Great cruise, a few flubs

Carnival Triumph Cruise Review to Mexico

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

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 29, 2012
Ship: Carnival Triumph
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
The ship is great, well laid out, very clean with amazing staff. The shows were great and the food was very good although we were all disappointed with the quality of the dinner at Captains dinner.The lobster was small and over cooked and the chefs really need to learn the difference between the different temps when cooking steaks. The buffets, appetizers wait staff were all amazing and attentive. The shows for the most part were top notch, only one gripe and its with the management of the Karaoke program. the young lady is still running her system from CDs and is quite amateurish at best . It's 2012 and all of that should be on hard drives with software controlling the entire program. She did not manage her Q well at all which left many people each night unable to sing. This really ruined the Karaoke experience, a little more training and better equipment would really bring this program to great levels. Please know this is concerning the CD Karaoke NOT the live band Karaoke which was really good. The Ports of Call were great, i would however like to see Progresso taken off and spend two days in Cozumel. Progresso has nothing to offer and Cozumel is simply stunning and unfortunately this was the place where we spent the least amount of time docked. Overall the ship, the staff and the entire cruise was great though. so much so that within 48 hours we already booked next years to the Bahamas on the Fantasy.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Overall very good\, but as mentioned earlier...the grill chef needs to learn the differences in steak \"doneness\" My Med flat iron was often well done...yuck.


3 out of 5
As noted earlier very disappointing at the quality of the Karaoke. Bur the shows were great\, everything from the \"game\" shows to the magic and comedy acts. Very very good.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
I have no issues with the staff\, so very friendly and attentive even though they all work some very very long hours!!!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Steward staff was great and took care of our every complaints only kudos.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very good\, we were on Deck 10\, Panorama.

Pros: Cozumel

Cons: Progresso

Recommends Carnival Triumph? Yes!

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