*** PHOTO Trip Journal aboard Carnival's CONQUEST (Sept. 2012, Caribbean) ***

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Thanks for this MOST thorough review! Your pictures are fantastic! I would never think to take some of these interesting shots you were able to capture. The expressions on some of the faces are stories in themselves.
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Originally posted by lovingretirement
Thanks for this MOST thorough review! Your pictures are fantastic!

I would never think to take some of these interesting shots you were able to capture. The expressions on some of the faces are stories in themselves.
I believe you capture the essence here: the OP intention is not to embarass the subject of the photo but more likely to capture a beautiful feature, an emotion, a fashion trend or something that stands out.

Moreover, the OP plays with the camera finding unusual frames or angles and that makes it special in our eyes.
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Saturday was our last Fun Day at Sea and everyone was pretty much chilling...
didn't do much outside reading by the Pool (finished the book though!).






Skipped lunch and basically went straight for... desserts (and coffee)!



Desserts (Saturday, September 29th 2012 - Carnival's CONQUEST)

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Saturday, our last Fun Day at Sea, was a GAME day, so most of the people were glued to the big screen TV that afternoon!







Last Fun Day at Sea aboard Carnival's CONQUEST (September 29, 2012)







VIDEO (watching the games on the big screen TV by the Pool): http://youtu.be/G8DjyYQYZBQ
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Exploring the CONQUEST ship on Saturday afternoon - the last Fun Day at Sea:








Our neighbor, like many others, enjoyed reading that Saturday afternoon:




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Taking a break from all the colorful places to check out the meeting place for that Saturday afternoon "Cocktail Party:"









We will return soon to this Lounge for the "Cocktail Party" - one of the highlights of this cruise (for us)!


Note: For those who may remember, went on this Western Caribbean cruise for NOTHING because of the CruiseMiles (free cruise winner)!

Among the PERKS provided by this particular organized group:

- organized a "Costume Night" aboard (aka "Fancy Dress night") with special incentives for the winners;

- sponsored a Steakhouse dinner;

- organized a "Cocktail Party" and sponsored ALL the drinks for the entire event (around 2 full hours);

- provided marketing materials for the entired group (160-180+ people aboard the Conquest) such as t-shirts, magnets etc.


FYI - Last week, they received the "World's Leading Travel Rewards Program" 2012 award!
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To avoid potential 'advertising' claims, you may want to briefly cover the 'Cocktail Party' event and quickly move on to the evening activities onboard.
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To keep up with the cronology of the events that Saturday, we attended a private event in one of the Conquest's Lounges.



For the first time I've been part of an organized group aboard a cruise ship and the experience was pleasant overall.

The free booze during this Cocktail Party was enjoyed by many but the best memories involved the new friends we made
(not to mention reconnecting with awesome friends that we met on previous cruises).








Moving along, the activities aboard the CONQUEST were plenty on Saturday night and we enjoyed several of them!

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Saturday night, we entered the Toulouse Lautrec Lounge as the Latin Dance Class was wrapping up (see image above).


Have been cruising for a while now, but never attended a "Gender showdown" type of activity,
so decided this time we should take time to see it aboard the Conquest.




Team Captains were chosen (for the girls and the boys team respectively) and the GAME was on!




Each team had to answer couple of challenging questions and the MEN were leading for most of the time that night!






The moderators from Carnival were trying hard to be engaging and entertaining, so they both deserve an "A" for effort!


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The GENDER SHOWDOWN continued in the Toulouse Lautrec Lounge
with more challenges and the MEN were really good and spot on
especially on some unexpected questions!








The girls were lacking some coordination that night and they did not seem to be as quick on their feet as their competitors!