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Carnival Triumph Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 16, 2010
Ship: Carnival Triumph
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago

The Triumph is a gorgeous ship with an incredible crew aboard. Immediately, they learn your name and figure out exactly what they can do to make your cruise absolutely the most fun. Don't be surprised if they are calling you by name on day two, that's just how intent they are on remembering you and accommodating your needs.

The excursions are great, but I would highly recommend making Progreso your educational stop, with the Mayan Ruins on your list of must sees. Saving Cozumel for your beach and party stop is a wise choice, in my opinion. Although, no matter which you decide, you're destined to have fun if you take the Guest Services advice aboard the Triumph. This staff is honestly amazing!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Don't miss formal dining...especially their famous Warm Chocolate Cake dessert.


5 out of 5
If given the opportunity, do not miss the magic show or the towel buddy folding instruction.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Age appropriate fun was absolutely their goal. I took 3 children and none of them were ever bored, they made lots of friends and had an amazing time.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Incredible, helpful, attentive and fun!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
You never feel crowded, but it isn't so overwhelming that you cannot find your way around.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Beautiful room with an oceanview. Much nicer than my previous cruise aboard the Ecstasy.
3 out of 5
Must see the Mayan ruins, one of the wonders of the world. Skip the beach, it's not as clean as Cozumel. Stay nearby the port and shop. The little bar that serves beer before boarding the shuttles to town is fun, fun, fun. They give you free shots of tequila every so often while you watch a crazy staff dance on the bar and serve drinks. Too much fun to miss!
Don't Miss: The Mayan Ruins at Chichen Itza
5 out of 5
Taking a cab into town is often the best way to go. The excursions are often shorter in time and more costly. We went to Mr Sanchos Beach, which had an all inclusive bracelet for liquor as well as food. There is a activiity bracelet available for purchase as well for in the water trampolines, iceberg climbing, etc. They have massages and a pool. There are also cabanas with a large bed for relaxing and napping. Hammocks can be rented or purchased to take home. Relax and enjoy this tucked away beach that locals prefer.
Don't Miss: Mr Sanchos Beach

Pros: The staff on board

Cons: Progreso

Recommends Carnival Triumph? Yes!

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