Carnival Triumph Cruise Review by favsox25: Disappointed Past Carnival cruiser
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Arrived in NY the day before our cruise departed. Short cab ride from our hotel to cruise terminal. Slow process to board ship. Seems much more stream-lined on previous cruises out of Tampa. Went to Lido deck for a drink before our stateroom was ready, short wait. Previous post advised Triumph has been refurbished, which surprises me because I really think this ship needs updating. The balcony chairs had cigarette burns in them, the partition between balconies was not secured properly (hinge was broken) and banged constantly. The carpets were very worn. The bathroom tile was dirty. The light on our balcony did not work. Our stateroom attendant did an average job, had to constantly ask for our ice bucket to be filled. Never replenished the soaps in the bathroom. Good thing I had packed extras in case. Ordered room service (coffee and bagel) for breakfast the first 3 days, errors each time. Asked for coffee and decaf tea, got pot of coffee and pot of decaf coffee. Just small things, More
that added up. Lido deck buffet was terrible. Pizza, burgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken sandwiches were good. As well as Deli sandwiches. Dining Room food was good. Jerk Pork, Spare Ribs, Lobster and Shrimp all were very good. Stuck with the sugar free desserts and all were very good. Did not go to the spa, had read sub-par reviews on the spa on this site, so stayed away. Entertainment was High School level (dancers), comedians good as well as Magic act (very good). Of course they overload you on the pictures (did not purchase any). And why oh why did they have both formal nights on port days, rather than the At Sea days?? Made no sense. The Olympic Bar was the best spot for college and pro football games and baseball!! It was great and very rarely crowded, and a smoking friendly spot. Less
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Cabin review: Carnival Triumph Balcony Upper 6425
Love having a balcony. Lots of storage, closet space. Don't book the deck above the piano bar! (My fault!) Cabin convenient to elevators/stairs. We took stairs 85% of the time. Room carpet very worn. Room very cold even with air off.
Port and Shore Excursions
We got in late to Boston, due to the weather (fog). As we arrived in the Port it was a beautiful trip in and escorted by the Coast Guard. Very impressive.