An Excellent Adventure
Carnival Triumph Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Sail Date: September 18, 2010
Ship: Carnival Triumph
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Review SummaryThe key to understanding the service delivery, is that this is a luxury cruise at an affordable price. Given that irony, Carnival does an excellent job of carrying out a seemingly impossible mission.
I had very little concern with safety or security, other than luggage handling and parking at the port in New Orleans. And that would have been relieved with better information from the salespeople or website.
I was delighted with the music program, which the site and salespeople said nothing about. The information about the ports of call was extremely limited- apparently to suppliers with whom Carnival has a promotional relationship. Nothing was presented about flora and fauna, non-profit civil content, or non-partnership businesses at the destinations.
With the exception of the open-seating breakfast dining (Paris Dining Room) Maitr'd, staff was very helpful and friendly.
I have cruised Carnival before, and I will cruise on Carnival again.
Food and Dining
What's not promoted is probably the best part: you're still in a huge and impressive natural environment- at sea- and going to other lands and cultures.
The ship is a technical marvel; and that is legitimately promoted.
The music, from Director Patrick Blodgett (spelled right?) was exceptional. We thought we would miss the Country Western band we had on the Extascy, but his Jazz Show Band made up for everything. The feature show on this particular voyage- 'The Big Easy'- was Broadway quality. (I was expecting local dinner theater.) All the Pianists werre fantastic, especially the yound lady. (I think her name was Kim?)
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Ports of Call
Pros: The most comfortable way to travel. And it is fun.
Cons: Salespeople prolific. They- and website- unhelpful.