Carnival Triumph

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  • Mediocre at best

    Dec 23, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive: a balcony stateroom was a bargain compared to other cruise lines.
    Cons: Service was poor, food was poor, and gratuities out of line.

    Summary: My only other cruise was with Holland America and even though I decided later that I'm not really into cruises, it was a pleasant experience. I only went on this cruise from Galveston to Progreso and Cozumel because it was a family vacation with my mom, ... read more

  • A little bit great, a little bit not so great

    Sep 21, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Carnival Triumph is a big, elegant ship with larger-than-average staterooms.
    Cons: Decks near dining room reach a dead end, requiring diners to fight crowds at elevators.

    Summary: Cruise dates: Oct. 3 through 10, 2009, from New York, up the Eastern coast with four ports of call stops, and back to New York.Carnival Triumph is a grand, opulent ship. We enjoyed our cruise, with the exception of a few very negative aspects. ... read more

  • Trimphiant Triumph

    Dec 24, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The cruise is a good bang-for-the- buck.
    Cons: One complaint, not mine, was that there was no country band on board.

    Summary:    The home port for The Carnival Triumph has just become New Orleans after having been dry-docked in September and October of 2008 for refurbishing. The cabins were revamped and new carpeting throughout spiffed up the ship.  My ... read more

  • Good Time!

    Jan 2, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cleanliness, Fun, Weather!
    Cons: Wavy and Expensive alcohol and stores.

    Summary: Me and my mom and sister went on the Carnival Triumph ship for Christmas Vacation on December 21st - 27Th. The ship left Miami and traveled to San Juan, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten. The boat was pretty rocky for my liking but it wasn't too bad. Every ... read more

  • WORST VACATION EXPERIENCE

    Sep 8, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: NONE
    Cons: HORRIBLE FOOD, DIRTY, WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE...ROYAL IS WAY BETTER

    Summary: My boyfriend and I just got back from a 7 day cruise on the Carnival Triumph, The Eastern Caribbean Cruise. It was the worst experience of my life. I spent a lot of money to travel from California to Miami to go on my one vacation of the year and it ... read more

  • Great Vacation - Value Priced

    Oct 3, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price, Cabin, service, and diversity of entertainment choices.
    Cons: Disco unavailability until late, ubiquitous photographers, photo prices.

    Summary: My husband and I just returned from a 7 day cruise on the Carnival Triumph. As frequent cruisers (32 to date) we know to avoid taking Carnival during the summer since the younger cruisers generally dominate the entertainment and outer decks. This cruise, ... read more

  • The WORST Family Cruise Ever

    Aug 12, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Disembarked in Puerto Rico and St.Thomas so we could get away from carnivals private concessions
    Cons: Overbooking, long lines, rude staff, dirty ship and ran off private concession on Grand Turks.

    Summary: We went on the Triumph, believing it would be a great family (of 7) trip from ages 15 to 79. To our dismay our 3 Senior travelers waited in the breakfast line until lunch. We found out that the ship was overbooked by 750 +/- people. There was long ... read more

  • Great Family Cruise

    Aug 1, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great fun for the kids, food was fantastic.
    Cons: Shows were more adult, magician show only good one for kids.

    Summary: My family and I (5 of us) just returned from a 7-day cruise on the Carnival Triumph leaving out of Miami. It stopped at Cozumel, Grand Caymans, and Ocho Rios. I would definitely recommend this ship for a family vacation. In Cozumel we went snorkeling ... read more

  • W. Carrib. Cruise - Jan. 27 to Feb. 3, 2007

    Feb 8, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Bountiful food. Clean ship. Excellent service.
    Cons: SPA=RIPOFF - these are contractors and if problems, Carnival cannot do anything. Buyer beware!

    Summary: This cruise is about the best vacation deal (short of someone else paying) you can buy. Room and meals for about $100 per person per day! Ship conditions were great - nice and clean. Staterooom (balcony) - very large and comfortable. The wait staff ... read more

  • Carnival Triumph awesome

    Sep 19, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: We were just very pleased with almost everything on the ship.
    Cons: I wanted "hot" tea every night, but did not get it that way.

