Lack of Entertainment

Carnival Conquest Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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Carnival Conquest

7 Night Exotic Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail Date: September 07, 2014

Ship: Carnival Conquest

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 7359

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review Summary

We were very disappointed with this cruise.  This was our Honeymoon Vacation and there was Zero excitement about the cruise.  Compared to other cruises we've taken in the past, this cruise was Flat and Uninspired!  Carnival is usually considered the "party cruise" however, the parties were over before 10:00 p.m.



Lack of onboard entertainment - most activities seemed to end before 10:00 p.m.  The games felt forced such as Bingo.  Bingo was boring and disappointing, not a very good turn out.  Many of us were getting annoyed at the dry, lingering words by the host asking everyone to be farm animals, appeard to be unfamiliar with the working the equipment and dragging the game on forever.  Bingo is always fun, this is the first time I dreaded the game.


Poker tournaments were hard to get games going (for whatever reason).  Unfortunately, the Fun Days as sea were not all that fun or just limited.


Lack/variety of food:

we've both been on other cruises were food was constant, non-stop and good.  Room service options were limited, very limited.


Also, we didn't like the feeling of being nickel and dime the entire time.  The beverage cards (alcohol and soda) was completely overpriced.  I do not drink alcohol but my husband does.  In order to get the Alcohol card, we would have had to pay $600 ($300 for him and $300 for me) because we occupied the same room.  Anyone 21 and up had to purchase a card whether they drink or not in order to get the "benefit" of having the beverage card.


I purchased the Soda Card which was a big waste of money because none of the sodas were cold so all of the sodas were flat.  That was $50 wasted, in addition to the staff constantly walking around trying to up-sell to you while you're eating.


This just sent a bad vibe and has discouraged us from cruising with Carnival again.


On a more positive note the Cruise had some high points such as:


Cleanliness - I give the crew 2 thumbs up on the cleanliness of the cruise.

Movie Night - There were good movie choices.  However, on the last night of the cruise "celebration night" they showed Maleficent & Rio 2.  Nothing catered to adults.

Itinerary - The ports and excursions were great.

Staff - Always friendly, polite, courteous.


Not sure if Carnival will ever be our Cruise of choice again.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Disappointing! The food was good to eat however, variety - limited, buffets - limited, room service - limited. The Burger Joint went to on forever 6 hours per day and sometimes that was the only thing being served. Just limited.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Lacking, definitely need to improve in this area. Some staff members also seemed uninspired when performing or hosting especially at Bingo.


3 out of 5
Lack of entertainment or Fun Day at Sea options. However, the comedy show was short but good. Movies were also good options.

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff kept the Ship Clean. It was nice to see that. Our Cabin was always clean.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship was OK. Not the best for manuevering around several dead ends.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Joseph kept our room immaculate. Although the furniture could have been more comfortable "Cushions."

Ship Tip

Don't go on this cruise for the food or alcohol you will be sadly disappointed.

Ports Of Call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Salsa, Salsa and Magheritas was very fun.

Belize City, Belize

3 out of 5
Mayans Ruins excursion not exactly what we thought but very educational.

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
Beautiful sights to see

George Town, Grand Cayman

3 out of 5
Very HOT!!!
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