Carnival Triumph Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

Great vacation

Sail Date: June 29, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

The ship was like walking into a luxury hotel - everything was sparkling clean and lots of wonderful color.

Pros: accomodation for special needs

Recommends Carnival Triumph? Yes!

Ship Quality
Again, everything was always clean. Was a bit concerned about how 3000 + folks would get around on the boat, but we had no problem. We never waited long for an elevator, nor stood in any line for long periods of time. All areas were fully accessible. Due to a recent injury, I needed to use a wheelchair during the first part of the trip. I was easily accomodated in all areas.
Food and Dining
Food was superb. We ate most of our meals in the dining room. At first, we were assigned a table up a set of stairs. The maitre quickly changed our seating arrangements to accomodate my use of a wheelchair. The service was immediate and personable. The wait staff performed a couple of nights - dancing and singing - singing God Bless America on July 4th. What a statement for folks representing so many other countries - singing to celebrate our Independence Day!
Cabin / Stateroom
We had enough room to move around and not be on top of each other. The size of the bathroom was larger than other ships we have been on. Stateroom was always clean and comfortable. Steward was very personable and very accomodating.
Entertainment
We enjoyed the evenings entertainment. The best part was the cruise director. He was hilarious - funny, entertaining, positive, etc. He is very talented and can see why he has been with Carnival 17 + years.
Service and Staff
Staff were quite impressive. All staff - stewards, wait staff, custodial, etc, offered a "good day" or asked how we were enjoying our cruise. Due to use of a wheelchair to ease mobility, staff were quite accomodating. Upon arrival at the ship - prior to boarding, I had asked to use a wheelchair. An employee immediately obtained a chair, and then assisted us through the entire embarkation process, not leaving us until we made it our stateroom. This was quite a relief and helped relieve the stress of a potentially long process waiting in a long line.
Cozumel, Mexico
My son's enjoyed the Mayan Ruins excursion. The town seemed only to come to life with the cruise = was not able to get a sense of town life.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Nice town - good shopping - variety of shops. Took a tour with Captain Flash and learned a bit about the island and the people. Very interesting. SOns did a snorkleing excursion which they enjoyed - a coral reef and ship wreck.
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
High rating for Dunn's River Falls - beautiful sights. Teenage sons loved climbing the Falls - it was a great adventure for them. Very low rating for town - everyone pressured us to buy handmade items - too much pressure and sometimes scary. Misrepresented facts, etc. NOt enjoyable. Shopping at Cozumel and Ocho Rios was virturally the same - all the same shops. NO sense of what the real town is without the import of cruise customers.


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