The best staff I've seen on any cruise on any line I have been on.
The best cruise food in the dining room of any line I have been on.
The best casino dealers in the casino of any ship I have been on.
The best drinks and bar service of any line I have been on.
The easiest embarkation of any cruise on any line I have been on.
The most helpful Purser's Desk of any cruise I have been on.
Just as clean and well maintained as any ship I have been on.
The shows as good as any shows on any line I have been on.
The daily buffets as decent as any buffets on any line I have been on.
The cigar/cigarette smoke slightly worse than any cruise I have been on (Casino and Internet area only...actually interferred with my fun in these places).
Desserts were not that great with a couple exceptions.
Debarkation was perhaps a little less organized than any ship I have been on.
The worst children's program for 12 and 15 year olds that I have ever seen. (not enough planned. poor organization. lack of variety. DISRESPECTFUL staff to the kids).
I would take Carnival again without hesitation; especially the Triumph. My kids say they do not want to go on Carnival again. My wife had some service issues but never brought them to Carnival's attention so she is indifferent. Basically the bedding had cigarette burns in the cover, the blanket and the sheets. She would have thought they would automatically replace them because they looked bad and left a bad impression but she didn't ask and they didn't change them. We are both sure they would have been replaced had she asked.
One final point to make. On all the ships I have ever been on I have never seen so much Fubu wear. Most people on this ship must have thought "let's see I could wear a tuxedo or this Fubu baseball shirt; the Fubu is formal enough for this ship's formal night". I was very disappointed that a dress code meant nothing. But to each his own.