Carnival Triumph Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2 out of 5

Very Disappointing Cruise

Sail Date: October 14, 2006

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

This vessel is only 7 or so years old, but it looks older from the outdated decor and lack of proper maintenance. A faint smell of vomit lingers in many common areas. Open deck space is sparce on the pool deck. Lines for buffets were endless, and the food quality poor.
I have cruised many, many times, and have even worked aboard several vessels. Although this was my first Carnival cruise, it will certainly be my last.

Pros: Plenty of time to relax and read during the 3 at-sea days

Cons: Unfriendly and clueless staff; crass passengers; ship needs renovation.

George Town, Grand Cayman
Stingray City's always a fun excursion, although I prefer to go with local tour operators than pay twice the price through the ship's tour offerings.
Don't Miss: Definitely snorkeling.
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Aggressive vendors at dockside; Dunn's River Falls is now chlorinated (to try to help keep people from slipping and cracking their skulls), and so crowded that it was completely unenjoyable. Thousands of people climbing at the same time is enough to make you want to stay away from the place.
Don't Miss: None.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Stingray City's always a fun excursion, although I prefer to go with local tour operators than pay twice the price through the ship's tour offerings.
Don't Miss: Definitely snorkeling.
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Aggressive vendors at dockside; Dunn's River Falls is now chlorinated (to try to help keep people from slipping and cracking their skulls), and so crowded that it was completely unenjoyable. Thousands of people climbing at the same time is enough to make you want to stay away from the place.
Don't Miss: None.
Cozumel, Mexico
Bargain-hunting is always fun in Cozumel, as long as you stay out of the fancy shops and venture into the smaller shops and stalls. (ALWAYS bargain for a better price -- it's expected.) Snorkeling was good, as always, although Hurricane Wilma tore up the reefs pretty badly last year. The town seems to have rebounded nicely in the year since Wilma.
Don't Miss: Don't miss Carlos and Charley's, but be careful not to lose track of time and miss the ship's departure time!
Cozumel, Mexico
Bargain-hunting is always fun in Cozumel, as long as you stay out of the fancy shops and venture into the smaller shops and stalls. (ALWAYS bargain for a better price -- it's expected.) Snorkeling was good, as always, although Hurricane Wilma tore up the reefs pretty badly last year. The town seems to have rebounded nicely in the year since Wilma.
Don't Miss: Don't miss Carlos and Charley's, but be careful not to lose track of time and miss the ship's departure time!


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