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Recent Sailers on Conquest - Any good reviews?


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We sailed her in May....and are now booked on her again in Sept of 07.....loved the ship, and most of the staff will definately go out of their way to help you....beautiful decor....awesome food...GREAT casino...we were bummed because our stop at the Grand Caymans was canceled because of heavy waves..they tender there and the waves were so high the Grand Cayman port Authorities deemed it unsafe to try...BUT we got a 50.00 PP credit..so HEY...MORE DRINKS!!!!

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I'm from Dallas so this is an easy port to get to. I sailed the Conquest in March and September 2007. I like the layout of this ship, the staff was fun and helpful, we didn't see much of our room steward and he was a little late in cleaning our cabin, but it didn't cause any probs since we weren't in the cabin much anyway. The waiter and helper and wine girl were very friendly and remembered all of our little quirks. We got tired of the Matre'de singing to us in hopes of getting tips, he didn't visit the table and was rarely at the front when we entered, or visible any where else in the dinning room. (I don't tip this person unless I use their services). I like the Casino, though I don't think the bar service in the Casino or the main show lounge is as present as on other ships. I think that if I had to complain about anything (though it isn't ever a big deal) is that the service in general on Conquest class ships isn't as available as on some of the smaller ships that I've been on. For us that's kind of a negative, since I like to find a place to sit and read a book and would like occasionally for a bar person to come and offer me a refill. That rarely happens on the Conquest. We tipped extra to 3 Casino bar waiters that took extra time to remember what we drank and what our S&S numbers were and even came looking for us to give us chips and cheese trays. We also extra tipped our dining room barmaid for the extra's she provided us. I titled this "I love the Conquest" but I should have been more general in that I've only sailed with Carnival (9 times) and I've never had a bad cruise, I've been in some ports that I don't care to visit again, but I cruise to relax so there are many times that my sister and I don't even get off the ship. Though Donna is PROMISING ME that when we're on the Freedom's inauguaral voyage in March 2007 she will get off and explore EVERY port. We'll see :cool:


147 days to the Freedom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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To the recent Sailers on Conquest - Any good reviews?


We just got off the Conquest two days ago.


We were disappointed in the Lobster, but all of the other meals were quite yummy. I did send one under-cooked steak back, and the replacement was wonderful. I like my steak to be pink and flavorful, and the first one was pretty red and raw. Our table servers were very polite, but service for us was extremely slow. The tables around us were on eating dessert before we ever got our entrees. We were on time every night and placed our orders quickly, but we sat for a long time between courses.


Our room steward did a very good job every day. My daughter was bummed that we never got a monkey, but it wasn't a really big deal. She did enjoy all of the other animals.


Their Broadway show "Point and Click" was a bit of a snoozer. Several people up in the balcony walked out during the show. The performers had great talent, sang great, but the premise of the show and the songs were just kind of blah. Don't miss the Carnival Legends show on the last night. The staff adds in a few funny acts of their own. Sonny & Cher and Dolly Parton were great!


If you have a cabin on the 6th floor right above one of the main lounges, you may want to see if you can change rooms now. One of our tablemates had a cabin above the Degas Lounge and had a lot of noise from there into the wee hours. Another friend we met on CC, also had a cabin on the Upper deck above one of the other lounges and said it was pretty loud. We were on the Veranda Deck, cabin 8284 and had absolutely no noise from anywhere. It was really nice.


If you use Clinique, you can stock up on a few things in the gift shop as the prices are about 20% cheaper than the stores.


If you can possibly do self-debarkation, I would recommend it. You can get off the ship as early as 7 AM til 9 AM. At that time they start calling tag colors working their way from the top of the ship to the bottom. If you're on the Main or Riviera Decks, don't plan on getting through customs much before 11:30 or so.


The ship was very pretty and the 10 story glass elevators in the atrium are awesome. I don't know if we ever figured out where everything was on the ship. I was very happy that they keep the Aft pool/spas open til midnight. We went out there in the evening a few times when there wasn't much entertainment that we wanted to see. It was very relaxing.


I do think Carnival really needs to improve upon the chaos with trying to find tours on shore. It's always a nightmare. We had signed our daughter up for the Horseback riding adventure in Cozumel, and didn't find out til we were on the dock that it was cancelled. By then it was too late to book something else.


Have a great cruise. We got lots of rest and relaxation, which was our goal!

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To the recent Sailers on Conquest - Any good reviews?


We were on Conquest last week. Overall I'd say we had a pretty good time, but nothing special. A few quick comments:

Food -- main dining room was very good in general, the informal dining was disappointing. Coffee was some of the worst I've ever had, and I don't even like coffee. Our dining room waitstaff was very good, contrary to what I expected from previous posters. The room service menu was limited, especially for breakfast.


Stateroom -- we had a Cat.11 (7266). Roomy, with a nice balcony. Liked the whirlpool tub. The door to the balcony didn't seal well, so we had to listen to a constant whooshing at night the last three days. Steward service was good, but not exceptional. We didn't get our bon voyage champagne until the second day, and we had to get our own ice a couple of times.


Shows /entertainment -- we saw two shows (both mediocre), attended two wine-tastings (good), and that was about it. Therefore, can't really comment on the entertainment quality.


Ship overall -- seemed to be in good repair, and was generally clean, in my estimation. I didn't care for the decor all that much. The staff was friendly, but not overly-so.


This was our first Carnival cruise (one NCL Bahama cruise in the 80's, a RCI Rhapsody western Caribbean cruise three years ago, and an Alaska cruise on Celebrity last year). All in all, I'd rate this as about equal to the RCI cruise and a bit worse than the Celebrity cruise. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cruise to a friend (with certain caveats).

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Regarding the Cat 11 room, is there any type of curtain to pull to make a sudo-bedroom? so you can have privacy if you have children?



On the Conquest our cat 11 was fairly wide, with the sofa and table opposite the bed. That gives you a longer balcony, but there's no divider between the bed and the sofa. On Rhapsody, the mini-suite was skinnier and longer -- with the sofa and table between the bed and the balcony. There was a curtain divider between the bed and the sofa. Not so on Conquest.

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