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Knowing its passengers and giving them exactly what they want -- good times at reasonable prices -- is one of Carnival Cruise Line's greatest strengths. This commitment to all things fun is evident on Carnival ...
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1,129 Carnival Triumph Cruise Reviews

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jillngary
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first cruise...celebrating my birthday. We did not know what to expect or have anything prior to compare to. The staggered boarding times sure made things go fast and smooth for getting on the ship. Faster to the Fun would ... Read more
Seabiscuit66
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was our first cruise on Carnival and second overall. Last time was 30th Anniversary back in 2001 on Princess up Inside Passage to Seward Alaska. It was like night and day comparison. This was seemed like more fun, as it probably ... Read more
TexasDavid7
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
124 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My DW and I went on this cruise with my daughter's family and the family part was great. Always fun to love on my grandkids. This was our first Carnival cruise but we have cruised many times, mostly on Holland America [older crowd]. It was ... Read more
bead_dazzled
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
48 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have been sailing with Carnival since 1989 and this cruise was so disappointing that we are now looking at changing to another cruise line. We have always loved Carnival and been vocal supporters of the line and experience. However ... Read more
nellyolsen
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was our second time cruising, our first was a year ago on the Carnival Ecstasy out of Miami. I'm not sure if Carnival in general has changed in the past year or if its just this ship but the food was absolutely terrible! You will not ... Read more

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31cruises
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
My wife and I take 2-4 cruises a year. Nearly all on royal Caribbean, however when my Brother in law said lets take a cruise after Christmas the difference in price and timing helped up pick the Carnival Triumphs December 28th sailing out ... Read more
TiLeMo
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
This was our second cruise , first was on the Princess Cruise line where the food was outstanding , not so much on Carnival . The burgers were good but it would have been very kind to call the rest of the food mediocre . The eggs were not ... Read more
azurecat72
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The best things about this cruise were our steward, Linda (loved her towel animals), the gym (it was very nice), and our one excursion to Casa del Playa in Cozumel. Everything else was pretty bad. Getting on the boat was hell...hours of ... Read more
Klondikecruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
We departed on our cruise December 28th 2015 for a New Years Eve cruise. Galveston parking when we arrived at 10:00 our scheduled time. The Galveston port authority had not opened the parking lot yet and so we had to wait until after ... Read more
kwbound
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
1,595 forum post
2 helpful votes
This review is just going to be some observations from our family Christmas cruise on the Triumph. This is our 13th cruise, our second trip on the Triumph. Our first Triumph cruise was in January 2014. Since then we’ve been on ... Read more

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juhlenkott
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are frequent cruisers and familiar with both Carnival and their sister company Costa. None of the perks or quality that we had experienced on previous cruises was present for this vacation. 1. We had Priority boarding that had us ... Read more
jp0011
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Carnival Triumph itself was okay, although very limited for younger ages and elders. The only thing you could really do was just lay out or go to the casino. Cozumel was very fun but with only 6 hours to visit, not much could be done. ... Read more
angoracruiser
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it was a way to have some time together as a couple prior to Christmas. The itinerary took us to Progreso, Mexico and to Cozumel. This was our second time on Triumph. We enjoyed the ship, the friendly ... Read more
Hawkeye Mark
Member Since 2007
1 review
13 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Ive read some of the reviews of the Triumph for December. The reason we chose to go is we live in Houston and its an easy drive down there. From time we left home till sitting down for lunch was just a little over two hours. We parked ... Read more
ITGeekGirl
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was my husband's first cruise and the first one I've been on in nearly 15 years. Food: There's no polite way to say this; the food on this cruise was pretty much horrible. So much so that it will probably stop me from choosing ... Read more

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docsjs
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Embarkation in Galveston was a breeze, partly because with a "suite" there is priority boarding. However, security was tighter than at the airport, and less friendly. We were supposed to be met at the airport (IAH), but ... Read more
glad im home
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my first cruise, and i was so excited, was rather amused to see so many kids knowing that christmas break had not started yet, and there was a rather obnoxious thug like group that ran unchecked the entire time. There were so ... Read more
Bubbatoby
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
My wife and I are getting close to retirement and had never been on a cruise so we thought we should add a cruise to our bucket list and away we went. When we travel by land, we prefer a clean, modestly priced motel room because we like to ... Read more
dfswies
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
sailed on a (5) day from galveston on the triumph. Ship is old , but adequate. This info is for repeat carnival cruisers, not first timers. The problem is carnival is cutting back and changing policy's, for the worse. First they ... Read more
mutigerpaw
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
First let me say that 6 months prior to this trip, we sailed 7 nights on the Carnival Freedom. You would think that being on a different ship would yield a different experience, but no, it felt EXACTLY the same. Same restaurants (Guys ... Read more

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jetjock71
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Overall the cruise was ok. My 4th Carnival cruise over the last 15 years. We departed late--very little info given as to why--Capt gave no "PA" or briefing over the loudspeaker--like NONE, NADDA--the whole trip..and we swapped ... Read more
globetrotter921
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We joined the Triumph in San Juan and sailed back to Galveston. This is one of Carnival's Journey Cruises which are offered occasionally and are different than their normal itineraries. We arrived in San Juan a day early and really enjoyed ... Read more
Henryhorn
Member Since 2012
1 review
20 forum posts
1 helpful vote
A mixed review but as the title says, this is a cheap cruise compared with perhaps Celebrity. We boarded effortlessly and by the time we found the stateroom our luggage was waiting outside the door. This caused a problem for those ... Read more
dreaming of the next
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
I have been cruising for many years now, with both Royal Caribbean and Carnival. This was my most disappointing cruise so far. Embarkation (not a Carnival problem): The port of Gavlveston has changed their operations since our last ... Read more
stenogirl
Member Since 2005
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was my 8th cruise. We actually had a suite on this sailing since we were going to be gone for 11 days. We were really excited because we are Gold members and sailing in a suite gives us Priority Boarding. However, when we got to ... Read more

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