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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
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Experience:
2-3 cruises

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Very Relaxing

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Triumph | Sail Date: Dec 10, 2014

The cruise was awesome. Had a really great time! I totally recommend this cruise. Just be careful when you decide to book your stateroom do not chose deck 1. We could hear the machinery and the whole room would shake. But other than that GREAT food, GREAT service and Awesome drinks!!

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
4-6 cruises

1 out of 5
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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Triumph | Sail Date: Dec 10, 2014

The food was terrible, not hot at all, only enjoyment was salad. Service was average at best, except for the room that was above average. I'll not use Carnival for a cruise again. Have better ways of spending my money....Know wonder there having major problems, there the worse....

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singring
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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

4 out of 5
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First Timers Carnival Triumph

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Triumph | Sail Date: Dec 06, 2014

First off, this was our first extended cruise, so we had to learn all the ropes.  The Carnival staff were amazing, despite what appeared to be grueling schedules.  They were all friendly, responsive and professional in every way.  The interior cabin was larger and more comfortable than expected. Shipboard activities are so abundant that you end up having to miss a lot because of scheduling conflicts. The major shows are wonderful.  The performers really deserve a lot of credit for performing dual shows ever night and being able to perform on a constantly moving stage.  The standard fare around the ship is extremely varied and pretty good.  The over-abundance of food is mind boggling.  You can literally eat all you possibly can around the clock.  Cruising is not for dieters!  I do have one scathing comment for cruisers.  It is shocking how many people pile their plates and then just nibble it and walk away.  The amount of wasted food is unbelievable.

As far as excursions - Cozumel was great.  We took the jeep and snorkeling tour which we booked through the Carnival site at ShoreExcursionGroups.com.  The ship docked at the international pier instead of the Carnival pier - maybe because we had a fog delay leaving Galveston?  Anyway, we were late getting to the tour location and it had already left.  They gave us a private guide and we completed the full tour (maybe because I purchased the insurance?) - We had a blast.  Marco was the perfect guide.  Two warnings - bone up on your std transmission driving and be aware the reef is a long way offshore (both ways) - you will get a good workout.  Progreso offers nothing unless you want to drive hours to see Mayan ruins.  If you get outside the tight little Cruise'rs area, the shops will not take US dollars and you cannot get change at a bank without a passport!  You are constantly hounded by people selling their junk - even on the beach, which is nothing special.  Visit the port shops and/or stay on the boat.

 The assigned seating for dinner is a bit of a drag - especially if you have the late seating.  We were fairly lucky and got on well with our table, but I can see where that might not be the case.  The food here was mostly very good -  especially considering the amount of people being fed.  The main issue was over-cooking the fish a bit. The wait staff were excellent. 

Final notes:  Be prepared -It is freezing in most of the areas on the ship. The only room control is a slider on the air vent.  Smoking is allowed in the casino area.  Unfortunately one of the main band and activity stages is within the smoke zone.  Plus the most convenient way to the lower rear of the ship runs through this area.  If you have any question about your sea legs - prepare well for the trip with whatever you need.  We never actually got sick, but we both felt it the entire cruise.  My wife got pills on board. I just pushed through, but it effected me to where I did not drink after day 2 - saved me a lot of money...but dampened the party spirit a bit.  You may actually find yourself wanting to eat to make your stomach feel better.   Sinus issues were also elevated on the ship.  The really funny thing is that I did not feel well for several days after the cruise.  I don't know if there was a relation or not...  Also, It takes longer to get on and off the ship than you may imagine.  Leave yourself time in the ports, especially back in Galveston, where it was almost 11 am before we got off the ship.  Finally, a word about the drink packages.  The soda package is a pretty good deal - but be aware that there is free water, tea, lemonade and coffee in the food court.  The alcohol package makes no sense at all though.  It is $50 each day for the duration of the cruise - even on excursion days - and get this - both people in a cabin have to order it! What if one of you does not drink?  Besides what is the point?  There is a 15 drink a day limit. What does Carnival care if the drinks are split by a couple?  Is it not better to have two people drink the 15 drinks, rather than have one slobbering drunk?  I think it forces people to drink to much to try and cover there investment.  Carnival you should re-evaluate this policy.

