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Old March 28th, 2008, 01:39 PM
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I haven't seen anything on the Trimuph in a long time.
Anyone returned recently? How was it -
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We went in December and had a lovely time. Had a suite for the price of a balcony and enjoyed every moment. Half moon cay was a blast and the whole trip was great. Loved that vacation!
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We sail on her next month, April 26, 2008.......... I have some friends that sailed it last year and said it was a nice ship.
Are you booked on the Triumph?
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Us and another couple cruised Triumph in October and it was the best - fun start to finish.... The CD and his staff were the best!
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Us and another couple cruised Triumph in October and it was the best - fun start to finish.... The CD and his staff were the best!
Did you do the Eastern? If so, how did you like the stops?
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Yes, we are booked in less than two weeks - 4/12 -4/26. We've been on the Victory (twice) and loved it, on the Destiny and loved the ports, the Jubilee just before it was sold, and most recently on the Liberty 1 year ago Jan.
We picked the Triumph because of the class of ship and Grand Turk, however all we've read over the last month or so were bad comments. I realize its different for everyone, I just hope it isn't as run down as some of the posters are saying.
Does anyone know if there is a handicap line when checking in for the start of the cruise - the lines(s) outsidethe ship ?
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Yes, we are booked in less than two weeks - 4/12 -4/26. We've been on the Victory (twice) and loved it, on the Destiny and loved the ports, the Jubilee just before it was sold, and most recently on the Liberty 1 year ago Jan.
We picked the Triumph because of the class of ship and Grand Turk, however all we've read over the last month or so were bad comments. I realize its different for everyone, I just hope it isn't as run down as some of the posters are saying.
Does anyone know if there is a handicap line when checking in for the start of the cruise - the lines(s) outsidethe ship ?
Are you cruising for 2 weeks in a row?
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I did the Triumph last September and had a great time! I would go again on that ship anytime.

I did the exotic Eastern route. HMC is paradise and worth going back again, but instead of the Triumph I am going on the LIberty in September of this year......Sadly, it didn't do that route when my birthday fell, so I will go before my birthday instead. Now, if I win the lottery I will turn it into a B2B and jump off the Liberty then onto another moored in Miami leaving the same day (Sunday)....

Anyone know a good psychic who can pick the winning lottery numbers....
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I did the Triumph last September and had a great time! I would go again on that ship anytime.

I did the exotic Eastern route. HMC is paradise and worth going back again, but instead of the Triumph I am going on the LIberty in September of this year......Sadly, it didn't do that route when my birthday fell, so I will go before my birthday instead. Now, if I win the lottery I will turn it into a B2B and jump off the Liberty then onto another moored in Miami leaving the same day (Sunday)....

Anyone know a good psychic who can pick the winning lottery numbers....
If you find one share the numbers with me...........
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Hubby and I sailed on the Triumph on 3-1/3-8, 2008 and we had a great time. The triumph is due for dry dock in Sept. 2008 or this is what we were told on the ship. I'd sail on the Truimph again.

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We were on the Triumph March 15-22, and it was only OK. The ship is badly in need of a dry dock, and as another post mentioned, it's on the schedule. The entertainment and service was great, the art auction people were awesome, but the food wasn't the best I've had.

We sadly had a spate of rough seas and Half Moon Key was cancelled. Oh well...
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We're booked for her very last cruise before drydock in September, and looking forward to it.
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Just got off her Sat AM and told the wife on the way off I could just as soon waddle right back on. We sailed her 4 years ago give or take and I would say it is time for a face lift. I do not imply in any way it is ratty. There people constantly cleaning, the food was very good, hardly ever saw the room guy but everything was always nicely done for us. I would sail her again in less time than it took me to spell most of these words.
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NEXT year I'm scheduled to sail on the Triumph to New England. Sounds like she will have had a facelift by then. 8)
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We sailed her in January of 2008. The Eastern Itinerary is great. We really enjoyed ourselves and thought the ship was great. We had no complaints whatsoever about the condition of the ship, the food or the entertainment. Our cabin was great, the shower head could use some work but that was such a small item that it wasn't really even worth major mention. They all look great once they have come out of drydock but really this ship would hardly qualify as "run down" or "in need of serious work". She could you a few extra days of intensive TLC just to return her to her like new condition but really I think you'd have to be looking for issues to find them. Great price, great itinerary, great ship, wonderful staff. Wish I was there instead of in my office looking out the window at almost 5 feet of snow.
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Our itinerary was two fun days at sea, St. Thomas, San Juan and Grand Turk and Half Moon Cay.... I loved each port (we went to St. John at St. Thomas), Grand Turk - their Margaritaville is awesome and Half Moon Cay - a perfect day in the sun, fun days at sea-I want a cruise with five of them!
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We also just got back on the 5th we had a wonderful time the ship was clean did notice the sewer smell when on the lido deck going from the outside pool area trough the auto opening doors on starboard side (right side). We stayed in stateroom 8328 which is right below the lido deck and could hear the chairs being moved around at 2:30 am :evil: but didn't let that ruin our vacation. Again we still had a great time and would sail on her again.
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I just returned from a 7 day cruise on the Triumph. We had a really good time. Here ares some of my opinions/experiences:

