Carnival Conquest Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

A Great Family Vacation

Sail Date: April 12, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Suite




I had never cruised with Carnival before, although my sister has taken 11 cruises with them and recommended it to me.  The cruise departed on our 35th wedding anniversary, so we used this opportunity to celebrate with our daughters and families.  

We all enjoyed the ship's accommodations and found this cruise to be a great value.  The dining room staff, Ni Made, Lloyd and Andy provided excellent service during our meals and can serve as an example  of professional standards of performance.  The dining room meals were as good as, if not better, than we experienced on our Princess cruise, while the Lido restaurants were not as good.  The burger, pizza and burrito counters were fine.  The overall dining experience on Celebrity was a cut above Carnival, while the Conquest's staff was the best that we have had in four cruises.

Our rooms were just fine, with an Ocean Suite adjacent to two balcony cabins.  Having the balcony partitions opened provided us with another great advantage for a family cruise.  Out cabin steward, Efran, was also top line.  

The three stops were enjoyed by our family members, although in Jamaica we took care of our grandson and let the "kids" enjoy outdoor activities of zip lining, etc.  They also enjoyed Cozumel very much.  Grand Cayman was a nice break for us.

We did not take advantage of the shows offered by the Conquest, although we did participate in the "Dr. Suess on the Loose" parade and show.  That was a great offering for children and families.

All in all, I can recommend this cruise for anyone with a tight schedule who wants to experience a taste of the Caribbean.


Ship Quality
The cabins were clean and comfortable and the ship's facilities were also very nice.
Food and Dining
The main dining room meals are far superior to the buffet offerings.
Service and Staff
In the dining room, Ni Made, Lloyd and Andy were outstanding as was Efran, out cabin steward. I wish that we could have the same team on future cruises.
We did not go to any of the evening shows, but did enjoy the musician groups throughout the ship
Children's Programs
The Dr. Suess themed activities were fine and Camp Carnival looked like fun for older children.
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
We all enjoyed the excursions and shore experiences offered. Watch out for "patties" offered in Grand Cayman, though. My wife had a bad reaction to hers. Mine was great.
Cabin / Stateroom
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
We arrived a day early and spent one night in a local hotel. It made for a pressure free embarkation. After the cruise, we took a day room, although I wish that we had spent the night in Ft. Lauderdale and departed the day after the cruise.
Falmouth, Jamaica
For us, it was fine. Out children had to travel about an hour to their excursions.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Limited, but relaxing, activities. Four ships were in port at the same time, so the little town was very crowded.
Cozumel, Mexico
Lots of things to do and see. Our daughter swam with the dolphins, fulfilling a lifetime dream. Our other daughter was impressed by the tequila experience. Great activities for families.


I am impressed by the ship's logistical activities in being able to debark, prepare for 2,000 new passengers, and be ready to depart all in an 8 hour period. It is an amazing process.

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