All in all, we will probably try another cruise in the future - not wasting time in Progreso... We had some fun and learned some things.  Cruising is not cheap, but it is cheaper than the All Inclusives , or anything else foreign because of plane fairs...Our actual rating is 3.75 - 3.5 for me, 4 for my wife.  So, give it a try and have some fun.

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

5 out of 5
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Treated like royalty

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Triumph | Sail Date: Dec 01, 2014

Food was very good in the Paris dining room.  The staff on all levels were great.  They remembered our names from day to day.  We needed to change our table assignment and each day they remembered who we were and what table they had assigned us.

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Family w/young children

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
2-3 cruises

1 out of 5
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Worse Cruise Ever Never go Carnival Again

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Triumph | Sail Date: Dec 01, 2014

The boarding process fine after that it all went down hill. The buffet closed too often meaning during day there were times you could not get any thing but some nasty burgers from guys burger joint or pizza and I do not eat pizza. The dining room food was adequate not great but the service was less than desirable not sure if she was new but she was slow and when you have hungry children that does not work- The coffee machines broke second day of cruise and they never fixed so you had to wander around to find coffee and the ice machines did not give ice- you could not find some one near pool most of the time to order a drink and the entertainment severely lacking if you did not go to show in rome lounge- all in all will never ever go carnival again

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ksouza
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Traveled As:
Large Group

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
2-3 cruises

4 out of 5
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Carnival Cruise Fun

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Triumph | Sail Date: Dec 01, 2014

We had a great time aboard the Carnival Triumph. It was a much smaller ship than two others we have traveled aboard, giving an intimate feeling. The crew was outstanding and the food was great as usual along with stellar entertainment. The one thing I found inferior was the stop over in Progresso. There were very limited excursions. Having already visited the ruins, we took the beach option and was disappointed in the experience. The "free drinks" were a joke - watered down alcohol.  The buffet was okay but limited selection. The best thing going at that stop was the $20 massage beachside.

This is second time we have taken a 5-night cruise Progresso and Cozumel. We took it last year out of New Orleans on the Elation. The two cruises were comparable in terms of value and quality. 

 

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Family w/young children

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
4-6 cruises

3 out of 5
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Too crowded

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Triumph | Sail Date: Nov 22, 2014

Too many lines 

Didn't like the long waiting line for breakfast in the Paris Dining room in the morning.  At the movie, they offered popcorn but it wasn't ready for the movie.  So had to wait in long lines to get the popcorn & missed a lot of the movie.  I made 3 attempts to get the popcorn & 20 min later got 1 for my family 

 

 

 

 

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monjur
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Traveled As:
Family w/young children

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

5 out of 5
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Wonderful cruise trip!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Triumph | Sail Date: Nov 22, 2014

We had so much fun that was unbelievable. Room services, restaurant services pool services and guest services. Food quality and test were great. We will go back to cruising again soon.

Thank you!!!

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Traveled As:
Family w/young children

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

4 out of 5
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Very nice experience.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Triumph | Sail Date: Nov 22, 2014

I went recently on carnival triumph to westrern carribean with my family. Th is was our first cruise experience. I was there to celebrate my 10th wedding Anniversary. We had lots of fun. The cruise crew is amazing, very friendly and very Active. The ship was really clean and well maintained. My 7 yr old daughter also njoyed very much at the swimming pools and water slide at the open deck. Would recommend the balcony cabins for romantic couples. I would definitely recommend it.

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Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

4 out of 5
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Awesome experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Triumph | Sail Date: Nov 17, 2014

This was my first cruise and I really enjoyed it. Although the waters were very choppy and you could feel the ship rocking back and forth, it was an incredible experience. The staff are very professional and friendly and know how to welcome you like you are family. There are many things on the ship that will keep everyone satisfied and entertained. The only thing that didn't suit me well was we purchased the zip line and snorkeling package and since the waters were too rough we didn't get to snorkel and they didn't have any other reimbursement or something to waiver the fees we paid. All in all it was a great experience and I look forward to going again. 

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Guys Burger is the best quick food grab.

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