Occupation:Property Tax Consultant
Number of Cruises: 6
Cruise Line: Carnival
Ship: Carnival Conquest
Sailing Date: November 6th, 2006
Carnival Cruise Lines
My family and I started cruising in 2004.
We took two cruises from Galveston on the Ecstasy in 2004 and one on the Elation
in 2005. This was our first time on the Conquest. It will not be our last.
We tried to arrange were we would get on the ship about 2:00pm and beat the crowds. Unfortunately there was a situation on the ship the night before and the ship did not get into port until around 1:00pm. Needless to say there was a huge line. Many people were upset, however the way I looked at it was. With guest and crew exceeding 4,000 people, accidents or problems are bound to happen.
The ship’s Captain had to make up time and the seas were a little rough for the first day or so but then calmed down. The trip was very pleasant. My family and I enjoyed our wait staff and room steward immensely.
As I have young children 6 & 9 and didn’t want to expose them to some of the more unpleasant activities, on the island, we chose to take them to Sunset Beach and Resort. They had a wonderful time as well as my wife and myself. There are many things to do and see. We recommend this location.
I was simply blown away by the water and the whole atmosphere of this country. We chose after reading many reviews on this website to book our tours thru Captain Marvin. The location is only two blocks from the dock an easy walk. My Great Uncle and Aunt went with us on the first tour. This was the Hell, Rum Factory and Turtle Tour. Hell and the Rum Factory was ok, the turtle farm was out of this world. YOU MUST DO THIS. We then went on to the Stingray tour. The driver took my Aunt and Uncle not only back to the start of the tour, but then told them to stay on the van while the other passengers got off. He then drove them to the dock, so they didn’t have to walk as far, since they are 75 and 81. What a nice and thoughtful thing to do. The stingray tour was even better then the turtle farm. As I had grown up on the Texas Gulf Coast, I was taught the only good stingray was a dead one, and followed that philosophy. That is until now. We had a blast! One of the extra things is that a camera lady went with us and filmed everyone and then sent us copies of the DVD if you paid for it of course. It was well worth the money.
We had been here before and always go to Paradise Beach. It was wonderful as always the staff is most helpful and the food and drinks are very good. We always recommend this beach.
There are only two complaints that I had.
1. In Grand Caymans we were off the boat in less than 15 minutes. In Cozumel it took over 1 & ½ hours that is unacceptable.
2. While we were waiting to leave the ship, my Aunt and Uncle use wheelchairs for this, they had us wait on the far side of the ship in the Cigar Bar. Now I love cigars but having the elderly some with oxygen tanks, wait there was not the smartest thing.
We will cruise with Carnival again!!!!