2019 Family Vacation - Caribbean Cruise

Carnival Conquest Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
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Carnival Conquest

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 20, 2019

Ship: Carnival Conquest

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1248

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall we had a great time. Please consider a Disney style photo plan - all pictures for a set price. $20 per picture is way too much, especially with the number of picture we had taken. Why not an all digital download plan for $149???

Embarkation

4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was great. The buffet lines need to be organized a little better to speed things up. Didn't go to the up-charge restaurants.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Lots of activities to keep us busy. Please change the balloon drop time so that late dinner people can participate. We wanted to see this but we're still at dinner.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The shows in Toulouse were great. The shows in Degas were varied in quality. The piano bar was a lot of fun with Matt the piano player. Always something to do!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff was fantastic and went over and above to make this a special vacation. Thank you Juliet our room steward for keeping us stocked with ice, all the towel animals and your friendly smile and greeting each morning. We would also like to thank Ani and I Gede our waiters in the main dining. They went above and beyond in the service and friendly smiles. Beware of Benjamin in the Sky Bar - rear of Lido deck - he lies saying a double shot is only $.50 extra. Talks you into it, but if you look at the receipt the real cost is $3.00 extra..

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We really enjoyed our cabin. Juliet really took good care of us. It was very clean and comfortable. We could hardly tell the ship was moving.

Ship tip

Don't sit in the hot tubs on the very front of the boat when it's getting ready to leave a port. The incredibly loud horn that they blast will scare the hell out of you and leave you partially deaf for a while. No warning or signs either!

Ports of call

Miami, Florida Did not visit port

No excursions. Just arrival and departure.

Grand Turk Island

1 out of 5
We were not impressed with this island. There isn't much of anything to do or see in Grand Turk. The beach was nice though.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5
We had a great time at the Barardi factory. Did not book through the ship because we wanted the mixology class, and the ship doesn't have that excursion. Used a taxi to get there and uber to return.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Took a taxi to Magen's Bay. This is a large beautiful location. The water was so warm and clear! Very clean location and no one bothers you (unlike some punts Cana and Mexico beaches).

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

4 out of 5
Took a private van excursion for the day. Rode the cable car - no lines since we went early. The view at the top is amazing. Also went to a rum factory and chocolate factory. Out tour guide was very friendly.

Disembarkation

2 out of 5
Very slow to be called but once we were called it went pretty fast and smooth. Wish there were more announcements so we knew what was going on. Since you have to be out of the cabins by 8:30, it's a disaster at all the elevators since everyone is carrying luggage.
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