Carnival Triumph

3.6 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    

About Carnival Triumph

Carnival Triumph is a large ship, carrying 3470 passengers and 1090 crew, and sails from New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Watch out for the drunks!

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4 out of 5

great trip

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our cabin  was very  good and the food  was excellent . the dinner  and the  table service  was outstanding especially  the courteous waiters at London room (table 263 ) were very friendly and helpful .

How ever  the room service  needs a lot of improvement  and response to our telephone was poor  

The director  of entertainment was  awesome   

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1 out of 5

Watch out for the drunks!

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This was absolutely the worse cruise I have ever been on. The hell started the moment we entered the embarkation. LONG, slow lines full of rude, obnoxious people. This cruise was full of loud drunks that acted as if they had never had access to alcohol before. People were falling down drunk all over the ship. Yelling woke us up in the middle of the night just about every night. 

The food was terrible, the lines long, and the service slow to non-existent. When we finally found a quiet spot on the ship away from the crowds, we were told to leave because the crew was going to be painting. Several areas were closed due to construction. 

Have I mentioned the large groups of unsupervised children? Unbelievable. I will never cruise with Carnival again. Beware of the crazies!

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Cruise on Carnival Triumph

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We had a great time on the Carnival Triumph!  We had a balcony, and any time dining.  Food was good, especially the Cantina and Burgers.  Brunch on the Sea days was very good.  Shows were not as good as we have experienced on other cruise ships, did not really like the comedian shows either.  

Was worth the money and like leaving from the New Orleans Port.  

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3 out of 5

First and last cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

This was our first cruise. Mother Nature was not helpful so the ship was cold the 1st couple of days. The musicians were very talented, however, music was too loud usually and after 10 pm all comedy and music shows turned crude to sexual insinuations and swearing. Rome Theater events led by the tour director were like a high school cheer leading pep rally. It is good for those who like gambling, eating, and drinking non stop. Highlight was the excursions we took. The food was very good. The servers (Ed and Mahalya) were excellent in the London Dining Room. The staff overall were very helpful. We have had better vacations, so it means we are not cruising type of people. It is good to know. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

triumph

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We had a great time. I go on a cruise once a year. My husband likes trivia and never had a no show on a activity until this cruise. There was a 5:00 sports trivia and the entertainer did not show up. Other than that one problem, it was a lot of fun. 

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2 out of 5

Carnival

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Ship was outdated. This was the first time I've been on a Carnival. I have been on Royal Caribbean 6 times. Really enjoyed Royal Caribbean. Carnival is okay. Had a good time in Cozumel. 

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5 out of 5

5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

My favorite part of the cruise was the food and the entertainment shows. Yes I would recommend this cruise. I really enjoyed it. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The cruise director was very enthusiastic. We enjoyed the room and had a great anniversary celebration. We look forward to booking another cruise in the future.

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3 out of 5

Vacation

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The dining experience was lackluster in the main dining.  The food was terribly bland, even though the presentation of the food was nice.  It was not at all what we have become accustomed to on other cruises.  Subpar at best.

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5 out of 5

4 Night Western Caribbean New Year Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

My new friend and I brought a romantic New Year in with champagne, great entertainment, people, food, drinks and staff/service...EVERYTHING Big Smilewas fabulous! Looking forward to the next CARNIVAL cruise!

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3 out of 5

Overall a great experience with a few issues

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Enjoyable cruise experience.  Food and entertainment were good.  Service was decent.  Extra purchases were not overly expensive.  

 

Cabin and passageway on our deck smelled like the "head" for the whole trip.  The crew had a blower on in the passageway for the entire trip with some sort of deodorizer that didn't really help.  We renamed Deck 6 the "Poop Deck".  The "pullout couch" was not sufficient to sleep in for a 5'6" 14 year old.  He made due but that should have been a little more transparent when booking.  

 

Service in the restaurant was a bit disjointed.  Long waits while we were seated, some times due to the "floor shows" that the wait staff seemed required to perform.  Food was good some nights and not on others.  The other food offerings (Burger bar, Deli, buffet) were generally better.

 

The shore excursion (VIP Tulum trip) was very enjoyable.  It was a bit rushed due the amount of travel required to each stop.  However, very friendly guide (Martin) who kept us on pace but still let us see what we came to see.  

 

Spent a lot of time with the Park West art group, attending two of their auctions and purchased a few pieces.  Very helpful and friendly.  That was an unexpected fun event.

 

Getting on and off the ship in New Orleans was easier than expected and was handled very well by the crew.  

 

Overall, would take the same cruise again but would hope that there weren't some of the same issues.  

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Contributor Level: Purser

Pack a small bag as a carry on with swim suits, sun block, motion medicine and any other essentials as your bags may not get to your room until nearly 6pm!! We did this, but other families in our group did not and their kids could not swim until 6pm because their swim suits were in their suit cases.

pattyreding
Contributor Level: Purser

Guys Burger is the best quick food grab.

txcanoeman
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Every day I would go to the sandwich bar and get smoked salmon without the bagel. I love smoked salmon.

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Price

L

Size

Jul 1999

Built

4 yrs ago

Refurbished

3470

Total Passengers

3.18

Crew to Passenger Ratio

14

Number of Decks

1379

Total Cabins

31

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