Enjoy! The Conquest is a great ship. We have sailed with her twice and have another booked in February. I don't know when you are arriving in NOLA but FYI...If you get to the terminal early don't forget to get a zone card. If you get a zone 1 you can be on the ship between 11:30 and 12. Great time to explore as you can't get into your rooms until 1:30. Or bring a backpack with bathing suits and enjoy the hot tubs with a DOD. Or just start eating. LOL! Don't try to do EVERYTHING. You'll be exhausted. Most of all enjoy, enjoy enjoy. I guarantee this won't be your last cruise. It took me about 20 minutes to get hooked!
5/1999 Carnival Victory, 3/2001 Grand Princess, 3/2003 Carnival Spirit,
2/2004 Carnival Destiny, 3/2009 Caribbean Princess, 8/2010 Carnival Triumph,
2/2011 Carnival Triumph, 12/2011 Carnival Conquest, 4/2012 Carnival Conquest
10/2012 Carnival Elation, 2/2013 Carnival Conquest
7/2013 Carnival Miracle Alaska, 3/2014 Carnival Sunshine