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Carnival Imagination

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2697 Psgrs
Refurbished
1 yr ago
Sep 2013

What people said about this ship:

"The food in the dining room was outstanding." in 81 reviews.
"They were ready to go again on another Carnival cruise." in 6 reviews.
"Additionally I had n't been to Key West or Cozumel so I was excited." in 8 reviews.

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I had a blast

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Jul 20, 2014


This cruise was so very much fun.  I give it two thumbs way up!

The ship was in great condition, the staff was fun and professional, and the food was everywhere!!

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Honeymoon crashed by kids

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Jul 13, 2014


To whom it may concern, My husband and I traveled on the carnival imagination for our honeymoon. We enjoyed our time and plan to travel again with carnival. Everything was great with the exception of the vast amount of children on the cruise. Had we known that the cruise was going to be full of kids because of a dance convention we would have booked another time. We were not able to enjoy every room or the pool deck because of the amount of kids running around. We were on the upper deck which had a large amount of dance competitors on it. Children were running up and down the hallways making it hard for us to even take a nap in our cabin. I am a teacher and I work with elementary level children, I would have enjoyed my cruise with out the dance convention children taking up the entertainment and different rooms. I spoke to other carnival regulars on the cruise and they assured me that carnival has the most amazing cruises and that they had never been on one when there has been a convention for kids. I was very disappointed with the cruise for not notifying us that our honeymoon would be taking place on a cruise that was catering toward children. The 21 and over area with jacuzzis was so crowded we could barely enjoy it. The pool was full of children splashing and carrying on so we lost our interest in enjoying a dip. We will return for another cruise. We hope that carnival does host better cruises then the one we went on I felt like I was at a summer camp. The evening events all catered toward children and I would have enjoyed more things catering adults especially since we were honeymooners. I know now to ask if there are any major event taking place on the cruise to make sure we won't be overrun by a convention again! Thank you for your time, Candice 

 

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Imagination cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Jul 13, 2014


It was just okay. NO table clothes , cold food, poor presentaiton.  All these things are what you expect to see on a cruise. Even on formal night no table clothes ---really? The servers were slow and food was cold.  Minimal Shows  and a big disappointment. the sun was awesome.  

The trip on ship to LaBufadora was more that twice the cost for those who booked on the ship. f you got off the same trip was 1/2 the cost

Room stewards were awesome.  

Bathroom leaked all over form shower the first day but was fixed promptly. 

 

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Great Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Jul 06, 2014


I went with my 2 granddaughters ages 15 and 14 they had never been on a cruise before.  All three of us had a wonderful time.  We can not wait to do another one.  I felt that the food was very good much better than the last cruise I was on.  We shall return.

 

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Cheap cruise cheap location

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Jun 29, 2014


This was a disappointment across the board. 

The cruise itself only has one tiny pool. I thought it was the kiddy pool. The room was super tiny. The food was ok. Dinners were good but the tables were so close together you were basically dining with the people next to you. The entertainment on the cruise was catered to people with kids and older people. My boyfriend and I are in our twenties. There was nothing to do for us.  The destination was a joke. Ensanada was dirty, poor and broken down. There wasn't a beach within 20 miles of the port. People were begging everywhere you went. You had nothing to do except shop. I wanted to go on a cruise to be able to swim and enjoy the sun. Didn't swim on the boat and couldn't swim in ensanada. Why did I leave beautiful Orange County California?? It doesn't compare to the last cruise I went on with Norwegian. 

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First Timers

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Jun 22, 2014


The only reason why i would not rate this as a 5 would be the pool. It was waaay too cold and a bit on the small side. Other than that everything was so much better than what we expected. The food, entertainment, accommodations and the staff were all awesome and we rated all of that a 5.

