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Carnival Triumph
Carnival Triumph
Member Name: bead_dazzled
Cruise Date: July 2012
Embarkation: Galveston
Destination: Blank
Cabin Category: 4F
Cabin Number: 8214
Booking Method: Cruise Line
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 3.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 3.0
Entertainment 2.0
Spa & Fitness 3.0
Family & Children (By Age Group)
        13-15 4.0
Shore Excursions 3.0
Embarkation 4.0
Service 4.0
Value-for-Money 3.0
Rates 3.0
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Triumph....OK for a quick getaway
We achieved our Platinum status (with some negotiating) with Carnival with this cruise. They have recently changed their loyalty program and it now requires many more cruises to achieve Platinum and Diamond status. The downside was there was very little benefits for being Platinum status on this ship. We were expedited through the Sail and Sign card issuance process but were delayed because they double booked our cabin.

Overall, the Triumph's refurbs are good. She is clean with nice carpet and chairs. Anyone that has recently sailed on the Ecstasy knows how disappointing a tired cruise ship can be.

Platinum was debarked with all of the other passengers so don't expect any perks from this ship/port. We always park with Lighthouse and as usual, they were awesome. Quick service and very reasonable price.

Notable...there were no shelves in the closets for the 4F cabin; only hanging space. There was a hair dryer in the bathroom but it was not very powerful.

My teens gave the O2 program mixed reviews. The younger kids were often mixed with the teenagers because there were not enough Camp Carnival coordinators available. This caused the teens to leave the area and wander the ship. I noticed a large number of pre-teens running amok around the ship.

The shows were average. I noticed more of the bad timings, wardrobe malfunctions and other somewhat questionable content instead of the overall performances.

Be sure to know the spa prices before making an appointment. I was quoted one price before the appointment and charged another after the appointment. The gym is well appointed but we did not use it during this trip.

Carnival standards were on, ice cream, deli, coffee bar.

Interesting...the Conquest and Ecstasy always offered guest comment cards; no such offer or request was made by this crew.

Overall, it is an OK quick getaway. Just average for Carnival. Having sailed with Carnival 10 times, I know they can do better.

Publication Date: 07/24/12
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