    Summary: The end of April, the first of May we went on the Carnival Triumph, and what a ship. We had never been on any of Carnival's ships, and this was the best ship I had ever been on, out of 6 other cruises. I had read feedback from people, and almost ... read more

  • Never cruise Carnival again.

    Jun 11, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Location of our seating for dinner.
    Cons: Buffet food horrible. Flies on majority of items. Room cleanliness sub-par. CROWDED!!!!

    Summary: The worst part of our cruise was that we were placed in the bottom back end of the ship next to the crew staff area and the engine noise was so LOUD that you might as well forget about sleeping. I will have to say after complaining about the location of ... read more

  • Much better than expected

    Feb 9, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice ship. Nice employees.
    Cons: TOO MANY YOUNG PEOPLE!

    Summary: This was my second cruise ever. The first one did not impress me and I swore I would never go on another. I'm so glad that I took the chance and tried one again. I had heard ahead of time that Carnival was cheap and not a good cruise line to take. ... read more

  • Carnival Triumph - New England/Canada 9/05

    Sep 30, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: I can't think of any pros - disembarkation??
    Cons: Too many to name - an extreme disappointment.

    Summary: This was the fifth time I had cruised on Carnival, and it was by far the worst. The ship (like some other in their fleet) is poorly laid out, with my sister and I having to constantly go up or down a couple of decks to get around the dining rooms ... read more

  • Family Cruise on Carnival's Triumph

    Sep 17, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Departs beautiful NYC, relatively inexpensive, clean and new ship.
    Cons: Extremely crowded, lackluster buffet, disappointing kids' club.

    Summary: Our family just returned from a 6 day 5 night cruise on Carnival Cruise Line’s Triumph from New York City to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Canada. We were two adults and two children (ages 4 and 7) and we traveled with another family, two ... read more

  • Book Your Own Tours in Halifax

    Aug 24, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Plenty of tasty food,(more bang for your buck)-don’t twist the meaning LOL
    Cons: Too many announcements, not enough shops, dull nightclub

    Summary: Before I describe what I hate and loved about this ship, I want to suggest that if you can book your own tours. For one, if you book tours through the ship, the tour will be overpriced. In Canada the tours fees are calculated according to the Canadian ... read more

  • horrible vacation ever!!!!!

    Aug 11, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Rooms were a very nice size
    Cons: Service was horrible, shipped smelled of fuel, boring ship

    Summary: we embarked out of New York, which was really crowded. Waited in line after line. Would never go out of New York. Ship was sailing to Canada. The weather was crummy. It was cold. And we went in July. The ship was very boring they never had nothing ... read more

  • Disappointed with Carnival Cruise Lines.

    Feb 8, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice ship, very clean, great entertainment. Good food.
    Cons: Constantly "hawking" Art Work and Jewelry over the ships' PA system. Poor customer service.

    Summary: If you are looking for a romantic cruise with visions of "The Love Boat", then Carnival Cruise Lines Triumph might not be for you. Our recent trip on CCL started out with great promise and everything was going great and as planned, until we got on the ... read more

  • A pleasant cruise sandwiched between the nightmare of going and returning.

    Jan 28, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Main dining fantastic. Public areas and facilities great. Shows great.
    Cons: Drink prices. Embarkation. Disembarkation. Airport returning home. Lido deck food. Relentless money making. Drink prices.

    Summary: This is my assessment of my trip on the Triumph from 15 to 22 January, 2005. It started badly. I had made the mistake of allowing Carnival to book my travel to and from the ship which they did on US Air. US Air would not have been my first choice. ... read more

  • It's worth it if you get a great deal that no other company can match!

    Jan 21, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Carnival is always fun, great casino, western trip has fun excursions & fun people
    Cons: Not clean, not great service, food sub par, staff not attentive

    Summary: My fiancé and I went on the Carnival Triumph on 12/13 - 12/20. We had a great time overall because of the people we met and the activities we participated in outside of the cruise on our excursions. I do not want to complain, because I wish I had some ... read more

  • Carnival Valor

    Jan 6, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: supper club
    Cons: everything else

    Summary: Oh my God what a nightmare the Carnival Valor is ! OK. I won't bore you with a novel here, just the main points you need to know. Cruise Dec. 19th - 26th Eastern Caribbean. Line ups: embarking - 2hrs. disembarking ... read more

  • BORING and SMOKERS

    Jun 12, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good food and service, St. Thomas, sports bar
    Cons: nothing to do, San Juan, smokers, loud music, pools, others...

