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Carnival Conquest Cruise Review

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4.3 out of 5
Carnival Conquest

6 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 10, 2019

Ship: Carnival Conquest

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Was a great vacation! Next cruise already booked.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Very easy and line wasn’t long. We waited in traffic longer to get to the port.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Monet Restaurant

3 out of 5

The food was great. Loved being able to try new things. Our waiter was just okay. He paid a lot of attention to two tables of young women and paid very little attention to the tables full of families. Usually got something wrong with our order each night.

The Point Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Worth every penny! Went our first night on the ship so we got bottles of wine at 50% off. Saved one for elegant night.

Grand Buffet

3 out of 5

Wasn’t a ton of options. The buffet was a bit disappointing. Desserts were pretty bland.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Spent a lot of time at the pool. Slide was pretty boring for our 12 & 13 year olds. We did enjoy the nightly movies and mini golf.

Spa Carnival

1 out of 5

Had a bamboo massage and it was the worst massage of my life. Thankfully we had Bayer Back & Body with us. Ended up with many bruises all over my body despite asking her to ease up many times. The upsale at the end of the massage was very annoying as well, including the lecture about how I need to start taking better care of my body.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Our 12 & 13 year olds loved Circle C.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Older and could use some updating but overall very well kept ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Loved the location of the cabin. On a short hallway so there was very little hallway noise. 4 of us fit comfortably. Was a little tight with the bed made into a full bed but for the amount of time spent in our room, it was fine.

Ports of call

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
We did not have an excursion. Walked through the straw market, shops near the port and down to Junkanoo Beach. The locals are very pushy and annoying the minute you walk off the pier. The beach is free but they charge you for use of a chair. Didn’t spend much time in Nassau. Next time I would get an excursion.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Our favorite beach by far. Get to the lunch early as many things were gone by the time we got there. Don’t waste your money on an excursion here. Enjoy the beach & water! We went to the far left end of the beach and it was quiet & family friendly. We were the only ship in port which was also nice. If you are looking more for the party scene, head further down the beach near the bars.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

4 out of 5
We did a horseback riding and zip lining excursion as there wasn’t great beach area near the port. Would do the zip line again but skip horseback riding. Workers were very nice. Lots of shops to walk through near port. Definitely need an excursion for this port. Was our least favorite port of the cruise.

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
Our kids did the Flo-rider excursion at Margaritaville which they loved! Worth every penny. Had lunch there when we were done. Super expensive and not worth it. Spent the rest of the afternoon at the beach next to the pier. We knew it would be rocky so we brought our water shoes. Beach was beautiful sand with free chairs & umbrellas. Little shops nearby but no one was pushy.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Long line in port but it moved fairly quickly.

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