Typical good Carnival Cruise.

Carnival Conquest Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 52

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Carnival Conquest

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 14, 2019

Ship: Carnival Conquest

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7340

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Of all of our Carnival cruises this one would rate in about the middle. We've had some better and some not as good. The biggest disappointment was the atmosphere in the evenings with the extremely low key music and entertainment (other than the stage show). This may not be an issue with some cruisers, but it was with us, as we never got in that really good partying mood. But, it was still fun with some good ports, and overall good service.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Boarding procedure was flawless and fast

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The main dining room food is definitely better than the buffet, but the service is slower, especially if your at a larger table with other guests. My main complaint has always been the tiny portions they give you. Its almost like for a young child. You have to always ask for more. The food was good, but not great as always. The waiters were very attentive and friendly. We eat at the buffet quite often and the selection was not always very good. And, it seemed like the food was never very hot, especially for breakfast, eggs/meats. The Steakhouse had the best filet mignon of any steakhouse on Carnival ships that we've been on. And, the Guy's Burgers, great as usual!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
We don't participate in many activities any more other than an occasional time in the pool or hot tubs. Very crowded as they usually are.

Entertainment

2 out of 5
The stage show was very good, but I always felt they should be a little longer. The biggest disappointment was the live music. Carnival's reputation has always been "Fun Ships" but the music was boring!! I have no problem with violin music or "one man" bands playing low tempo songs, but when your'e constantly subjected to them every night during the prime hours (especially in the casino) it doesn't make for a very festive mood. The one performer ("R" rated in the Comedy Club was a bit to raunchy for my taste. Not necessary

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The majority of the staff was excellent and were had a very good room steward (Ralph) on the Empress deck.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The ship is showing its age, but overall very clean. The layout and decor is dated, but obviously being changed with the newest offerings from Carnival.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
We always have a balcony and are pleased with them. The only complaint is the usual water backing up in the shower.

Ship tip

The Conquest is still a good ship for one of the older ones in the fleet.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

4 out of 5
Miami port has always been great for us. We don't go any excursions, and usually stay in Ft. Lauderdale the night before.

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5
We went to a private beach through Carnival and it was very good.

San Juan, Puerto Rico Did not visit port

Have been there numerous times and just decided to spend a relaxing day on the ship

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
St Thomas has beautiful islands. You have to go up on the ski lift and enjoy the view and visit the bar/restaurant

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

4 out of 5
Nothing special for us, typical shopping, no excursions

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
We got off the ship, through customs, got our Carnival provided shuttle and arrived at Miami airport before 10:00
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