Positive: Ship was very clean, friendly staff, great food,
Some of the entertainment was awesome-the comedian
Percy Crews and the magician (can't remember his name),
the last night performance was awesome-it was composed of
people who tried out to play legends during kareoke such as
Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Britney Spears, James Brown,
Ricky Martin, etc. Boarding the ship was very organized,
getting off at the ports was also very easy.
Areas for improvement: Camp Carnival was not as good as other
kids programs on cruise ships. Age groups 6-8 and 9-11
had short activities in locations all over the ship. I
had to carry the schedule around constantly to find them.
They seemed to have lots of transitions to locations. My kids
did not enjoy the activities as they have on other ships.
The boat rocked the whole cruise. The seas were not rough
and we didn't have bad weather. Maybe the stabilizer on that
ship needs some work. Nobody with our large group got
sea sick but many others did. Getting off the ship in
Miami was crazy. We had early off # because we had to
catch a flight. We were told if we had #2 tag our luggage
be on carousel B. We waited and waited and no luggage.
Finally my husband thought to search on other carousels
found it on the wrong carousel. We were one of the first
families off the ship and one of the last to leave the port.
Carnival dancers needed some practice. They seemed to
have a difficulty time dancing in unison. They were not
very entertaining. There were not many deck activities
which suited me fine but others from our group (we
went with 3 other families) complained about it.

Ports: Half Moon Cay- absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! No shopping, just a gorgeous beach with fluffy white sand. Carnival provided a huge lunch on the island. We had to tender in. The kids LOVED it!
Grand Turk/Caicos-very small shopping area, mostly name brand perfume and other items you would find a the mall. They were not inexpensive either. Beach area was OK . The water was beautiful. We all spend the whole day at the Margaritaville Bar and Grill pool. They had a DJ and many contests (dance for the kids, beer drinking and push ups with a bikini clad blond on the back, etc. etc.). The DJ was hilarious. They tried to keep it PG but it was more like PG13! That was lots of fun. Their spiked lemonade was great.
San Juan, Puerto Rico- Very old city. Very interesting. Streets were narrow with tons of cars parked on them. Lots of shopping. I bought fake Coach purses off the street for $20. They look authentic. We didn't go to the beach in San Juan. We toured the city and ate authentic Puerto Rican food. It was sooo good!
St. Thomas-this was our 3rd time there so we are feeling familiar with the area. We went shopping first (took a taxi to city) and then went to the beach. Kids loved it. They rented jet skis. They also got to see many iguanas walking around.

Overall the Triumph was a good ship!!!
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Anyone cruising the Triumph June 22-29, 2008.
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Maybe her burnt out lights around her name will be replaced soon.

At night she reflected her name as Carnal Trump
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We just sailed her on 4/12. For the most part we were very happy with her. Food was excellent except for the buffet. They need to work on that a bit. My husband loved the Coney Island Grill. Some of the best cheeseburgers and fries. We did have a couple of days of rough seas, and the captain apologized several times. I would sail her again.
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we are sailing in November. I am excited to hear that she is in dry dock in September.
she will be all shiney
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We sailed the eastern route on Triumph last fall and out of our 4 cruises I liked that one the most. I have to credit the ports of call more than the ship but the ship itself is very nice.

There were times outside doors didn’t work properly and occasional odd smells in the hallways. They were replacing carpet in one of the hallways during our cruise but mostly seemed to work on it at night. True that it could use a good going over at that time but I believe it already went in for a refurb. It dropped off the scheduled for a while shortly after we sailed.

Our room on the Empress deck was very quiet since we learned long ago to try and book between residential floors, not public floors but we had rooms way at the back. On a ship that size it seemed we spent more time moving fore and aft than up and down.

It also has the design flaw for that class of ship where the main floors are cut in half by the galley. Sometimes a minor inconvenience moving around the ship.
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I'm saliling on the Triumph on May 10/08, eastern caribbean. I'll let you know what I think when I get back.
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Family just got back from Triumph on Saturday. We had an excellent time. Staff was friendly and very helpful.
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I've been on Empress Deck too on Triumph (9/30 departure date 2007) and loved it. It's a perfect location even when you're coming back from excursions. I loved Triumph and would sail her again...
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