    Summary: I am 15 years old, and i went on the Carnival Triumph Cruise with my family. It was my Mom, Dad, Sister, and Me. We went to San Juan, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten. I wasn't exactly thrilled to go on it, because i looked at the layout of the ship and ... read more

  • Very disappointed with Carnival

    Dec 21, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fantastic couples seated with us at dinner no phones
    Cons: Poor quality of food, urine smell on our floor,automatic gratuity

    Summary: This cruise our honeymoon. Upon our arrival, the sixth floor hallway smelt of urine and the rugs were stained. The smell was overpowering, when we inquired as to the source of the smell, we were told that the toilets had overflowed during the previous ... read more

  • Carnival Triumph- Our First Cruise.

    Nov 8, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Balcony room--a must have if you can do it! Beautiful ports - huge ship!
    Cons: Embarking and disembarking--the usual long line. Food - adequate - not great.

    Summary: A friend and I decided to take our first cruise in May 2003. My parents (professional cruise takers) kept harassing us to try it--even though we were not really taken with the idea of being "captive" on a boat for 7 days. Finally we gave in. We ... read more

  • Sun and Fun

    Jul 9, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Food, service, decor
    Cons: Expensive drinks, Jamaica.

    Summary: The week of June 28th my husband and I, along with my parents, his parents, and both of our 18 year old brothers took a cruise on the Carnival Triumph. We left from Miami on Saturday. We had all decided to arrive the night before so that there would be ... read more

  • Never again!

    Feb 15, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good price compared to other lines
    Cons: Service, food, rooms

    Summary: My recent cruise on Carnival was my first with them but my 4th overall. We picked Carnival because we wanted to go back to Bermuda and this was the least expensive way to do it, plus it was leaving from Norfolk which was more convenient for us. ... read more

  • GREAT!

    Jan 18, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything! Food, Entertainment
    Cons: NYC Port Authority - Long Lines

    Summary: I attended this cruise with my whole family up to Nova Scoita and Halifax last July. It was a great experience! The ship was exceptionally clean, staff friendly, entertainment entertaining and the food delicious! The only problem ... read more

  • Great times...Great Memories February 2002

    Jan 8, 2003 by
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    Pros: "ED RRRRROCKS",the piano man, was excellent!!!!! Made many fun memories with new friends.
    Cons: None from me. I loved the cruise! I went the second week of 02/00.

    Summary: As a novice to cruising I was elated. I found my cruise on the Triumph rather enjoyable. I spent my evenings in the piano bar having quite a joyous time. I went on the cruise with a group of friends (8) and ended up making a whole new group by the end of ... read more

  • Carnival Triumph! A great ship!

    Nov 23, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful ship! You won't find a better vacation!
    Cons: ocassional sewage smell

    Summary: Of all the cruises I have been on, the Carnival Triumph is my absolute favorite, hands down. I have sailed on her several times on Caribbean cruises, and every cruise has been better than the last! The ship itself is beautiful...the decor is amazing! The ... read more

  • Paradise for Sail!

    Oct 27, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: *TOTALLY RELAXING *Lots to do *Friendly staff *Dinner!
    Cons: *Debarkation *Drinks expensive *San Juan party on boat

    Summary: Notes About Review: Added sections on transportation to port and debarkation, October 27, 2002. First, allow me to apologize for the bad pun in the title. I promise that I'll avoid making any more in this review. ;-) ... read more

  • Carnival Triumph to the Bahamas

    Oct 13, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: sailed out of Norfolk, nice big ship, big cabin, tons of food
    Cons: mediocre dining room service, not enough daytime activities

    Summary: We sailed on the Carnival Triumph on a 6-day Bahamas cruise out of Norfolk, VA. First off, three cheers to Carnival for having cruises out of Norfolk. It is an easy drive to the port for us, and so convenient not to have to fly to get there. Made the ... read more

  • TERRIFIC!!!!

