I'm sorry to hear that you were not that impressed with the Triumph, for (it was our first time on the Carnival line)we had a wonderful room, people nice, and most everything else too. Yes I know what you mean about people (staff) speaking English, but they seemed to understand what I was trying to say, or acted like it. Of course there were a few things we didn't like, but everything else "outweighed" the bad points.
We are planning on going on the Serenade or Adventure on RCCL this spring. I want to go to St. Lucia, and Carnival has a ship that goes that way, but it is a much older ship, and we don't want to try it out.