Carnival Triumph Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Good, inexpensive getaway

Sail Date: September 26, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

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.

Cabin / Stateroom
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Carry your own bags off if you can. We got off 2 hours earlier by doing this.
Ship Quality
The ship was clean, but there were lights out everywhere in the common areas.
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Bingo was fun. Arrive early if you want to watch a movie on deck. Chairs go quickly.
The shows we saw were enjoyable, but the stage kept malfunctioning.
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
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.
Galveston, Texas
Progreso (Merida), Mexico
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.
Cozumel, Mexico

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