Good, inexpensive getaway

Carnival Triumph Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 26, 2015
Ship: Carnival Triumph
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 2255
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

For the price, this cruise was a good getaway for my husband and me.  We didn't feel like they offered a ton of activities (especially since the main stage kept having technical issues during the evening show), but that forced us to enjoy new activities like Bingo and to go watch movies on deck.  Food was kind of hit or miss.  The burger bar was good.  Pizza and sandwiches were okay.  In the dining room, my husband and I enjoyed a small table to ourselves.  We learned to order three or four appetizers between us (always ask for a cheese plate), so that we could enjoy all they had to offer.  Appetizers were almost always the best items.  The entrees were about on par with a casual chain restaurant...though the lobster was good as always.  Overall, the staff was very helpful and nice.  The excursion desk even helped us get a partial refund when our Progresso excursion turned out to be a dud.   We even got good pictures on formal night.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Dining room definitely had better food than the cafeteria (though some of the dining room options end up on the evening buffet). Enjoy a burger at Guy's burger shop.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Bingo was fun. Arrive early if you want to watch a movie on deck. Chairs go quickly.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
The shows we saw were enjoyable, but the stage kept malfunctioning.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship was clean, but there were lights out everywhere in the common areas.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
1 out of 5
Try the Mayan ruins rather than the beach. Our beach was closed due to red tide, but we didn't think it was that nice even if it was open.
5 out of 5
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