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Carnival Conquest Cruise Review

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Carnival Conquest

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 04, 2020

Ship: Carnival Conquest

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 1015

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This was an amazing first cruise and has for sure left me wanting more.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Embarkation ran very smoothly. Everyone at the port was very fast and efficient and good at their job.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Renoir Restaurant

4 out of 5

Staff was friendly and most of the food was delicious. A few times my food came out a little undercooked. You were either waiting for ever for your food or being rushed out the door there wasn’t much of an in between.

Blues Piano Bar

5 out of 5

Mr A in the piano bar is a legend! Super friendly and amazing service. He remembered what we wanted every night and would come around to check up on us frequently.

Deli

4 out of 5

Good sandwiches. Long wait times. Not so good cookies.

Grand Buffet

3 out of 5

Food was OK but what do you expect from a buffet. Had dinner there one night to skip the wait times of the main dining room and would not do it again. Breakfast and lunch there were not bad.

Pizza Pirate

5 out of 5

Best cookies! Best place to go at 2am after your night time activities. The pizza always hit the spot.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
So many smiling faces and friendly people. Some honorable mentions include Gustavo the piano bar entertainer, Mr A the piano bar waiter, Michael the steward on deck 10, and his assistant Shella. So many more to list but the list would go on forever.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
A little outdated feeling compared to whats out there but for the price you cant complain. The theme is art based and its very nice to look at all the art of the walls. The layout is good. Not too confusing. The ship is clean and well taken care of by the staff.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cant complain. The balcony was great for relaxing. Some nights we would sit out there with a bottle of wine and just relax or call family. Also great for having a prime view when coming into and leaving port. The room was clean and quiet on all sides. The salon for the spa is above you. I was afraid we would hear the hairdryers all day but it was silent and was great at night because it was one less side noise could come from. The height factor played in a little when we got into rougher seas. Definitely woke up a few mornings feeling like someone was rocking my bed but it wasn’t bad enough to where I felt sea sick. But you definitely feel it more up there so if thats a factor I’d probably go down a few decks. The steward, Michael, was amazing and super sweet. He was always freshening up our cabin and making sure everything we needed was in our rooms.

Ship tip

Get ready to let go and have lots of fun. Don’t stress too much because everything is or will be taken care of.

Ports of call

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5
Grand Turk gets only 15 days of rain a year. We went on one of those days. Sun came out for maybe an hour and it felt like the entire island ran into the ocean during that time. It was a great experience to hear all the cheers for the sun but would have loved for it to be sunny all day. I can see how this island would be a blast on a warm sunny day. Will have to come back and experience it for myself.

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
Beautiful port to sail out of. Beautiful place to stay the night before a cruise too. Havana 1957 for dinner was delicious if you want good cuban food and the best mojito.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
Beautiful port. The people are so friendly and kind all over this amazing island! We took an atv excursion and drove all over Peurto Plata both on a truck and atv.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Our favorite port this whole trip! Every side ofvthe island is beautiful! We had an excursion to St. John and the boat ride there was amazing! If youre not doing an excursion you should go up the skyride to the mountain top restaurant & get a bushwhacker!!

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
We got here the day an earthquake hit on the other side of the island. San Juan had no electricity except for a few places running on generators. We still had an amazing time on this beautiful island! We explored the streets and basically walked all of Old San Juan. We had some amazing pina coladas and ate the most delicious mofongo at this little hole in the wall place. One of my favorite ports. I cant wait to come back when theres electricity and truly experience it. Also, a little tip, make a reservation ahead of time for Baranchilla if you want to go there for dinner!

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
Selected express debark because we can carry off our luggage and wanted off the ship sooner. Still took a while and felt drawn out.
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