Carnival Conquest Cruise Review by alina248
- Sail Date: August 2018
- Destination: Eastern Caribbean
The ship was beautiful. The staff worked 24/7 to cater to passangers needs, including cleaning the ship at all hours of the night, making food and carrying luggage to doors. I was a bit worried when my luggage didnt arrive with my husbands, but it eventually made it within the half hour.
The cabin was small but we chose the least expensive once since we were not planning to be in the cabin unless we were sleeping. The king was 2 twin sized beds pushed together, but they were comfortable. The first thing I did was flip the mattress over to check for bedbugs....negative for bugs.
The dining was okay in my opinion. There was A LOT of fried food...and to someone that tried to eat healthy, it was a little stressful to find a meal that was not deep fried. I ate sushi a couple of nights, but the sushi was not included, so you had to pay out of pocket for it. Just a tip for those who have never been on a cruise before- if it shows a $ and has a price, it is not included. Food included will not have a price next to it. The food was okay, breakfast was my favorite. The pirate pizza was actually to die for- never fails for a late night snack after drinking all day.
Entertainment was great...I LOVED Matt the cruise director. He was always getting people up and dancing, at every stop off the ship as well. He was hallerious and always started the party. He made my trip, big time. The only negative was that the ship only had 1 water slide (which was super slow- you had to push yourself down so you wouldnt get stuck), there were only 3 pools and surprisingly they were small (people were cramming in there like sardines), and there were not a lot of activities to do outdoors but lay out.
The service was phenominal. The staff was sooo accomodating and did so much for everyone. Everyday going back to the room, I found a different animal that was made from towels- which always put a smile on my face. I also heard some passangers being very rude with some employees, and the employees bit their lip and did not comment back. They took a lot from people and still managed to fake a smile. Our cabin leader Oka was fabulous. He even gave me a $50- spa giftcard for my birthday which was super generous.
Jonathon was the best entertainer there- he was in the piano bar. Very nice, greeted everybody who walked in- and was a pleasure to be around. He had a great voice and his piano skills were on fleek. I also loved his english accent- was never a dull moment.
As for the ports, I was not too impressed with Nassaeu Bahamas because of the people there. There was a woman who worked in hair braiding who chased me and my sister in law to thread our hair- even though we told her we did not want to do it. They are money hungry and will not stop at anything to get your service.
Half moon cay was the absolute best. We only had 4.5 hours there, which was too short. I would stay there forever if I could. Matt the cruise director had people line up for limbo on the beach and put together some fun activities. The water was the most crystal clear water that I had ever seen. I would seriously want to be buried in half moon cay.
Turks and Caicos was kind of a disappointment. There was brown stuff in the water- not sure if it was from the last hurricane but it made me hesitant to swim in the water. Once you get passed the brown water, it was nice and warm. Most of the people from the cruise ship stayed in Margaritaville (where chairs were free), and Matt got together dance groups (girls vs males)- let me tell you: there was a LOT of twerking. It was so much fun though, he kept us laughing the whole time.
I would ultimately go again, and this time I would bring my 2 kids. Carnival conquest offers a kids room where they keep them occupied with books, games and activities- my husband and I did a quick walk through and felt that it would be fun to bring our 2 daughters and leave them there for activities that kids cannot do.
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