    Aug 21, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price, itinerary, food, activities...basically everything!!
    Cons: Art Auction

    Summary: I have to start by saying that before we left for our cruise, I read ALL of the reviews of this cruise ship - some of them the same cruise intinerary that we had - and the what I read were both extremes - from very poor to excellent. I stongly believe ... read more

  • A "Cool" Triumph-ant Vacation

    Jul 27, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Scotee the Pianoman, Back Massaging Chairs, Oxford Bar
    Cons: Videotape Unavailable for Sale, Dirty Balcony

    Summary: We arrived in New York City for a four day cruise to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After enduring line after line and security checks, (they actually take your picture and store it in the bar code of your "Sign and Sail" card) my wife and eight others(5 adults, ... read more

  • Carnival cruise less than expected

    Jul 13, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price, Staterooms, Itinerary, Clean
    Cons: Food, Activities

    Summary: Booked this cruise 10 days prior to sailing for my wife and children ages 18 and 21. Many friends recommended going on a cruise. Maybe I didn't have my heart in this but figured I would give it a try. The price was $550 and included an upgrade to a 6E ... read more

  • Not an all-out Triumph, but not bad.

    May 6, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: St. John, Balcony Stateroom, Pizzeria
    Cons: San Juan, Bartending Staff, Limited availability of shore excursions

    Summary: This is my review for our journey aboard the M.S. Carnival Triumph April 27, 2002 – May 4, 2002 visiting the Eastern Caribbean. My boyfriend Scott and I, ages 32 & 24 respectively, are the lucky travelers. This was our first cruise. Cruise ... read more

  • Triumph, sail her !

    Apr 26, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Outstanding Ship, sizable staterooms, excellent staff
    Cons: Ports of Call, Tours were mediocre

    Summary: This was my second cruise with Carnival; the first, six years ago on the Ecstasy, left me promising never to cruise again. From the lifejacket drill in a dark, windowless lounge while the ship left Miami (I wanted to be on deck to view the departure!) ... read more

  • Carnival not fun for children

    Apr 23, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: dining room food was outstanding
    Cons: very little for young children to do, inadequate supervision, availability of "free" beverages limited

    Summary: My husband and I and our children, then a 7 1/2 year old girl and a 3 1/2 year old boy cruised on Carnival Triumph in August 1999. My husband really wanted to go on a cruise, but I was concerned that there wouldn't be anything to do as a family or ... read more

  • The Fun Ship - NOT!

    Mar 29, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Variety of Shows, Dining Room Food
    Cons: Children's Activities, Buffer, Lines! Lines Lines!, Poor Customer Service, Departure/Arrival

    Summary: I want to start out by writing this review by stating that I normally don't rip things. I will give some credit when it is due, but in this case no credit is deserved. I also want to state, this is the first time I took a cruise and maybe my ... read more

  • What a Beauty!

    Feb 4, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: beautifull, big
    Cons: nothing

    Summary: I am a travel agent and recently was allowed to tour a number of carnival ships, this ship is by far my favorite ship that carnival owns to date, it is stunning, when I traveled on this ship they had a string quartet onboard, and the people that work on ... read more

  • How we escaped the Hurricane

    Jan 20, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Staff was very friendly and entertaining Shore excursions were great
    Cons: Pool too small and too many kids in it Not many singles

    Summary: Me and a friend both 21 y.o. and single went on the Triumph Oct. '01. We had a great time. The staff was great, we changed our dinner seating time with no problem. They sat us next to what i think were the only 2 single guys on the ship. The food was ... read more

  • Triumph was OK

    Nov 27, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Food
    Cons: Too many kids! Everyone wanted a tip

    Summary: Well we took our honeymoon on this ship, we left Sat 11-17-01 and got back 11-24-01. Our Ports were Cozumel, Ocho Rios, & Grand Cayman. Over all we had a good time but there were a few down sides to the trip too. First of all if you are going to go on ... read more

  • Carnival's a best bet for those who like to party!

