A bit disappointed

Carnival Triumph Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
4 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 29, 2011
Ship: Carnival Triumph
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
This was our first cruise. We were looking for fun and relaxation without the kids. Well, the ship was at full capacity with 3,400 passengers and 1,100 crew. About 4,500 people in all. Way too crowded. It was like Christmas shopping in a crowded mall the day before and everyone was hustling for the last minute special. Additionally, there were children running around unsupervised all over, including the supposedly adults only areas. One exception was the casino. They did pretty good at keeping the children away. The food was average. Some of the entertainment couldn't be enjoyed due to all the kids running around. My wife and I asked if there were any adult only cruises. Apparently there aren't unless it is chartered or a gay/lesbian type thing. We have decided that resorts may be out best answer. It is easy to find an adult only resort, the food is slightly better in my experience, there are lush plantlife to enjoy, and I don't have to deal with so many things costing so much. For example, a bottle of wine purchased for $5.00 at Walmart cost $25.00 on the ship. There are lots of opportunity to get photographs taken but they cost $21.00 for each picture.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Pros: The casino

Cons: Way too crowded and way too many children!!!

Recommends Carnival Triumph? No.

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