Carnival Triumph Cruise Review by gardianof5
- Sail Date: May 2018
- Destination: Western Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Balcony
ROOM: We were in cabin 8201 with a balcony. The room was clean and roomy. Carnival provides in the room: beach towels, towels and wash cloths, blankets and extra pillows, soap, shampoo and conditioner, toilet paper, kleenex, bottle opener in bathroom, clothes line in the shower for wet bathing suits, hair dryer, two outlets, full length mirror and dresser, lots of mirrors, ice bucket, wine glasses, water that can be bought for $3.25 a bottle, two lounge chairs and table on balcony. You can ask your steward for bathrobes and extra hangers. No refrigerator in room unless you have medicine that must be kept in the refrigerator. What you need to bring: power cord, clothespins to hold swimming suits on clothes line, hand mirror. You can get a larger ice bucket at the bar on the Lido deck for box wine. Order 12 pack of water at the Fun Shop online for $4.50. The thermostat is on the ceiling. You can ask the steward to help you adjust it.
DINING: We ate in the Paris Dining Room as much as possible, and we were always pleased with the food. If you are not happy with one dish, then order another one. The service was amazing. Thank you Edgar and Imadi. I did not like the Lido deck food-tasted like cafeteria food, but I do not like buffet food. I did like Off the Grill on the Lido deck that made omelettes the way you wanted them. They were delicious. The SeaDay Brunch in the Paris Dining Room was the best! Ask to be seated by the window-open seating for breakfast.
ENTERTAINMENT: We loved the bands Cat's Pajamas and Music through the Decades. We did not like the Welcome Show but the tribute to New Orleans Show was great! If you like Art check out the Art Show. The pieces were beautiful.
COZUMEL- You must check out Kaokao Chocolate Factory Tour. You can order on their website. It was $25 per person for 90 minutes. It was so informative and fun. We made our own chocolate to take home. At the end of the Cozumel pier is the taxi stand. It was $11 for up to four people to go to the factory. https://kaokaochocolatefactorytour.com/
Down the street is the local market place-Mercado Municipal. This is a great place to see local life at its best and find some great deals. Have lunch at Pancho's Backyard-amazing!
PROGRESSO: Sergio's Tours has an amazing COSTA ESMERALDA 5 IN 1 TOUR for $60 per person. Uva our guide stayed with us all day and treated us like royalty.We went to the Cenotes, Flamingos Reserve, Pink Mayan Salts Lake, Mayan Ruins Xcambo, and
Beach Club where you can eat and drink all you want. Check it out at http://sergiotours.wixsite.com/sergiotours/naturaleza
EMBARKATION: This was rather painless. We arrived at 10:15 am at the port. They began calling groups at 11:30 am and by noon we were on the Lido deck eating. The lines were long for dining, but relax you are on vacation. Do not pack any alcohol because they will take it out of your suitcase.
DEBARKATION: This was a nightmare. Stay in your room until they call your deck. Some people got off early and caused everyone to be backed up. There has to be a better way to organize this. They started calling decks around 7:15 am and we did not get called until 9:00 am. We stood in line for an hour before we could get off the boat. Customs was no big deal.
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