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Carnival Triumph Cruise Review to Mexico
Ship: Carnival Triumph
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 5 years ago
Review SummaryMy two brothers and I sailed on the Triumph on 1/14/13 - 1/19/13. This was fifth cruise overall; my fourth with carnival.
First\, I'd like to acknowledge three crew members for outstanding service. David\, a bar waiter who usually helped us in the MDR\, was fantastic! He would stop by our dinner table a few times each night to check on us and remembered our names\, what we liked to drink\, and portfolio numbers. I think this was just his third or fourth sailing\, but he seemed like he already had everything down. Always up-beat and working hard. Henry\, our team head waiter\, was very funny and had a positive attitude. He was out sick a couple of nights and we sure missed him! Finally\, Dobromira was a team assistant waitress who only helped us for dinner one night\, but she sure made an impression. She was very attentive and had a brilliant smile. She should be promoted\, in my opinion.
Compared to my other three sailings with Carnival (with the last one in 2007)\, I'd say most aspects of the cruise had improved - none had declined. The ship was kept very clean - we almost never saw any dishes\, empty bottles\, or trash sitting out for more than a minute before it was removed. Most notably\, the quality of the food served at dinner was much better than my previous experiences. My family and I go out for dinner an average of four nights a week\, ranging from high-end chef-owned restaurants to chain restaurants\, as well as fast-food. I'd equate the food at dinner comparable to a four-star restaurant\, with lunch and breakfast similar to a typical sit-down chain restaurant. Overall\, I liked the food from the various grills on the Lido deck. Service by the MDR staff was at least the same as a four-star restaurant. The wait for food was usually much less than that in most restaurants\, and only twice being about the same (once between our appetizers at dinner and main course and once between our main course at lunch and dessert). We were never in there for more t
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Pros: Great service from the staff & really liked the dinners
Cons: Debarkation process