Carnival Triumph Review

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Cruise Ship Overview

The second in the Destiny-class of Carnival’s megaships, Carnival Triumph launched in 1999. Dedicated to great cities of the world, public rooms bear names from Rome and Paris to Washington and Miami’s South Beach. The ship is scheduled for a major refurbishment in 2014, when it will receive Carnival’s "Fun Ship 2.0" upgrades with new casual dining options, poolside bars, and more. Galveston is Carnival Triumph’s home port, from where she sails short four-and five-night cruises to the Western Caribbean and Mexico.

The first class of Carnival megaships weighing in at more than 100,000 tons, everything on these vessels is in keeping with their size—bold interiors highlighted by nine-deck atriums, 200-foot corkscrew waterslides on the Lido deck, and public areas that often span multiple decks. Carnival Triumph and Carnival Victory are bigger and have more cabins and crew than the original Carnival Destiny, for which the class was named and which was totally refurbished and renamed Carnival Sunshine in 2013.

The variety of indoor and outdoor spaces ranges from relatively small lounges with a nightclub atmosphere to huge show rooms where lavish production shows are staged. Most public rooms open off wide indoor promenades that branch fore and aft from the spectacular atrium.

Expansive pools and sport decks have plenty of room to spread out for sunning and more active pursuits; both ships have been retrofitted with massive poolside 270-square-foot LED screens.

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