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So I've been back for a few days now (9/1 5 day cruise) but I'm still working to prepare items for the review... Sorting photos, scanning things, etc...

 

I thought I'd get this started and if anybody has any particular questions I could start with that while I try to organize all the rest of it...

 

If you're interested in any particular information let me know, and I'll try to answer any simple questions up front, or otherwise include it within the course of the review...

 

In short, I had a great time and I'm sure you will too :D

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What is the noodles company? Is there any type of menu there or does it change daily?

 

What was the 1 best thing you ate in the MDR and 1 best thing outside the dining room?

 

Favorite spot for quiet if you had one?

 

Thanks!! We leave on the 29th, so I am really looking forward to your review!

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May be sailing on triumph in January. Looking forward to your review!

 

i'm sure you'll have fun, start planning :)

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What is the noodles company? Is there any type of menu there or does it change daily?

 

What was the 1 best thing you ate in the MDR and 1 best thing outside the dining room?

 

Favorite spot for quiet if you had one?

 

Thanks!! We leave on the 29th, so I am really looking forward to your review!

 

the hong kong noodles company is the name they give to the asian food station (now called chopsticks). to tell you the truth i never even ate there, as i'd typically eat lunch in the mdr while on board... but simply think of it as 'lo mein' with your pick of ingredients hehe.

 

the best thing in the mdr - tough choice... i always get both the lobster and prime rib on formal night both are great. chateaubriand is good too if you order it med rare. i like the escargos, and order shrimp cocktail every night. in mdr, just order whatever seems appealing to you, i always order quite a few things :D

 

favorite spot for quiet is my balcony. if you don't have one, go to the 'secret deck' out front of any passenger deck except the one with the bridge, there's almost nobody every out there. inside, the library is almost always vacant. otherwise most lounges are empty during the day and great spots for quiet.

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I get so excited for Triumph reviews, you made my night. My family is taking this cruise on 10/22 & I have several questions.

 

Like Carguylee, I am also interested in the quality & offerings at "Chopsticks". The Triumph seems to be one of the only ships without the Mongolian grill, so there is very little info on this dining option.

 

Also, did you get a chance to try the Taste Bar?

 

Was the ship & the ports on the same time?

 

How were the chair hogs?

 

Thanks for any/all info!

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I sail October 22 so am anxiously awaiting your trip report!!

 

you're about to have a lot of fun.

 

^^jealous. i wanna go back. :)

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Thought of one more... did you by chance do the massage in Progresso? If so what were your thought to quality?

 

i did not. but i know they are inexpensive! i talked to some people that paid 10.00 or so for 30 mins, 15-20 for 1 hr. at that price give it a go. :cool:

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Welcome back - glad you had a great cruise! Interested in what you did in Coz? We are a little on the undecided side....thinking Nachi but not for sure.

 

Looking forward to your review and pics :) thanks for any info!

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I get so excited for Triumph reviews, you made my night. My family is taking this cruise on 10/22 & I have several questions.

 

Like Carguylee, I am also interested in the quality & offerings at "Chopsticks". The Triumph seems to be one of the only ships without the Mongolian grill, so there is very little info on this dining option.

 

Also, did you get a chance to try the Taste Bar?

 

Was the ship & the ports on the same time?

 

How were the chair hogs?

 

Thanks for any/all info!

 

ya know you're right... i had to google noodle company and realized that was what it was called previously. but you are very correct the big signs say chopsticks.

 

i never did eat there.... i've never much liked the chinese places on the ships so i did the other stuff...

 

YES i did get to try the taste bar and i LOVED it. there is a different offering every night... inspired by the likes of blue iguana cantina, cucina italian, red frog, etc. and all of the offerings were good. very promptly served and i always got seconds (or thirds)...

 

also they had a good drink special for 5.00 coupled with it every night which complemented the food selection. a very good deal. it is right next to the casino bar.

 

ship time stayed on central time (galveston) throughout. in fact in cozumel we had a *** moment when someone asked for the time and it was 1 hr later... i realized quickly they were from legend (eastern time) lol. phew.

