Had a great time

Carnival Triumph Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 19, 2011
Ship: Carnival Triumph
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago

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 galley...wine 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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
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!


5 out of 5
Always something fun to do.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All the staff except one of the female Eastern European casino bosses were great!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
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.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Clean rooms...need updating though.
3 out of 5
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.
3 out of 5
Did the typical tourist thing on this port...swam with the dolphins...great time!

Pros: Chef's Table, Staff, activities

Cons: Some things overpriced

Recommends Carnival Triumph? No.

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