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Our very 1st Cruise and Vacation - Miami/Conquest/Orlando with pics

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After we boarded the ship we went straight to our room with our carry-ons. Got something to eat from Comfort Kitchen.

 

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I got myself a Miami-Vice and for Tino a budwieser.

 

We than walked a little bit on Lido-deck and waited for sail away. We heard the announcement that sail away would be delayed. :(

 

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We thought of going back to our room and just relax a little bit on our balcony. We than saw that our luggage had already arrived. So we unpacked some and went to Guest Services to upgrade our S&S card. And ofcourse the line was very long. Someone in the line told us that we could also use the KIOSK. So we did. There was an attendant and he helped us to upgrade.

 

I had bought 2 gifts earlier through the online Fun Shops. The Cooler Beer package and the Chocolate Delight. I had thought that once we had boarded the ship and went to our room, the beer package would've been already waiting for us. But that wasn't so. Oh well....

 

After we had upgraded our S&S card we went back to the room and lookie there....a lady was trying to open the door with...yes, the beer package. Tino was like 'Hello, can I help you with this?', hahhaaa

The lady smiled very friendly and accepted his help. Tino was very surprised with the gift. He thought that it was Carnival who had sent us a gift...but than he read the note and he was like......I think that you all can imagine!

 

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Next: First day on the Conquest Continued

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Tino was so excited about his gift that we didn't even notice that we were already sailing away.

So we went on the Lido and stayed there a little bit. It was very cloudy and windy.

 

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It was very cold for me and Tino wanted to take a bath. So went to our room and my second gift already arrived. We took 2 bottle's of wine with us, so we opened one and sat on the balcony and enjoyed it.

 

What's left of it....:o

 

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Next: Room 7411

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I almost forgot that before we came to our room, we ofcourse went to the Muster Drill that was on deck 4.

 

We chose for room 7411. After many advices here on Cruise Critic we thought that deck 7 would be the right one for us. And man it was! Room 7411 was a very nice room, we couldn't have booked a better one.

 

Here are some pictures of the room

 

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Our room steward's name was Pasek and he was very nice and friendly. Our room was always tidy. We didn't see him a lot, but if we saw him he always chatted with us a little bit. We had requested him to clear the fridge for us, because we had brought our soda's and water. He just took out all of the drinks and placed them in one of the cupboards. We had plenty room of for our wines and drinks.

 

Some info on the Carnival Conquest Team:

The captain : Francesco La Fauci

Chief Engineer : Cosimo Delvento

Hotel Director : Dave Drier (he's so funny, I really liked him!)

Cruise Director : Gary Brierly (heard his voice a lot!)

 

Next: First night Dinner

Edited by Orpheo

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Marrie you are doing a great job. We will be on Conquest on January 12 so looking forward to more pictures soon! Glad you enjoyed!

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Great Review so far!!! Can't wait for our cruise on Conquest in April and your review is just fueling that fire even more!!! :D:D:D!!! If you could post the FunTimes too that would be great!!!

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We were on the same cruise--same deck--Empress--Port Side.

 

Enjoying your review--great job!!

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Oh oh! What happen? Seems we are left hanging. I was really looking forward to reading her review.

Hope she returns to finish it.

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My husband and I were on this same cruise. It'll be fun hearing your point of view.

 

Sent from my SGH-T989 using Forums mobile app

Edited by rosecruise

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My DH & I were on a B2B on the Conquest the same week you cruised. Looking forward to reading the remainder of your review. We had a wonderful time both weeks and really enjoyed the Conquest. The staff were all wonderful and we were impressed with the food and how well kept the ship was. Will keep checking for more of your review! Thanks for sharing. ;)

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I'm enjoying your review & can't wait to read the rest!

 

Thank yoy, Mckatty!

 

Marrie you are doing a great job. We will be on Conquest on January 12 so looking forward to more pictures soon! Glad you enjoyed!

 

Thank you so much Bragstarr! Carnival Conquest was our very first cruise and we enjoyed it a lot for a first cruise. The ship was amazing for us! :D

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I love reading reviews so thank you for taking the time to do yours! We are going on our first cruise in April (The Legend out of Tampa) and I can't wait!

 

Thank you! Enjoy your first cruise. It's an amazing journey!

 

Oh my goodness! You found the craziest place in the United States right away. Walmart on the day after Thanksgiving. What an experience that always is. I'm glad you enjoyed your trip and I'm loving your review so far.

 

Thank you, Cruiserami! Say that again! :)

Although we had thought that Walmart would be more crowded than we experienced that day. But yes, we enjoyed!

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Thank you, looking forward to seeing more. We are doing this cruise in November.

 

Thank you! Enjoy your cruise!

