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Zydecocruiser's Carnival Conquest Fun Ship 2.0 Photo Review

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Oops, the cheese grits, forgot about those. The Bloody Mary was pretty good.

 

Okay, we've had our soup, bread, grits, and cocktail.

 

One day I had a side order of bacon and sausage. The bacon was not of the crisp variety, but perhaps it was my fault for not requesting it that way. But it's all good. :)

 

 

 

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This would have been more to my liking

 

 

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The second time, I asked for something more on the lunch side - a Caesar Salad. The options include fried chicken or jerk bacon. I chose the bacon (naturally) and asked for extra. This bacon was better, and maybe next time I'll just ask for a side order of it.

 

 

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For dessert, I chose the Banana Creme Pie and it was tasty. As always, with cruise food, there are no calories.

 

 

 

 

 

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Again, thank you so much for your dedication in posting all these great pictures/menus/reviews. It's people like you who make it fun to plan a cruise!:D

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ohhhhh, i cannot wait to get back on this ship!!!!! more more more!

 

i usually book our cabins at that aft of the ship...less traffic. but this time we have ds with us who will be in camp and it's more convenient to be fwd. i just hope our balcony misses the life boats. any pics looking down at those?

 

thanks again for the great review.

 

Oh yeah, lifeboats. Lifeboats on Conquest class ships aren't the issue they might be on other classes. They are mostly tucked into the main structure

 

 

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Again, thank you so much for your dedication in posting all these great pictures/menus/reviews. It's people like you who make it fun to plan a cruise!:D

 

You're welcome and thank you. People like you are one of the reasons I do it. :)

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Glad to know about the bread baskets. We'll have to remember to go early one day and later one day to try them both.

 

I didn't try going when the brunch first opens, but would expect a line of impatient people chomping at the bit for it to open. I might wait 20 minutes or so.

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Sarge, we will be on the Conquest at the end of march! I love going to your site and I am loving this review and all the pictures. Thanks!

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On the camera question, I suppose I could add a few details.

 

On the Nikon D7000, the lens I use the most is a 18-200mm DX zoom (which equates to 27-300mm). My wide angle is 10-24mm (=15-36mm).

 

I also have a 35mm prime (52.5mm), a 40mm (60mm) (pseudo) macro, and a couple more which I don't really use at all and probably should just sell. I'm starting to use the 35mm more.

 

On books, well, yes, I've purchased a few and have yet to read any of them. Never taken a class. Neither a book or a class will actually take any pictures for you I've just taken lots of pictures and then after the fact, when I see something I like, I try to remember how I did it and keep it in mind for the next time I am in a similar situation.

 

Everybody sees things a little differently - no two people will take the exact same photo. You need to discover what works for you. Discimus Agere Agendo.

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Sarge, we will be on the Conquest at the end of march! I love going to your site and I am loving this review and all the pictures. Thanks!

 

Thank you and enjoy your cruise!

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Thank you. After Wednesday, a whole lot less. My background is kind of, sort of, similar to Kokomo_Man's and he apparently has transitioned to writing.

 

Semi-retired doing aerospace contract work, so writing about cruising would be logical. ;) I recall going into engineering it the first place because there were no English classes required. :p

 

OK, so now we have a fantastic amateur photographer, bona fide smart guy who writes very well and hates English class! WOW!:D

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I didn't try going when the brunch first opens, but would expect a line of impatient people chomping at the bit for it to open. I might wait 20 minutes or so.

 

Good thought. Thanks!

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OK, so now we have a fantastic amateur photographer, bona fide smart guy who writes very well and hates English class! WOW!:D

 

Where? :D

 

Good thought. Thanks!

 

You're welcome!

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Okay, one meal of the day down, time to walk around some

 

Day and night, they sometimes had a musician playing on Lido. I usually noticed near the Blue Iguana Tequila Bar, but perhaps alternated with RedFrog RumBar

 

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Sometimes No DJ

 

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sometimes DJ

 

 

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The DJ didn't seem to scare people off and played a variety of music. Sometimes even had a little gangnam style going!

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I was curious if the wake had changed, or the name of the ship, with Fun Ship 2.0

lol :D

 

Great review! Love the different perspective.

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Funny how some avoid the shade and seek the sun. or just sleep in

 

too early

 

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too shady

 

 

 

 

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just right

 

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Hot tubs are in a much better spot IMHO.

 

I agree - I hated the old spot, I felt like I was "on display" sitting there - the new ones are in a much better location, tucked in against the wall. I also like the little sitting area in the pool - can you sit there and drink a cocktail?

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Everybody sees things a little differently - no two people will take the exact same photo. You need to discover what works for you. Discimus Agere Agendo.

 

Im actually going to agree with you :eek:

 

Concerning ur possible future camera, you mentioned a Canon 20D, thats the first DSLR camera I had.

So, Im thinking you might want to get a 60D, since they have made alot of advancments in the past 9yrs;)

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Im actually going to agree with you :eek:

 

Concerning ur possible future camera, you mentioned a Canon 20D, thats the first DSLR camera I had.

So, Im thinking you might want to get a 60D, since they have made alot of advancments in the past 9yrs;)

 

Ah gee - so close...

 

I have had Canons before, but I was talking about a Canon D10 and a Canon D20 - their "waterproof" cameras. For DSLRs, I'm going to stick with Nikon for a while.

 

 

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Hot tubs are in a much better spot IMHO.

 

I agree - I hated the old spot, I felt like I was "on display" sitting there - the new ones are in a much better location, tucked in against the wall. I also like the little sitting area in the pool - can you sit there and drink a cocktail?

 

I agree agree. I think it goes with Carnival spreading attractions and passengers out and reducing congestion.

 

I have seen people even eat in/on similar sitting areas on other Carnival ships

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Ah gee - so close...

 

I have had Canons before, but I was talking about a Canon D10 and a Canon D20 - their "waterproof" cameras. For DSLRs, I'm going to stick with Nikon for a while.

 

UH DUH....... waterproof..... I havnt even seen the D20, Im going to look into that. I need a new snorkel camera

I was thinking with all your lenses it would be expensive to switch over to Canon.

 

I shoot Canon ever since my AE-1P from the 80's ....... I wouldnt want to think of how much my 2.8 IS lenses would be if I switched to Nikon. Bodies are inexpensive...... Lenses:eek:

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