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Carnival Conquest Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 28

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Carnival Conquest

8 Night Southern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 29, 2016

Ship: Carnival Conquest

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 1112

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

This was my 5th cruise and I can say probably the worst.  This ship is old, the food was only ok, none of it wowed me and the service in the main dining room was not good.  The service was extremely slow, there was very little interacting with the waiters, they were not personable.  I noticed that they would bring the food out in groups and not just for you.  So even though you were done with a course, you had to wait till everyone in your area was done before they would bring out the next course for the group.  In the past, I have had waiters waiting for you to finish and when you were done they immediately come and take your plate away and bring the next course right away.  This did not happen.  On this ship they had a steak restaurant you could attend in which you are charged an extra $35 dollars for.  Thinking this would be exceptional, I couldn't have been more disappointed.  Here the service was just plain awful!!!  The waitress was preoccupied while taking your order, looking at the cooks instead of the customer.  When asked for more bread, she took your bread plate away and never brought more bread.  They only brought 1 piece of bread for each customer and you didn't get to chose what you wanted, they made the selection for you.  Service was even slower here.  Very disappointed. Later in the week discovered you could order steak and/or lobster tail in the main dining room for an extra $20 but if you go to the Steak restaurant they charge you $35 for the same thing.  Did not make any sense to me and upset to get charged more for going to the restaurant.  Do not recommend the restaurant.  Food portions are small.  Disappointed with the buffet and how it shuts down early.  The only food you can order at midnight is pizza, they no longer have a midnight buffet.  The buffet appeared to have left overs from the main dining room the night before.  The desert table was disappointing as well.  Entertainment was poor.  The comedians were mostly pretty good.  The singers were off key at times.  The music choices were good.  Piano bar and Bill were great!  Drinks are way too expensive.  Ridiculous actually what they charge.  Too many scooters on the boat.  Hard to walk around sometimes.  The best thing was being able to relax but that was about it!  Will never take this boat again and probably won't do carnival again.  It definitely was not a wow cruise at all!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

1 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Small but the boat seemed smaller than ones I have been on in the past. Had a great stewardess. No chocolates on the pillow tho.

Ship tip

If this is your first cruise then this would be a good starting point but if you have cruised before probably don't want to go on. You will be disappointed. Islands were nice.

Ports of call

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
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