Carnival Triumph Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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3 out of 5

Had a great time

Sail Date: March 19, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

From embarkation to debarkation the cruise was a great time. My wife had cruised before, but this was my first time. We went with another couple and not one of us had a bad experience with crew, food, activities, staterooms, etc. The best activity was the Chef's Table the third night of the cruise. Truly a VIP evening...10 course meal....tour of the pairing...and a story from the executive chef of the boat. A couple things to change is not to nickle and dime you on everything. For example, if you get the unlimited soda fountain card they pour all your drinks out of a can - FREE; if you drink one of the SAME canned drinks in the stateroom - NOT FREE.

Pros: Chef's Table, Staff, activities

Cons: Some things overpriced

Recommends Carnival Triumph? No.

Ship Quality
Overall was nice size and clean. Our understanding was that later this year the ship will be dry-docked for needed updates to the interior.
Food and Dining
The Chef's Table was MAGNIFICENT! The normal meals were good with a couple REALLY good meals. What made our dining experience good was the staff...our waiter Adi was hilarious!
Cabin / Stateroom
Clean rooms...need updating though.
Service and Staff
All the staff except one of the female Eastern European casino bosses were great!
Always something fun to do.
Progreso (Merida), Mexico
This is a fairly new port in Mexico so it hasn't been built up yet. Rather than go to the beach with the other 3,000 passengers we decided to take a cab to Merida...very neat experience with a tour of downtown Merida. If you want to do this leave the ship as early as possible cause it takes about 45 minutes to get to/from the boat.
Cozumel, Mexico
Did the typical tourist thing on this port...swam with the dolphins...great time!

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