 

chair hogs were not bad at all... :)

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the hong kong noodles company is the name they give to the asian food station. to tell you the truth i never even ate there, as i'd typically eat lunch in the mdr while on board... but simply think of it as 'lo mein' with your pick of ingredients hehe.

 

the best thing in the mdr - tough choice... i always get both the lobster and prime rib on formal night both are great. chateaubriand is good too if you order it med rare. i like the escargos, and order shrimp cocktail every night. in mdr, just order whatever seems appealing to you, i always order quite a few things :D

 

favorite spot for quiet is my balcony. if you don't have one, go to the 'secret deck' out front of any passenger deck except the one with the bridge, there's almost nobody every out there. inside, the library is almost always vacant. otherwise most lounges are empty during the day and great spots for quiet.

 

Thanks for the insight, looking forword to it in 20 days!! And looking forward to your review when you get to it. Thanks again

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Welcome back - glad you had a great cruise! Interested in what you did in Coz? We are a little on the undecided side....thinking Nachi but not for sure.

 

Looking forward to your review and pics :) thanks for any info!

 

i was debating nachi also... but decided on mr sanchos instead for ONE reason... i wanted to ride a horse while i was there :D

 

and i did. his name was bandito... and it was a lot of fun...

 

also mr sanchos has the ocean kayaks, etc. for free... and the fun inflatables and stuff for 12.00 (i did not do that). but i just saw that there were more options so that's where we went. more about that later.

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ya know you're right... i had to google noodle company and realized that was what it was called previously. but you are very correct the big signs say chopsticks.

 

i never did eat there.... i've never much liked the chinese places on the ships so i did the other stuff...

 

YES i did get to try the taste bar and i LOVED it. there is a different offering every night... inspired by the likes of blue iguana cantina, cucina italian, red frog, etc. and all of the offerings were good. very promptly served and i always got seconds (or thirds)...

 

also they had a good drink special for 5.00 coupled with it every night which complemented the food selection. a very good deal. it is right next to the casino bar.

 

ship time stayed on central time (galveston) throughout. in fact in cozumel we had a *** moment when someone asked for the time and it was 1 hr later... i realized quickly they were from legend (eastern time) lol. phew.

 

chair hogs were not bad at all... :)

 

where was the taste bar located?

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Looking forward to the rest of your review, etc. My wife and I are leaving on September 15, so our departure is right around the corner.

I hear the Asian entertainer (I hope that is a politically correct way of stating it) in the lobby bar is wonderful. Did you hear him?

QTPie :cool:

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where was the taste bar located?

 

it is right next to the casino bar / world bar... you sit along 'world's way' with views to the ocean in the promenade... and they were very prompt about clearing the tables... it was great. you should go back for seconds or thirds tho because they're so good and a lil small :D

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Looking forward to the rest of your review, etc. My wife and I are leaving on September 15, so our departure is right around the corner.

I hear the Asian entertainer (I hope that is a politically correct way of stating it) in the lobby bar is wonderful. Did you hear him?

QTPie :cool:

 

that's jerry... he is f'in FANTASTIC...

 

it's funny you say the 'asian entertainer' thing - pc to heck... but i know who you mean... but ya know what, when you hear him sing, you'd never peg it... dude sounds like kenny rogers when he wants to lol. GREAT range.

 

he is simply amazing. great talent, great voice. and he's very personable too, i complimented him a few times in the dance bar, etc. while he was not working and he was very approachable. you'll be impressed. :)

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Did you get a chance to do the "Chef Table?" If so - How was it?

QTPie :cool:

 

no, i did not on this sailing. it is fantastic, but i met so many great people on this cruise i spent most of my time hanging out with them and not 'trying to do everything'.

 

but don't let that deter you... i've never heard a complaint from anybody that's done it... it's still on my 'list' for next cruise :)

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I was just glad to see you hanging around here again. I hope all is well and I look forward to your review.

 

why thank you, my friend, and bon voyage! i see from your ticker you've 'Sailed!'. lol, i know it's today, good luck and have fun :)

 

bon voyage once again! :cool:

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Welcome home and glad you had a good cruise.

 

thanks for the kind words, i sure did... i want to go back! :D

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