    Nov 24, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great food, great dance clubs, great service
    Cons: Getting on and off the ship. (2 many ppl, 2 chaotic)

    Summary: This was the vacation of a life time. There was plenty of things to do, I was never bored. My itinerary had ports of call in these places: Miami (where we began), Playa Del Carmen, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, and Ocho Rios. There was never a dull moment ... read more

  • Carnival Triumph - what a triumph it must have been to build

    Oct 13, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great ship, incredible size
    Cons: Typical Caribbean humid weather

    Summary: I am writing about a 7-day cruise aboard Carnival’s Carnival Triumph, which departed Miami on Saturday September 1, 2001. This itinerary is for the Eastern Caribbean, which includes the following ports of call: San Juan (Puerto Rico), St. Thomas, ... read more

  • Carnival Triumph - my first cruise experience

    Jul 29, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: exceptional service, good food, 24 hour pizza and ice cream, spacious cabin
    Cons: Luggage handling, in-cabin tv system, elevators, soft drink prices

    Summary: My wife and I just returned from a 7 day Eastern Caribbean cruise on the Carnival Triumph. It was the first cruise for both of us, although we were with friends that had cruised Carnival several times prior. Overall, it was a fantastic vacation and I ... read more

  • A Young Cruiser's Opinion

    Jul 17, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful Destinations, Typical Cruise Perks
    Cons: Not Enough Teen or Children Activities, Not Enough Time in San Juan, Puerto Rico

    Summary: A few months ago, my father surprised my teenage sister and I by taking us on a seven day cruise to San Juan, St. Thomas, and St. Croix aboard the Carnival Triumph. Although I cannot compare this cruise to others, I feel that I can give a valuable ... read more

  • Carnival Cruise Lines - Simply OK

    Jun 11, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Spacious staterooms, wonderful spa, plenty of options for shore excursions, dining room (dinner)excellent
    Cons: EMBARKATION AND DEBARKATION!! Buffet food

    Summary: My husband and I decided to take a cruise about two months prior to our sail date. We have been to the carribean twice, but never on a cruise. We chose the Triumph because it was one of the newer ships, and it was going to the islands we wanted to ... read more

  • Everybody should do it at least once

    Apr 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: 10 year old had plenty to do, left my wife and I to enjoy ourselves
    Cons: $$$$$$

    Summary: Had a tremendous time, everything was exactly as described. Food was outstanding...included lobster tails, Beef Wellington, steaks, salmon, much more. Service was excellent...my glass was always full, cappacino would appear without asking, good attitude ... read more

  • Carival Cruise Review

    Jan 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: entertainment, employees, friends, ship
    Cons: food, fly away program, departure

    Summary: Carnival Triumph Eastern Caribbean 12/09/2000 This was my first cruise. A friend and I just wanted to get away for a few days and relax. Our travel agent suggested that we try Carnival as our first cruise line. She found an eastern Caribbean ... read more

  • The Best of The Best

    Jan 8, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: great food and service lots of activites
    Cons: too many people

    Summary: I've heard lots about the carnival triumph. I'm a little young to be an experienced cruiser but out of all the cruises i've been on this one is the best. They have activites for the younger kids dance halls for teens it's crowed though so the longs are ... read more

  • Triumph---Triumphant

    Dec 31, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful Ship, great service, something for everybody.
    Cons: Too much smoking aboard, disorganized disembarkation

    Summary: On Dec. 2, 2000, I sailed aboard the Triumph with 2 friends for my first cruise. The experience was sensatonal, once we boarded the ship. We had a lovely cabin on the Lido Deck replete with balcony. Great view of the ocean. The cabin steward, ... read more

  • The Triumph

    Dec 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun!
    Cons: I can't really think of any!

    Summary: My friend and I went on our first cruise a few months ago, and we had the time of our life. I won't comment on the destinations we stopped at but will focus on the ship itself. Besides the long time it took to board the 'Triumph', once on we ... read more

  • Triumph might be an overstatement

    Dec 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Piano Bar, Great Food
    Cons: Lousy Service

    Summary: In August, four friends and I purchased a 2 day cruise to nowhere on Carnival's Triumph sailing in and out of New York City. We figured it would be a nice close of summer activity at a reasonable cost ($199 per person) My travelmates and I ... read more

  • Triumph - No Activities For Children

    Dec 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Friendly Staff, Good Food
    Cons: Little Activity for Children

    Summary: Hubby and I have been on four Carnival cruises, including the Destiny, Ecstasy, Sensation, and the Triumph. I am writing this review for people WITH CHILDREN who are planning to take a cruise aboard the Triumph. Three children and six adults went ... read more

  • Triumph, Take Me Away!

