Can anyone give me some tips on getting around on the Conquest? Ive never been on that large of a Ship and would appreciate just General Info On what decks the dining room on, the Buffet, the shops, the Information desk or Pursers Desk, do they give you a small pocket foldout of the ship! When is Formal Nights! I know go to the deck plans but that really didnt help that much, I dont want to go around the Ship with a bunch of printouts of the decks and places! Thanks much!
Another Texan here and I will attempt to answer your questions. Let me first say that probably your best source for information on the Carnival Conquest is from Luanne Russo. She has also been on the Conquest
several times and just finished writing a traveloque answering many questions about the Conquest. She just returned from her latest cruise. Her post is on the Cruise Lines Message Board under Carnival Cruises. Look under Conquest, June 10, 2007 Travelogue.
There are two Dining Rooms on the Conquest:
Monet Dining Room (Atlantic Deck #3 Aft) and (Lobby Deck #4 Aft) Renoir Dining Room (Atlantic Dec #3 Fwd) and (Lobby Deck #4 Fwd)
Buffet--Breakfast (Lido Deck #9--Breakfast is served from the Forward Service lines near the main pool, Midship)
For Lunch/Evening Buffet (Restaurant Cezanne, The Grille, and Paul's Deli) (Lido Deck #9)
The 24-hour Pizzia is also in (Restaurant Cezanne, Lido Deck #9)
Shops (Promenade Deck #5 Forward)
Casino (Deck 5)
Purser/Information (Lobby Deck #3)
Formal Nights (The second night of the cruise and the 5th night of the cruise).
The ship will also give you a small pocket fold out map.
As far as finding your way around the ship. There are three sets of elevators on the ship. They will be located forward, middle, and aft. If you are starting from your cabin, determine if your destination is forward, middle, or aft and then locate those elevators. Sometimes it can be a long walk.
I do that as well, but For these things id like some heads up since me and DW havent cruised on a large ship like this before, weve cruised on The Rhapsody for the last 5 Cruises and shes a much smaller ship and it was easier to navigate the first time, not like the conquest! Thanks for your Help!
As soon as we can get the scanner to work, I will post a map. Basically the easiest thing to remember, is to find the location you are trying to get to, and go across the ship, by walking down the hallway where your room is, then take the elevator up or down.