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First time cruiser report!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Triumph | Sail Date: Mar 19, 2015

This was my first cruise.  I learned a lot about what I like and what I'd like to see in the future.  First, if you don't have kids, select a boat that has a private area for adults-unless you want to be inundated with children in the pool and on the pool decks. Second, we chose a cruise that only went to one port and had 4 days at sea.  The sea days were great to learn about the layout of the boat, and how things work.  Next time, I would like to go to multiple ports.  One day in Cozumel was nice, but I'd like to see more!  If you just want to play in the Casino all day or lay out in the sun, then the days at sea are nice.  The formal dining experience is extremely nice!  If you'd like to venture out and experience some of the chef's culinary creations, then you will be pleased with the revolving menu.  However, if you would rather eat steak or something "less exciting", then there is a set menu you can choose from every night, which is delicious as well.  The dining room entertainment was a nice addition to the dining hall.  

I was very pleased with our balcony stateroom.  My husband and I enjoyed the private balcony throughout the day for some quiet time.  It was a nice escape from all the noise on the other decks.  Deck 10 was a quiet deck during our cruise.  The room was spacious enough that we didn't feel cramped. I don't think we would have enjoyed an interior cabin or the port window-we appreciate space, so it was worth a few dollars more for the balcony.  

The photographers on the ship can be a bit much.  Bring a good camera and take photos yourself or ask a fellow shipmates to take them of you.  The ones we took were much better than the ones they tried to take of us.  If you desire posed, portrait style photos, then the photographers on board will have a backdrop that you will enjoy.  Personally, we liked the natural photos we took in Cozumel over the fake sunset backgrounds and posed photos of the cruise ship background.  Our excursion on the Island sightseeing tour took us to a beach where they let us take photos with a parrot and an iguana for a donation. They took great photos with our cameras for next to nothing-totally worth it!     

The Carnival Triumph team was so friendly!  Kirk, the cruise director, did an excellent job keeping our ship informed of events, and keeping the mood light and full of laughter.  We enjoyed our first time experience! 

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Never cruising again!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Triumph | Sail Date: Mar 14, 2015

I had been planning this trip for months, and am extremely disappointed! The food was terrible. The entire cruise felt overcrowded and we had to wait in long lines everywhere we went! Our first night I ordered the steak, which was seasoned incorrectly and chewy. The potatoes and carrots were under cooked and the asparagus was soggy! I had called Carnival multiple times before our trip to see what I needed to bring. I am lactose intolerant and was told they had lactose free alternatives on board, but each time I asked was met with a blank stare! The water is filtered from the gulf and very salty! The buffet isn't any better! Room service was "free", but took 2 hours for them to bring us stale sandwiches and cookies! The room was OK, and the room service was amazing, but the entire room shook all night! They allow indoor smoking in the casino which is open and you have to go through the casino to get to the other side of the ship. They even had children in a night club that has people smoking the night before! My nephew and I are allergic to cigarette smoke, and I am disgusted that at this day and age they would still allow it indoors!!! On a freaking boat that you are trapped in for days!!! Next time, I will just fly to an all-inclusive resort! Cozumel was beautiful and had a nice little shopping center, but Progresso should not be a tourist destination! It's a very poor fishing village and the water looks like Galveston! That's what we were trying to get away from! Someone jumped off a few hours after we left Progresso, and we spent all night circling, trying to find the man. The on board entertainment was cancelled and we spent the night in our room. Rented a movie we could only watch one time for $5, and drinking $5 bottles of spring water! We arrived late and didn't get off the boat till 3:30 pm when we were supposed to arrive at 8 am! My boyfriend and I had planned on going into work at least half days, but instead got stuck in 5:00 traffic! Not at all the relaxing vacation I had hoped for. And when I called Carnival to ask for some kind of refund, was told this was not their fault and they would not give any compensation! 

