My husband and I will be first time cruisers on Conquest. I have two questions I'd appreciate some feed-back on. First, we tried to pick a deck that would be convenient for activities and food but not too much foot traffic. We went with a stateroom away from elevators on the Lido deck. Any chance this blind guess might get us what we're looking for? Second, we aren't sure what to do in Jamaica. Seems like staying with an organized tour is the only good option there due to way too much street vending. Has anyone taken an excursion to Negril? What did you think? Any other suggestion? Thanks for sharing your experience!
Depending where you dock in Jamaica, I highly recommend Dunn's River Falls (Ocho Rios). It was an amazing adventure. I was in Jamaica about 10 years ago - not on cruise - stayed in Montego Bay. Negril was a good couple hour drive from there and ocho rios was about three hours the other way, so if you dock in ocho rios, i don't think negril is possible. If you're in Mo Bay, it might be. Sorry I can't be more helpful.
My husband and I sailed on the Conquest on MaY 30TH. We were on the Empress Deck in the middle of the ship and found this a good place to access all ares of the ship. We were only a couple of floors from the Buffet, restuarants and shows. The Lido deck sounds good except on the days that you go ashore, then you have to go to the bottom deck.
In Jamaica, we took a shore tour to Negril Beach and really enjoyed it. It took and hour each way but the beach was beautiful. We felt that taking a shore tour was the safest way to go and were right. When away from the group we were offered pot . Also they have police guarding the beach in Negril. I felt safe there.