Carnival Triumph Cruise Review
We traveled April 1-7 2000. We were first time cruisers and we will never cruise again. The ship was beautiful, however very overbooked. The ship was so crowded we never got a deck chair to lay on deck or by the pool the entire 7 days. We both tried massages at the Spa and I left with bruises and the pedicures were overpriced ($36.00)and very poorly done. The Spa staff was rude and poorly trained. The best part of the cruise was our waiter Tony and the food. The dining room experience was incredible and the food wonderful. The lines to eat on the Lido decks were so long one day it took 45 minutes to wait in line to get the buffet meal. The ship was crowded with children asking for money in the casinos and cigarettes (16 year olds) when we were at the bar. To book our excursions for the port calls we waited an hour and half to get thru the line. When we went snorkeling at Blue Laggon in Nassau (the best part of the trip) the other cruise ships who provided the same excursion provided their passengers with fins, snorkels, and life jackets however the Triumph did not feel life jackets were necessary. So much for our safety. And we had to rent our own. Overall our dinner companions and friends we met aboard had the same feelings as our experience, we will never take another Triumph cruise.