A Carnival Conquest cruise is always a special event for anyone, no matter what their age or interests. The Carnival Conquest was launched in 2002. Conquest accommodates 2,974 passengers and a crew of 1,150. The decor on Conquest was designed by Joe Farcus and inspired by the New Orleans French Quarter and French artists.
- Alternative dining options
- Exemplary programs for kids and teens
- Great fitness facilities
- Numerous lounges and bars
- Attentive, friendly service
The Monet and Renoir dining rooms are the main dining venues on Conquest. Four seatings are available between 5:45 and 8:30 p.m. Specialties include chateaubriand and lobster, as well as delectable desserts. For passengers who want to dine at their leisure, the Lido eateries at poolside become Seaview Bistros in the evening between 6 and 9:30 p.m. No reservations are required. This is the perfect option for families traveling with younger children.
The Cezanne Lido restaurant has breathtaking ocean views and serves breakfast and lunch buffets daily. At breakfast, omelets may be cooked to order. Al fresco dining is available by the pool. The Monet dining room also serves breakfast. The Promenade deck's Patisserie serves freshly baked pastries and specialty coffees. Conquest's pizzeria is open 24 hours for great pizza and salads. For afternoon snacks, a hamburger and hot-dog stand is located near the aft pool. Ice cream, frozen yogurt and soft drink stations are scattered around the ship. The deli features a variety of delicious sandwiches.
Entertainment and Nightlife
Las Vegas-style production shows with fantastic lighting effects and elaborate costumes are featured in the main showroom. The small lounges and clubs also have good live entertainment. A favorite nightspot is the sing-along piano bar. A Caribbean band entertains passengers on the pool deck. During the day, bingo, trivia games, dance classes, karaoke and various interactive activities entertain passengers.
Conquest has some of the largest staterooms on any ship. Many of the cabins have private balconies. The suites and ocean-view cabins have mini bars, and soft, comfortable robes. All the outside cabins have a private sitting area. Amenities include color TVs with CNN, ESPN and movies. Storage in the cabins is spacious. Several cabins for passengers with special needs are available. Families often book cabins close to the children's center.
The fitness center and spa offers beautiful views through the floor-to-ceiling windows and features state-of-the-art equipment. Treadmills, StairMasters, weight machines and bikes will give you a great workout. A jogging track will help keep you in shape.
Carnival charges a $10 per passenger per day fee, except for children under 2. For Cruises to Nowhere, the mandatory fee is payable in advance. Tipping other staff is at the discretion of the passenger.
Taking the Kids
Camp Carnival has a variety of programs for kids and teens between the ages of 2 and 15. Play areas are stocked with toys and games. Babysitting services are available. Teens have pool parties, pizza parties, dances, talent shows and photography workshops.