Foggy start to Sunny days in Progreso and Cozumel: Carnival Triumph Cruise Review by pamdway

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Foggy start to Sunny days in Progreso and Cozumel

Sail Date: February 2012
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Galveston
Port of Galveston was less than wonderful. Not much to do while we were waiting for our ship to come in... It was delayed by heavy fog that morning. A block from the pier is a small shopping/restaurant district, but we were done with that in an hour.

We stayed at the Best Western Seaside Inn which was a wonderful hotel. Very clean hotel (lobby and room), and very efficient staff. Breakfast was well stocked with fresh fruit, cereal, boiled eggs, coffee, juice, and much more. It also had waffle irons and batter so that you could make your own fresh waffle.

We drove down from southwest Missouri and that only took about 10 hours (drive-time).

Because of the fog delay, the ship guests were restless in the check-in area, but the Carnival port staff handled the situation quite well.

Because of the delay, the buffet food when we boarded (hungry from the delay) was cold and obviously had sat. A problem that I am sure they were aware of, but how do you fix More that?

Our room was quite clean. Our room steward was efficient, but we only saw him 3 times over the whole course of the trip. We had a bottle of wine, and it took 3 days of the 5 to get him to get a bucket of ice big enough to fit our wine to chill it. That was frustrating.

The comedians were good, and kudos to Carnival for keeping the early shows (before 10pm) clean, saving the adult content for the late shows.

The production shows were fabulous. We left the second one "The Big Easy" saying "WOW!" I can't believe they could do all that on a cruise ship stage. Be sure you go to the shows!

Port calls were made in Progreso and Cozumel.

Our dining room experience was wonderful. The wait staff were attentive and efficient. The dining room shows were fun. The dining room meals were very well presented, and quite good.
Disembarking was orderly, as we returned to a non-foggy Galveston, in port on time. Less

Published 02/14/12

Cabin review: 6A1412 Ocean View

Cabin 1412 - A lot of engine noise but we got used to it for the most part. Coming into and leaving port, VERY noisy. A very comfortable room, quite clean. Spacious. Bathroom did flood one day, but plumber took care of it and then steward cleaned. Being at nearly the last cabin at the aft end, it was a long walk to the other end of the ship for anything taking place in the forward end of the ship.

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Port and Shore Excursions

Jeep Tour

We had reserved for horseback riding "on the beach" and were told we could ride on the beach. What they don't tell you is that its not really at the waterfront. Its on the sandy edge of the jungle area where the trail empties out at the side of the beach. So, my life-long dream to ride horses on the beach, galloping along the edge of the water, splashing in the water with my horse, goes unfulfilled. The riding was fun, but not what it was presented as. Also, the "trail" was a series of criss-crossing loops through the same piece of property, about 5-10 acres big. Not much of a jungle trail really.

Jeep Tour

Cozumel was a fun day, as I said, beautiful beach, white sand, clear water, good food. We spent the day at Mr. Sancho's doing the all-inclusive. The wait staff was very good, responding to our every request for food and drink. The facilities were clean, bathrooms spotless.

We did the double decker bus tour around Progreso which was very informative and our tour guide was funny and thorough. After that, we ate at a restaurant across from the beach and spent the rest of the day on the beach. The beach and water cannot compete with the crystal clear blue waters of Cozumel, but the town was so authentic, and many locals were there on the beach which we enjoyed. It was nice not to spend our day isolated on a white-washed private, prepared for tourists beach.
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