Carnival Conquest Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
8 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail date: January 19, 2019
Ship: Carnival Conquest
Cabin type: Balcony
Traveled as: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago
Review summary7th cruise we have taken. Not the worst cruise we have been on. My biggest concerns was food service on buffet and dining room and the bar service that was feast or famine. Not happy with the tip increase to 18% for sub par service. Changed the way you get pictures also. $20 for a picture (8×10). Used to get a 5x7 for the fun pics when you get off the ship in port for 8.99, now $20. Used to buy those pics every cruise. Will never waste the money on the pics again or even let them take my pics again, waste of time.
Food and Dining
The Point Steakhouse
Best steak I have ever eaten. Great service from our waiter. My first time ever in the steak house and will do it every cruise for now on. $38 extra plus 18% tip is pricey but you are on vacation so it is worth it at least once per cruise.
Slow, slow, slow. If you had entertainment you wanted to go to you need to skip the dining room.
Guy's Burger Joint
Awesome place too eat. Long lines at times. Ate there everyday and never received a bad burger. 2nd best place to eat on the ship.
Food was Ok. Some of the hot food was cold, some dried out, and beef undercooked. The beef was cooked to med rare at the most. If you like yours cooked longer you were out of luck.
Fish and Chips
Bought the platter. Received 4 shrimps small amount of clams, 8 calamari rings, a piece of fish the size of a playing card, about 1 spoon of coleslaw and about 15 french fries. The food rated horrible. It was like they used 2 year old oil to fry it in.
Good food and service. Always a line.
The Fun Shops
Overpriced and not a good selection. Some of the clothing items they didnt have a size selection, only smalls and mediums. If you needed bigger you were out of luck.
Bar service here was feast or famine. Ok selection of slot machines but not enough of them. Lots of table games. Need to remove some of them and add slot machines. Saw a lot of empty tables with the dealers just standing there. Typical cruise casino. Pays out very good first 2 days and then they tighten up the machines daily until almost impossible to win by last night.
Overpriced. Raised priced dramatically from last year. The photographers were constantly trying to take your pictures. Not relaxing when someone's trying to stuff a camera in your face.
Carnival's Seaside Theater
Nice when not raining. Got to get there early or no seats available.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Dont go to the dining room. Takes too much time