 

Booked a 4 night cruise to avoid weekend party groups like batchelor and batchelorette parties and it worked! We went with our 3 kids age 15,10 and 8 and they had a blast, even without the wi-fi. I would suggest brining a walkie talkie. We read that as someone elses suggestion and it helped alot since we couldnt use our phones at all. The ship had so many things to do that they didnt even want to go to camp carnival. There were so many activities around the pool area like games and activities every hour. If you didnt want to stay around the pool you had a mini golf, the other pool with the racer slides, ping-pong, or just plain eat and lounge. Speaking of eating we book the "dine on your time" schedule and it worked out great cause we could schedule our dinners around the shows available for the night, which i have to say were AWESOME!!! The kids had a blast watching the stand up comedy, live Hasbro game show and the musicals they had each night.

 

My husband was always to nervous to go on a cruise cause his vertigo is pretty bad but somehow this time he agreed. The previous year we had gone to our first all inclusive resort in Cabo so we wanted to try something different. The only time he really needed to take dramamine was on the "day at sea" cause the waves in the morning were really bad but once he took it he was good to go all day plus the waves subsided midmorning. Other than that whether we were moving or docked at a port he couldnt feel the waves.

 

Finally i would highly suggest purchasing the "Faster to Fun" pass. Its $49/cabin and it allows you to be brought to the express lane for embarking and disembarking. When we docked at Catalina and saw the line for the ferry was super long, i asked if i could use the pass and i was brought to the front of the line avoiding the 45 minute wait to board the ferry to go to Catalina which was great.

 

So to summarize these are my suggestions:

1. Purchase the "faster to fun"

2. Bring a walkie talkie

3. do "dine on your time" schedule

 

Definitely planning to go again next year but with a bigger group.

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Service was worse than an average hotel, food was mediocre, cabin had odor because of paint and septic tank

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Jun 22, 2014


I must have hit a bad cruise for my first cruise.

 

- Food was not as good as my average resturaunt.

Cold steaks and fish that must have been mishandled - it tasted terrible.

 

- Service was poor both in cabin and at dinner.

Called and asked for ice - then ~45minutes later I called again and was told that they had no record of my request.

Waited ~2.5 hours to be seated for dinner.

When I grew tired of waiting for a food server to come to discuss the bad steak and fish and ate the sides/bread.   When the server finally arrived ~35minutes later they asked about the food (stil on the plates) we said it was unacceptable.  They asked why I hadn't said something earlier.  My response was "I would have if there were someone around to tell".

 

- Cabin smelled from a combination of paint and septic tank.

Crew was painting outside my balcony filling the cabin with fumes  And when I called to ask that it stop nothing happened.  After ~90minutes I asked the crewman to stop.  He did after a few minutes.

When I complained about the septic smell there was no evidence of any action.  The smell dimished because we left the door open.  It built up when the door was closed.

 

I hear great things about cruises service and food.  There was none of that evident on my cruise.  When I sent feedback via the website after the cruise I got a relatively generic "sorry" response.

 

Luckily, we spent a lot of time outside of the cabin and we changed the timing for dinner as well as requested seating in a different location.  The service improved somewhat with a different server.  The food also improved a bit.  So, I speculate that this was either time of day or server related.

 

Not the experience one expects for a long established cruise lines.

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Our Honey Moon

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Jun 08, 2014


We had a great time and meet some wonderful people which are still keeping in contact with. Staff very nice called us by our name can't even image how they can do that with so many people.

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Pleasantly Surprised with Carnival

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Jun 01, 2014


 I had a somewhat negative perception of Carival before taking this cruise and was very pleasantly surprised.  We got a good price on the trip so I figured why not give it a try.  I had the impression that Carnival is just a big party boat crowded with teens and young adults.  It was not crowded and we had a very nice mix of people of all ages young and older.  I also read bad reviews of the food on their boats.  I thoroughly enjoyed the food and there was a wide variety of choices.  I have been on 2 other cruiselines and would take Carnival again.

