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Old August 4th, 2005, 06:56 PM
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Just off the Triumph this morning. Did not find very much good with this ship. 3 out of 4 hot tubs on Lido deck out of service. Ice cream machine on Lido deck out of service. The carpeting in all of the public areas of this ship was dirty and smelled. When compared to Princess or other lines, the ship shows neglect and it is only 6 years old.

Some of the slots in the casino took your money but did not give you a spin. I was told Casino staff was too busy to check the machines and they actually couldn't care less.

If you like Bingo - this cruise is for you.

The aft hot tub which is marked "Adults Only" had 18 unsupervised, unruly children in it at one time. Not much sense in marking the tubs as "Adult Only" if no one is there to supervise and keep the kids out of them.
Saw numerous children in the casino playing slot machines, and quarter flippers. No supervision from the casino staff or parents.

I thought the production shows in the Rome Lounge were good.

Probably a good ship for families. If you are looking for rest and relaxation, forget about it.

I'm not looking for you to agree or disagree with me. I'm sure some, if not most of you had a great time.
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Old August 4th, 2005, 06:59 PM
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How were the seas, the ports, the weather? Did you have a balcony? Did you eat?
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Old August 4th, 2005, 07:11 PM
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Hello Peter.
Chestnut Ridge NY I see.
I'm retired from Spring Valley PD.
The cruise north was like glass - but fog so thick you could not see the water from any deck. St John New Brunswick - 58 degrees and rained all day.
Halifax - beautiful day - all day.
Sailing home 13' seas out of Halifax for about 12 hours and then smooth as glass.
The food would be fair at best - don't like to complain much about food because I know there are people who go hungry every day.
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Golden Princess ~~~ Canada/New England ~~~ 09/05
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Norwegian Gem---Bahamas---3/09
Carnival Dream~~~Caribbean~~~ 2/10
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Freedom of the Seas---Western Caribbean---2/11
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Old August 4th, 2005, 07:24 PM
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Maybe it is a good thing Triumph is going into drydock in late September or early October. We're sailing on Triumph November 19 so hopefully the problems will be fixed.
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Old August 4th, 2005, 07:43 PM
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Captain told us it's going into drydock for 2 weeks in October but mostly for mechanical items - props, and propulsion system updates. I spoke to our waiter and he also said for mechanics only. I would hope they do something in the public areas.
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Costa Leonardo Da Vinci ~~~ Bahamas ~~~ 06/75
Chandris Brittannis ~~~ Mexico ~~~ 06/80
Bermuda Star ~~~ Bermuda ~~~ 06/82
Norwegian Sunward II ~~~ Bahamas ~~~ 09/90
Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas ~~~ Canada ~~~ 09/03
Coral Princess ~~~ Panama Canal ~~~ 02/04
Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas ~~~ Canada ~~~ 09/04
Norwegian Dawn ~~~ Exotic Caribbean ~~~ 11/04
Carnival Glory ~~~ Eastern Caribbean ~~~ 02/05 (after being bumped from HAL Zaandam)
Costa Mediterranea ~~~ Eastern Caribbean ~~~ 02/05
Caribbean Princess ~~~ Eastern Caribbean ~~~ 03/05
Carnival Triumph ~~~ Canada ~~~ 06/05
Carnival Triumph ~~~ Canada ~~~ 07/05
Golden Princess ~~~ Canada/New England ~~~ 09/05
Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas ~~~ Bermuda ~~~ 11/05
Costa Mediterranea ~~~ Western Caribbean ~~~ 12/05
Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas ~~~Eastern Caribbean ~~~ 01/06
Carnival Liberty ~~~ Western Caribbean ~~~ 01/06
Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas ~~~Eastern Caribbean ~~~ 1/07
Costa Magica~~~Western Caribbean~~~2/07
Emerald Princess~~~Eastern Caribbean~~~11/07
Costa Fortuna---EasternCaribbean---2/09
Norwegian Gem---Bahamas---3/09
Carnival Dream~~~Caribbean~~~ 2/10
Caribbean Princess---Canada/New England---9/10
Freedom of the Seas---Western Caribbean---2/11
Celebrity Solstice---Eastern Caribbean---2/11

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This is all sad to hear as this is the only ship I ever got to set foot on BEFORE any cruises started, back when it came to NY in 1999. I then sailed her 2 months later. Everything was SPOTLESS.
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sorry you did not like it, i sailed on the triumph in june,2005 and i had a wonderful time and i actually had no complaints at all about the ship, but i also wasn't looking for problems either.
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[b]Just off the Triumph this morning.
We were on this cruise. I wish we could have met. I signed the Cruise Critic log in the library. I tried to start a roll call going.
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Old August 5th, 2005, 08:31 AM
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Thumbs down Looking for problems

I wasn't looking for probalems either but when the problems just about slap you in the face, you don't have any choice but to acknowledge them.
Having 3 of 4 hot tubs out of service is what I would call a problem.
Carnival IN MY OPINION is the low of the low.
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Costa Leonardo Da Vinci ~~~ Bahamas ~~~ 06/75
Chandris Brittannis ~~~ Mexico ~~~ 06/80
Bermuda Star ~~~ Bermuda ~~~ 06/82
Norwegian Sunward II ~~~ Bahamas ~~~ 09/90
Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas ~~~ Canada ~~~ 09/03
Coral Princess ~~~ Panama Canal ~~~ 02/04
Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas ~~~ Canada ~~~ 09/04
Norwegian Dawn ~~~ Exotic Caribbean ~~~ 11/04
Carnival Glory ~~~ Eastern Caribbean ~~~ 02/05 (after being bumped from HAL Zaandam)
Costa Mediterranea ~~~ Eastern Caribbean ~~~ 02/05
Caribbean Princess ~~~ Eastern Caribbean ~~~ 03/05
Carnival Triumph ~~~ Canada ~~~ 06/05
Carnival Triumph ~~~ Canada ~~~ 07/05
Golden Princess ~~~ Canada/New England ~~~ 09/05
Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas ~~~ Bermuda ~~~ 11/05
Costa Mediterranea ~~~ Western Caribbean ~~~ 12/05
Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas ~~~Eastern Caribbean ~~~ 01/06
Carnival Liberty ~~~ Western Caribbean ~~~ 01/06
Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas ~~~Eastern Caribbean ~~~ 1/07
Costa Magica~~~Western Caribbean~~~2/07
Emerald Princess~~~Eastern Caribbean~~~11/07
Costa Fortuna---EasternCaribbean---2/09
Norwegian Gem---Bahamas---3/09
Carnival Dream~~~Caribbean~~~ 2/10
Caribbean Princess---Canada/New England---9/10
Freedom of the Seas---Western Caribbean---2/11
Celebrity Solstice---Eastern Caribbean---2/11

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Lovely. I'm glad that I am an eternal optimist when sailing. I primarily go for overall experience, itinerary, but do love the ship. We shall see. I plan to do a comprehensive photologue of the Carnival Triumph on my web site as I've done with all others. I guess I will have to use some creative camera angling on this one!
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