Sail Date: January 2019
Initially very excited but turned quickly when we found over 1/2 passengers on the cruise belonged to “swingers” club. This group overtook every public area on the boat and very inappropriate behaviors/dress. Even cruise director made ... Read More
Initially very excited but turned quickly when we found over 1/2 passengers on the cruise belonged to “swingers” club. This group overtook every public area on the boat and very inappropriate behaviors/dress. Even cruise director made jokes toward them during entertainerment. Not sure if carnival aware of this but would of requested a refund and not went had we known. Our servers at dinner were very professional and food was okay. Loved Guy Ferrari cheeseburgers and Alchemy bar. Our two excursions (catamaran in Cozumel and beach resort at Progresso) were the only saving grace for this trip as able to get away from this group and enjoy the day. Was an odor of chemicals occasionally from the work being done on some of the decks. Also disappointed in that they allow smoking inside in this boat as the smoke overwhelmed the casino and lobby areas. You would think with all the outdoor space people could smoke outside. Will definitely be contacting Carnival about this when get my survey from them. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2019
The updated staterooms are really beautiful and comfortable. Bathrooms feel larger. Activities were average, except for the last night Mardi party, which was a great way to end the trip. Only negative was the food. Though the service ... Read More
The updated staterooms are really beautiful and comfortable. Bathrooms feel larger. Activities were average, except for the last night Mardi party, which was a great way to end the trip. Only negative was the food. Though the service was wonderful, the food was lacking. In fact the most disappointing of any of the past 8 Carnival cruises I have taken. Hopefully this will improve after dry docking. They were working on remodeling the cabins on the port side of our deck and the construction noises and smells were concerning at times. Especially the construction noises after 10 pm. But the results are worth it. The public areas definitely are ready for the makeovet, which hopefully will include improve ventilation to deal with the smoke from the casino. The smell was in all of the public areas surrounding the casino. The smoke made it difficult to enjoy any of the activities in this area. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2018
Cruised from New Orleans between Christmas and New Years. Incredible staff try so hard. Food was way better than expected. I really liked 3 out of the 4 dinners I had. Our ocean view cabin on second deck was really spacious. I doubt you ... Read More
Cruised from New Orleans between Christmas and New Years. Incredible staff try so hard. Food was way better than expected. I really liked 3 out of the 4 dinners I had. Our ocean view cabin on second deck was really spacious. I doubt you get that much sq footage in newer model ships. The few updated experiences they have are good such as the Alchemy Bar and the sports bar (though its way too small for the amount of people who wanted to be there). The bathrooms are in desperate need of a remodel. The pool area is overun and gross. Not enough deck chairs. Having said all of this, I would have given it four stars but for the sewage stench that grew worse and worse as the trip went on. By the last night it was overwhelming on deck 2. She is a proud old ship, time to clean her out. Fun Cruise and recommend once they fix the issues with the coming 400m remodel. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: December 2018
I have cruised before on other lines. I knew Carnival’s reputation for budget cruising - I was footing the bill for a party of nine so price was a key determiner. My husband and I blended a family this year - 5 young adults ages 22-29, ... Read More
I have cruised before on other lines. I knew Carnival’s reputation for budget cruising - I was footing the bill for a party of nine so price was a key determiner. My husband and I blended a family this year - 5 young adults ages 22-29, two with their spouse/SO’s. First, the positives: the Triumph is an older ship (actually going into dry dock for a facelift in 2019) and if you google it you will learn it has the unfortunate distinction of being the “Poop” ship. So my expectations were low. However, the positives: staff couldn’t have been nicer, more engaging and welcoming. Ship was extremely clean - our room smelled wonderful and the bathroom was spotless. While it is showing it’s age (Dated decor, chipped paint, unraveling carpets) over all it is what you would expect from a ship of this age. My complaint? They are raking in money on these cruises and their “payout” for prizes is pitiful. Bingo with 150 participants at $40/shot and your “winner” gets $250? Winner of a Trivia contest gets a(n) (Unframed) photo of the ship?!?!? Really? Come on Carnival - put some meat on those prizes! The entertainment is very subpar compared to other lines - I left the “Big Easy” show early because my daughter’s high school theatre