I don't hold too much faith on one poor review. I have been on cruise chat long enough that I have foudn that on every cruise there is SOMEONE that can't be pleased no matter what. Sometimes problems occur which can't be avoided which cause some cruisers to have a bad experience. Unless everyone that comes off the ship says the same thing, then I don't worry too much about it. The Conquest is a great ship and so was the crew.
If you enjoyed the Imagination and Fasicnation, you will be impressed by the Conquest. Don't hesitate on booking a cruise on her. When you run across any other questions on Conquest or Galveston, don't be too shy to ask.
And Bem1962 is correct about it not being worth the hassle unless you are driving. I tell my wife, when we fly you get to pack in 2 suitcases. When we leave from Galveston, you can take whatever fits in the car, I don't care.
Carnival Cruise Lines:
Fantasy 90, Celebration 95, Victory 05, Conquest 05, Spirit 6/06, Freedom 6/08, Holiday 7/08, Victory 6/09, Valor 9/09, Dream 6/10, Splendor 8/10,Conquest 8/11,Magic 11/11,Triumph 4/12,Spirit 7/12,Freedom 11/12, Triumph 2/13 - The fire cruise
NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007, Celebrity Silhouette 2013