7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Sail Date: April 14, 2007 Ship: Carnival Triumph Cabin Type: Oceanview Traveled As: Family (young children) Reviewed: 10 years ago
We stayed on the Triumph in a oceanview cabin. It was very clean and had 2 bunkbeds for our children. The size of the room was larger than I expected. The staff was very friendly and willing to assist with anything we needed. Our children used the onboard camp several times throughout the cruise and enjoyed the varied events. The entertainment and food was great. I would recommend this cruise to the Western Caribbean to others.
Food and Dining
5 out of 5
Dinners were very enjoyable and varied each night. I was pleased with the overal quality of the food and our dining experience. Open seating in the main dining room occurred several times while on the 7-day cruise (more so at breakfast unless you had the buffet on the Lido deck). Children-friendly food was available with a special activity menu for them each night. The waiters were very accommodating.
5 out of 5
We enjoyed the variety of entertainment available on our cruise. The cruise director was funny but also informative. We liked hearing about the shore excursions in detail, seeing the Carnival dancers & actors, and the special guests that were booked that week. We also like being able to participate in some of the shows where you could win a prize.
5 out of 5
Mini golf was a big hit as was the waterslide! The staff at Camp Carnival was very knowledgable and patient with the children. The activities our children participated in were the family scavendure hunt, programs surrounding an upcoming port we would stop in, and playing with other children their age.
Service and Staff
5 out of 5
Steward was willing to show our children how to make the towel animals at the end of the cruise. Our headwaiter did a magic trick each night for our children which was something they looked forward to. Overall, the staff on the Triumph was great.
3 out of 5
Trying to get from one side of the ship to the other was challenging at times. The layout was probably intentional so you would have to go through either a dining area, passed shops & the photo gallery in order to take stairs/elevators to get to the area of the ship you wanted. I found this frustrating at times and used the ship map frequently. This was my only disappointment regarding Carnival's ship.
Cabin / Stateroom
5 out of 5
We had a oceanview room with bunkbeds and a king size bed. I expected the room to be smaller but was quite pleased with the size & condition of it. There was a TV, large/long dresser, & 2 closets and a bathroom with a shower. The bed was very comfortable and we enjoyed our animal towels that would appear each night on our bed.
We were supposed to take the clear kayak & snorkel tour but the seas were too rough. We joined a group on a jeep ride along the coast of Cozemel, saw a small antient ruin, and snorkeled at a beach. We had a Mexican lunch on the beach as well.
Don't Miss: If you like to scuba dive this is one place to do it.
Our family enjoyed a relaxing time at the Shaw Beach. We played shuffleboard, volleyball, swam and made sandcastles. After a few hrs. there they climbed up the 600-foot Dunn River Waterfalls. (It's 600 ft in length NOT height). I took video & pictures as I walked along the pathway that was on the side of the waterfall. The guides were very helpful and safety is a priority. My children loved it!
Don't Miss: Dunn River Falls
Pros: Friendliness of staff; quality & variety of food
Cons: Layout of ship - not easy to get from one end to the other
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