6 Galveston Gourmet Food Cruise Reviews

We needed a quick 5 day cruise to the Caribbean out of Galveston. We only needed one point to become Diamond Plus we booked a cheap room and choose a inside room after all it was only giving us 5 points and just one moved us up.i will say ... Read More
We needed a quick 5 day cruise to the Caribbean out of Galveston. We only needed one point to become Diamond Plus we booked a cheap room and choose a inside room after all it was only giving us 5 points and just one moved us up.i will say this made us number 26. Easy on. Easy off. Fastest we have ever experienced.the room was extremely small buttery clean in fact the whole ship was spotless. The mattress were comfortable and the pillows were fluffy. Dunno was our room steward. He was excellent. Gave us just what we needed, Windjammer was predictable but very good. Park cafe was easy to order and the food was good. We loved our main dining. We had Luke and Dennis! Wow they did a good job! Courtney in the Diamond lounge was fabulous!!! The cruise needed much work done to the outside of the ship. Many places was rusted where we tried to sit. The inside was always being cleaned and cared for. But we believe there was a drink waiter shortage.all in all it was very nice Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
The embarkation went smoothly but the debarkation took more than an hour and a half. The cabin was kept clean and dining in the dining hall was ok. Our waiters were great. We traveled with 2 teenagers and the entertainment and ... Read More
The embarkation went smoothly but the debarkation took more than an hour and a half. The cabin was kept clean and dining in the dining hall was ok. Our waiters were great. We traveled with 2 teenagers and the entertainment and activities was adequate. I played a lot at the casino which they had no problem charging my debit card for. I was set up to the only charge from my debit card and no sign and sail privileges because I did not have a credit card linked to my sign and sail card. They, however, did charge my sign and sail card. This created a lot of confusion with the casino saying they told me that they were charging my card. They lied. We asked to see the video feed and they would not let us see it. We had a terrible time. They ended up giving us $200 of it back while we were on the ship, only to charge us $200 once the cruise was over. Food selection and drink after hours suck. Be prepared to drink only water. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
This was my families first cruise together and I wanted to make it special. I had cruised on NCL before but was in an inside suite. After having that interior experience, I opted for a balcony cabin. I also chose 6th floor and in center ... Read More
This was my families first cruise together and I wanted to make it special. I had cruised on NCL before but was in an inside suite. After having that interior experience, I opted for a balcony cabin. I also chose 6th floor and in center field to help lessen the motion(if possible). Everything was done very well from embarkation to the food, staff, and excursions. My son is 7 and he was in heaven. The food options are never ending from the lido buffet to all the side stuff. My wife wasn't a fan of the sushi. I loved the midnight pizza runs after a healthy dose of casino time. We ate at the Lincoln and the Washington as well. My only regret was I only booked a 5 day. Well, 2 regrets. We also didn't utilize the kid zone much so we never got out to dance or see the comedy shows. This was more by family proxy though, Logan wanted to hang with dad. The room was as expected, not shoulder to shoulder but smaller than a Super 8. This is why I chose the balcony, plus you can do and see things others can't. Again, private balcony with incredible views. Could go on and on but we had a very memorable time on your ship and would recommend you to anyone. RW Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
We love this Ship!!! Even though it is Very Big, it was like coming home. We had not been on a RCCL cruise for several years, trying other lines and it was so great to be back. Several people had complained about the food, but we ... Read More
We love this Ship!!! Even though it is Very Big, it was like coming home. We had not been on a RCCL cruise for several years, trying other lines and it was so great to be back. Several people had complained about the food, but we thought it was very good, especially the steak house Chop Chop. You could cut the meat with a fork, but it is quite a bit more expensive. You know, the music around the ship and out in the open was not exceptional except for the guitar player the band that played with him (Mark) amazing. There is never enough classical music in my opinion and we like lots of music. The ice show was amazing and the Saturday night Fever production was great. The cupcake shop was very cute and had classes for decorating. There was not enough chocolate on the ship, though!! The chocolate crescent rolls i was used to were not offered, but it was only a week long cruise, so maybe i just couldn't find them!! This is a wonderful smooth sailing ship. The entertainment director encouraged everyone to become a family and talk to everyone, which was a great theme, in our opinion. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