    Nov 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Something for everyone, even the kids
    Cons: A ship this size is bound to be crowded

    Summary: This ship was gorgeous! The other passengers were energetic! The entertainment was outstanding! There were enough diverse activities on board that if you couldn't find something to do, you weren't looking. This cruise had it all: magicians, ... read more

  • the big ship

    Nov 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The ship atmosphere look beautiful inside
    Cons: A little crowded in some places

    Summary: Well I really enjoyed the carnival triumph, I can say if it is better or worst than other cruise lines because I never Tried any other cruise line. The food was good in dining room. I had late seating in the paris dining room. The room service ... read more

  • World's largest floating ashtray

    Nov 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great food, decent service,
    Cons: Too few restrictions on smoking in public areas; noisy cabin neighbors; bratty kids everywhere

    Summary: This was my second cruise with Carnival, my wife's first. We were impressed with the size of the ship, and contrary to many epinion writers, we didn't have much trouble finding deck chairs--probably because we cruised at the end of hurricane ... read more

  • Good Choice

    Oct 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wait Staff, casio, 24-hour pizza
    Cons: Drinks are expensive!!!!!!!

    Summary: This was my second cruise on Carnival Cruise Lines, and The Carnival Triumph was the best. The ship was huge, and had anything possible to do while sailing! The ship is beautiful. Beautiful carpet, and lights around the ceiling, floor, and walls ... read more

  • A great time!

    Oct 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: kids, adults, sun, fun, relax
    Cons: none

    Summary: I have been on five cruises, and Carnival is the best cruise line that I have found so far. Not just are their prices resonable but there is something to do for eveyone! If you like to lay by the pool all day great, you can do that! If you are an ... read more

  • Big and Beautiful

    Sep 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Best vacation ever!
    Cons: Can't think of any

    Summary: I have taken numerous cruises and this was only the second one on Carnival. I will definatly sail with this line again. We went with a family group last fall to the western caribean. The islands were Jamaica, Grand Cayman and ... read more

  • A Triumph of a Trip

    Sep 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots to Do
    Cons: Too many people on the excursions

    Summary: Last December a friend of mine and I left our husbands and cruised the Western Caribbean on Triumph. We had a wonderful time! The staff was wonderful, our fellow cruisers were relaxed and the weather was perfect. I highly recommend the ... read more

  • The Triumph is a Triumph

    Sep 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Service, Size, Food, Amenities, Chidren's activities
    Cons: Luggage handling

    Summary: Do This! Have cruised 5 or 6 times including the 'loveboats' Triumph was better. Sailed Eastern Caribbean August 5, 2000 for 7 days. Was hesitant to book Carnival, was convinced it wasn't as good as other lines WAS I WRONG! 3497 people on our ... read more

  • Fun Ship

    Aug 31, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything
    Cons: if it starts to rain

    Summary: Oh my! An experince never to be forgotten! The ship is overwhelmingly huge! 12 floors, in-door/out-door pools, food, food, food, casino, show rooms, gym, track, night clubs, karaoke's, just about everything you can imagine! I suggest going to few of ... read more

  • What a Triumph!

    Jul 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Ship has EVERYTHING
    Cons: Didn't want to leave after the fifth day

    Summary: Last year my parents and I were privileged to be able to go on a cruise on the Carnival Triumph. We traveled to St. John's and Halifax. I had never ever been on a cruise before, and the entire trip just knocked my socks off. I didn't know what to ... read more

  • FUN

    May 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Island Excursions
    Cons: Poor air conditioning

    Summary: I recently cruised on the Carnival Triumph sailing from Miami and stopping at Cozumel, Grand Cayman, and Jamaica. I was disappointed with the ship for the fact that the year before I had sailed on the Carnival Destiny and found that this ship was ... read more

  • Atlantis above water

    Apr 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Design,Bars,Casino,Food,
    Cons: Topless bar is hard to find

    Summary: What a ship!!!This is truly a magnificent ship. The decor is fantastic. The food is 5 star quality, and the service is even better. This is a "Fun Ship" There is a state of the art fitness facility, so you can get your body toned before you sun ... read more

  • Simply The Best!!!!!

