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Carnival Conquest Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Carnival Conquest

6 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 13, 2019

Ship: Carnival Conquest

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6344

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall it was a great cruise and great service from the staff. Our purpose of this cruise was to expose our oldest son and my mother to the cruise experience. It served that purpose and now everyone has been bitten by the cruise bug! All of us are already exploring and planning our next cruise for next year.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
I did not like the safety briefing. It was way too long and too hot. A passenger next to us passed out due to the heat and length. They need to find a better process.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The buffet was limited compared to other cruise lines I've been on. It was good. No one went hungry-just not as many options. The omelet station wait was long. I think they needed more stations. The hot chocolate in the buffet was nasty. I ended up buying hot chocolate from the place on deck 5 which was not expensive and the hot chocolate and service were amazing!

Renoir Restaurant

5 out of 5

Overall the restaurant was good. Some evenings were a stretch to put together a few foods that we liked. The staff was amazing though and we really enjoyed when they danced on the tables.

Cafe Fans

5 out of 5

The coffee/hot chocolate prices were good for a cruise. The staff member (I can't remember her name) was great! Make sure to get the card. After six purchases, you get a free drink

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
It's a smaller ship so they do not have as much as others. My husband spent a lot of time in the casino. I did not like that smoking was allowed in the casino. my son and I played mini golf which was much better than I expected.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Warning-beware of the adult shows. one of them is very explicit (sex). The other comedians were great though. The music shows were good too.

Children's Programs

This was a parents only cruise for us!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff were absolutely amazing!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
If they are going to allow smoking in the casino, it should be at the end of a deck, not right in the middle, especially on the deck that has many activities on either end. You have to walk right through all the smoke to get to anything or go up and round and down. Many picture ops were int he casino too.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was great! This was the first cruise we've gotten an balcony on and we'll never go back. Our balcony door had a few issues but they fixed it very quickly.

Ship tip

Due to the size of the ship and limited activities, I'd keep it to no more than a 6 day cruise. It's also an older ship and the decor dates it. Its nice but if you've been on newer ships-just be prepared. Still nice but older.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

1 out of 5
Getting in and out of the cruise terminal is ridiculous.

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Loved it and would go back. We didn't have enough time to see everything we wanted to see.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Amazing! Would definitely go back here too,

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
The port was great. Didn't go into the island this time but will go back and explore.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
This port was great too and I would go back and explore more.

Disembarkation

1 out of 5
They made us get disembarkation numbers and then didn't even use them because the terminal was so backed up they just cleared everyone out. It was a mess. I would definitely consider doing the express which means you have to carry all your own luggage but tit might worth it to avoid the mess.
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