Carnival Triumph Pool, Water Slide and Sunbathing
The Carnival Triumph has 3 pools plus a small "kiddy" pool for wading that is part of the Camp Carnival program. The pools have saltwater and there are fresh water showers provided so you can rinse off. Reportedly, the maximum pool depth is 3' 8" -- enough to take a dunk and cool off, but not really deep enough, or large enough, to swim in. Given this, the area around the pool is best suited for sunbathing on 2 tiered decks.
The main pool is "The Sun Pool" and is located in the middle of the ship on Deck 9. The main pool features two oversized whirlpool spas. Typically, the Sun Pool hours are from 8 AM to 11 PM.
Located behind the South Beach Club Restaurant on the Lido Deck (Deck 9) is "The New World Pool." The New World Pool is enclosed under a retractable roof and features two oversized whirlpool spas. The New World Pool area is designated as "adults only," but there are mixed reviews on Carnival's enforcement of the policy. Carnival has yet to introduce their adults-only Serenity product onboard the Carnival Triumph, and it's suspected that the enforcement of the "no kids" policy will certainly improve whenever that happens. Given the adults-only policy for the New World Pool, and the fact that there is no live music in the New World Pool area, this is your better bet for a quieter pool area. Typically, the New World Pool opens at 8 AM and closes at 12PM.
On Deck 10 (Panorama Deck) is "The Universe Pool" which features one oversized whirlpool spa. This pool is next to the run-out for the water slide, and is forward of Carnival's Seaside Theater.. Operating hours typically are from 8 AM to 8 PM.
Carnival's Twister water slide is 214' long and the entry to the slide is located on Deck 13 (Sky Deck). The slide is 3-stories high and empties out into its own separate pool. The water slide typically operates from 10 AM to 5 PM and there is a 42" minimum height requirement.
There is a children's wading pool in the Camp Carnival area of the Carnival Triumph located on Deck 12 (Sun Deck).
Carnival Triumph Pool, Water Slide & Sunbathing Tips:
When arriving in the pool area, you will need to sign-out a towel for use around the pool area. There will be a $22 charge per towel to your onboard account for each towel you fail to return.
Babies & Infants in Pools: Carnival's official policy is "no swim diapers, children must be potty trained." We have not heard reports on whether the policy is strictly enforced.
While Carnival does its best to discourage this, sunbathers do show-up at 8 AM and try to stake their lounge chair territory for the day.
The Port side of the Lido deck near the pool does permit smoking. The rest of the deck is non-smoking.