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Room 1224 Sunset Beach resort on Cozumel, Mexico Mermaid statues in Main Dining

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amazing cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Triumph | Sail Date: Mar 14, 2015

It is first cruise for my family. All staff always smile and serve well, the food taste delicious any time, it feel good! I want to thank for housekeeper Whayu who served for stateroom 2231, he made different towel animals always made my daughter happy! And I thank for the waiters who served desk 639 in Paris restaurant. So much appreciate!

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Family Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Triumph | Sail Date: Feb 05, 2015

We wanted to take our Dad on a cruise and we are glad we chose this one. It was just long enough for him. There were 7 of us on this cruise. The ocean suite is a very good choice of room. We enjoyed the extra space for the family to gather in between events. The balcony was a great option also. It was relaxing to just sit there in the morning and evening and enjoy the sounds of the ocean and cool breeze. If you go in Feb, bring a hoodie or windbreaker because the wind kicks up. We went to the shows and they were very entertaining. Bingo was fun and they had several fun contestant type shows that were fun, also. The Lido was a bit loud for us, but it looked like everyone was enjoying the music and dancing there. We preferred to sit and relax to some of the solo acts in the atrium. The dining was great every night. The specialty food places were very good too, but you have to plan to catch them open, as most are only open from 1200-230. in between and after hours the only thing available is room service and pizza and we did not think it was that good. The casino was a blast, just don't spend too much time in there, Lol. It is very smokey in there and on that floor, also. The spa was great and the staff there were very pleasant  and accommodating. Our kids went into Cozumel and had a great time, but we decided to stay on the ship with our Dad and we had just as good a time doing that. The ship was quite and we had our run of the spa and other areas. Overall, it was a great family experience and memory for all of us.

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good for the price

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Triumph | Sail Date: Feb 05, 2015

this was my second cruise and first for my wife we both had a great time the shows were good only issue is I think the ship needs a makeover  lots of cosmetic defects. other than that it was good

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Fantastic first trip on the Triumph

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Triumph | Sail Date: Feb 05, 2015

Had a wonderful time, great experience. Would recommend to others to take this trip and relax like we did. Easily worth the money and minor hassles. Staff at Carnival treats you very well, without question. 

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First Cruise - Went Well

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Triumph | Sail Date: Jan 31, 2015

