Carnival Conquest Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

Experience
7+ cruises

Review
1

Helpful Votes
5

3 out of 5

Carnival decline in guest experience

Sail Date: January 31, 2016

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Our recent Carnival Conquest cruise was a big disappointment given our previous sailing experiences. First, the entertainment on the ship has slipped to substandard levels, major productions have been cut to 1/2 hour productions, they incorporated a "Hasbro" night that smacked of nothing but cheap. Despite the large majority of "baby boomers" aboard the ship they moved to a 1980 plus entertainment focus. They experienced technical problems that cut short one production nite. Their food selection at the dining room experience has been downgraded unless you wanted to pay a premium for higher grade items. All in all, I am questioning why we would ever cruise with Carnival again.

Cabin / Stateroom
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Limited
Children's Programs
Entertainment
Significant drop in quality, evidently an area of cost savings for the cruise line
Service and Staff The change to a team approach to cabin took away the personal relationship with your "own" cabin steward
Food and Dining
Food selection not as diverse as in past, also, a premium, additional payment for higher quality items, another evident cost cutting move
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Falmouth, Jamaica
Shopping was good, our excursion was cancelled and a similar level of excursion was not available
George Town, Grand Cayman
Cozumel, Mexico

Tip

I can not recommend Carnival Conquest as a ship to take if you want to enjoy a high level of food and entertainment



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