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

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#41
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Originally posted by loubetti
It seems that contest was the highlight of the cruise (so many photos and videos).

Otherwise, for the most part, it seems like a good commercial for Nutrisystem!
: - ))

Now that's a pretty fair statement - for us, one of the day's highlights for sure!

With so many other activities to choose from (see "schedule" below), it's hard to pick and choose sometimes,
especially with scheduling conflict(s) and personal interest(s).



Now with respect to the "good commercial" comment... That's true too and I have to add it to another comment
made my a fellow cruiser, as part of his CC review:

"My only real negative observance (other than Jamaica) was the quality of passengers on board. It was like a floating trailer park.

We were wondering if head to feet tattoos were required for this particular cruise.

Some people...I just dont get it.

But whatever, everyone was there to have a good time, and that's exactly what we had! Already booking our next Carnival cruise!"
#42
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Originally posted by nchikk
Loving this thread and the pics... oh, and thanks for the plug!!!
Thank you, sir, for stopping by this thread and taking the time to comment.

A great review of our sailing (to try another "plug"): http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1718256


Now we enjoyed your review very much and personally, as we're on Monday's topic, would like to quote you
on one of that evening's events that we missed (the Captain's Celebration):

"We kinda noticed the Master seemed a ladies' man as he seemed to be noticing the women in the vicinity. I can't blame him. "

The only time that I did notice the Captain was while briefly in the cabin (the TV was 'rolling' during Embarkation and
the Master of the ship was talking about ensuring an exceptional cruise for us all... or something within those lines as I vaguely recall !).



This brings us to an observation that's not meant to be generalized: comparing to RCI or Celebrity, for this particular sailing,
we rarely seen any Carnival officer on the common areas (again, not mentioning the Captain's Celebration formal event)...
Maybe one officer during the "Last Man Standing" competition and few others by the specialty Coffee shop area...

Again, not a complaint but merely a personal observation (based on previous cruises experience and comparison).
#44
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Thank you all for visiting this thread and please know that we appreciate your feedback!


As reflected by the activities schedule posted earlier, Monday evening (our first Fun Day at Sea) offered couple of different options
in terms of entertainment and other events taking place aboard the ship.

With the SPA being usually packed for the "elegant nights," had to skip the Captain's Celebration...

As part of the CruiseMiles Party group aboard Carnival's Conquest cruise ship (remember, won this Caribbean cruise for free basically!),
all 160-170 of us were assigned to late seating dinner in the Monet Restaurant.

As the lighting inside the restaurant was dim, let's use again the visuals of Dave Wilson's outstanding photography
to showcase the space for this "elegant night"/ formal dinner:



Monet Restaurant




Monday's dinner wasn't a memorable one, but it was enjoyable and everyone was looking beautifully and the waiters were all smiles!



Couple of shots from the formal dinner enjoyed inside the Monet Restaurant that Monday evening (starting 8:15PM CST):





#45
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Few more decent shots from the formal dinner enjoyed inside the Monet Restaurant that Monday evening -
an "elegant night" aboard Carnival's Conquest cruise ship:



Starters



Starters







Main dish
#46
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Additional images from the formal dinner enjoyed inside the Monet Restaurant on Monday evening -
an "elegant night" aboard Carnival's Conquest cruise ship:



Limoncello shots







Dessert options

#47
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The formal dinner enjoyed inside the Monet Restaurant on Monday evening ("elegant night" aboard Carnival's Conquest cruise ship)
included a Tarantella and the guests were encouraged to sing along (under the dim lights):

VIDEO ("That's Amore"): http://youtu.be/EsrUnx4RnDQ

When the moon hits your eye
Like a big-a pizza pie
That's amore!
When the world seems to shine
Like you've had too much wine
That's amore!



Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves and more fun followed aboard the ship after this dinner
(i.e. "Voila Paris" show, disco dancing and Adult comedy shows).


~ To be continued ~
#48
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Monday night (September 24th), after the formal dinner in the Monet Restaurant, we went to see the evening's show, "Viva Paris."


By midnight, we found ourselves in Henri's Night Club where plenty of people let their hair down and had fun.

It's time for... DISCO dancing!









VIDEO (dancing): http://youtu.be/5dSFURdoQ8E



#51
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For us, the first Elegant Night aboard Carnival's CONQUEST cruise ship ended way past Midnight and it was an entertaining one!



The stateroom attendants were very elegant that night : - ))



Until next time:

Good night, Moon!
Good night, Stars!