 

Great Review so far!!! Can't wait for our cruise on Conquest in April and your review is just fueling that fire even more!!! :D:D:D!!! If you could post the FunTimes too that would be great!!!

 

Thank you! Don't worry! I have all the FunTimes with me so stay tuned!

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We were on the same cruise--same deck--Empress--Port Side.

 

Enjoying your review--great job!!

 

oh my! So great! Hope you enjoyed the Conquest also!

 

Looking forward to more

 

Stay tuned! ;)

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Oh oh! What happen? Seems we are left hanging. I was really looking forward to reading her review.

Hope she returns to finish it.

 

Sorry Kfoot! really! :o But with all the 'New Year' and everything....

I'm going to finish this review, don't worry! I'm glad you all are enjoying this as much as I am writing it! ;)

 

Thank you so much for posting this review and pictures. Will be looking forward to the rest..

 

Thank you!

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My husband and I were on this same cruise. It'll be fun hearing your point of view.

 

Sent from my SGH-T989 using Forums mobile app

 

Oh so nice! ;)

 

My DH & I were on a B2B on the Conquest the same week you cruised. Looking forward to reading the remainder of your review. We had a wonderful time both weeks and really enjoyed the Conquest. The staff were all wonderful and we were impressed with the food and how well kept the ship was. Will keep checking for more of your review! Thanks for sharing. ;)

 

Thank you! We really loved the Conquest. It was our first ship and we didn't have any other ships to compare, but for our first, we are very pleased!

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Hi everyone, I'm back!

So, so, so, so sorry.....but with all the 'New Year's" happening and all, believe me, I got so tired....

But I'm here now and I will finish my review!

 

Here is a belated happy new year from me and Tino. This is a picture of 31st Dec in my country, a huge happening in my country, Suriname!

 

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Okey, where was I?! Yes, dinner, first night!

Thanks to all te reviews that I had read and all the amazing food porn pictures on cruise critic, it was a delight to order the food.

We chose for the 8.15 Dinner and we liked that time. It gave us room to do what we wanted to and be relaxed at dinner. We were seated at the Monet dining room on deck 4.

Our table staff was Kim (can't remember het full name), I think Oniel and Boris.

They were very kind and Kim was always very nice. Everytime we came to dinner she would make a conversation with us of how our day was. That was sweet!

I had e-mailed the maitre'd of Conquest in August for a table of 2 request. Within 1 day I had received a confirmation and yes we we seated at a table for 2. Tino wanted a table for us alone, so I had made that request. It was nice. We liked our location and it was very fun.

 

Our table

 

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We both started with the Chilled Shrimp Coctail

 

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For the main I had the Tender Braised Beef Brisket in Gravy. That was very delicious and so tender....

 

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Tino had the Roasted Chicken Breast. Here is a very blurry picture

 

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We had ordered a glass of sweet white wine.

After the main dish we were so 'stuffed' that we just had a cup of tea. No dessert for us...

 

After dinner we walked around a little bit and went to kareoke where a lady sang 'I'm your lady!.

The hall up there smelled very awful, so we went to the Lido deck a little and to our room. Epic was showing on one of the channels so we watched that for a while and went to bed.

 

In our room ofcourse someone was waiting for us

 

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So sweet! Thank you, Pasek!

 

Next : Day 2 : Sea Day 1

Edited by Orpheo

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We woke up around 6.30 and the view from our balcony was incredible.

 

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We had ordered RS for that morning and it came around 7.15.

 

Coffee , youghurt and tea

 

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Some toasted white bread and a muffin

 

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Smoked Salmon

 

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Fresh Melon

 

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We enjoyed breakfast in our room and around 9.30 or so w went to the Lido deck.

 

The slide was under construction and we wouldn't be able use that for the whole cruise. That was a bummer! I had read so much about the slide and I really wanted to try it. Oh well, next time!

 

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Next: Day 2 Sea Day ; Continued

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Great review so far! You were so brave going to Walmart on Black Friday. :eek: Also you have me googling Suriname to learn more about your country. Looking forward to reading about the rest of your first cruise. :)

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I just found your review and am really enjoying reading and your beautiful pictures. I don't know when will get an opportunity to cruise again so I'm getting my "cruise fix" by reading reviews. I love reading reviews of all itineraries so I can get ideas of possible future cruises I'd like to go on. Believe it or not I've heard of Suriname and actually know where it is! :) I'm looking forward to the rest of your review and thank you for taking the time to do it.

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Hello, thank you for the review. I also like reading all reviews, but especially Conquest, as I am booked in October 2014. You appear to be having a lot of fun up to this point! Hope the rest of your trip was a blast. Am looking forward to reading all about it.

 

I also am a very curious type of person and am going to google Suriname to learn more. Maybe someday I will visit there! :)

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