Liked the Triumph: Carnival Triumph Cruise Review by kosborne32571
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Liked the Triumph
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: New Orleans
The Carnival Triumph was one of my favorite ships. The size was just perfect and I really like how the lido deck pools were set up with the stadium seating in front of the large movie screen. Very relaxing for everyone to sit out there at night & enjoy the movies. Really don't have any complaints regarding the ship at all. The service was very good and the food also. Us parents were hoping the boys would take a liking to Camp Carnival so we went to the orientation on the first day & signed them up. They went the next day to a 45 minute Father's Day craft making class and never went back. These boys are starting middle school this year & were grouped in with 6 year olds so you know the activities are probably nothing they would be interested in and they weren't. They did have an hour everyday where the kids can go play WII or Xbox but like my son said "why do I want to do that if I am on a cruise ship?". We just didn't feel there was a lot for their age and they got bored quickly with the pools & slide. We were very much looking forward to our 3 port days!
Enjoyed Belize but were super excited about Roatan. You can imagine our disappointment when they came on the intercom at 8am saying we couldn't dock due to it being too windy and we would have another day at sea! My problem with this is 1)you get no money back just cause you miss a port and 2)this left us with 3 bored 11 year olds for another day at sea. Carnival made a big deal about adding activities and got out a new itinerary for the day. All they had added was some more trivia games and bingo. Nothing new for the kids, no movies playing on the big screen, nothing. That was the most upsetting thing. They should have a much better plan for these things if they are the leader in the industry! We just felt a little cheated on this one, the whole reason we chose this cruise for for the ports. Less