Posted on: January 17th, 2013 - Ship Overviews
The 110,000-ton Carnival Conquest offers seven-day eastern and western Caribbean voyages from departing every Sunday from PortMiami. On this route, the ship departs every Sunday on two distinctly different week-long itineraries – eastern Caribbean cruises visiting Nassau, St. Thomas, San Juan and Grand Turk or western Caribbean voyages calling at Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay (Roatan) and Costa Maya.
In January 2015, the 2,974-passenger vessel will reposition to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to launch year-round six- and eight-day voyages from that port.
The namesake vessel in the line’s “Conquest-class,” Carnival Conquest recently underwent a multi-million-dollar renovation that added a variety of bar, dining and entertainment innovations as part of the line’s Fun Ship 2.0 enhancement program, complementing its dramatic interiors that are unified by a theme based on the works of great Impressionist and post-Impressionist painters.
Carnival Conquest’s 14 passenger decks also house an expansive health and fitness center, four restaurants, a massive poolside LED screen, and separate children’s facilities for kids in three age groups.
PUBLIC ROOMS AND AREAS
Carnival Conquest features an array of dramatic public spaces that range in style each celebrating in its own way the bold brush strokes and primary colors of Vincent Van Gogh to the gentle muted tones of Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies.”
Other venues include the Artists’ Lobby, the ship’s main atrium and lobby, which serves as a “testimonial to all of the Impressionist and post-Impressionist painters,” and the Toulouse-Lautrec Show Lounge, which takes as its inspiration the diminutive French painter’s sketches and portraits drawn from the subjects he found in Paris’ Montmartre district.
The ship’s two two-level dining rooms take their inspiration from Renoir’s “Lunch at the Restaurant Fournaise,” and Monet’s famous “Water Lilies” paintings, while the Point, a classic American-style steakhouse, evokes the signature painting style of Georges-Pierre Seurat, known as pointillism.
The ship’s casual poolside restaurant, Restaurant Cezanne – which houses such venues as Guy’s Burger Joint developed in tandem with Food Network personality Guy Fieri, the BlueIguana Cantina Mexican station – evokes the atmosphere of a 19th-century French café with hand-painted ceramic-tile wainscoting and reproductions of wall covering patterns seen in the artist’s classic works, including “Chateau Noir,” and “Self-Portrait on a Rose Background.”
‘CAMP CARNIVAL,’ ‘CIRCLE C,’ ‘CLUB O2’ – Building upon Carnival’s distinction as the family cruise leader carrying 700,000 children annually fleetwide, Carnival Conquest offers organized programs for three different age groups – Camp Carnival for 2- to 11-year-olds, Circle “C” for 12- to 14-year-olds, and Club O2 for 15- to 17-year-olds – with supervised activities and expansive, modern facilities for each. Carnival Conquest also houses four swimming pools, including a children’s wading pool and an aft pool offering a 214-foot-long water slide.
‘HEALTH AND FITNESS FACILITY’ – Fitness has become an important part of everyday life and guests sailing on the Carnival Conquest can take advantage of the ship’s 14,500-square-foot “Spa Carnival” facility, which features exercise equipment, a gymnasium, and body and facial treatments, including a number of exotic therapies. The ship also features a salon offering a variety of hair, nail and make-up services.
CARNIVAL’S SEASIDE THEATRE- Carnival Conquest also features the line’s popular “Carnival Seaside Theatre,” a massive 270-square-foot LED screen on Lido Deck displaying movies, concerts, sporting events, and other programming, including a “Morning Show” hosted by the ship’s cruise director. Utilizing the same technology featured in large stadiums and New York’s Times Square, the state-of-the-art entertainment system includes a 70,000-watt sound system, providing concert quality sound, even outdoors.
SPACIOUS ACCOMODATIONS- Eighteen staterooms on the Carnival Conquest that previously featured floor-to-ceiling windows have been retrofitted with private balconies, creating expansive 230-square-foot verandah staterooms. Including these accommodations, Carnival Conquest now has 573 total balcony staterooms – ideal for scenic Caribbean cruising.
As part of Carnival’s fleetwide stateroom amenities, all of the Carnival Conquest’s staterooms feature the “Carnival Comfort Bed” sleep system, featuring plush mattresses, luxurious duvets and duvet covers, fluffy pillows and high quality sheets and linens. All accommodations include terrycloth bathrobes and all staterooms offer in-cabin amenity kits with a variety of brand-name product samples for men and women.
INTERNET CAFÉ, WI-FI ACCESS, CELL PHONE SERVICE – Like all “Fun Ships,” Carnival Conquest offers an Internet café with private workstations featuring flat-screen monitors, along with Wi-Fi access available in virtually all public rooms and areas. Guests can also make and receive cell phone calls whether the ship is at sea or in port.