Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Carnival Cruise Lines
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old February 16th, 2014, 01:39 PM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Mechanicsburg, VA
Posts: 461
Default Just off Conquest

Sailed Carnival Conquest out of Miami 2-9 Feb. Ship was very clean and very impressive in the upkeep of all the spaces. Enjoyed Guy's Burgers and the Blue Cantina Taco/Burrito bar. Port were Nassau, San Juan, St. Thomas and Grand Turk. Been to these ports several times before and not much is new. We did the Bacardi Tour in San Juan. We had been forewarned that we wouldn't actually see any production due to safety regs, but it was entertaining and informative at the same time. And of course free rum drinks at 9 in the morning are always great. Grand Turk appears to have fully recovered from the hurricane damage of a couple of years ago. At least we didn't see and "FEMA Blue" tarps when docking. Ship food was good but not very impressive. Wait staff in main dining room gave exceptional service. We were glad to see that at least on the Conquest there were once again 3 man teams in the MDR. Made for quick and efficient service. The only drawback was the terrible organization for debarkation. Carnival needs to get something worked out. They called away all No. 1s first. That included self-assist, FTF and Platinum and above guests. Hallways were jammed, folks ignored the lines and were cutting in all over the place. Waiting just outside the lobby to disembark, long lines were crashed by those using the elevators who just got off the elevators and cut right into line instead of going to the back. Only one staff member was attempting to keep law and order. Seems to me that the least Carnival cold do is to assign each group (self-assist, FTF and Platinum and above) different numbers and eliminate the crush. However, the cruise was great and we enjoyed it. especially escaping the cold weather here in Virginia. Oh one other thing. The shows in the main auditorium were a bit lacking. The show the "Brits" for instance, had super visuals and animation, but at times it felt like the dancers and singers were lip-syncing. Honestly, the show didn't need dancers and singers. The effects were great. Next up is a 5 day cruise out of Charleston on the Fantasy. Son and daughter-in-law want to try a short cruise to see if they like it. (of course they will ) We will make sure of that.

All in all. a wonderful cruise with a few minor bumps. But as we all know, a day cruising is better than a day freezing!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old February 16th, 2014, 05:29 PM
Aerogirl's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: A little south of insanity
Posts: 4,084
Default

Nice to hear you enjoyed yourself. I agree Carnival shows are not very good and I doubt I'll even go to any on my Breeze cruise. Food was decent on my December cruise but nothing special .....for me it's just about being on the ship out in the open waters and stops in port. We took our time getting off even though we had zone 1 so it wasn't bad at all. We would like to take a 10:30am flight home from Breeze out of Miami but not too sure it's worth the risk.
__________________
You can shake the sand from you shoes but it will never leave your soul

Home is where you park your flip flops

~Robin~


Need some cruise help?

ALLURE OF THE SEAS FEB 2016.... Who's going with??
Carnival - Fantasy 1998
RCCL - Majesty of the Sea 2000
Carnival - Inspiration 2009
Carnival - Freedom 2011
Carnival - Liberty 2013
Carnival- Breeze 2014
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old February 17th, 2014, 01:47 PM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Mechanicsburg, VA
Posts: 461
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aerogirl View Post
Nice to hear you enjoyed yourself. I agree Carnival shows are not very good and I doubt I'll even go to any on my Breeze cruise. Food was decent on my December cruise but nothing special .....for me it's just about being on the ship out in the open waters and stops in port. We took our time getting off even though we had zone 1 so it wasn't bad at all. We would like to take a 10:30am flight home from Breeze out of Miami but not too sure it's worth the risk.

We were not really in a hurry to debark. We had breakfast in the MDR and then headed to the gangway. That was were the fun really began. But as I said it did not spoil our cruise. However, I bet some of the folks who had early flights were a bit nervous.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
conquest 9-25-04 tazee Singles 1 July 4th, 2004 09:10 AM
Conquest 4/4/04 Hillary Teen Cruisers 0 March 24th, 2004 11:53 PM
Conquest 10/26 Southern Gent Seeking Cruise Companion 2 October 24th, 2003 12:48 PM
conquest cruisechic1 Teen Cruisers 2 September 15th, 2003 10:06 PM
conquest ??? Katlynn (Kate) Teen Cruisers 0 August 3rd, 2003 05:55 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:09 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1