We just returned last night from a cruise on the Conquest. Many problems with the accident in New Orleans and debarkation but the StingRay City was a great excursion. We booked it ourselves, with a company called Captain Marvin's which had no affliation with Carnival but gave us great attention. There were only about 20 people on board and the experience is not to be missed. The seas were a little rough sailing into port that morning and Carnival canceled all it's snorkeling excursions. We went to Captain Marvin's and were honestly told the sea was just a little bit rough and we could back out if we wished. We're so glad now we booked ourselves and decided to go on that excursion. It was probably the best we've ever had on our 3 cruises.
Have a great time,