Carnival Conquest Gets Fun Ship Enhancements

The rollout of Carnival’s $500 million “Fun Ship 2.0” fleetwide enhancement program continues with New Orleans’ largest year-round cruise ship, Carnival Conquest, departing for a two-week dry dock in Freeport, The Bahamas. The ship, which left New Orleans Sunday, will undergo a major multi-million-dollar refurbishment to receive dramatic upgrades in dining, bar and entertainment.

To celebrate, we are hosting a sweepstakes via our website awarding one lucky winner a free Carnival Conquest cruise for two to the Caribbean. Simply complete an on-line registration form at between Oct. 15-28, 2012, and you are automatically entered into a random drawing for the seven-day cruise. You can also view a series of fun videos documenting Carnival Conquest’s refurbishment  progress on the web site throughout the 2 week period.

When Carnival Conquest returns to service at the port of New Orleans Oct 28, 2012, the ship will feature a host of enhancements, including:

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, Thirsty Frog Red, all enjoyed in a laid-back island-infused atmosphere.

BlueIguana Tequila Bar, this Mexican-themed poolside bar specializes 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 complimentarypoolside 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 personalized by diners at an extensive salsa and toppings bar.

The Punchliner Comedy Club & The Punchliner Comedy Brunchpresented 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 Topcelebrates the joys of simple indulgences with bins of bulk candy, fun-and-fanciful gifts, just-because novelties, colorful custom apparel and more.

New Entertainment Offerings…

By early December, Carnival Conquest will also featureHasbro, The Game Show and Playlist Productions.  Hasbro, The Game Show makes guests the stars of the show through larger-than-life adaptations of the company’s iconic board games, while 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.