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So amazing that even though I had seasickness I would do it again and again.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: May 25, 2014


The staff are amazing and the ship was really, really nice. Easy to negotiate and find my way around. The cabin was just the right size and I loved finding the towel animals on my bed each night and the fact that there was turn down service (with mints). This was my first cruise (first time on the sea at all) and I want to do another one soon. The cusine was amazing, so much so that I tried escargo for the first time because I knew it would be cooked to perfection (and it was so I loved it!!!). The pork chops the first night were not as spectacular as all the rest of the food (I sampled almost everything on the menu between my friend and I) but a little tough. And the Carnival chocolate melting cake is TO DIE FOR!! I had it every night but one and that one I wished I would have gotten it, not that the dessert I got wasn't amazing, just they melting cake with ice cream is addictive!!!! I loved the game show and did I mention the amazing staff. They are from so many countries and so the cruise had an international flavor. They each went out of their way to make me feel so special (except the one customer service woman who I think was latino and rude) I loved that the final night in the dining room, there was a special show (I don't want to give it away) I have been telling everyone I know to be sure to go. The excersion I went on to the blow hole in Ensenada was super fun with a really great guide. The scenery on the way was so good, I recorded most of it and then went through picture taking as well. If you are wondering if this cruise is worth the cost...GO FOR IT. You will not be sorry you did. Love  One great thing is there is an 12 step meeting on board for anyone who cared to attend. The atsmophere is one of a great big party and most everyone was so happy!!! The alcohol served to others was not excessive so we didn't have people all over the place being obnoxiously drunk. 

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About Carnival Imagination

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Inside Cabins
508
Oceanview Cabins
54
Suite Cabins
4
Restaurants
1
Pools

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Service and Staff: 74%
Cabin / Stateroom: 68%
Destinations & Excursions: 65%

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Cabins of Carnival Imagination

Interior Stateroom on Carnival Imagination Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king size bed sitting area private bathroom with shower closet telephone wall-safe individual climate control and a 22" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.
- Two twin beds that convert to a king size bed sitting area private bathroom with shower closet wall-safe phone individual climate control and a 22" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.
- Two twin beds that convert to a king size bed sitting area private bathroom with shower telephone closet wall-safe individual climate control and a 22" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
E80, E81, E116, E119, E120, E123, M298, R298, E52, E53, E56, E57

Available On Decks:
Empress, Upper, Main, Riviera, Verandah

Reviews:

9 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Interior Stateroom

Oceanview Stateroom on Carnival Imagination Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king size bed picture window sitting area private bathroom with shower closet telephone wall-safe individual climate control and a 22" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
U243, E64, E65, E66, E67, E68, E69, E70, E71, E72, E73, E259

Available On Decks:
Upper, Main, Empress, Riviera

Reviews:

12 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Oceanview Stateroom

Porthole Stateroom on Carnival Imagination Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king size bed two porthole windows sitting area private bathroom with shower closet telephone wall-safe individual climate control and a 22" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Available On Decks:
Upper, Main, Riviera, Empress

Reviews:

5 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Porthole Stateroom

Interior Bunk Bed Stateroom on Carnival Imagination Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- One upper bed and one lower bed (bunk bed) a sitting area private bathroom with shower closet telephone wall-safe individual climate control and a 22" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Available On Decks:
Upper, Riviera, Empress

Grand Suite on Carnival Imagination Size:
330 sq ft.; Balcony: 70 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A private balcony two twin size beds that convert to a king size bed sitting area the consists of a sofa arm chairs and a coffee table private bathroom with jacuzzi tub and shower walk-in closet with wall safe telephone refrigerator (un-stocked) individual climate control and a 26" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Upper

Reviews:

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Junior Suite (obstructed view) on Carnival Imagination Size:
220 sq ft.; Balcony: 30 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A private balcony with obstructed views two twin beds that convert to a king size bed a sitting area that consists of a sofa (single sofa-bed) chair and coffee table a private bathroom with shower telephone refrigerator (un-stocked) wall safe individual climate control and a 22" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Verandah

Junior Suite on Carnival Imagination Size:
220 sq ft.; Balcony: 30 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A private balcony two twin beds that convert to a king size bed a sitting area that consists of a sofa (single sofa-bed) chair and coffee table a private bathroom with shower telephone refrigerator (un-stocked) wall safe individual climate control and a 22" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Verandah

Deck Plans for Carnival Imagination

Carnival Imagination

 

Sun

Whether you are using the outdoor Jogging Track, playing a round of mini-golf or just getting some sun, you'll enjoy the Imagination's best view from atop the Sun Deck.


