Not a good time

Carnival Triumph Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
Carnival Triumph

Sail Date: October 01, 2009

Ship: Carnival Triumph

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Review Summary

First time cruising with Carnival on the Triumph and not very happy with it.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
The buffet on the lido deck was terrible. Long lines with waiting up to 15 mins. Its like a cafeteria and the food selection was very limited and the quality of the food was average. No kid food items on the buffet unless you child ate with Camp Carnival. Was not allowed to use that food and not happy with that. Got tired of asking for milk when they only put it out for breakfast. Limited drink stations. The dining room wasn't much better. The location is terrible when the ship is moving and you feel the engines. The food, again was average and they only offered a kids menu at dinner. The portions were o.k, and not a enough vegetables at the buffet or the dining room.


5 out of 5
Great shows with beautiful costumes and wonderful entertainment. The Rio Lounge is small and get there early for the shows or you'll be left standing.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Camp Carnival was great and my 5 yr old had a wonderful time and didn't want to leave. They kept her very busy and she had many crafts when she returned. Very surprised at the trick or treatin' the last night.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Other then our cabin steward I thought the rest of crew wasn't very nice. Never went out their way to be nice or helpful. A few times I asked for something it was done, but acted as I put them out. The information and excursion desk crew were o.k., but it seemed everyone except those pushing the alcohol were never in a great mood.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
The layout is confusing at time with having to use different elevators to get to different parts of the ship. Way to many open areas for the smoking. Ship was always smelling of smoke in many ares. Overall clean ship and the decor was nice.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very happy with our ocean view room. Roomy for 2 adults and one child and very clean. Our cabin steward was great and very nice. Great towel animals every night. Did smell smoke a lot going down the hallways.

Pros: Camp Carnival, Shows

Cons: Buffet, smoking, layout of the ship

Recommends Carnival Triumph? No.

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