25th Anniversary Cruise: Carnival Triumph Cruise Review by kridder814
Overall Member Rating
25th Anniversary Cruise
Destination: Western Caribbean
The "Bottomless Bubbles" program is a joke! By More that, I mean, RIPOFF! I don't always WANT a soft drink, but when I saw the one price for the "unlimited" drinks, I signed-on for the trip. Caveat: you MUST wait at a bar and request your soft drink. The bartenders will get around to getting your drink when they do... The fifteen percent tip they get for serving alcohol is not on your soda, so... guess who they serve first! I hope this gets fixed - BEFORE Carnival gets the reputation of having children waiting in line at the bars...
The room was nice and the steward was ALWAYS helpful and pleasant! The dining room was enjoyable and I liked the "Didja" section of the menu! The wait staff were always accomodating, and never ceased to strive to please. They were not as good as the ones on our last cruise, though.
The excursion we took, La Casa en La Playa, was AWESOME!! Best day of the cruise!! Exceeded expectations at every turn!!!
All in all, we had fun. I would hesitate to recommend the 4-day cruise to anyone, unless they only wanted a 4-day party. I will look for a longer cruise and try a ship with a better layout. Less
Port and Shore Excursions
We were treated like royalty from the first minute to the last! Private beach, beach house, Chef, Bartender, and Waiters!! Gourmet lunch, hors d'oeuvres, drinks, snorkel equipment, kayaks, beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, beds, hammocks,... All amenities included!! I need a thesaurus to come up with enough superlatives for this excursion!! I would HIGHLY recommend this to anyone without hesitation!!!