group is better; the singers are about what you would find in better-than-average-but-not-great clubs in New Orleans or any major city. The contests were run by harried crew members who had 6 other jobs - this job tagged on and usually they were clearly not enjoying it. (I did gain a deep respect for crew members - hardest job/s on the planet. I can’t imagine why they don’t have more turnover than they do.) Bottom line on Carnival Cruises - if you don’t drink to get hammered or gamble, there’s not a whole lot to do. (Consequently our 20-somethings loved it...) BIG TIP: don’t pay or the excursions provided on board. Double the cost of what you’ll pay steps off the boat. We decided we didn’t want to join 45 of our newest friends in a group excursion - walked off and found tour providers just off the ship. Obviously state-sanctioned and had a great experience. Small tips: - bring an extension cord if you have anything you need plugged in near your bed - CPAP machine, clock, etc. - Hairdryer is supplied but it’s on a 2’ cord attached to a drawer which tethers you just out of reach of a mirror - bring your own. - pay extra for an upper level room/even a balcony. No, you won’t spend much time there but you will sleep there and the upper levels have less sway in rough waters, balcony is wonderful. Leave the door open at night and hear the waves. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2018
We chose this cruise because we heard that Carnival was really good for kids. This was very true!! Our 14yo son had a blast once he found other kids to hang out with. It was a very affordable first cruise for our family and we love it. ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we heard that Carnival was really good for kids. This was very true!! Our 14yo son had a blast once he found other kids to hang out with. It was a very affordable first cruise for our family and we love it. We were anticipating long lines for everything and this was not the case. Everything flowed in a smooth, although sometimes clumsy, way. There were always plenty of deck chairs and space in the hot tubs. I loved how they walked around with fancy cocktails in souvenir cups. The buffet line was crowded but everyone was courteous, Dining was nice but not as fancy as RC. Traditional American food done well with some regional dishes. Service was not very good with almost all of the wait staff we experienced except one lady for breakfast. Food was slow to come out and often lukewarm. The shore excursions were excellent. I can't say enough good things about those. We did two cultural visits. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2018
We chose to do a cruise this year instead of buying presents. We hadn't cruised in 3 years and were wanting to sail again. My wife has sight and mobility issues and we had a wheelchair take us onboard. We got through the check in ... Read More
We chose to do a cruise this year instead of buying presents. We hadn't cruised in 3 years and were wanting to sail again. My wife has sight and mobility issues and we had a wheelchair take us onboard. We got through the check in process very quickly.The carnival employee that pushed the wheel chair was a very nice person. This was our first time cruising from New Orleans and he was able to answer the questions that we had. Leaving New Orleans it was a bit chilly with the wind but had a great sunset photo op. Our dinner staff in the Paris dining room was excellent. Waymeh did a fantastic job. We were at a table for 8 and only 1 other couple showed up the first night. They came every night. The table was full on elegant night but then it was just us and the other couple all week. We had never been t the Alchemy bar before but had a great time and got quite a few drinks there. Also did their bar school which was informative. Nickola and Ivona were great. In Cozumel we had no plans. we just went and got a cab and had them drive us around the island.Was a nice relaxing day. We wet to a tequila tasting and of course they tried to sell us their wares. 160$ per bottle on the high end and 60 o the low end.We passed. In Progresso I went on the Uxmal mayan ruin tour through Carnival. It is an hour and a half bus ride to the ruins so didn't want to take a local tour. Just in case. The ruins were very interesting. We got to climb to the top of one of them for a great view. We hit a huge storm after leaving Progresso. 40-50 knot winds and 20 foot plus seas. There was ocean spray higher than our balcony many times. Lots of rocking and rolling so they canceled the shows. Lots of people not feeling well. We got back into New Orleans late 11 AM because of the storm. We were off the boat before 1 and had tag #14. Customs was very quick as well. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: December 2018
I booked this trip because it was a decent price but I guess this was because they were working on parts of the ship prior to the dry dock. If I had known this I would have booked the dream instead and had 2 more days for my vacation. Many ... Read More
I booked this trip because it was a decent price but I guess this was because they were working on parts of the ship prior to the dry dock. If I had known this I would have booked the dream instead and had 2 more days for my vacation. Many areas were not accessible and there was noise and smells, not what I want to see, hear or smell on my vacation. This ship is very hard to navigate and you felt like in a maze trying to get anywhere. Perhaps this is because areas were blocked. I would not sail on the triumph again and it is certainly showing its age with many areas looking very poorly. The crew were also not very friendly and did not seem happy to be on the Triumph either. Activties and crew engagement were lacking for those that don't want to hear the same 5 line dances with a DJ that doesn't see to know any other songs. I get that others like that and it gets the crowd going but it got really old and we started to avoid them. . There were 3 30 minute trivia events over 5 days with nothing much else going on in between except for the musical duos or acoustic guitat playing. Many people commented their disappointment so I don't think we were imaginging everything. We spent more time napping or watching TV. On a posiive note the shows were quite well done with a large troupe with productions we have not seen before. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: December 2018
I went on a cruise with a friend for her daughters wedding. Food wasn’t very good, took too long to be seated, food came out wrong after taking an hour to get it. My internet package I paid $60 for rarely worked. I was charged for a ... Read More
I went on a cruise with a friend for her daughters wedding. Food wasn’t very good, took too long to be seated, food came out wrong after taking an hour to get it. My internet package I paid $60 for rarely worked. I was charged for a drink my friend ordered. Our cabin steward was awesome though. Props to Rudi. Very disappointing experience. We weren’t offered any type of compensation for the problems we had. The entertainment was good. I think there should have been more of a selection with the food. Most of the crew was nice. We did have a problem with one waiter but that was it. The pictures were way overpriced. $22 for one 8x10. It was a very disappointing trip. I expected more than what I got for my money. $70 gratuity for a three year old kid was excessive. Not enough English speaking people on board. Hard to communicate with people who barely speak English. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
Before I cruised I read a lot of negative reviews but chose not to listen . What a dumb decision! I cruised in 2017 and it was great however this 11/15/18 cruise was just horrible. We made it on the ship our room was not ready . Went to ... Read More
Before I cruised I read a lot of negative reviews but chose not to listen . What a dumb decision! I cruised in 2017 and it was great however this 11/15/18 cruise was just horrible. We made it on the ship our room was not ready . Went to dinner the waitress were rude (he came to the table and asked what do you want? After telling him he was rude he apologized and made small talk . . We didn’t go to dinner after that, We decided to try another restaurant, the same thing rude waitress so we decided to eat burgers everyday . We ordered coffee from room service they never came . The only cleaning they did was make the bed. We paid for alcohol and when we picked it up on the last day a box was missing so glad we checked . Went to hang out several times on the top deck only to find people smoking marijuana, we reported to the workers but nothing was done . The entertainment was ok , Cozumel was great but Triump cruise was horrible. We will NEVER cruise with them . Believe the reviews they are true . Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: November 2018
Had a great time on ship. Ive been on this ship before so i sorta knew what to expect. With that said i didnt expect the rocking movement we got going back to the mississippi river. Never got sick but sure felt it. I feel had our weather ... Read More
Had a great time on ship. Ive been on this ship before so i sorta knew what to expect. With that said i didnt expect the rocking movement we got going back to the mississippi river. Never got sick but sure felt it. I feel had our weather been a little better the sea days would have been more enjoyable. But overall a great vacation with a great group of gals. The ports were great. Cozumel was beautiful. And if i can suggest anyone going to cozumel should go to mr. Sanchos. We had the best time there. Our waiter edel was great. He made sure we always had drinks and food if we wanted. Such a beautiful place. First time going to progresso. It was ok, went more into the city than the beach but we had a very nice lady walking us to different things. I did feel safe, but i feel had we went by ourselves we might have been flagged down by locals. Read Less
Carnival Triumph Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 3.0 4.1
Dining 4.0 3.9
Entertainment 4.0 3.9
Public Rooms 3.0 4.1
Fitness Recreation 3.0 3.8
Family 5.0 3.8
Shore Excursion 4.0 4.0
Enrichment 2.0 3.4
Service 4.0 4.2
Value For Money 5.0 4.0
Rates 3.0 4.3

Find a Carnival Triumph Cruise