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Great embarkation process, smooth, quick, no problems with my daughter (16) no passport. Small hiccup setting up onboard account, Carnival rep?? kept swiping my credit card and entering numbers manually got a little worried about getting over-billed, so far no problems. Went with 2 of my brothers, one brought his fiancee the other his daughter they seemed to have no problems either. Saw lots of reviews about sewage smell, noticed nothing like that in our rooms on 1st floor, smelled something a little funky on 7th floor when checking out hidden decks, but nothing overpowering. Our cabin (1236) small but were rarely in it except to sleep, my daughter was out till 2 or later most nights. Did not eat in dining rooms. Guys Burgers I'd give a solid B+, I like a burger with a good char on the outside, Maillard Reaction, Guys Burgers seem to lack that but a solid solid food choice. Pizza I'd give an A great crust, great flavor, they keep it simple only a half dozen choices, kind of limiting but generally keeps the service fairly quick. Buffets varied first night great, fresh shrimp, one other night seems like the shrimp were a little off, hard to complain about the buffet though they are what they are, some food was great other food seems like they weren't even trying. Varies from C to B-. Blue Iguana. Great. Awesome. A all the way. Breakfast and lunch. Fresh. Tasty. Great fish tacos. Great huevos rancheros. Deli. Only got pastrami. B good sandwich, could be more meat on it. Chopsticks. Great A- fresh flavorful, very little variety though, they keep it simple and tasty. Went to a few shows comedy magic song and dance not really into that, but they were good. Magic was the best forget the guys name he was funnier than the comedian, my daughter saw a couple shows of the comedian with her kids group and said that after a the first time she could figure out some or the set ups. Went ziplining in Cozumel, ehh it was ok, we've been ziplining a lot so it was an ok experience for us, I hate to sound smug and precious but it was not that thrilling. Would be good for beginners Went to Dzibilchaltun in Progreso, wrote a review on Trip Advisor about it so won't go into it too much, went thru Autoprogreso loved Dzibilchaltun but not Autoprogreso so much. Go to Dzibilchaltun and swim in Xlacah Cenote and explore the ruins. My daughter loves cruising our 2nd cruise, going to try to go again before she graduates so yes plans to go again.

I'd give 4.2 stars. slightly above 4

Carnival Triumph Cruise Review by !966b

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2018
  • Destination: Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Interior Upper/Lower
Great embarkation process, smooth, quick, no problems with my daughter (16) no passport. Small hiccup setting up onboard account, Carnival rep?? kept swiping my credit card and entering numbers manually got a little worried about getting over-billed, so far no problems.

Went with 2 of my brothers, one brought his fiancee the other his daughter they seemed to have no problems either.

Saw lots of reviews about sewage smell, noticed nothing like that in our rooms on 1st floor, smelled something a little funky on 7th floor when checking out hidden decks, but nothing overpowering. Our cabin (1236) small but were rarely in it except to sleep, my daughter was out till 2 or later most nights.

Did not eat in dining rooms.

Guys Burgers I'd give a solid B+, I like a burger with a good char on the outside, Maillard Reaction, Guys Burgers seem to lack that but a solid solid food choice.

Pizza I'd give an A great crust, great flavor, they keep it simple only a half dozen choices, kind of limiting but generally keeps the service fairly quick.

Buffets varied first night great, fresh shrimp, one other night seems like the shrimp were a little off, hard to complain about the buffet though they are what they are, some food was great other food seems like they weren't even trying. Varies from C to B-.

Blue Iguana. Great. Awesome. A all the way. Breakfast and lunch. Fresh. Tasty. Great fish tacos. Great huevos rancheros.

Deli. Only got pastrami. B good sandwich, could be more meat on it.

Chopsticks. Great A- fresh flavorful, very little variety though, they keep it simple and tasty.

Went to a few shows comedy magic song and dance not really into that, but they were good. Magic was the best forget the guys name he was funnier than the comedian, my daughter saw a couple shows of the comedian with her kids group and said that after a the first time she could figure out some or the set ups.

Went ziplining in Cozumel, ehh it was ok, we've been ziplining a lot so it was an ok experience for us, I hate to sound smug and precious but it was not that thrilling. Would be good for beginners

Went to Dzibilchaltun in Progreso, wrote a review on Trip Advisor about it so won't go into it too much, went thru Autoprogreso loved Dzibilchaltun but not Autoprogreso so much. Go to Dzibilchaltun and swim in Xlacah Cenote and explore the ruins.

My daughter loves cruising our 2nd cruise, going to try to go again before she graduates so yes plans to go again.
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Cabin Review

Interior Upper/Lower
Cabin 1A 1236
Ok we weren't in it much, kept real clean. Very nice for what it was.
Upper Deck Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins