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Carnival Conquest

All ship shape after her multi-million makeover

Carnival Conquest, New Orleans’ largest year-round cruise ship, emerged from a two-week, multi-million dry dock in the Bahamas in October 2012 offering new dining, bar and entertainment options on her seven-day Caribbean cruises.

The refurbished ship now features a number of elements of Carnival’s $500m “Fun Ship 2.0” fleetwide enhancement program, including Guy’s Burger Joint – developed in tandem with Food Network personality Guy Fieri – an EA SPORTS Bar, and the poolside RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Tequila Bar.

The refurbished ship now features a number of elements of Carnival’s $500 million “Fun Ship 2.0” fleetwide enhancement program, including Guy’s Burger Joint – developed in tandem with Food Network personality Guy Fieri – an EA SPORTS Bar, and the poolside RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Tequila Bar.

Conquest BlueIguana Cantina
The new BlueIguana Cantina is a new Mexican eating option

The newly refurbished Carnival Conquest operates seven-day Caribbean cruises and Carnival Elation offers four- and five-day cruises from New Orleans to Mexico.

“We are thrilled to welcome Carnival Conquest home to New Orleans with a wide variety of new Fun Ship 2.0 bar and dining venues and onboard entertainment options for our guests to enjoy,” said Gerry Cahill, president of Carnival Cruise Lines.

“We continue to invest in our New Orleans-based cruise program and recognise the major economic driver the cruise industry is for the region.  As a long-time part of the community, we also are proud to provide support for local families along the coast through United Way of Southeast Louisiana.”

Guy's Burger Joint on cruise ship Conquest
Guy’s Burger Bar, above, and the EA Sportsbar, below, are two new additions to the many Conquest attractions
The EA Sportsbar on cruise ship Conquest

Carnival Conquest Enhancements

  • RedFrog Rum Bar, an open-air Caribbean-themed watering hole offering refreshing rum-based frozen drinks and beers, including Carnival’s private label draft brew, ThirstyFrog Red, all enjoyed in a laid-back island-infused atmosphere.
  • BlueIguana Tequila Bar, a friendly rival just across the deck from the RedFrog Rum Bar, this Mexican-themed poolside bar specialises in frozen cocktails and Mexican beers.
  • Alchemy Bar, a vintage-themed cocktail “pharmacy” featuring interesting drink flavors, and ingredients, with expert mixologists who “prescribe” concoctions from different fun categories. Guests can also try their hand at creating their own custom cocktails.
  • EA SPORTS Bar, the ultimate hangout for sports fanatics where patrons can view live sporting events on large-screen televisions, play popular EA SPORTS video games and keep up with the latest scores on a 24/7 sports ticker.
  • Guy’s Burger Joint, created in partnership with Food Network personality and chef Guy Fieri, this complimentary poolside venue serves the best burgers at sea and hand-cut fries with innovative toppings and condiments.
  • BlueIguana Cantina, a free-of-charge Mexican cantina offering a variety of fresh tacos and burritos that can be personalised by diners at an extensive salsa and toppings bar.
  • The Punchliner Comedy Club & The Punchliner Comedy Brunch presented by George Lopez brings even more laughs with a lineup of comedic talent, curated by the popular comedian and TV personality, along with a humorous twist on brunch.
  • Cherry on Top celebrates the joys of simple indulgences with bins of bulk candy, fun-and-fanciful gifts, just-because novelties, colorful custom apparel and more.
  • Hasbro, The Game Show makes guests the stars of the show through larger-than-life adaptations of the company’s iconic board games.Playlist Productions is a dramatic retooling of Carnival’s legendary revues that combines captivating live performances with high-tech LED staging and special effects that set a new standard in seagoing productions.
  • Carnival Conquest

    There’s fun everywhere you look, from the dance club (great for people-watching) to the show lounges (great for show-watching).

    You don’t need to be able to tell a Monet from a Renoir to dine in Conquest’s two artful dining rooms, but you do need to be hungry.

    With delicious food, bars and entertainment, Carnival Conquest has a scene for everybody.

    Vital statistics

  • Operated by Carnival Cruise Lines
  • Built by Fincantieri Cantieri Navali
  • Entered service: December 1, 2002
  • Refurbished: October 2012
  • Registered: Panama
  • Gross tonnage: 110,000 tons
  • Cost: $500 million
  • Passengers: 2,984
  • Decks: 13
  • Lifts: 18
  • Crew: 1150, international
  • Officers: Italian
  • Cabins: 1,487 including
  • Length: 953 ft
  • Width: 116ft
  • Draught: 27ft
  • Engines: Diesel-electric
  • Facilities

    Two dining rooms, casino, 22 bars and lounges, four swimming pools, spa, health club and beauty salon, internet cafe.

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