Carnival Conquest Pool, Water Slide, and Sunbathing
The Carnival Conquest has 3 pools plus a small kiddy pool for wading that is part of the Camp Carnival program. The pools are filled with saltwater and there is fresh water showers provided so you can rinse off. Reportedly, the maximum pool depth is 3' 8 -- enough to take a dunk and cool off, but, not really deep enough, or large enough, to swim in. Given this, the area around the pool is best suited for sunbathing on 2 tiered decks.
The main pool is The Sun Pool and is located in the middle of the ship on Deck 9. The main pool features two oversized whirlpool spas, and, is positioned below the 270 square foot LED TV known as Carnival's Seaside Theater. The TV runs most of the day and features sporting events, music videos, and in the evening, movies. With a 70,000 watt sound system, there have been complaints that the TV can be quite loud. At the opposite end of the Sun Pool is a stage, where during most hours of the day, there is some activity going on -- anything from a Caribbean band to a member of the ship's staff leading an activity or game. Typically, the Sun Pool hours are from 8 AM to 10 PM.
Located behind the Restaurant Cezanne on the Lido Deck (Deck 9) is The Sky Pool. The Sky Pool a smaller pool enclosed under a retractable roof and flanked with two oversized whirlpool spas. The Sky Pool was previously designated as adults-only, however, there are reports that in 2013 that this is no longer the case. Those same reports say that there is still not a Serenity Adults-only area on the Carnival Conquest despite being recently refurbished in October 2012. Typically, the Sky Pool opens at 8 AM and closes at midnight.
On Deck 10 (Panorama Deck) is The Stars Pool which features one oversized whirlpool spa. The pool is located overlooking the Sun Pool and right next to the run-out for the water slide. Operating hours typically are from 8 AM to 8 PM.
Carnival's Twister water slide is 214' long and the entry to the slide is located on Deck 14 (Sun Deck). The slide is 3-stories high and empties out into its own separate pool. The water slide typically operates from 10 AM to 5 PM on days at sea and there is a 42 minimum height requirement.
There is a children's wading pool in the Camp Carnival area of the Carnival Conquest located on Deck 12 (Sun Deck).
Carnival Conquest Pool Tips:
When arriving in the pool area, you will need to sign-out a towel. There will be a $22 charge per towel to your onboard account for each towel you fail to return. These are sturdy towels and if you want to purchase one, you can from the order form in your room.
Babies & Infants in Pools: Carnival’s official policy is “no swim diapers, children must be potty trained”. Camp Carnival stresses this point to all the families that bring their kids. We have not heard reports on whether the policy is strictly enforced.
While Carnival does its best to discourage this, sunbathers do show-up at 8 AM and try to hog the lounge chairs for the day.
The Port side of the Lido deck near the pool does permit smoking. (Related Article: Where to smoke on the Carnival Conquest) The rest of the deck is non-smoking.
For dining near the pool area, check out the Restaurant Cezanne.
More information on Camp Carnival on Carnival Conquest.