2 Upper Beds
2 Upper Beds
1 Upper Bed
1 Upper Bed
Twins/King Bed & Double Sofa Bed
Twins/King Bed & Double Sofa Bed
Queen Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen Bed & Single Sofa Bed
2 Porthole Windows
2 Porthole Windows
Unisex Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
Unisex Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
Twin Beds Don't Convert to King
Twin Beds Don't Convert to King
Twin Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twin Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twins/King Bed & Single Convertible Sofa
Twins/King Bed & Single Convertible Sofa
Twins/King & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twins/King & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen Bed
Queen Bed
Queen & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Connecting Staterooms
Connecting Staterooms
Twin/King Bed & Single Sofa & 2 Upper Beds
Twin/King Bed & Single Sofa & 2 Upper Beds
Wheelchair Accessible Stateroom
Wheelchair Accessible Stateroom
Obstructed View
Obstructed View
Sun

Dining

Your Time Dining on Carnival Imagination Dine in the main dining room anytime between 5:45 and 9:30 PM. Guests are usually seated within 20 minutes on a first-come, first-serve basis, depending on party size. Parties of 10 or more may need to be accommodated at different tables.

Seating Times: 5:45 - 9:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual dress attire. On formal evenings, formal attire is required. Shorts and swimwear are not permitted.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Pride & Spirit Dining Rooms on Carnival Imagination The Imagination's main dining rooms offer a variety of delectable selections in a full-service, sit-down setting.

Seating Times: Breakfast: 7:45-9 AM; Lunch: Noon to 1:30 PM; Dinner: Early: 5:45-6:15 PM or Late: 8-8:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual dress attire. On formal evenings, formal dress is required. Shorts and swimwear are not permitted.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations required.

This exclusive dining event for 12 lucky guests features a multi-course dinner hosted by one of Carnival's master chefs. The evening includes a private cocktail reception, a tour of the galley led by the chef, and a sumptuous dinner in a non-traditional dining venue, such as the gallery or the library. (Dining location depends on the vessel.)

Seating Times: TBA
Dress: We suggest formal attire.
Costs: $75 per dining guest; the fee does not include specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks which are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations are required and need to be made onboard at the ship's guest service desk.

Horizon Bar & Grill on Carnival Imagination In addition to offering a wide assortment of delectable breakfast and lunch selections, the casual Horizon Bar and Grill also features a 24-hour pizzeria.

Seating Times: 7 AM to midnight.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Mongolian Wok on Carnival Imagination Indulge your craving for Asian fare at this design-your-own-stir-fry bar. Experienced chefs man the woks while you choose your preferred noodles, veggies, meat and sauce.

Seating Times: Late morning to early evening; check onboard for exact hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

The Taste Bar on Carnival Imagination Sample complimentary bite-sized appetizers before dinner for a taste of flavors that await at the ship's most popular dining venues.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Pizzeria (located in the Horizon Bar & Grill) on Carnival Imagination If you're hungry, any time, day or night, drop in for a warm, delicious slice or two of pizza!

Seating Times: Open 24 hours.
Dress: Casual.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservation required.

Conveniently located poolside, this snack bar serves freshly made sandwiches, salads, cakes, and desserts.

Seating Times: Noon to 6 PM.
Dress: Always Casual.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Enjoy a cappuccino or freshly brewed cup of coffee and choose from a tempting array of pastries, cakes and cookies at this intimate cafe.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operations.
Dress: Always Casual.
Costs: Nominal fee for each item.
No reservations required.

Room Service on Carnival Imagination Nobody goes to bed hungry aboard Carnival ships. No matter what time your appetite catches up with you, complimentary and cheerful stateroom service is just a phone call away.

Seating Times: Available 24 hours.
Dress: No dress code.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.

Entertainment

Art Gallery on Carnival Imagination Deck: Lido
Type: Other
Description: Browse the diverse and stunning array of fabulous artwork at the Carnival Art Gallery located on the Empress deck.

Circle C on Carnival Imagination Deck: Verandah
Type: Kids Zone
Description: One of the coolest spots on board is Circle C and it's just for kids 12-14... video games, dance parties, late night movies, Karaoke and more. What could be more fun?

