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  1. Anyone that might be sailing on the new Sunrise, please post pictures or reviews! Can't wait to see what the new (old Triumph) ship looks like! I believe today is the first cruise since dry dock.
  2. I know it's a long shot but does anyone have a Carnival Triumph Shot Glass they'd be willing to sell? I need it for my collection!
  3. I began planning our trip in fall 2018. I thought a trip to New Orleans would be fun. But after enjoying a cruise in September 2018, I decided to look into cruises sailing out of New Orleans We had a specific week to travel, as I work in education and our school district has “ski week” off every year. I haven’t skied in years, but appreciate the time off! I booked a 5 night cruise on the Carnival Triumph. This is the 4th cruise I’ve taken since summer 2013 and the third in the last 14 months. My husband and I are very close to being empty nesters (at least financially). We just paid what we are hoping is our last tuition payment for youngest ds. So we have been doing a lot more traveling in the last year. When I sailed in 2013, it was a ladies trip and my mom really wanted a balcony. We were upgraded to a mini suite, It was so amazing and wonderful. But, when we have sailed since then, I seem to book inside cabins. I just haven’t been able to justify the expense of balconies. Every time I look at prices, I see the difference and think, “the difference could be another trip”, or “the difference will pay for our other expenses (shore excursions, alcohol, airfare)” So, for this cruise we booked an inside cabin for $339 each (taxes were $76 and pre-paid gratuities $65). We’re flying in the night before (from the West Coast) and then spending 2 days after the cruise exploring New Orleans. My planning ahead for this trip consisted of port excursions, where to stay in New Orleans pre and post cruise as well as what to do in New Orleans. And because I am super obsessive about packing, planning my wardrobe, which includes bags and shoes! I tend to be a little obsessed with packing. I am also someone who packs light. I generally only do carry on. The bags I am taking for this trip are these: Travelpro WalkAbout 2 Spinner 21” Expandable Spinner . It’s dimensions are 21” x 14” x 9.5 “ (45.5”). This is actually smaller than allowed for Southwest, which allows a bag to to 10 x 16 x 24 inches. My under the seat bag is a Kipling Sasha. It’s dimensions are 15 3/4" x 11 1/4" x 8 1/4"in. I am also packing two bags. One is a Coach travel weekend bag. (18"L x 12"W x 7"H). This is a great tote, since it folds into a pocket. When you take it out of the pocket, the pocket itself goes inside the bag and attaches as a zippered pocket. If I end up coming home with too many extras (not likely, but I prefer to be prepared), I will ship through my roller bag and use this to carry on. The other bag is a ChicoBag Sidekick Crossbody Reusable Shopping Tote/Compact Grocery Bag. It rolls up very small and is great for carrying “extras” as needed when off the ship, around the ship, etc.. My packing is pretty simple. One nice cocktail dress for the cruise elegant night, a nice but more casual second dress, jeans for travel, 2 pairs of slacks and 2 pairs of capris, and a variety of blouses and nicer t-shirts. Two lightweight sweaters and a heavier cardigan, plus one heavier Goretex rain jacket for our time in New Orleans. One bathing suit and cover up. I’m easily able to limit clothes…..what I love is shoes! On February 4th, I received an email for an upgrade. I called and ended up accepting it, which was $250 for a balcony. This made a balcony room $464 per person. I decided it would be a nice surprise for my husband. He likes to get up earlier than me and I think he’ll enjoy slipping out on the balcony. It was probably too much to pay, and after agreeing, I did have a little “buyers remorse”. But, what’s done is done. I realized I should start noting all the prices for cruise when I book, so if I’m offered an upgrade again, that information can help me decide if it’s a good choice or not. We also had multiple discussions regarding the beverage package. We decided to bring two bottles of wine from home to bring to dinner (we like to wine taste and are members at two wineries) and just see what happened without the package. This was a decision I really agonized over, because I loved the Alchemy bar on our last cruise (a four day cruise on the Inspiration) and we spent a lot of time there. I knew I’d be really irritated if we spent more on drinks than the package cost. We also finalized our plans for New Orleans hotels before and after the cruise. I originally booked the Springhill Suites, which is quite close to the cruise terminal, for $368 (includes tax). With a taxi ride to the area, I was looking at a bit over $400 for that first night. I started considering options and ended up booking a night at the New Orleans Marriott Metairie at Lakeway and renting a car. That price was just a little under $200. We’ll drop the car off at the Hilton on Poydras. For our two nights after the cruise, we ended up at the Renaissance on Common Street, quite close to Canal. Not our first choice, but our best option when we weighed cost and convenience ($428 for two nights). My mom dropped us at the airport and we took off for New Orleans. Both flights were delayed a bit, but we ultimately landed close to our original time. Lots of turbulence, which I didn’t like! Our first flight to Vegas had no beverage service due to turbulence. Our second flight was better, but I was still definitely happy when we were on the ground. Luggage took forever at the airport but we eventually had it and picked up our car and headed to the hotel.
  4. Am I mistaken, or has Carnival Triumph turned around and his heading back to Port Everglades? Watching it now on the PTZ webcam. If so, any idea why?
  5. Anyone interested in doing the Salsa & Salsa Excursion it’s so much fun and worth the money. Bottomless margaritas and all the salsa you make and eat are great you make 5-6 different salads one being a dessert one. They serve Homemade tortilla chips, rolled tacos, quesadillas and ice cream to eat you salsas with. We made a meal out of all the salsa lol. You also get to learn how to make regular and strawberry margaritas and have as many as you want even virgin ones for kids or those who don’t drink. Afterwards you get to learn some salsa moves if your not too drunk like a bunch of us were 😂
  6. I was hoping to get a Triumph t-shirt, but all that was left were a couple of styles of hats. Those going Monday on the very last sailing may not have much, of anything to choose from. There’s still plenty of generic Carnival gear left, though.
