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Just returned Conquest 6/13 sailing, any questions?

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Hi Pete,

I did not find a place on the ship that offered ballroom dancing. They did play classical music from time to time in the main lobby (there is a grand piano, I believe, there). Most of the music is contemporary. The guitar player/singer off the casino was very good. The piano bar singer/player was funny (however, this is one of the smoking areas just in case that might bother you). There were some good groups onboard performing but again most of the music is Golden Oldie style dating from Beatles to now. Oh, and I shouldn't forget the calipso-style band by the pool. That was a great touch as always :0)

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Thank all of you for your reviews of the

Conqust. We are going 7/25/04. Our daughter is getting married on Sun on the ship just before she sails. We are all excited about the cruise. This is our 4th carnival cruise. We sailed the Victory out of Miami 2 years ago. Loved it. I will be reading all the reviews about this upcoming cruise so I can know what to do and expect. Thank all of you again.

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We are a large family going, but aren't sure of a few things. Maybe someone can help us out. When is first dinner seating? When are formal nights? and if anyone went jet skiing, how old do you have to be to drive solo? Thanks

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The early seating dinner times are different for the 2 restaurants. The Monet has early seating at 5:45pm and Renior at 6:15 pm. I think it depends on where your room is as to the dining room you are assigned. Renior is midship, Monet is aft.

 

Our group rented a jet ski while at Margaritaville. The kids were 12 and 13 and had someone with them when they were driving them.

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Thanks for the response!!!!!!!! What nights are formal though?

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I'm leaving next Sunday 7/11 on the Conquest. I have a few questions:

 

At the NO port, what parking lot is the best for early arrivals?

 

We have a guarentee balcony, can you carry wine on board without sweating (2 - 3 bottles)?

 

Is there a preference of dining rooms (Renoir vs Monet)?

 

Is tendering off at GC a hassel? Curious what time the ship got into port. We are considering booking Nativeway for snorkeling and SR City.

 

Is there plenty of deck chairs during the days at sea?

 

Thinking about Rosehall or Dr Cave Beach in MO any sugestions?

 

Well, thats all I can think of right now. Geez I'm getting stoked.

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I am trying out this 'quick reply' feature...hope it works.

 

Willybegolfer....I can answer most of your questions.

1. Parking lot...when you arrive there is a large parking lot before you get to the terminal. It was practically empty when we arrived (we took a taxi). Our arrival time was 10:30 & the last of the disembarking passengers were leaving that parking lot. Looks like there might be a traffic problem when you return. I heard someone say that cars are packed so tightly in there that some people had to wait till others got off the ship to move their cars before they could get out themselves.

2. Wine onboard....maybe when you first walk on (Sunday) you can do that. But, after that, at each port, they take your alcohol purchases when you reboard & will give them back Saturday morning at the end of your cruise.

3. Your dining room will already be assigned & printed on your Sign & Sail card. Your time & table number will be on there too.

4. Tendering in is not a hassel in GC...however, and I have another post on this board concerning what happened to us...make sure you book early with Nativeway. We booked at 11:15, had a great time & was stuck in rush hour traffic on the way back at 3:00pm! The last tender to the ship was at 3:00pm! We almost missed it....as it was, we got on the last tender at 3:10 only because so many other folks were late. There are 3 ships in port that day. Make sure you get in the correct tender line :0) Ship got into port at 7:30...we were off around 8:00

5. No problem with deck chairs if you don't mind where you sun. Those chairs around the pools go early though.

6. In MO, our group went to Negril...as posted above. Sorry I can;t help you here.

ENJOY your cruise!!!

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Ok I went on the crise from 6/6 to 6/13 and loved it. We spent all of our at sea days having a GLORIOUS time on the Lido deck eating burgers and pizza and having many pina coladas! One thing that really stood out to me that no one ever mentions is how they play the SAME cd of "party" music all day out by the pool. In fact I remember most of the songs. I would love to hear people comment on the songs they remember(if they were out there you WILL remember them playing BILLIE JEAN by Michael Jackson over and over and over)...

Just curious to see what songs other people remember-I may make a Cruise Memories CD!

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Ok I went on the crise from 6/6 to 6/13 and loved it. We spent all of our at sea days having a GLORIOUS time on the Lido deck eating burgers and pizza and having many pina coladas! One thing that really stood out to me that no one ever mentions is how they play the SAME cd of "party" music all day out by the pool. In fact I remember most of the songs. I would love to hear people comment on the songs they remember(if they were out there you WILL remember them playing BILLIE JEAN by Michael Jackson over and over and over)...

Just curious to see what songs other people remember-I may make a Cruise Memories CD!

 

NOLA, we were on the Conquest at the same time. =o) Being on these boards helps me see that everyone enjoys these cruises in totally different ways....LOL! Hubby and I, being old folks, didn't really lounge by the pool much due to skin being fried in the sun as youth...might do more of that the next time we go on this cruise. We did, however, sit at the tables on the Lido and enjoy watching the ship leave a port or two, etc. Shamed to say that I didn't really notice the music....man o man, am I getting oooooold. In my younger years I probably would have noticed and memorized every little detail to the cruise; but guess I have gotten numbed to alot of stimuli from 56 years of new experiences.

 

We didn't have any trouble finding wonderful places to lounge on the ship out in the sea breeze, sun or shade, with a cool one.....lovely! We just didn't require ourselves to sit by the pool and chaos as we refer to it now...LOL! There are plenty of places, chairs, loungers, things to do, etc., to please every single person that's on board the Conquest. Sure miss it!

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Willybegolfer, in answer to your question about Montego Bay, you might go to the ports of call section on the boards and click on Montego Bay. Missmissypie just got back from the Conquest and did the Rosehall tour and loved it. She talks a lot about it in the Montego Bay section. You might check it out. She's been answering a lot of questions there about Montego Bay and it's a pretty informative thread. I would post the thread here but I'm a computer dummy and don't know how, sorry!

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Hello. Do you happen to know if Joe was playing in the piano bar? Thanks.

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The only burning question my kids have is... are the pools open when we board? The slide? Do any of you remember? We leave this Sunday!

 

Woo-hoo!

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I am pretty sure the pools were not open when we boarded. I know the hot tubs had orange netting around them and were in the "high chlorination" mode. Seems like someone said that since the pools are sea water and refilled daily that they can't be filled until we are out of the Mississippi River. Makes sense to me. I think the kids will be too busy exploring and trying to hook up with each other to miss the pools until Monday. I know the slide wasn't open until Monday morning. We are in the final countdown now Mary Ellen. Hurry and finish packing.

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I am going insane, reading boards every day, counting down, can't wait

Here is a tip I haven't read much about the Conquest. Go to the Lobby Deck by the Purser's desk in the Atrium. Go out the doors on either side to a shady deck (life boats above you create the shade) with the only padded lounge chairs on the ship and enjoy the breeze whipping around as you drift off to sleep. For some reason, even with a completely full ship, their is little traffic here and there were always lounge chairs available, and yes, nicely padded.

 

The wife and I took several naps here as did a number of other people. Its heaven.

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