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Just returned from the triumph eastern 7 day cruise. First a little about my self- third cruise- one with NCL, One with Royal Caribean and this one with carnival. We are early 40's and cruised with a group of about 18 ( all ages)


Debarkment was a nightmare- we arrived around 10:30 and got on the boat at 1:00. NCL and Royal Caribean were way faster

Disembarkment- we chose to disembark ourselves and was off the boat at 8:00 a.m. Smoothest we ever had


Overall Ship- great shape, no complaints. Very compairable to the other two ships we have been on. Rooms were a great size. Biggest we have ever had. We were on deck two inside. We had booked 4a GTY inside 6 months in advance. NO UPGRADES. I was told because we had 7 rooms booked at once so they tried to keep us together. Next time I book by myself. Heard of alot of people with great upgrades. But the room was fine, no complaints and had a great price.


Food- Dining room was great- had excellent service and the food was very good- Buffets- same items each day, food was good but it would have been nice to have a variety each day. We did not enjoy the breakfast- one day pancakes, next day frenchtoast, next day pancakes etc.

NCL buffets by far top these three cruise lines. Please realize we are not very picky people. I have read where people complain about the food and I figured what do people expect. They are trying to feed 2000 people. Did not have any complaints with NCL or RCCL but Carnival really lacked.


Entertainment- It was OK. Games were mostly during the day. We enjoyed them more when they were in the evening. Since there wasn't much to do in the evenings we spent a lot of our time in the Casino. One in our group won $3000. on the slot, another $1200 playing cards. NCL kept us busy the whole time. Games in the evenings alot. RCCL was about the same as carnival. NCL by far beats these other two


Ports- San Juan was OK

St Thomas and St martin were absolutely gorgeous. You definetly needed more than a day at these two ports. The water is crystal clear and warm. Very friendly people but also very pushy people. Would love to spend a week at either of these ports. May have to try an all inclusive.



Our very fist cruise was with NCL on an older boat. We cruised to Bermuda on a 7 day cruise. We had 3-1/2 days there. The next cruise was a 5 day to bahamas with RCCL, again an older boat, then this one was a 7 day to eastern. Out of the three cruises I think my favorite is the NCL to bermuda, even though it was an older boat. We really enjoyed having the 3 days to expore. Our experience was good with Carnival. Would I travel with them again- Yes. Would I travel with RCCL again- Yes Would I travel with NCL again Yes.

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What Happened That Took You From 10:30 Until 1:00 To Board? Were They Late Docking From Previous Cruise? Going In Dec. Do You Have Any Capers To Share?

Did They Seat You All Together During Meals? We Are A Party Of 9 Going? Thanks For The Info.


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