Beautiful but aging ship.

Carnival Conquest Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 46

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Carnival Conquest

8 Night Southern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 02, 2019

Ship: Carnival Conquest

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 2467

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Not my best experience, but any cruise is better than none.


5 out of 5
Very smooth and orderly.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
MDR was beautiful and service was excellent. Each night we were seated immediately. Food choice was a bit more limited than other cruise lines I have been on, but all food was cooked to perfection. I was a bit surprised that both buffets were completely closed frequently. Decor in buffets was tasteful and food was very good. Pizza Pirate was a big disappointment, although hand tossed the crust had a graham cracker feel to it. No air pockets from dough development. Open 24 hrs. However.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Fitness center was adequate. Pools were crowded, but well kept.


2 out of 5
Shows were not great. I gave up on the main shows in the theater. A couple of nights of Hasbro Game show with cheesy travel game prizes. Comedians at the Punchliner were OK. Dean Gaines was great!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Both Room Stewards were top notch.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Design of ship and layout were excellent

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
First Cabin: # 2467, Nice room in the desired aft section of ship, until we woken during the night with water dripping from ceiling. Called Steward who contacted a plumber. 1/2 hour later he showed up and approx. an hour later he corrected the problem, room was soaked as well as bed. A supervisor argued with guest services, he told them the guests cannot stay in the room. Finally we were moved to the very forward of the ship. Room was the same except for the noise, banging doors all night as well as increased motion of ship. Refrigerator wasn't working and I needed it for medication. Steward brought refrigerator from old room. I don't understand why they knowingly have a room with a non working appliance and put a guest in it.

Ship tip

Be aware that although it is a rehabbed ship and beautiful, it is very old, (15 years), and shows it's age.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5

Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island)

4 out of 5

Grand Turk Island

3 out of 5
Nice people, not much to see.

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Love Aruba, very modern and clean. There is plenty to do.

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
First time at this port, Clean, steeped in history, and a warm friendly population


5 out of 5
Smoothest to date.
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