Carnival Conquest Review

Carnival Cruise Lines
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  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars 4.0
  • Expert Rating:3.5-stars 3.5
  • Traveler Rating:3.5-stars 3.6
    • Couples: 3.6
    • Families w/ young children: 3.7
    • Families w/ older children: 3.6
    • Singles/Friends: 3.5
    • Groups: 3.6
  • Health Rating:
  • Price: $$$$
  • Year Built: 2002
  • Refurbished: 2012
  • Ship Size: L
  • Total Cabins: 1,492
  • Restaurants: 4
  • Pools: 4

How it Ranks: Carnival Conquest ranks #6 out of 24 Carnival Cruise Lines Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

With Guy's Burger Joint, EA Sports Bar, The Punchliner Comedy Club and the Alchemy Bar, Carnival Conquest offers dining and entertainment options that appeal to a wide range of traveler types and budgets. Carnival Conquest, part of Carnival's Conquest-class ships, was upgraded in 2009 and again in 2012 to introduce the newest "Fun Ship 2.0" features like Guy Fieri's burger place, an outdoor movie theater and a bar that serves signature drinks, such as the Revved Up Mojito Martini and the Cucumber Sunrise vodka cocktail. The ship can carry up to 3,000 passengers, but it maintains a low staff-to-guest ratio with 1,160 crew members on board. As far as accommodations are concerned, there are plenty of  cabin types to choose from, ranging from Interior Staterooms (185 square feet) to Grand Suites (430 square feet), with more than 60 percent offering ocean views. Those looking for additional legroom should consider a Suite-category cabin, which come outfitted with large balconies, walk-in closets and whirlpool tubs. Flat-screen TVs, terry cloth robes and complimentary 24-hour room service are perks available in all accommodations. Along with signature line amenities, including a 13,300-square-foot spa, a casino and four pools, Carnival Conquest also features a piano bar and Broadway-style shows, though opinions differ on the quality of the shows — some cruisers say they're endlessly entertaining, others say the performances are lackluster. For the younger set, Carnival Conquest provides entertainment for cruisers ages 2 to 17, with different activities geared toward specific age groups.

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Carnival Conquest Cabins

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Carnival Conquest contains 13 decks. Find out which features are available on each Carnival Conquest deck.

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Disclaimers about ship ratings: A ship's Health Rating is based on vessel inspection scores published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If a ship did not receive a CDC score within 22 months prior to the calculation of its Overall Rating, its Health Rating appears as N/A; in such a case, the ship's Overall Rating is calculated using the average Health Rating of all CDC-rated ships within the cruise line. All ship Traveler Ratings are based on ratings provided under license by