Has anyone done Carnival "Triumph" lately? I have a GREAT deal booked on "Triumph" for Feb. 1st of 2009, but in the ship poll taken recently, no one choose "Triumph", so I'm wondering why? I've never sailed this particular ship, but it appears to be a near copy of the "Conquest" class ships, so I can't imagine that there's anything wrong with her. Give me your opinion, please.
We were on the Triumph this past December and had a great time.
Don't worry, the staff was wonderful and the ship was well kept. I've been on other lines, as well, but think that Carnival is a great value.
You'll enjoy it.
Thanks Susie. I agree that the best bang for the buck is Carnival. We've sailed almost all the other ships that sail from Florida ports, but somehow missed "Triumph". My TA called me the other day, and gave me the price for this cruise in '09, and I just couldn't pass it up. Can't wait to board the "Triumph".
We sailed on the Triumph last September. Had a great time and really enjoyed the ports of call in the Eastern Caribbean. The ship and service were all at least as good as every other Carnival cruise we have taken. There are small details that indicated the ship could be due for a refurb but nothing that really stood out as a problem. I would sail her again without a second thought.
Did a 7 day on the Triumph in March had a great time did run into the sewer smell isuue on the lido deck doing from the pool area going thru the resturant area. We were in balconey stateroom 8328 verandah deck quite a bit of noise from the lido deck from the moving of chairs in the pool area (2:30am). Wait staff in the dinning room was wonderful they catered to my DW as if she were celebrity since she is more of a vegetarian that a meat eater.
EXCELLENT! Thanks, all of you, for the valuable information. I couldn't imagine that "Triumph" would be anything less than "outstanding" as all the other Carnival ships have been, for me and Mrs. Jones. I think "Triumph" will be doing a "drydock", and "refit" before we sail her, so she should be even better than you've described.
We sailed the Triumph on June 1st (seems like it was forever ago, was it really just 5 weeks ).
We had a great time. She will have been in dry dock by the time you sail, so you will experience a slightly different ambiance than we had.
The ship was clean, the service was excellent, the food was good and I wouldn't hesitate to sail again on the Triumph. Hopefully the pink bathrooms will be updated (I could have stood a bit more storage for shampoos, shaving cream, razor, etc in the shower area, but it didn't detract from the cruise). There was plenty of storage for two, all of our luggage stowed away perfectly under the bed.
We were on the Verandah deck in cabin 8204. It was a balcony guarantee and I was very pleased with the location. That deck is one that is a good one to use as a "freeway" from one end of the ship to the other. Convenient to elevators, either dining room and the Lido deck.