We booked this cruise as our annual vacation/anniversary celebration and it was great! Embarkation was messy, Port of NOLA is not as well organized as the Florida ports but this was honestly the worst part of our trip. After we embarked, everything else was smooth sailing. (Pun intended). Triumph has the American Table menu and we loved everything on it! The old menu had some good things, but this new one blew us away! The braised brisket was especially yummy. The butter popcorn pot de creme was silky and delightful. We ate in the MDR every night and loved it. Guys burgers were better than we expected and a welcome treat. Pizza Pirate always good, and the Coffee Bar the best of any cruise. The entertainment was good. We saw a couple of comedy shows, the sampling of dance styles from around the world (can't remember the name) and towel animal theater. We kept trying to get to Trivia but there was too much to do! The gym was good; well equipped with resistance equipment and a few free weights. Air-conditioning never failed us.
Our stateroom steward, Dave, was top notch. We had room 8430 and it was very comfortable. We have a sleep number bed at home and I dare say I liked the ships bed better! We were nervous about this cruise because of all the negative reviews but we went anyways and had a blast. We enjoyed the Triumph very much and will look to Carnival for our next cruise!
The cabin a fantastic, I encourage everyone to get an aft balcony at least once in their life. This one being an extended aft was much wider and deep and really gave an excellent view of the sky and sea. The wake even seemed bigger! We had no trouble with ash or soot from the funnel and it was the best spot for sail-a-way. I would not hesitate to book this room again.