my favorite part of the cruise was the piano bar. A place to relax, sing, and have alittle interactive comedy. The upkeep of the ship is lacking, the personell were not as accomodating due to shortage in staff, and the food did not have the variety i had experienced on other cruizes.
I guess it's no fault of the Triumph being an older ship. I have been on newer ships so it was disappointing in the layout, amenities and entertainment on the ship. I only went because it was the only available time to go with another couple.
The experience of cruising for the first time was absolutely wonderful! Arman, our steward, and Alvaro and Jeffrey, our waiters in the Paris Room (early dinner, Table 409) were beyond terrific. Their service and personalities will long be remembered and resulted in some of the most memorable moments of our trip. Since this was a celebration of my sister's 70th birthday, they went out of their way to make it special.
We were very pleased with Carnival and the services they offer. This was, by far, one of the best vacations, I have ever enjoyed. I am now officially hooked on cruising!
The service was so wonderful. I would like to thank Francis Dias and Edsen Rivera in the Paris dining upper deck. I hope I didn't spell their names wrong but they were awesome this was my wife and daughter first cruise but wont be their last
I have been on 7 cruises, and this was the worst experience I have had! I have never seen so many rude workers. Dinner time was the worst because they seated us with a random couple, and dinner time used to be my favorite. Its just a time for you and your loved one to be alone and enjoy dinner. But you can't do that with another random couple sitting 2 feet in front of you! When we asked our waiter to move us or if we can sit alone, we got nothing but a big attitude telling us no! I was so disappointed, I couldn't believe the service we received. My husband purchased the bottomless bubbles, and everytime he would go to get a soda the bartender was so rude he would tell him no, or its too early. When we purchased the bottomless bubbles, it said to wait 5 minutes after each drink. And that's what we did! But the bartender told us no. The cruise ship was always so packed, I would come out at noon, and there would be absolutely no chairs! Am I supposed to wake up at the crack of dawn just to go grab a chair. This was not fair! I can go on and on but to top my vacation off, carnival employees broke my luggage and half my items were missing. And carnival doesn't even know if they can replace it, this was the most upsetting part. This has never happend to me, on any cruise. I am a gold card, I cruise often and I did not like this experience and I will NOT refer this cruise to anyone. I have talked to so many carnival workers and not one person has tried to compensate or help me with any of my problems. And Im sure this will get ignored too. Very upset with carnival, definitely my last cruise with Carnival Triumph.
Ship is kinda small. But layout is kinda bad. hard to get to the main dining room paris. first floor did smell like poo a little. toilets are super loud lol.
food wasnt all that. no theme in my opinion and buffet fruit is always gone bad. buffet closes for a long time and only burgers pizza and deli are open. not good if you want healthier options. no fruit. or desserts except ice cream and frozen yogurt that tastes just like ice cream, actually its soft serve. staff is nice, but not at buffet. ports were great. entertainment is not all that. actually spent a lot of time bored. the pictures system is horrible! you have to dig through tons a pictures to hopefully find yours. wish they had a better systems like albums or by stateroom. it was ridiculous. atrium felt too small. sports decks is ok but small. nice water slide. min. golf was nice. arcade was fun. casino reeks of cig smell. had to go through to get to the aft part, had to cover nose. all in all ok but not great. steward was friendly and staff in main dining rooms are top notch!
breakfast buffet had a good selection. dr. seuss activities and parade was super fun. green eggs and ham breakfast was cool! pools were always packed.
Older ship but clean, seems the crew takes pride in it. A bit overcrowded but that is going to happen. Food was very good, the main dining room seems that selections were a bit understated, but very delicious. Wait staff always great! Had an aft balcony cabin and enjoyed the bigger balcony. The only downside is you don't get much air movement on the balcony since its the aft, so a little warm in August. Overall a great cruise and sailing out of New Orleans was fun.
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.
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