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Carnival Conquest Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

2.8 out of 5
Carnival Conquest

8 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 17, 2018

Ship: Carnival Conquest

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8378

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

First time cruisers. We won't be cruising with carnival again. The islands were nice and being with my family was great but next time we'll be booking elsewhere.


2 out of 5
Everything went smooth getting on the boat. There wasn't enough information about what to do that first day. For first time cruisers we were left wandering around not sure what to do or when we could get into our cabin. My friends luggage showed up soaked because they dropped it off the dock into the water while loading it into the ship. We ended up just going back and forth to the room to check if it was open. We were never given any information on when or where to go for anything. I'd have liked more information on how everything worked on the ship.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
We wouldn't go on a carnival ship again. The food was terrible. Everything was bland and seemed of low quality, with the exception of guys burgers and the taco place.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
The comedy show was good but they guy used the same material every time so it was poitless to go more than once. The pools were nice and not very crowded. The dr suess breakfast was terrible. All the food that was supposed to be hot was cold and we had to ask more than five times for drinks. The 80s show was entertaining. The casino wasn't very fun because unlike at regular casinos nobody seemed like they were having much fun or winning at all. Most activities seemed to be based around how much money they could get out of you. It was really nice that they had lifesize chess, basketball court, and putt putt golf. My husband liked the water slide and sauna.


3 out of 5
The music on board was good. The shows all fill up very fast so if your with a kid and have to drop them off it's difficult to plan to see or do many things.

Children's Programs

2 out of 5
My son didn't like being in the camp carnival. He kept saying he didn't want to go back. The dr suess parade was very cute and he enjoyed that. There was a small jungle gym on the boat that be played at too. But it was hard for him to use it the boat was swaying so much the whole time. There really wasn't much for three year olds to do. The dr suess breakfast was terrible.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Our room steward Melvin was very nice and always left our room tidy and clean. The wait staff in the dinning room were nice but stretched thin. The towel people by the pool were always kind of rude. The bar tenders were friendly but they had trouble making drinks that weren't on the menu.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
We saw, multiple times, workers take dirty trays off carts and serve people on them. We were disgusted

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The cabin was clean and it was nice to have a balcony. The bed was very uncomfortable especially because we had them make the two twins into a king and the middle sunk in, so we had to lay on either side of the bed anyway.

Ship tip

Bring every kind of stomach medicine you can find. And Clorox wipes

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5
Ft lauderdale was fun. We found a great BBQ place called "Georgia Pig". It was delicious. There was plenty of places to shop and not far from a beach.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

2 out of 5
The island was beautiful and there were a lot of fun things to do if you want to book excursions. If you want to just go relax on the beach and go in the water this isn't the place. There was literally a woman every 1-2 minutes coming over and pushing their goods or services on you and don't take no for an answer. It was pretty stressful. we were understanding because we know they were ravaged in the hurricane. We bought what we could but it was too much.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

4 out of 5
This island is beautiful. I recommend the tour that takes you around the island. There are great views and on a clear day you can see the volcano. There are also monkeys all over the island as well as people who have them as pets that will let you hold one. The beaches were beautiful, watch out for seas urchins! You also have to check out the black sand beach! It's beautiful and the sand is softer there than on any other beach.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5
San Juan is beautiful and there is so much to do and see here that you could spend weeks here and not get to do everything. The worst thing I can say about this port is we weren't here long enough.

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5
The most beautiful beach we've ever been to! We'd come back here again and again. The water was crystal clean aqua marine color. The snorkeling was amazing. We saw sunken ship pieces and so many different tropical fish. Delicious food and music playing. Very fun time


1 out of 5
This was the worst. We had to be out of our room at 8:30 but they wouldn't let us come down to disembark because they were backed up. We booked a shuttle through them to leave at 9:15 and missed it. So by the time we did get out of there we had to wait for over an hour for another one. We had people with us who were handicapped and small children. Having them stand around for that long was horrible. There was miscommunication between the service desk and the attendants at the gate because when we were told to go down they wouldn't let us off the elevator. Very stressful
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