3rd Carnival Cruise...probably our last

Carnival Triumph Cruise Review to Mexico

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: July 01, 2012
Ship: Carnival Triumph
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 5 years ago
This was our 3rd Carnival cruise and will probably be our last. We were traveling with our 14 year old and 13 month old daughters (big age difference, I know). The reason we chose a cruise for vacation was that we knew that our teen could go do her thing without having to hang out with parents and a baby. I was very pleased with the Circle C activities and our teen had a great time and met new friends. We booked 2 balcony rooms because we would need to put the baby down for naps and to bed early. The bathroom in our room had a clogged drain and we had to call a plumber to come fix it. Which it was fixed in a timely manner, but both bathrooms had a foul odor for the entire cruise. One word to the wise.if you value your sleep or if you are traveling with small children, do NOT book rooms on the 8th floor. It is directly below the Lido Deck, which is very noisy. We didnt think it would be that big of an issue when we booked because we were directly below the restaurant.but there was still a lot of noise all hours of the day and night. My main complaint with our trip, and the reason we wont cruise with Carnival again, was how rude our fellow cruisers were. Now, this does not mean that everyone we met was rudebut overall it was a bad experience. The best way I know how to explain it is a dog eat dog world. Waiting for elevators was the worse. People would come to wait on an elevator after we had been there waiting and cut us off to where we couldnt get on the available elevator. By the end of the cruise I would get on the elevator first and not let anyone else on until my husband could get on with our stroller and baby. On our previous cruises (when we didnt have a stroller) we would take the stairs as much as possible to leave the elevators for people that NEEDED them. I guess others do not have the same beliefs as I do. Also, children would run up and down the halls at all hourseven 11:30/12:00 at night. My parents are avid cruisers and have

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was great. We needed to change our dining time and had no problem getting our need accommodated.


1 out of 5
Not much to do for adults who don't want to get drunk or gamble. Evening shoes were not always family friendly (even if stated that they were)

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The BEST...my favorite part of the trip!!!

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Very outdated. 1 pool and 1 elevator were out of order the entire trip.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Smelly bathrooms\, clogged drain\, uncomfortable bed

Pros: Food\, crew

Cons: Outdated ship\, smelly bathrooms\, rude fellow cruisers

Recommends Carnival Triumph? No.

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