A Relaxing Cruise

Carnival Triumph Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 20, 2011
Ship: Carnival Triumph
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago

Nice ship, well appointed, well kept. Very smooth sailing -- hardly noticed when ship docked/undocked, minimal transition in getting "land legs" back.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Only went to main dining room 3 times, as food there tasted "tired" and we were never able to get a table just for 2. Ultimately found food more appealing at Lido deck buffet, both in variety and freshness -- and desserts were consistently incredible! Although the Lido dining area became crowded and congested at peak times, we at least were able to find the kind of seating there that we preferred.


3 out of 5
We prefer to just relax, and did not participate in the various activities, nor did we attend any of the shows. My wife did visit the gym on several occasions, and found it to be quite adequate and well equipped. TV options were disappointing, with far too many channels devoted to shipboard/Carnival subjects, and the $9 charge for demand movies was waaaaaay excessive. Was disappointed that there was no indoor movie theater onboard. We did very much enjoy the classical music of pianist Elisabeta.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff was cheerful, accommodating, and capable.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Layout at times confusing, appealing decor, good cleanliness.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
LOVED the stateroom. It was conveniently located, spacious, nicely decorated, very comfortable, and well-kept by the stewards.
3 out of 5
Just walked around a bit -- aside from picking up some needed items from the CVS Pharmacy, we found nothing of real interest in Key West.
Don't Miss: Don't feel competent to comment.
3 out of 5
Ship was diverted to Cozumel, Mexico due to Hurricane Irene, which was fine with us. Cozumel's a good shopping port, and we spent most of the day ashore picking up mementos for family, doing personal shopping. Had a light lunch at Fat Tuesday Bar, which was acceptable. Dodged raindrops all day, but had a good time.
Don't Miss: Although we enjoyed shopping around, nothing really stood out.
1 out of 5
Again due to Hurricane Irene, ship was diverted to Progreso, Mexico, which has a 5-mile pier & not much to attract us -- so we chose to remain aboard.
Don't Miss: No comment.

Pros: The stateroom was fabulous

Cons: Main dining room food was disappointing, tasted

Recommends Carnival Triumph? Yes!

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