Carnival Triumph, Carnival's Triumph offers all the features that make a cruise vacation memorable; huge scenic areas for sunning, diverse, delicious dining options and fantastic nightlife. Her state-of-the-art, 15,000 square foot, two-level Nautica Spa is one of the largest at sea and you don't have to be a kid to enjoy the 214-foot spiral waterslide. Book your Carnival Triumph Cruise Today For Less.
5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Carnival Cruise Lines
Departing Date: November 8, 2014
Departing From: Galveston, Tx Dock
||Ports of Call: Galveston, Tx Dock | Cozumel, Mexico Dock | Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico Dock | Galveston, Tx Dock|
|Sat Nov 8, 2014||Galveston, Tx Dock||--||4:00 pm|
|Sun Nov 9, 2014||Fun Day At Sea Fun At Sea||--||--|
|Mon Nov 10, 2014||Cozumel, Mexico Dock||8:00 am||4:00 pm|
|Tue Nov 11, 2014||Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico Dock||9:00 am||6:00 pm|
|Wed Nov 12, 2014||Fun Day At Sea Fun At Sea||--||--|
|Thu Nov 13, 2014||Galveston, Tx Dock||8:30 am||--|
Note: Cruise itinerary is subject to change. Please verify ports and times with the cruiseline directly.
|Dining / Dinner||Entertainment / Recreation||Gratuity Policies|
No. of Dinner Sittings:
| Art Gallery
Bars/Lounges/ Night Clubs - 17
Photo Shop and Photo Gallery
Pools - Outdoor - 4
Whirlpools - 7
$5.50 per guest/ per day
$1.00 per guest/ per day
$3.50 per guest/ per day
|Services||Shopping||Health and Beauty|
Shore Excursion Desk
|Shopping Mall||Health Spa (with whirlpools)|
| Aerobic and Exercise Room
| Conference Center
| Baby Sitting Services
Kids Pool Area
Carnival Triumph is the only true sister ship to Carnival Destiny, the first ship larger than 100,000 gross tons. By day, the decks are awash in people soaking in the sun with umbrella-laden cocktails, or dancing on deck to a live Caribbean band. But nighttime is when the action goes into high gear, with a variety of venues offering lavish production shows, a sing-along piano bar, dancing to live music or in the uber-disco and late-night adults-only comedy shows. After midnight most of the actions shifts to the casino or the disco, both remaining open into the wee hours.
Triumph appeals to a very wide range of passengers; singles, families with throngs of young children, and even retired couples. The passenger mix varies depending upon the season, but the number of kids onboard swells dramatically during the summer and school vacation periods.
The ship can feel crowded. It may list as 2758 passengers, but that is just counting beds on the floor. The maximum capacity is 3360 people, and when the ship is full a lot of those will be kids in rollaways and bunkbeds. Don't be surprised to find yourself in long lines at the shore excursion desk or the luncheon buffet. And finding your way around can take some doing, as the signs at elevators and stairwells are neither as numerous or as clear as you might hope.
Along with regularly featured entertainers such as magicians, comedians, jugglers, ventriloquists, and various types of musicians (all at the Versailles Lounge), the Carnival's main entertainment is its Vegas-style show. This multi-million dollar production includes two singers, five male and nine female dancers, along with special guests, and is sure to leave you feeling well and truly entertained. The costumes alone cost half a million bucks!
Spirit's 13,700 sq. feet, two-deck gym is simply not to be missed, not even by the resolutely indolent. With floor-to-ceiling windows providing panoramic views, you may find yourself enjoying your time on any of the stairmasters, rowing and hydraulic weight machines, elliptical walkers, stationary bikes, or treadmills more than ever before. There's a jogging deck surrounding the forward Sky Deck; 15 times around equals a mile. Saunas and steam rooms are available for both sexes, along with an adult only whirlpool. Steiner's of London operates the nearby Beauty Salon Classique where guests can indulge in any beauty treatment or massage they desire. Ladies are very apt to feel like Greek goddesses in the salon, which features Doric columns and Greek vase motifs as part of a beautiful mural.
