CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews


Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Conquest Western Caribbean June 8, 2003

What a week! The only thing Carnival couldn't control was the weather and that, like the cruise, was near perfect.

Embarkation and debarkation went smoothly and neither took much time. The ID cards that are issued make leaving the ship and reboarding a snap. The cards also are a big help for security.

The staff, from the time you board the ship, is always smiling and greeting the passengers. Their attentiveness to even unimportant details is amazing. Our cabin sreward,Ketut, and our waiter in the Monet dining room,Adrian, made the week all the more enjoyable. The entertailment was excellent even though much was missed because there is so much. Diana Lasalla performs two nights. She was very good. She is also a great ambassador for Carnival. By chance, she was on our shore excursion in Cozumel and sang the praises of Carnival. She was also a lot of fun to be with.

Food, food and more food. All of the meals, snacks, etc. were high quality and delicious.

There were many shore excursions to pick from in all of the Ports of Call, but the Catamaran sail and Snorkel in Cozumel was the best my wife and I have ever taken.

With all there is to do, I would be remiss if I didn't comment on the Conquest itself. She is a beautiful ship. The pool areas are spacious and arranged in such a way as to maximize the space available. The only negative comment I made to Carnival was that ceiling fans are needed by the main pool on the Lido Deck. The days are hot and there is little circulation for the tables. The bars and lounges are beautifully detailed and roomy.

If anyone doesn't enjoy their week on the Conquest, it isn't Carnival's fault.

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