  7. Triumph has been removed from the Carnival website - any searches divert to Sunrise. I believe her final voyage is underway. Anyone sailing now? What's the mood aboard? Are passengers aware of the ship's status? Have they incorporated it into the activities and communication aboard?
  8. Anyone who is booked in this cabin needs to switch right now. My husband and I just spent 4 days in that cabin and the a/c wasn’t working properly. They sent a technician to read the temperature of the air....76 degrees! In my cabin!!!! It was a sold out cruise so we couldn’t move. Guest services basically told us that it’s been an ongoing problem. So why put someone in that cabin?? We were given a fan and a $300 OBC. We would have preferred a cool room over the $300 OBC. I hope I can spare someone 4 or 5 days of misery. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  9. So, what is your favorite activity, bar, and/or restaurant on the Triumph. Also, what is a must see at the ports Cozumel and Progresso? TIA!!
  10. I've read some conflicting statements about Triumph Check in times in regards to FTTF, Platinum/Diamond, etc. Most likely this procedure will remain until she goes into Dry Dock in March. Here's what my email said today: Dear Carnival Triumph Guests, We will be boarding later than usual for your cruise due to the loading and offloading of materials that will be taking place. Due to terminal capacity limitations, all guests (including Diamond, Platinum, Faster to the Fun and Suites) who arrive earlier than their Arrival Appointment will be asked to return at their assigned time.
  11. With the current delayed boarding, did you find the fttf worth it? (other than the guest services line). Did they still call platinum and fttf to board first? were all cabins already open for guests? Cant decide to keep it or cancel. Sailing in 3 days.
  12. Hi All -- We will be on the 14 Day Sunrise (Triumph) to Panama from NYC this May... We are squeezing 4 into an interior on Deck 6 so I would like to bring along some heavy duty magnets to hang my shoe organizer etc... Are the walls and doors on the Triumph metal? Also, do they allow Command Strips on Interior Walls or only on the doors for door decorations? Thanks!!!
  13. The first time I have ever cruised was in June 2002 on the Holiday out of NOLA. I am cruising out of NOLA on July 26 on the Triumph. I know the ship is a lot larger than the Holiday, but what are the main differences that I will experience since it has been 16 years since I have cruised?
  14. Since I cruise on the Triumph in just under 45 days, I was wondering what kind of shape she is in. I have read that some of the cabins are being made over as the ship is sailing. So was just hoping to maybe get an update. Thanks in advance.
  15. Has anybody stayed in the Ocean Suites on the Triumph? What are the major upgrades from a standard balcony? Just bigger cabin and balcony? Not sure if it is worth the difference.
  16. Anyone just off please tell us about renovations going on. What floors? We leave in 2 weeks. Did you even notice ? Thanks!
  17. So after reading the news that the Triumph will be going in to such a large Dry Dock, I am a bit concerned that I am on the cruise before this happens. What can I expect to be happening in prep on the Triumph?
  18. The Mississippi River is still closed at 4:30 PM Friday due to a ship grounded in the lower river. Over 50 ships are waiting to enter or leave the river. Cruise ships may be late tomorrow, 1-5-19. Check news or Marinetraffic.com for further info.
  19. Hi All-- Would anyone have any recent Fun Times from the Triumph? Thanks in advance!
  20. I booked the Sunrise for May 27th 2019 Panama Canal out of NY. When I researched the ship I saw that the Sunrise will be the name of the refit Triumph. Anyone know of any special changes? Thanks!
  21. Hello everyone! I have been reading this board for awhile and have gained a lot of good info, thank you! This weekend my wife and I are going on a 5 day cruise on the Carnival Triumph (12/8-12/13). We'll be porting at Cozumel and Yucatan. We have NEVER been on a cruise so this is a first for us! I was hoping to hear some recommendations of things to do at the ports. Are there any excursion recommendations? We would like to avoid long bus rides to the excursions, if possible. My wife is concerned about motion sickness while on the boat, anything to really be concerned about? If so, any tips on how to fight it? Any tips/recommendations are greatly appreciated!
  22. We want to take a 4 day cruise in early January while our in-laws watch the kids. Due to their schedule, and that we don't want to leave the kids for longer than 5 days, are are looking at 4 night cruises on the following ships. In reading reviews the ships sound very similar. Any compelling reason to pick one ship over the other? Sensation Pro: direct flights at good times Con: only goes to Bahamas and I'm worried it will be cold the second week of January. Triumph or Paradise Pro: cozumel, so better port with less chance of being cold Con: no workable direct flight options. The other choice is RCCL majesty of the seas, which goes to Cuba and is about $500 more, so while cuba would be interesting, I'm leaning towards carnival.
  23. We are cruising on the Triumph in early December. Does anyone know what productions shows are currently going on in the main show room? Thanks in advance,
  24. I have a porthole cabin reserved, however I see that an interior picture window is available. Is it worth it to switch cabins? Anybody have any photos of these cabins you can share? Thanks!!!
  25. Did anyone else get a late boarding letter fir Monday December 3rd? Says materials have to be loaded and unloaded? Do not come until your arrival time even if your Diamond, Platinum, FTF etc?
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