August 2015 - Carnival Triumph to Caribbean - Western
The overall atmosphere of the ship was laid back, there was a lot to do, although we didn't really participate in much of it. We hang out at the bar most of the day and got to know some great Fun Ship employees who work their butts off!
Alcohol (because there is no separate section for this) – We were 6 adults, celebrating 2 of our group’s birthdays. The drink bill was outrageous for the first day, since we couldn't purchase the cheers program out of Galveston due to Texas rules, they sure do get you that one day! – We were able to purchase the cheers program on the second day. One thing I was not aware of was that all adults in the cabin MUST purchase it, weather you drink or not, we all did so it was no problem, but it made me wonder of what if I had come with my parents? The price was $50+gratuity per day and it MUST be purchased for all remainder days of the cruise. So we paid an average of $170 per person. Doing the math it was worth it but frankly by the time Sunday came I didn’t want to look at another drink again. So there was a wasted day.
I do feel that I paid 3X more for this cruise then my previous ones and had a less to show for it. Not sure I will cruise again with many other vacation options out there that beat the price.