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jennifer

Age: 38

Occupation:teacher

Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Carnival

Ship: Carnival Triumph

Sailing Date: 2010-01-17

Itinerary: progresso cozumel

This was our first cruise (for our 29th anniversary) and we enjoyed it. One thing about our cruise was if you don't drink alcohol, you can be really bored. We don't drink and your kinda limited on things to do. The service is excellent, the housekeeping staff are awesome. Every time we left our room and came back, it had been serviced; very clean. They tried their best to accommodate every request we had. The shows were very good but the only thing is, some shows were only at 10:30PM on some nights. We just could not stay up that late. We also wanted to play Bingo but just one game was pretty expensive at $20/game. And the game lasted maybe 20 minutes. We did enjoy our formal restaurant (we had the Paris Dining room). The weight staff was excellent. And I did enjoy a massage at the Spa. I had an hour long massage ($99), which was amazing. The only thing was that it was on the 11th floor and you really can feel the waves. If you get seasick I do not advise it. I wore a motion sickness patch and I never got seasick. They also charge for all the pictures they take, I spent $125.00 on pictures, so take extra money.

The food was good and there was something different every night. We really enjoyed the Paris dining room. The breakfast buffet was good. I had to pay an extra $34 for a fountain beverage card. Also, there was no Dr.Pepper on the ship (they have Mr. Pibb). I was not happy about that.

We had an ocean view so our room and view were excellent. The housekeeping was AWESOME. But take your blow-dryer, the one they have must be from 1950. I did not like their pillows, it was a feather pillow.

Didn't like that you have to pay for Bingo.I think it should be part of your cruise cost. they need more non-partying things to do. We don't drink alcohol and felt all the things up on the Lido deck, were for drinkers. We would have liked things not requiring alcohol.

Don't book excursions on the ship. You get the same things if you wait till you dock. When you get off the ship and walk toward the pier you will see people trying to sell you the same activities. On the boat the Mayan Ruin tour was $99, while we only paid $39 at dock. We waited till we got there. Also, haggle with the locals, they will come off their prices. I got a pair of earrings they wanted $175 for, and I only paid $33. That's the truth.

We enjoyed the cruise, but we got bored on the last day. You pretty much do it all by the 5th day. Next time we will do a shorter cruise.

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