theatre audience! We enjoyed the casino, and one a little bit of money on penny slots. One guy won $25,000 cash on our last day! Towel folding class was fun too.
The destinations were awesome, Jamaica was beautiful. We took a cab for $5 each to Doctor's Cave Beach, and paid $5 each to go in. Locals will ask you to buy weed and or cocaine! The beach had a bar with food/drinks, a showering area, chairs and umbrellas for rent and a beatiful white sand beach on crystal clear water. It was amazing. We want to go back! The Cayman Islands were also beautiful. We did the Carnival Cruise certified shore excursion: Cayman Shore Snorkel. It was really nice, we snorkeled over a reef where we saw a variety of tropical fish, a sting ray, and some really large fish that resembled sharks! The snorkel guides were really good, one guy was diving down through caves in the reef with just his snorkel! Well woorth the cost! In Cozumel it was raining, and we justwalked around town and went shopping. We got some top shelf tequila for less than half the cost of what it sells for in the states. A great place for duty free liquor!
Over all my husband and I really enjoyed our cruise and had a relaxing, fun time.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food options were excellent! We got to try interesting foods and taste old favorites like southern fried chicken. Lobster tail, steaks, pastas, soups, salads... it was all great. Only complaint was that the sushi was not good. Carnival should over california rolls or shrimp tempura rolls instead of the starnge rolls they had.


3 out of 5
Vegas style shows were terrible, we walked out of the only one we attended. The women were in thongs and glitter bras. Two out of three of the comedians we saw were good, we liked Mutzie.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was overall a large, easily accesible and very clean ship. The crew were very good about keeping things cleaned up.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Our room had a starange metalic crown molding that would rattle against the cieling panels when the ship was really rocky.
3 out of 5
It was raining while we were here but we found great prices while shopping. Vendors will haggle with you.
Don't Miss: Duty Free Shopping
5 out of 5
We went snorkeling here and were lucky to have beautiful weather. Expensive shopping and food on the island.
Don't Miss: Snorkeling
5 out of 5
Doctor's Cave Beach was beautiful! A must see. The hip strip was a bit sketchy. Stick to taking cabs anywhere you go.
Don't Miss: Doctor's Cave Beach

Pros: The food was excellent! There was almost always food being served in a main dining area and 24 hour room service already included in your ticket price. Adults only hot tub and pool area. Awesome karaoke and there was always something to do.

Cons: Smoking in the casinos was unpleasant for a non-smoker. The vegas style shows after dinner were terrible, we walked out on the only one we attended. The boat was pretty rocky on a few nights.

Recommends Carnival Conquest? Yes!

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