    Apr 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Amazing ship, great entertainment, food excellent! a lot better then we expected.
    Cons: a little crowded in some parts of the ship

    Summary: now i myself an an experienced cruiser, have been on many ships...and this one truly was the best. the beauty and electricity inside this ship blew my mind as did the attention to detail on the design of the ship. this ship wasn't perfect though, but it ... read more

  • Triumph-Hi Grandma and Clark Griswold

    Apr 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: food was good, topless deck
    Cons: lack of quality people to hang out with

    Summary: For a single 24 year old male I would not recommend this cruise. Not that it was an excruciatingly painful experience, nor do I deeply regret going on it by any means, but the lack of people within my own age range, and the mass influx of elderly ... read more

  • Great for Spring Break!

    Mar 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of activities, good food, unique ports, tons of fun!
    Cons: drinks are expensive, lots of people

    Summary: One look at this ship and all you can say is WOW! As a college student, this cruise was the best spring break I have ever had. We left from Miami and went to Cozumel. We then proceeded to Grand Cayman and Jamaica. For all the places you get to visit, the ... read more

  • Not worth the trip

    Mar 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice ship with lots to do
    Cons: You have to wait on line to do any available activities

    Summary: My fiancee and I took our third Carnival cruise together during Christmastime '99. It was a special 10 day cruise, and although we had fun (it was a vacation afterall) it was the worst cruise we have taken. As an experienced cruiser, I can tell you ... read more

  • ONE BIG CROWD ON THE TRIUMPH

    Feb 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: new ship, great entertainment
    Cons: to crowded, not enough public space

    Summary: Well this is the story of the cruise with TO MANY people. If you are not into big crowds stay away from this one! Carnival really packs them in on this ship.They use every available space for cabins and this makes for less public space for ... read more

  • Carnival Triumph - January, 2000

    Feb 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great food, shows and activities
    Cons: cabin to small

    Summary: My wife 19 year old daughter and I took the Carnival Triumph cruise in January, 2000 for 7 days on the Caribbean cruise. The trip was excellent in all respects, except that we were 3 in an inside stateroom with a cot, rather than an upper berth and it ... read more

  • My 1st Cruise

    Jan 31, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Friendly staff, excellent wait staff, 24hr pizza, Camp Carnival for Kids, lots of activities
    Cons: Some staff members had problem w/English language; don't go during Hurricane Season!

    Summary: I had my very first cruise this past fall on the Carnival Triumph, which left out of New York harbor and sailed to Nova Scotia/St. John Canada. To make things even more interesting, we sailed right after a big Storm (yes, the ship was definitely ... read more

  • WoW!!

    Jan 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very luxurious with something to do every hour of the trip!
    Cons: Food very tasty but servings a little cheap.

    Summary: There is really just one word to describe this cruise boat! WOW!!! I had never been on a cruise before (till this past summer of course) and let me tell you, My parents couldn't have picked a better cruise line. I mean i still remember waiting in the ... read more

  • Downtown Vegas Floats

    Jan 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Vegas in the Caribbean
    Cons: Not much of a cruise experience

    Summary: My wife, 19-year old college son and I recently spent a week on the Carnival Triumph, one of the world's largest cruise ships. We are experienced cruisers and generally prefer small ships that go to interesting places and are likely to have interesting ... read more

  • I That What You Call Good Food?

    Jan 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: cheaper
    Cons: not as good of food and entertainment

    Summary: I have been on a couple of cruises, so I am not expert, but I would definitely have to go with Royal Caribbean. First of all I know Royal Caribbean is more expenseive but you get your bang fro your buck when it comes to entertainment and food. Some ... read more

  • A BIG SHOWBOAT

    Jan 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Prices were better than most. Entertainment was spectacular.
    Cons: Food quality was fair. Long walks from room to decks.

    Summary: I was lucky enough to have taken the Maiden voyage of this gorgeous new ship. We cruised from NYC to Canada this past summer aboard this exciting new Carnival ocean liner. When first entering the ship you are in a beautiful atrium. There are glass ... read more

  • Carnival Cruise Tropicale

    Dec 28, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: excursions
    Cons: small ocean filled pools

    Summary: This past July my family went on the Carnival Tropicale. For the most part it was an Ok trip. They did have a very good Kids Club, which the directors did a good job keeping our 6 and 10 year old busy during the cruise. (They want to go again.) But, I ... read more

  • Carnival's Triumph is Triumphant

    Dec 21, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: 'funship' friendly and financially fit
    Cons: not for everyone, young spirited

    Summary: Carnival's Triumph hits the high notes! While sitting in the Rome Lounge aboard the Triumph listening to a duet of an Andrea Bocelli aria, it brought tears to my eyes. I couldn't believe if i closed my eyes that I wasn't in fact hearing Andrea himself. ... read more

  • Carnival Triumph a 'triumph'!