Carnival's food has improved greatly over the years and now compares favourably to that of more expensive cruise lines. You'll marvel at how well managed the everything is, especially considering that there are apt to be 3,400 passengers aboard. No one at sea serves better pizza, and available any time of day at that! Both the breakfast and luncheon buffets offer specialty food stations where you can make a custom order. The lunch buffet offers a marvelous salad bar. New Carnival menus include such upscale favourites as chateaubriand, lobster and rack of lamb. Unfortunately, desserts are not their forte and can be slightly insipid, except for the chocolate ones, the mere thought of which makes our mouths water.
The food's mostly delicious, and you'll marvel at how well managed the service is, especially considering that there are apt to be 3,400 passengers aboard. The dining room service is hilarious during dessert, when waiters do foolish dances while balancing trays on their heads.
Carnival's Total Choice Dining offers four seatings for dinner (at 5:45 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 8 p.m. or 8:30 p.m in the main dining rooms). Alternative Bistro dining at an additional charge is an option every evening. In addition to the multiple dining room seatings, the poolside Lido eateries are converted between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. each evening into Seaview Bistros, offering casual buffet dinner with no reservations or advance notice required.
Triumph has two dining rooms, London and Paris. Both comprise two separate levels (upper & lower), and are assigned according to cabin. Paris has the better ocean views as it is situated at the stern of the ship giving it 270 degrees of window space. In both dining rooms, diners in the open area on the lower level may have to speak up when they converse, as it can get pretty noisy; tables on both sides and on the balcony are a much better bet. There are a few tables for two, but expect to dine in a group of four or eight.
By day, most opt for breakfast and luncheon buffets in the ship's poolside Lido restaurant, which offers wonderful sea views and al fresco dining. You'll also find the ship's 24-hour pizzeria here, serving multiple varieties and Caesar salad. A very limited room service menu is available round the clock.
Carnival's staff is efficient and professional, but don't anticipate a lot of personal attention aboard a ship this size.
Carnival's automatic gratuities arrangement adds $10.00 per person (except children under two) per day to your Sail & Sign card. This includes $3.60 for the stateroom steward; $5.50 for the dining room team. and $.90 for service in the alternative dining rooms, amounts that can be raised or lowered at the purser's desk. You may also prepay gratuities for all service personnel at a rate of $10.00 per person per day. On Cruises-to-Nowhere, such prepayment is compulsory.
A 15 percent gratuity is automatically added to all beverage tabs. Tip the maitre d', room service, spa, casino and other staff as you deem fit.
7-night cruises include two formal nights. Most men wear dark suits and tuxedoes are almost a rarity. If one needs formal wear it may be rented from the eveningwear shop. Daytime wear is strictly casual, but jeans aren't allowed in the dining room or anywhere after dark.
Triumph won't take long to steal your breath away; you'll no sooner have boarded than you'll find yourself in a soaring nine-story open atrium, with glass elevators rising to top (Pool) deck. Most of the lounges line the ship's "Promenade," which encourages strolling along to experience everything the ship has to offer or plenty of seating for those who enjoy just observing the passing parade of humanity.
The Big Easy piano Bar, where everyone sings along, is an atmosphere nearly guaranteed to remove even the stubbornest inhibition. The Venezia jazz and cabaret room is can be SRO at night. The Sports Bar features seven big-screen televisions that get ESPN Network, and video poker machines built right into the bar. The two-floor Hollywood Dance Club disco has no fewer than 500 video monitors. Additional public rooms include boutiques, a patisserie /cappuccino bar (where there's a separate charge), small library, video game room and wine bar.
When it's time to get away from it all, you'll do so in some of the largest cabins at sea.
The Destiny-class were the first Carnival ships to offer private balconies in a majority of the staterooms. Regardless of which stateroom you choose, it's likely to be bigger than on another line; outside standard cabins are an ample 220 square feet and include a sofa and coffee table, while inside cabins measure 195 square feet. Many have pulldown berths to accommodate third and fourth passengers, consequently making the ship popular with families and groups of singles. There are also 230 square-foot "family" cabins with connecting doors near the children's center.
Given Mr. Farcus's flights of fancy in the public areas, cabin décor is often surprisingly understated. Count on a color TV with CNN, ESPN, plus movies. The bathrooms are nice and roomy, with shower, hair dryer and a basket of complimentary toiletries. Oceanview staterooms and suites offer a minibar and bathrobes.
A small caveat: The soundproofing between staterooms is such that you're likely to get a better idea than you'd prefer of your neighbors' television-viewing preferences. A room too close to the casino will have you hearing bells and sirens all night long.
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