Carnival Triumph Cruise Review by Jsmi145
- Sail Date: February 2018
- Destination: Western Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Interior Upper/Lower
if you've never cruised, you probably won't notice the "dated" decor of the common areas. Modern ships tend to be sleek and elegant, but the Triumph is still glitzy with statues, neon letters, and dazzle. There are plenty of sitting areas on decks 3-5 and lots of live music near the casino and in the atrium. Alchemy bar is pricey but nice with craft cocktails. The piano bar was fun. I didn't check out the comedy show, but saw it was packed. Come early. The two main shows were fine: The Big Easy was the strongest. They both seemed small scale compared to NCL. All the crew was nice. Your Time Dining went off without a hitch and we always got a table for 2. Sea Day brunch was hit or miss but still nicer than the crowded buffet. Guy's Burgers and the Blue Iguana burrito were great. I'd skip the Seafood Shack. It's not expensive, but not worth the money. I didn't get a chance to try the Pizza Pirate. Maybe because it was a short cruise, I didn't have much interaction with my room steward, but the room was always clean. Again, the decor was somewhat dated (lots of pink), but who cares?
We went to Las Uvas beach club in Cozumel. I think I paid $20 per person for all you can drink (4 hours) with a private waiter. It was small but nice with great, free snorkeling. A taxi cost $12 each way (10 min drive). It wasn't very crowded and might be a good alternative to Mr. Sancho's. We didn't book with Carnival.
Overall, it's a quick, fun, no frills cruise that's perfect for the cost conscious or first timers who don't know about the luxuries of larger liners. Take a longer trip out of it by staying before or after in New Orleans.
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