This was my first cruising experience and overall, I think it went well. I really wasn't sure what to expect. For new cruisers, I have listed what I think would be beneficial to know before you cruise. 1) you will see a lot of reviews about all the extra things you need to bring. My friend looked at the recommendations and we brought a lot of things that we never even used. We stayed in the cheapest (smallest) cabin. We had plenty of floor space to move around. We read to bring extention cords because there would only be 1 outlet. We had 4 outlets and did not need the cords. We read to bring a shoe rack to put our shower supplies in. We never used it. They have a small rack in the shower. Plus, they have a soap and shampoo dispenser. All I needed to bring was conditoner (had I know). We were told there was limited closet space. We had 2 closets with 20 hangers. The most useful thing we brought bases off other reviews were dry erase boards. We hung one outside our door l. While it wasn't neccessary, it made finding out room a little faster. The socond board we left in the room to let room service know when we needed extra towels or ice. 2) Every day there are different activities and a drink of the day. A paper showing the following days activities will be placed in your room the evening prior. We never really saw the drink of the day posted anywhere. The drink of the day is $1 off its normal price. The drinks ate very strong and typically cost around $10. They offer beer as well which costs around $5. Every drink order automatically has a 15% gratuity figured into it. The activities are listed on the flyer, but little information is given about them. We would highlight the activities we were interested in to carry with us. Sometimes we would show for an event and nothing was going on. For the most part, the activities were great though. They do a lot of shows that incorporate the passengers. We watched several comedians, some game shows, and dance lessons. 3) There are several food options; including options for vegetarians, gluten-free, diabetic, and healthy heart. They offer a buffet, pizza, sandwiches, omlettes, Chinese, tacos/burritos as well as the main dining hall. If you eat in the main dining hall, you have an assigned time to be there. You are served a 3 course meal along with bread that is all included in the cost of your cruise. You get to choose from 10 appetizers, 10 entrees, and 10 desserts. The menu changes daily and the food is amazing. They offer several fish options, chicken, lobster, beef and always a vegetarian alternative. The staff is very friendly and always willing to answer questions. They remember your name (which I find fascinating being there are thousands of guests on the boat.). Our typical meal was around 45 minutes. 4) Faster to the Fun. We invested in the faster to the fun pass. It costs $50 per cabin. With the pass we were able to board between 11-12 instead of 1230-230 with everyone else. By doing this, we were able to avoid standing in lengthy lines. We were also among the first to debark upon our return. In addition, our cabin was cleaned and ready quicker than some of the other cabins and our luggage was delivered for us. One thing I did not like, was our luggage was delivered to outside our door instead of placed in our room. Nothing was missing or had been tampered with, but I didnt like that it was just lounging around in the halls for several hours. 5) Smooth sailing. Our trip was fortunate in that we had pretty smooth sailing until the last night. There was a storm and the water was very rocky. We were warned by other passengers shortly after boarding that we should avoid going to Medical for any reason and not to buy medication on board. Several different groups of people told us this is reason for the cruise to quarentine you to your room and not allow you to attend activities or even disembark at the port of calls. I noticed several people had motion sickness patches that they wore behind their ear. Next time I cruise, I intend to check into these. Like I said, I was fine the first several days, but when the water got rough I ended up with a very upset stomach. 6) Excursions. We didn't book any excursions through Carnival. I booked a minisub at he Cozumel Hotel and Resort and parasailing at Mr. Sanchos Beach online. The minisubs were not what I was expecting, but it was a fun experience. The tour guides were awesome and did everything they could to ensure we were safe and had fun. The machines are very slow but safe. We got to touch several underwater creatures and feed fish. We were under water approx 30 minutes. We were not alllowed to bring underwater cameras as they take pictures to sell. Parasailing was amazing. It was the most relaxing thing I have ever done. The crew at Mr. Sanchos was awesome too. The girl that worked on the boat was very kind to take pictures on our phones for us as we were in the air. While at Mr. Sanchos, we had a few drinks. I had read a review that said to try the Dirty Monkey, so I did and it was by far the best drink I had on the entire cruise. At Progreso, we took a tour of some ancient Mayan ruins - Uxmal. They were awesome. Our guide gave us some history of the area as well as current information as we travelled to the ruins. The bus ride was 1.5 hours one way. It was air conditioned and a pleasant experience though. I would recommended this tour to anyone interested in history even in the slightest. We ate at a restaurant at the ruins. It was some of the best food any of us had ever had. Beware of the salsa though, it has a kick to it for sure. I hope my review helps new cruisers. I had a lot of fun and would definately sail again in the future.

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Fun in the sun

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Triumph | Sail Date: Jan 26, 2015

The weather was great, the crew was great and we had a relaxing, fun time.  For those that have not been to Progresso - you get off at the pier and have to catch a taxi or an excursion to get into town. I recommend that you book an excursion even if it is only to Merida for shopping ( a lovely old Colonial town). The Mayan ruins are amazing and worth the trip. Since there is nothing to do at the pier - book an excursion or stay on the ship.

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affordable

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Triumph | Sail Date: Jan 22, 2015

the cruise is affordable.

there is not much variety in the food option. the breakfast buffet, same menu for fri and sun. and same menu for sat and mon

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3rd time is a charm

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Triumph | Sail Date: Jan 17, 2015

I have been on the ship 3 times now. They have many improvements. Very clean. The staff is very friendly, helpful. And they have even mixed up the dinning choices, not the same meal on the same day, that you had last year. We used room service for coffee in the morning and arrived on time, and you could actually drink it. It wasn't so strong you could stand a spoon in it.

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