Ok, this past summer, we took our first Carnival cruise on the Conquest. We were a bit disappointed in the cruise. It wasn't quite what we had experienced previously, and about halfway through we decided it would probably be our last (with Carnival). We didn't let the disappointment ruin our trip, and we kept looking for all the good things. On our excursion in Cozumel, we talked with a bunch of Magic cruisers who were raving about the entertainment (one of the big disappointments for us on Conquest), and other things that we were trying really hard to not focus on missing on the Conquest. We made the decision that day on Cozumel to plan a trip on Magic. I can also credit our kids for that decision. My 12 YO daughter has reached that lovely, ***, moody, unpredictable age, and she loved every minute of it. If we ask her today what her favorite cruise so far has been, she will tell us Carnival. As for my husband and I, each week that passes since our Conquest cruise, makes the memory grow that much fonder. We were even checking prices on future Conquest cruises just the other day.
This is why I did not write a review of my trip. I did not feel that it was fair to Carnival to write a review comparing our experiences from one cruise line to another, and I was having a hard time separating the different trips. Now, a couple of months later, I would have a hard time to even explain to you what those things were that at the time seemed to be disappointments. Yes, the Conquest had isssues, no they weren't horrible. It is a great ship, with a really great crew who works so hard to make your experience a good one. At this point, we are as excited about our Magic cruise in 5 days as we were about our very first cruise.
My advice would be to either go to another cruiseline, forget cruising altogether, or give the experience a little while to digest, and then really think about the good things you experienced. You will probably realize that it wasn't as bad as you first thought. Next month, you will wonder why you were so grouchy this month.
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2012 October - Carnival Magic out of Galveston
2012 July-August -Carnival Conquest out of NOLA
2011 December-Emerald Princess out of Ft. Lauderdale
2011 July -Norwegian Spirit out of NOLA.