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Any tips/comments on the Carnival Triumph? My family and I are booked for the 5 day Canda/New England cruise. How's the food, service, cleanliness, etc. of the ship? I've been on a 7 day cruise to Canada on the Victory, also. How does the Triumph compare? Any tips/comments would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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the triumph is the same layout of the victory(they are sister ships), the food was good in the diningroom and at the n.y. deli, i did not do the buffet, my son did and he said it was ok.

 

the ship was clean and the room steward i had was wonderful, room service was very good(don't forget to tip). on the third deck between the double doors, there are chairs there and it is very quiet there, you can see and hear the ocean and take a nap too.

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the triumph is the same layout of the victory(they are sister ships), the food was good in the diningroom and at the n.y. deli, i did not do the buffet, my son did and he said it was ok.

 

the ship was clean and the room steward i had was wonderful, room service was very good(don't forget to tip). on the third deck between the double doors, there are chairs there and it is very quiet there, you can see and hear the ocean and take a nap too.

 

OK, thanks very much! I actually just found out that the Triumph and Victory were in the same class on another thread, and I'm kind of excited about this. While I would like very much to explore other ships, I loved the Victory. Anyway, thanks again for your help. I'll be sure to check out that place on Deck Three....sounds nice :)

 

Does anyone else have any tips/information or anything on the ship or Canada? I'm still wondering about the bedding...someone said it was being replaced on some other ships, but what about on the Triumph?

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As you have found, the Triumph is the same as the Victory, a little older, and a lot less GREEN. I like the Triumph the best of the "3". It is the most subdued, and elegant, IMO.

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As you have found, the Triumph is the same as the Victory, a little older, and a lot less GREEN. I like the Triumph the best of the "3". It is the most subdued, and elegant, IMO.

 

haha...sounds good. Less green is fine by me. I thought the Triumph was also smaller than the Victory though. I know they have the same layout, but is the victory larger? And thanks for your opinions! I'm really looking forward to this cruise!

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This may sound a little strange but the Triumph had the best comforters on the beds. I think they were down but you didn't sweat underneath them. We were in a balcony room, #8264, and it was very nice with a nice balcony. The beds were very comfy also. I was very happy with the ship. Some public areas were a little crowded like the shops and the photo area. The ice cream machine was the best.

 

Enjoy!

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Also, does anyone know if there's new bedding on the Triumph? I've been hearing bits and pieces about the new bedding on ships.

 

They were installing the new mattresses during our cruise at the end of June:) The beds and comforters were so comfy!

 

We thought the food was good overall. The dining room (we were in the Paris with a great view - of fog mostly!) service and food were good. Buffet food was okay - nothing real special, but it wasn't anything I'd turn down. They had different international days for one area, and it was nice to try different foods. NY Deli is great - I loved the reubens, my dad loved the pastrami. Hong Kong Noodle Co. was okay, but I've had better. My parents enjoyed the soups there. Kids enjoyed the pizza (I never did get a slice!). It's soft serve ice cream(ice milk really) with soft yogurt as well; chocolate, vanilla, and a twist selection. If you like butter pecan ice cream, order it in the dining room - it was excellent!:)

 

The ship was clean and being cleaned. There are occasional spots on the carpets - just don't look down ;) Our cabin was well taken care of, and our towel animals out-shone everyone else's in our group. I found the staff friendly and helpful, and I seem to remember quite a few of them were nearly finished with their assignment on this ship and awaiting their 3 months off. I enjoyed the shows I saw and thought they did a good job.

 

The ports in Canada (Saint John, NB and Halifax, NS) were very nice - extremely friendly locals, reasonably priced taxi cabs, great architexture and history in the buildings, and our favorite were the jet boat rides in Saint John at the Reversing Falls (we did all excursions on our own).

 

Enjoy your cruise!

 

ShadyOne

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As you have found, the Triumph is the same as the Victory, a little older, and a lot less GREEN. I like the Triumph the best of the "3". It is the most subdued, and elegant, IMO.

 

this is so true about it being elegant, very nice ship, but i will be on the victory in 2006 going to canada again, will i need sun shades for the green.....lol:D

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We've been on the Victory and Destiny and will sail the Triumph in April. The prices have gone up a lot since we booked a few months ago. Fuel and hurricanes???? Glad we are locked in!;)

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6, 8, and 9 also, if memory serves me correct.
9 to I have to check this one out!!!!!! I thought 8 was the bridge ???

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If that's true, then it's 6 7 9 and 10. And there's a staircase between 9 and 10 in the middle.

 

Too much butter for dinner!

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Chuck....

 

I just reread your post. I skipped the one YOU mentioned. It is 6 7 9 and 10, and 8 IS the bridge. I knew I had to skip one somewhere. I included a synapse!:eek:

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There are quite a few pics of the Triumph in my Webshots....

 

(yes, most are of my kids.. just skip them! :) )

 

We loved the Triumph - nicely decorated, big, clean and FUN!

Catrin

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Out of the four Destiny/Conquest class ships that I have cruised, the Triumph was my favorite hands down. I have some photos of the ship in my link below. Other than the decor she is basically the same ship as the Victory.

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This may sound a little strange but the Triumph had the best comforters on the beds. I think they were down but you didn't sweat underneath them. We were in a balcony room, #8264, and it was very nice with a nice balcony. The beds were very comfy also. I was very happy with the ship. Some public areas were a little crowded like the shops and the photo area. The ice cream machine was the best.

 

Enjoy!

 

Nope, not strange at all :D. I was wondering about the bedding :)

 

Thanks everyone for your wonderful tips and info. I'm looking forward to this cruise now more than ever!

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Out of the four Destiny/Conquest class ships that I have cruised, the Triumph was my favorite hands down. I have some photos of the ship in my link below. Other than the decor she is basically the same ship as the Victory.

 

your pics are wonderful, i just love them, they make me want to go on another cruise.:) (now)

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Can anyone who has been are the Carnival Triumph tell if there is an ice cream machine for kids near the pools?

 

Thank you

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Can anyone who has been are the Carnival Triumph tell if there is an ice cream machine for kids near the pools?

 

Thank you

 

The machines are for everyone, nothing special that only kids get to use.

 

There is one on both sides if you walk toward the buffet from the main pool. There is another set back further from the buffet area, and then in the aft, starboard? all the way aft in the opposite corner from pizza is the last one, its the 24/7 on to look for during the night if you are up at 3 am. there is a aft pool, but its supposed to be adults, but the ice cream, deli back there and pizza is for everyone.

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