Very Nice Cruise -- With Caveats

Carnival Triumph Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Exotic Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 05, 2008
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 9 years ago
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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was average onthis cruise, compared to above average on Carnival Glory and some RCCL ships we have sailed on.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
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

5 out of 5
Carnival's kids programs are in my opinion, the best out there.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
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.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship needs some TLC and cleaning.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Our stateroom was not completely clean when we showed up. Ashes and someone else's shoes were left in plain sight.
3 out of 5
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.
3 out of 5
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
3 out of 5
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
5 out of 5
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

Pros: Cruise Staff - Islands

Cons: Lido Deck Food, Decks Closed

Recommends Carnival Triumph? No.

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