Carnival Triumph Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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3 out of 5

Mediocrity at sea

Sail Date: August 10, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

May be the only cruise I have ever lost weight on. The food tasted terrible and was thrown together without care by assembly line workers using low quality processed ingredients. The NY Deli was good, as was the Coney Island Grill (home of the best tasting meal all week, a cheeseburger with sauteed onions and mushrooms). The pizza was also what I expected it to be, but good.

The lines are everywhere! No matter what you do/need, you are waiting on a line! Never had this problem on R/C or Princess. The grand buffet felt like a prison cafeteria.

The decor on the ship borders on nauseating. It was constructed on 1999 but felt like 1989. The south beach buffet hall had creepy glass eyes on the walls, the large Rome lounge had a chandelier that looked like fish eggs and the Paris dining room has fixtures that looked like giant orange radioactive spiders.

The drinks on the boat are rather expensive. You kind of feel nickel and dimed at the bar. On several occasions, me and the group I was traveling with had to comment to the lighthandedness of the bartender in pouring our drinks.

The rooms were generally clean and relatively odor free. My girlfriend and I had an outside balcony on veranda deck. The couple we were traveling with was in the room next to us, and their steward opened the partition giving us one huge balcony which was nice.

Pros: The staff

Cons: The food

Recommends Carnival Triumph? No.

Food and Dining
Ship Quality
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Cozumel, Mexico
Paradise beach, $10 for a beach chair and umbrella and some watersports including free float and canoe rental, water trampoline and iceberg. Recommend the Dos Equis buckets.
Don't Miss: Carlos & Charlies!
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
White River Tubing Safari was relaxing, with a bit of adventure. The bus ride up the mountain was exciting on Jamaica's narrow rural roads that cut through the beautiful jungle valleys and teeter on the edge of 60 foot cliffs with no guard rail in sight. Once you reach the clear cool river, sit your butt in a tube and enjoy the lazy ride. The Jamaican river guides we sailed with were friendly, entertaining and top notch. Just dont call them "funny" (that means gay). You will go down several tame rapids which is exciting at times. Take in the beautiful jungle scenery. The river is shaded so no real risk of sunburn, however you may want to apply some bug repellant.
Don't Miss: White River Tubing Safari
George Town, Grand Cayman
7 mile beach. Had to rent chair and umbrella separately. The water was warm and crystal clear. The fine white sand a lot softer than Cozumel. Drinks were very expensive. Senor Frogs had good food, but wasnt as raucus as Carlos & Charlies.
Don't Miss: 7 mile beach

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