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

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Went on the 2012 NOLA party cruise for NOTHING because of the CruiseMiles(free cruise winner)!!!

 

And we had a fantastic time aboard while seeing wonderful places (3 ports of call) and meeting great people from all over the World!

 

Please note that the PHOTO JOURNAL of this fabulous 2012 Party Cruise from New Orleans, LA (USA) is a work in progress...

 

 

Consequently, your patience is greatly appreciated while "sailing" along with us on this Western Caribbean adventure

(aboard Carnival's Conquest cruise ship).

 

 

1st installment of our TRIP JOURNAL:

 

EMBARKATION DAY in New Orleans, Louisiana (aka NOLA) - Sunday, September 23rd 2012

 

 

VIDEO (arrival in NOLA's Airport via a Jet Blue flight):

 

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Upon arrival in New Orleans, LA (aka NOLA), took the AIRPORT SHUTTLE ($20.00 USD/pp one way or $38.00 USD/pp roundtrip)

to the Cruise Terminal for the Embarkation aboard Carnival's Conquest cruise ship

(7 nights Western Caribbean Cruise or the CruiseMiles 2012 Party Cruise).

 

 

The EMBARKATION was a smooth and fairly quick process and got us aboard the cruise ship in no time basically!

(luggage followed few hours later though - in time for late seating dinner anyway!)

 

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Now Carnival is no Celebrity, so do NOT expect a complimentary "Welcome champagne" glass (or Mimosa)

or anyone greeting you at the door!

 

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Head to your stateroom and, if past cruiser with Carnival, a coupon for a "complimentary cocktail" awaits for you!

 

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Checked out the cabin quickly and then immediately headed to the Pool deck to meet the CruiseMiles gang (before the Muster Drill)!

 

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They were all enjoying refreshing, colorful drinks - away from the bright sun and the high humidity

(ladies, a nice hat or anti-frizz products are a must for this type of journey/ weather)!

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Attended the mandatory Emergency/ Muster Drill and then returned for some more refreshments enjoyed

while the Sail-away celebration took place by the Pool-side!

 

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VIDEOs (Sail-away celebration):

and

 

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Admired a beautiful SUNSET as we were sailing along the Mississippi River and then headed back to the cabin

to get ready for the late seating casual dinner (in the Monet Restaurant, starting 8:15PM):

 

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VIDEO (sunset over the Mississippi River):

 

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VIDEO (sunset over the Mississippi River):

 

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Until the next PHOTO installment (1st Day at Sea), please be patient just because...

 

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Edited by daliflor

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I can't wait to see more pictures, I will be going on this cruise in December and looking at these gets me beyond excited.

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I can't wait to see more pictures, I will be going on this cruise in December and looking at these gets me beyond excited.

 

Glad you're enjoying the visuals so far. Note that the ones posted already are a selected few, some better than others...

 

For additional pictures, we invite you to browse the photo albums completed for the Embarkation day as following:

 

47a2ce28b3127cce98557aaf7ba000000058100Abs2rls5csmfA Flying from Washington, DC to New Orleans via Boston (September 23, 2012)

 

View entire PHOTO album via the hyperlink or by clicking on the album cover image (105 pictures included)

 

 

47a2ce31b3127cce98557b7b6fda00000058100Abs2rls5csmfA New Orleans Embarkation Day (Sunday, September 23rd 2012)

 

View entire PHOTO album via the hyperlink or by clicking on the album cover image (70 pictures included)

 

 

47a2ce31b3127cce98557bfaee6b00000058100Abs2rls5csmfA NOLA Sail-away, Muster Drill & Mississippi sunset (Sunday, September 23rd 2012)

 

View entire PHOTO album via the hyperlink or by clicking on the album cover image (60 images included)

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Welcome back!

 

For the ones not as visuals as the OP or if you simply want more specifics to complement the story told by this pictorial review, check out a comprehensive review posted by Nashville's fellow CC member "nchikk:"

 

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

 

Waiting for the next installment!

 

 

Loving this thread and the pics... oh, and thanks for the plug!!!

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Now to REALLY show the dinning options aboard Carnival's CONQUEST cruise ship, will help with the visuals by using Dave Wilson's outstanding photography:

 

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Renoir Restaurant

 

Versus

 

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Monet Restaurant

 

 

As part of the CruiseMiles Party 170+ group, Dali & Co. were assigned to late seating dining in the Monet Restaurant.

 

So here it is Dave Wilson's amazing photography again to showcase the entrance to the Monet Restaurant from the "Sunflower Atrium:"

 

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How can I follow THAT, truby??! : - ))

 

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Some not so amazing shots from the casual dinner enjoyed inside the Monet Restaurant on Sunday evening (starting 8:15PM CST):

 

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Loved the plates (in blue/lavander or gray version)!

 

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Appetizers/ starter options

 

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Main dish

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Few more not so impressive shots from the casual dinner enjoyed inside the Monet Restaurant on Sunday evening (late seatting):

 

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Now to REALLY conclude this installment - Embarkation Day (September 23, 2012) -

shall also use Dave Wilson's outstanding photography (as we exited the Monet Restaurant through the same Atrium):

 

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Great Review! Keep it coming! I will be on the Conquest with friends who are new to Cruising!

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Love seeing the photos! We'll be on the Conquest in January. :)

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Couple of entertaining vids from this sailing while we're all waiting for the next photo installment:

 

VIDEO (Monet Restaurant - waiters serenading the guests in the MDR with "That's amore"):

 

VIDEO (Mardi Gras Party - impromptu dance by a guest):

 

VIDEO (Mardi Gras Party - beads and dancing):

 

VIDEO (Mardi Gras Party - live marriage proposal aboard the cruise ship):

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Your feedback and patience are greatly appreciated, so please continue to "sail" along with us

on this Western Caribbean adventure (aboard Carnival's Conquest cruise ship).

 

 

2nd installment of our TRIP JOURNAL:

 

First FUN DAY AT SEA aboard Carnival's Conquest - Monday, September 24th 2012

 

 

Now Sunday was a glorious day in New Orleans (embarkation)!

 

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However, as we set sail for the Caribbean, the clouds were gathering not for war but rather for our first Day at Sea - -

and Monday proved to be a Fun Day at Sea!

 

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White sheep, white sheep,

On a blue hill,

When the wind stops

You all stand still...

 

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When the wind blows

You walk away slow.

 

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White sheep, white sheep,

Where do you go?

 

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LODS of activities while at Sea aboard a Carnival's cruise ship!

 

However, on Monday, for us, the most fun/ entertaining one was, hands down, The LAST MAN STANDING!

 

It started around 1:30PM CST by the Lido Pool deck.

 

Lots of guests participated initially, trying to put their GAME face on! However, many of them got eliminated fairly quickly

(note that those challenges, especially at the beginning, were basically team building exercises).

 

Mid-way, two teams of six (6) were selected and competed against each other facing a gautlet of challenges

(by the pool or inside the swimming pool)!

 

By the end, three (3) finalists got to dance inside the swimming pool trying to convince the audience to "vote" for them! And the winner was... stay tuned and you will find out!

 

VIDEO (summarizing the challenges of the "Last Man Standing" competition):

 

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Time to meet the COMPETITORS and see them in ACTION!

 

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HULA HOOP Challenge

(members of each team tried to manuever a hula hoop around the circle without letting go of each other)

 

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