First Time Family Cruise

Carnival Conquest Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 27

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
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Carnival Conquest

8 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 13, 2019

Ship: Carnival Conquest

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6244

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

For a first time cruiser, I enjoyed the entire experience and would definitely consider cruising in the future.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
Long wait to be called with a limited seating area and choatic line-up. Carnival should provide additional seating, have a digital sign of boarding numbers and a more controlled line for entering the ship.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Overall the food and drink options were above my expectations and the wait and supporting staff was incredibly diligent. A bit disappointed with the selection in the main dining room - need more variety on a day to day basis. Also, the sports bar is a great idea but to enhance the experience have a more diverse menu with quicker service and include more sports channel especially the NHL.com for the hockey playoffs. Finally, a Cigar Bar attached to the Sports Bar would be awesome.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
There could have been some additional teenage kids outdoor activities and contests. Also, on our next cruise we will look for a ship with a larger pool to alleviate the crowding and allow us as a family to all use the pool together.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Fantastic entertainment all around - comedy club for both the kids and adults outdoor movies, musical productions, sing along bar and main band - Whiskey Business and the accompanying strings and brass were terrific.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Extremely diligent, polite, helpful - very well trained.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
For our 1st cruise, I felt the ship was easy to understand and navigate and very clean - I was impressed how quickly the leftover food and drinks were picked up and disposed of. Never encounter a mess or unpleasant smell.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We were pleasantly surprised on how comfortable and well laid out the cabin was for 4 of us.

Ship tip

To totally enjoy the cruise take advantage of the great entertainment throughout the day & night

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5
we just embarked and deembarked here but did enjoy 2 extra days in the area

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

3 out of 5
We viewed the planes and snorkeled - no fish to view to speak off - town seemed very touristy

Basseterre, St. Kitts

4 out of 5
Excurison to a hotel on the beach for the day which included wave runner and snorkeling - very nice views on our ride to and from the hotel

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5
Excurison was a quick sail boat ride - Port is busy and exteremly eared for tourism

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
Best excurison included power snorkeling, swimming with stingrays, conch exhibit and a nice boat ride to the beach

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
was not chaotic - we relaxed waiting to be called and ate breakfast and got some last minute sun - did not feel rushed and getting through customs was not an issue
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