#52
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daliflor, I am loving these trip through your cruise photos. I am scheduled to be aboard the Conquest in 24 days. You are killing me, will you please posts some more of your photos. By the way, was that the Captain in street closed dancing with everyone in Henri's Night Club? lol. Great photos. Thanks
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#53
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Originally posted by bdaddyiii
daliflor, I am loving these trip through your cruise photos.

I am scheduled to be aboard the Conquest in 24 days. You are killing me, will you please posts some more of your photos.

By the way, was that the Captain in street closed dancing with everyone in Henri's Night Club? lol. Great photos. Thanks
You're very kind - thank you for dropping the nice note.

The Master of the ship... DISCO dancing?! Who knows?
May be he was undercover... or maybe someone else tried to clone or even impersonate him : - ))

On a more serious note, with the new "face-lift," I am confident that the improved Conquest will meet your expectations
and you'll certainly have plenty of opportunitties for... FUN!
#54
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Next installment of our TRIP JOURNAL:

Second FUN DAY AT SEA aboard Carnival's Conquest - Tuesday, September 25th 2012





If Monday we had plenty of clouds gathering, on Tuesday, the weather remained hot and humid with less clouds...

Still no sun appearing on the horizon...




As we woke up earlier that morning, we decided to try a relaxed breakfast in the Monet Restaurant.






Without getting into details, it wasn't a good idea overall
(mainly because of the poor and terribly slow service though we weren't in any hurry!),
so we decided not to repeat it for the remaining of the cruise : - ))

For specifics, check out "firefly333" comment regarding breakfast -- on the more comprehensive review of our sailing posted here:

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1718256

#55
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Our second FUN DAY AT SEA aboard Carnival's Conquest continued by the Poool deck, relaxing (Tuesday, September 25th 2012)...



At 12noon, the shops aboard became suddenly crowded as the "Invicta Watch Sale" was going on...

By the time we returned to the Pool deck from a SPA seminar, the "Hairy Chest Contest" was already over!



We were told that we didn't miss much as the game was a quick one as no really "hairy man" was to be found around : - ))




However, by 1pm, we got to enjoy a third generation artist at work during the "Ice carving demonstration:"



VIDEO ("Ice carving demo" in rhytm of Reggaeton): http://youtu.be/Uigy9P9O4n4

#56
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Starting around 1pm, a third generation artist got to "perform" in front of us during the "Ice carving demonstration"
(Tuesday, September 25th 2012):



VIDEO ("Ice carving demo" in rhytm of Reggaeton): http://youtu.be/Uigy9P9O4n4



VIDEO ("Ice carving demo" in rhytm of Reggaeton): http://youtu.be/Uigy9P9O4n4



VIDEO ("Ice carving demo" in rhytm of Reggaeton): http://youtu.be/Uigy9P9O4n4



VIDEO ("Ice carving demo" in rhytm of Reggaeton): http://youtu.be/Uigy9P9O4n4



VIDEO ("Ice carving demo" in rhytm of Reggaeton): http://youtu.be/Uigy9P9O4n4

#57
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By 1pm, a third generation artist "performed" in front of all of us during the "Ice carving demonstration" (Tuesday, September 25th 2012):



VIDEO ("Ice carving demo" in rhytm of Reggaeton): http://youtu.be/Uigy9P9O4n4




And VOILA! The final, beautifully crafted product:






VIDEO ("Ice carving demo" in rhytm of Reggaeton): http://youtu.be/Uigy9P9O4n4




#58
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The sun refused to come out that Tuesday, September 25th 2012...

However, we enjoyed a pleasant afternoon by the Pools and many other guests seemed to simply relax as well.




And LOVE was in the air too!




Freddy, Carnival's fun-loving mascot, was mingling with fans:





#59
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Our second FUN DAY AT SEA aboard Carnival's Conquest continued inside, listening to the piano man while sipping refreshments
(Tuesday, September 25th 2012)...





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As reflected by the activities schedule posted above, on Tuesday evening (our second Fun Day at Sea)
various entertainment options were available aboard the ship.


As part of the CruiseMiles Party group aboard Carnival's Conquest cruise ship (yepe, won this Caribbean cruise for free, remember?!),
all 160-170 of us were heading to the late seating dinner in the Monet Restaurant...

The beauty of being part of a large, organized "group" is that they organize and sponsor some of the activities and
Tuesday night was what Europeans call "Fancy Dress" (aka Costume night).



Right before the casual dinner started, the waiters were enteraining us with their dance moves in the MDR:









(using some shots taken by our colleague, Dave)