    Dec 20, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: newest, largest 'Fun Ship'
    Cons: can hold 3,000 passengers and many times shows it

    Summary: Carnival delivers is now-famous 'Fun Ship' product in a newer, larger, more modern package called the Carnival Triumph. This ship is the newest and most-modern ship to join the Carnival fleet. It is very large and one can easily get lost without a map ... read more

  • smooth operator

    Dec 15, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: FOOD
    Cons: allot of people

    Summary: I really enjoyed this cruise. The employees were professional. Waiters were very nice also/ I found the disco was top class. If your looking for a really fun boat try this one. I was on the 10 floor the room was made up with the towels turned into little ... read more

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  • Love Carnival

    Dec 2, 2011 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Very nice crew and the comedy club was great and the food was good...
    Cons: Drinks are high..

    Summary: You get great deals...My friend and I had first class and we are not rich...It was just real nice the crew were great...Just don't go in the summer when kids are out of school go late Sept..They also have ships out of Port Canaveral in Fla this will ... read more

  • Disappointed and haven't even departed yet...

    Jul 22, 2008 by
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    Pros: Yet to be seen.
    Cons: Poor customer service and no continuity between systems.

    Summary: This will be our first trip on Carnival and I've been disgusted with the company since making the reservation. This company has serious lack of understanding how the Internet works and no concept of customer interface design of their web site. We ... read more

  • NOT GOOD AT ALL !!!

    Apr 18, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: NICE VIEWS, GREAT PORTS
    Cons: ALMOST THE ENTIRE CRUISE

    Summary: My family and I just returned from a 7 day caribbean cruise, the views were nice but not worth the $4000 spent. The food was sub-par, the entertainment was horrific and the kids camp was rarely open. We have been on several cruises before on different ... read more

  • My husband and I have traveled onboard The Carnival Triumph right after September 11 2001

    Mar 9, 2007 by
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    Pros: Excellent decor, superb dining, entire staff was more than friendly. We loved the ship.
    Cons: I thought that the lighting was just a little bit on the dark side.

    Summary: My husband and I traveled on board The Carnival Triumph right after 9/11. The ship was nearly new when we traveled on her. The decor was tastefully done, and the food was superb. This was our 3rd cruise on Carnival Cruise Lines, and we love their ... read more

  • Carnival Triumph

    Jan 27, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Good service..Ship activities..Roomy balcony state room. $$$ Value.
    Cons: Poor baggage handling. Food service needs improvement.

    Summary: Overall good experience. Good ship activities and service with roomy balcony state room. Large casino, Very relaxing and fun. Very good $$$$ value. Travel dates were 1/6/07------1/13/07 and the ship didn't seem crowded at all. Baggage handling was poor ... read more

  • Dirty

    May 25, 2005 by
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    Pros: I met a lot of great people. The Piano Bar
    Cons: No customer service at all.

    Summary: This ship was very dirty, the sheets on my bed had a blood stain on it that was now brown due to being washed. That was the first day, my husband called housekeeping and had them change them immediately and they did. Why wouldn't they throw it away? ... read more

  • First time cruisers will love it!

    Jan 21, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: ST. Thomas, ST. Croix ST. Croix especially if you an outdoors person, very pretty.
    Cons: Puerto Ricco

    Summary: The first and only cruise I have taken was aboard the Triumph, destination: Eastern Carribean. I had no complaints at all about the cruise itself. The ship was great, the service was great, everything was great. Not being of drinking age I did ... read more

  • Not so Triumphant

    Sep 14, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Ports of call.
    Cons: Food. Service. Quality of ship.

    Summary: Very disappointing. The service was very poor. Found on more then one occasion the staff to be rude. The condition of the ship was very substandard. All carpets on all floors were stained. The food was tasteless and bland. The "grand" buffet seemed ... read more

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