My wife and I mainly choose Carnival Liberty because of the Port is was sailing out of (Galveston) and for a long weekend getaway. We sailed Carnival back in 2000 & 2001 and had not sail on them until now, a lot has change (for the ... Read More
My wife and I mainly choose Carnival Liberty because of the Port is was sailing out of (Galveston) and for a long weekend getaway. We sailed Carnival back in 2000 & 2001 and had not sail on them until now, a lot has change (for the better) We were surprised, very nice ship and staff were all friendly, nice and informative. Normally we have been sailing with Disney and Princess. Back to this cruise, Some highlights were The Chef's Table, Diamonds Steakhouse & the Ship Tour. Had fun in the Casino. Our Stateroom was very nice (Grand Suite) Lot of fun things to do on the ship, entertainment was very nice, fun, funny & exciting. Getting on and off the ship was seamless. The excursion was just ok..."La Casa en La Playa - A Select Retreat" beach water very rocky, not much sand, Food was served and it was great, drinks were great. They had a swimming pool, it was very nice. Staff were very friendly and nice. Found cig buts all over. If you go, spray yourself down with bug spray before you leave, everyone got major mosquitoes bites. One lady went into the water and her foot got hit by a stingray, very painful, lots of blood. Yuck. If you go, pick out a spot quickly, only a few nice shaded areas. We won't do that one again. We did have very nice weather throughout the whole cruise. We would go on this cruise again soon. Oh great Eggs Benedicts I've had on any cruise ship. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
We chose this cruise because it was a way to have some time together as a couple prior to Christmas. The itinerary took us to Progreso, Mexico and to Cozumel. This was our second time on Triumph. We enjoyed the ship, the friendly ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it was a way to have some time together as a couple prior to Christmas. The itinerary took us to Progreso, Mexico and to Cozumel. This was our second time on Triumph. We enjoyed the ship, the friendly staff, and the activities. The shows were Christmas themed, and were well done. The ship was decorated for the Christmas holiday with wreaths and garland. The gulf waters were rougher than we expected because a storm had blown through just as we were leaving. Hence, the ship rocked back and forth for the first two days of travel. I took medicine and learned how to 'get my sea-legs.' The staff was helpful, carrying my tray on the Lido when I had a hard time walking steadily. After a while, we just got used to it. We met up with a facebook group to 'mingle' on the first afternoon. That was a nice way to start things off. It gave us a chance to get to know some people and compare notes on excursions. I was a bit disappointed because we were placed at a table for two in the Paris dining room. It was in a walkway area, and it felt awkward. We prefer to be seated with a group of people, even if we do not know them. I found out that you can request seating arrangements if you go down to the dining room and talk to the maitre de. Will try that next time. The dining room was not as inviting as on our previous cruise. Carnival has introduced a new menu called American Table. It should be called Bare Table because they have discontinued the tablecloths, even on elegant night. American table is all about things Americans are supposed to like---steak, potatoes, etc. However, we prefer the European style menus they had previously. We further request the return of the tablecloths. If I wanted to eat at Denny's, I would have stayed in Texas. We tried a wine package (3-bottle, premium). The selections were limited, but varied enough to meet our needs. The good thing about the wine is that they kept the leftover wine and had it waiting on our table the next evening, chilled and ready to pour. There is a basic and a deluxe wine package. You can save about 20% by purchasing this package prior to the cruise. The deluxe package has Zonin Prosecco, which, in my opinion, is better than champagne. Progreso was wonderful. We went to a beach hotel with a buffet and open bar. It was very nice. The bus ride took 35 minutes, but the time flew by due to the entertaining stories and lessons given by Alejandro Fitzmaurice Laviada, our tour guide. On the return bus ride, several people vomited because of the choppy ocean effect combined with too much tequila. Cozumel was excellent. We purchased a non-Carnival excursion to Nachi Cocom for $55.00 apiece. They had a clean pool, great beachfront, and plenty to drink with poolside/beachside service. The food was very good. There were six cruise ships in port that day, but even so, there was plenty of taxi service available. Our favorite activities on board were the hot tub, comedy club, and the casino. I coaxed my wife to gamble bit. We decided that on our next cruise we will ask for the 8:15 PM dining slot since there are fewer kids and less rush in the dining rooms at that time. The shows have multiple times, so you have to work your MDR time around that as well. Overall, I think Carnival does a great job with their cruises, and we will continue to stay with them. Dining room, bar, and stateroom service were excellent. Read Less
Sail Date December 2015

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