Lower Your Expectations/But just a Little

Carnival Triumph Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Carnival Triumph

5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail Date: July 09, 2016

Ship: Carnival Triumph

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review Summary

Great- The Crew! Our steward and head waiter and MDR staff were amazing                      people.

Great- Our Balcony. It was so pleasant.

Great-Our bed. Comfy and I slept fairly well.

Great- The shows we attended. Magic Show, Burlesque Show and Comedian. All                Very excellent.  

Good- Drinks- They were plenty strong (we had CHEERS! package) but the bars                were understaffed at times and waiters were few and far between in some                areas.  

Good- Food. The food was mid-grade for the most part. Some was super. Some                  food was meh. Pizza Pirate...24 hour Pizza. Was Yuck! Don't bother. 

Bad- Exactly one outlet in the entire room (zero in the bathroom) Not even a double          outlet. One place to plug anything in. [=] .....Not [==]. Take adapters and                    extension cords. 

Bad- No Fridge in room. (no where to plug it in anyway=)

Bad-Nickel and Dime you constantly

Bad-The Muster Station Drill-Huge waste of time- I heard zero instructions on                   emergencies. July 9th in NOLA and Humidity was palatable. One lady had to           leave the drill, she could not catch her breath. They held us way too long. And         yes i know it is mandatory. 

Bad-The "Fun Finds Shopping Show". Huge sales pitch about Tanzanite and Diamonds International. We purchased a coupon book (only $25.00) due to the booklet having several coupons for free items that you get at shops in Cozumel.. Guess what??? You can get any of those same free items with no coupon book!! 

BAD- The whole Progresso Debacle. Everyone we spoke to, who worked for Carnival about the subject of the Port of Progresso told us it is a terrible place to go. The items for sale, the excursions, the "vendors". So why go there for a port day at all?? 


Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our steward (her name is Ni) was a sweetheart.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Loved our bed and the balcony. Loved our steward. No where to plug in any devices. It is 2016 and people have stuff that needs charged.

Ship Tip

Don't over pack. It is easy to take too much stuff on vaca!

Ports Of Call

New Orleans, Louisiana

3 out of 5
We were there the day after 2 officers were killed in Baton Rouge. We ended up driving into an area that was having protests (our fault). The time in NOLA was stressful

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

3 out of 5

Traveler Photos

Puppy Towel Snowman from out steward DWI
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