Some of the upgrades were part of a $300 million fleetwide program that resulted from an operational review of the fleet completed in April. These included enhancements to the ship's emergency power capabilities, new fire safety technology and an increase in operating redundancies.
Additionally, Carnival added Fun Ship 2.0 amenities during dry dock including Guy's Burger Joint, the BlueIguana Cantina and four new bars: BlueIguana Tequila Bar, RedFrog Rum Bar, Alchemy Bar and EA Sports Bar.
Passengers onboard the sold-out sailing from Galveston will be treated to a special performance by George Lopez. Lopez partnered with Carnival in April 2011, becoming the line's "Curator of Comedy." He is responsible for overseeing the comedy offered at The Punchliner Comedy Club Presented by George Lopez.
Carnival Triumph departs alternate Thursdays on four-night cruises to Cozumel and alternate Mondays and Saturdays on five-day sailings to Cozumel and Progreso.
--by Dori Saltzman, News Editor