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Carnival Triumph Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Carnival Triumph

5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail Date: July 09, 2011

Ship: Carnival Triumph

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review Summary

This was our first time cruising and were not real sure if we would enjoy the trip. Boy were we wrong. We loved every minute of it. The staff was extremmaly helpful and friendly throughout the entire cruise. The cabin was fantastic and much quieter than our hotel room in New Orleans! The buffet food on the ship was better than most and the dinner room meals were fantastic. We took two differant excursions, one in Progresso Mexico and one in Cozumel and both guides were great and spoke excellant english and were very well versed on their Mexican heritage and history. Only downside on the cruise was the amount of cigarette smokers. The signs in the casino state you must be at certain machines to smoke, but their were smokers all over the casino in groups in hallways and next to the bar . The staff did not seem to mind, so maybe this was normal?

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5


3 out of 5
Comedy show is a gotta see.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff was a lot more patient than I would have been waiting for the drunks to get back on the ship 30-45 minutes late. I do not understand why people cannot be more considerant for others? I would have left them...but I'm not in the cruise business either!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The room was fantastic and very quiet section of the ship. None or very little noise at all and the view on the balconey was great!

Ports Of Call

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

3 out of 5
Took the short tour of the Dzibilchaltun ruins. Very interesting tour and the guide David was great. Extremmaly hot and humid take lots of water.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
The water is crystal clear and blue here. Did a full day of snorkeling and just hanging on the beach.

Pros: Friendlyness of the staff

Cons: Uncontrolled cigarette smoking on ship

Recommends Carnival Triumph? Yes!

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