All views and opinions are mine. I am sure others will disagree with some of my observations. Just came off of the Conquest 12/2. Our third time on, 2006, 2010 and now 2012 with 2.0 upgrades. The 2.0 additions were some good and some not so good depending on your views. Most enjoyable is the new burger joint and taco/burrito bar. Also the Tequila bar and Red Frog bar. All are on the Lido deck around the pool area. Yes the new burgers are fabulous and much better than previous ones. Also the taco and burrito bar is a great addition. Only drawback to taco bar is only open short time 1200 - 230 pm daily. Not impressed with new comedy brunch. Very limited menu. They have on sea days only. Replaces regular breakfast and lunch in MDR. Means only options for breakfast is Lido buffet. Port days they still have regular breakfast and lunch menus in MDR. In my humble opinion, replacing live music with DJs was a terrible decision. Just does not give you the same feel. They still have some live music in some of the lounges and lobby. Plenty of opportunities for Kareoke if you are so inclined. New shows in main showroom are high tech with use of video screens. Reduced to a total of 8 singer/dancers. Music is recorded, nothing live. High tech but not as enjoyable as previous shows. New HASBROS shows are great if you have kids with you. Otherwise not for the average adult. Need to return some of the previous shows of magic and/or jugglers. Expanded comedy club is good. Nights they had was 2 family shows followed by 3 "R" rated. They need to move to larger showroom. Always a large overflowing crowd. We stopped at Rotaan, Belize and Cozumel. Did excursions at each stop not booked thru Carnival. Contact me direct for any specific regarding excursions. I will provide site utilized.
Any time spent cruising is the best. Like most experienced cruiser, you get used to certain things a certain way and do like change. This was our 10th on Carnival and 22nd overall. Booked our next while on board. You get OBC and friends and family certificates that must be used to book on same ship same date. They must book within 60 days and they get the OBC also. Booking onboard is ok if you know when you want to go next and have pay full deposit. Bring back the FCV. Great deal for us cruisers.
Please feel free to email me at email@example.com. I will be glad to answer any questions I can and provide link to site used for excursions. Only 277 more days till next one.