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Carnival Triumph Review

3.5 / 5.0
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Loved It!!!!

Review for Carnival Triumph to the Western Caribbean
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2011
Cabin: Balcony
Traveled with children

This was my 12th cruise, 5th on Carnival; 5th from Galveston; 1st with Son, DIL, and 2 Grandsons (ages 4 and 2); 2nd with Hubby using a scooter; and 1st booking only a month ahead of time.

We drove to port using both of our vans that have disable vet tags so that we were able to park at port for free. Grandsons loved the fact that we had DVD's for the long trip from San Antonio to Galveston. Did the drop off of luggage and all but DS and I who went to park vehicles and took shuttle back to the port. Let Hubby take the lead with one of grandsons riding with him on scooter and got ahead of security line. Then again got past the check in line because of disabilities. We do appreciate not having to wait in line and understand that there needs to be a separate line to get mobility equipment through security as well as the lowered desk for check in. With the young children, it really was an even bigger help. Our carry-on bags were checked closely because we had champagne, diet coke and ginger ale in them. Ginger ale came in very handy for DIL as she had sea sickness and the ginger ale helped.

Headed up to the Lido deck and buffet for lunch. Adlee (4 year old) thought the decorations looked like "Monster Eyes". At this time Adlee also stated the quote of the cruise "Mama, you were right. This ship is awesome!" Did the usual first day stuff, explored the ship, muster drill, unpacked suitcases and then sail-away on our balcony. Hubby and I were on Lido deck in a normal balcony (tight but workable with scooter) and DS and family on deck 2 in oceanview. Family joined us for sailaway with the champagne (Ginger ale for grandsons) and we sighted several dolphins as we cruised out of Galveston.

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