Carnival Triumph Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Second Mate

Experience
4-6 cruises

Reviews
7

Helpful Votes
7

3 out of 5

second trip on Triumph not as good as expected

Sail Date: February 01, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

We decided to go on Triumph a second time to see how it was after "poop cruise" overhaul.  All they did was clean it up and put in more money making revenue(bars).  Our room (interior shows worn areas(ship was built in 1999), some light "egg crate" decors were held in place by DUCT TAPE!!!!

The ends of the reading lites constantly fell off, and the promenade the couches show extreme wear, the plastic was cracking bad.  Our commode had to press the button to flush twice and the seat was loose.  They replaced the whole crew except the cruise director.  The cruise director's staff were rude(been on 5 different ships I know)  The menu boards were worn, they could copy new ones, wait staff were not overly friendly.  I realize all these people were new put on a ship with bad history, but this was not one of our best cruises.  Carnival needs to go to a different port besides Progresso.  That port is boring

On the plus side they got a new captain and he is a good one. He mingles with the guests and doesn't drag tail getting back to port.  He got the ship back to Galveston an hour early and broke the de embarkation record of how fast the ship unloads

Ship Quality
stuff is showing wear
Food and Dining
menu boards needs replaced
Cabin / Stateroom
some things need repair or replaced
Service and Staff
cruise director staff rude
Entertainment
shows were great
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
showed super bowl all over ship
Destinations and Excursions

Tip

Don't play trivia pursuit as if you show the staff they had a wrong answer, they say they aren't going to change answer no matter what you show & tell them...set in their ways
Need some way to control teen agers...4 a m they were yelling and talking in the halls...sitting on stairs, pushing all elevator buttons...security only hangs on lido deck not roaming



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