Mediocrity at sea
Carnival Triumph Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: August 10, 2008
Ship: Carnival Triumph
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago
Review SummaryMay 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.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Ports of Call
Don't Miss: Carlos & Charlies!
Don't Miss: White River Tubing Safari
Don't Miss: 7 mile beach
Pros: The staff
Cons: The food