Just returned home!: Carnival Triumph Cruise Review by Surf and Suds
Overall Member Rating
Just returned home!
Destination: Mexican Riviera
The ship is very nice with the vast majority of employees working hard to make the guests feel comfortable and at home. The only bad employee I encountered was the blond lady with the ponytail working at the casino bar. She was rude, hateful and made many guests mad. I did not get her name because it was not worth the effort but she was not the nice blond Maria! (Maria made everyone feel welcome)
I do not smoke. If you do, be aware that you are not going to be very welcome. They keep More moving the smoking spots to smaller and smaller areas and make smokers feel like relatives who have overstayed their welcome! I say all of this in defense of my friends who I met onboard who were treated like second class folks because they smoked. If that is important to you I just want you to be aware.
The food and entertainment in the Paris and London restaurants was very good! The buffets were pretty good considering that they were feeding so many people and had so many varieties of food. The Chinese "wok" was horrible. I would not feed that to a dog! They need to fix that or shut it down! Guy's burger place was great! The pizza place was a big disappointment. They left guests standing in line while they supplied pizzas to workers in the rear of pizza restaurant. Pizzas were pilling up from the oven while they continued to prep more pizzas. They very clearly need some supervision in that area! The Deli restaurant was good. The omelet place is so slow that it would take a 30 day cruise to serve half the passengers one omelet. Something is "wong" there! LOL
All in all, I enjoyed the cruise and will go again and again!
The guy in the piano bar was very good. The comedians were good Less
On my past cruises I booked a balcony. That is because I had a lady friend who went with me. This time it was just me and I took the cheaper route. Cheaper being if you travel solo YOU GET TO PAY FOR TWO PEOPLE! Yes, welcome to Carnival... you can go by yourself in an inside cabin for about $500. or you can pick up a bum on the street to join you for the same fee of about $500. So great to be single! lol