Carnival Triumph Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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3 out of 5

Very Nice Cruise -- With Caveats

Sail Date: April 05, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Balcony

Ship needs some TLC, a little worn. Some upper decks were closed many days due to safety issues because they need resurfacing. This made the decks crowded on sea days. Lido deck food much much lower quality than our last cruise on sister ship Glory. Dining room food good, but no great.

Half Moon Cay is a great island stop, spend the $220 and rent a cabana, you won't regret it.

Pros: Cruise Staff - Islands

Cons: Lido Deck Food, Decks Closed

Recommends Carnival Triumph? No.

Ship Quality
Ship needs some TLC and cleaning.
Food and Dining
Food was average onthis cruise, compared to above average on Carnival Glory and some RCCL ships we have sailed on.
Cabin / Stateroom
Our stateroom was not completely clean when we showed up. Ashes and someone else's shoes were left in plain sight.
Service and Staff
Our dining room waiter and assistant did nothing out of the ordinary. They were friendly enough, but there was no chit chat or any attempt to get to know us. They rarely made eye contact with us.
The comedy shows were very funny, the piano bar guy and the guitar guy by the casino were good. The production shows were OK but not as good as some other cruises we've taken.
Children's Programs
Carnival's kids programs are in my opinion, the best out there.
Grand Turk Island
Grand Turk is the new Costa Maya, in terms of the large fresh water pool and shopping right next to the pier. Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville is where the majority of the people hang out all day and spend a lot of dollars on food and drinks. Basically $20 for two margaritas with tip.
Don't Miss: Fresh water pool, we didn't do excursion here
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Chalotte Amalie has changed a litle bit in my opinion, with it almost turning into Ocho Rios, in terms of the barking sales people trying to get you into their store. Next time we go, I am avoiding this town totally, and going to the beaches or the hills.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
We did a tour not connected with the ship, just walked off the boat and a reputable company was waiting to put us on a bus. For $20 a head, it's half the price of Carnival. We went to one of the forts, and we also went downtown to see San Juan.
Don't Miss: Forts
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)
Best day. Rented a cabana. Got fresh fruit, soft drinks, AC and ceiling fan, water misters and nice lounge chairs, and a fresh water shower. The view from the cabana overlooking the beautiful blue water towards our ship were priceless. Do it.
Don't Miss: cabana

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