Club O2 on Carnival Imagination Deck: Sports
Type: Kids Zone
Description: We know just what teenagers 15-17 like...Music, video games, food, new friends and BIG fun, the Carnival Imagination Club O2s got it; the perfect round-the-clock hangout full of the funnest things to do.

El Dorado Casino on Carnival Imagination Deck: Sports
Type: Gaming
Description: Play like a pro - Try your hand at poker, blackjack, roulette, craps and more. This is just a sampling of the games at the Carnival Imagination El Dorado Casino.

Illusion's Dance Club on Carnival Imagination Deck: Sports
Type: Bar
Description: Youll love the music, moves and mood at the Carnival Imagination Illusions Dance Club. Shake it real good as you party with great people and groove to some of your favorite hits.

Internet Cafe on Carnival Imagination Deck: Lido
Type: Other
Description: Send friends and family a quick email and don't forget to include a picture. They'll be so jealous.

Java Cafe on Carnival Imagination Deck: Sports
Type: Snack
Description: Take a break and recharge in style at Java Cafe. This European style coffee bar is located on the Carnival Promenade deck and specializes in premium coffees and delicious pastries.

Library on Carnival Imagination Deck: Verandah
Type: Other
Description: Catch up on your reading, write family and friends back home or stimulate your brain with a game of Chess, Checkers, or Scrabble in the Library.

Photo Gallery on Carnival Imagination Deck: Sports
Type: Shop
Description: The photo gallery is loaded with some of your best Fun Ship moments. Pick your favorites; then take home your fondest and most fun memories.

Resort Style Pool on Carnival Imagination Deck: Sun
Type: Pool
Description: Think palm trees, a cool breeze and relaxing with your favorite drink in your hand. Take a swim or just chill out. Nothing says vacation like the new resort-style pools.

Serenity on Carnival Imagination Deck: Sports
Type: Other
Description: Chill out in this kid-free oasis that's the hub of relaxation. Take in the ocean view, hop into one of two hot tubs, or just kick back and chat with friends and enjoy the serenity.

The Fun Shops on Carnival Imagination Deck: Verandah
Type: Shop
Description: Everything from t-shirts to high-end timepieces, trinkets to your favorite spirits (duty-free) - That's what you'll find at the shops of Carnival. Find the perfect Fun Ship gifts for friends, family and yourself.

Video Arcade on Carnival Imagination Deck: Sports
Type: Kids Zone
Description: If you love to play video games we've got just the spot for you - no matter your age. Check out The Warehouse video arcade, which is equipped with the latest high tech games.

91 Tips for Carnival Imagination

Make your reservation for your assigned dinner earlier the wait times were about 20-45mins.

First day we waited in lengthy lines for the outdoor buffet, not realizing that through the doors were line-free buffet stations. After that, had no food lines at all. If you have kids, the Carnival Imagination with full water park, is definitely the way to go.

LOL make sure you go see adult comedy! Worth the trip alone.

Eat breakfast in the main dining room. Food is fresher than the buffet and there was no wait.

24 hour pizza bar and self-serve ice cream.

Lido deck has better food than the buffet by the pool.

Bring a walkie talkie, buy the faster to fun pass and book the dine on your time dinners.

For a quick meal or even a snack, the lido deck had quick and great service. I slept in one day and went there for an omelet my way and loved the pancakes. I don't know if the seasickness patches would've been better pills available at the customer service desk to buy, but either way start em early.

Get the layout as soon as possible. check out the adults only hot tub and chair area. Nice break from the many young kids.

Kareoke bar and piano bar was a great time.

The front of the ship at night when at port is very romantic!! Breakfast in the Lido deck is fast, easy and delicious. Get to the comedy shows at least 20 minutes ahead of time they reach full capacity quickly. Try and catch all the night time entertainment and activities they do not disappoint.

The piano bar is a blast!

Avoid elevators, they were exceptionally hard to get.

the best thing about this cruise was I didn't have to wake up early for me to go to breakfast I just call for room service or go to Lido deck to have my breakfast it was wonderful

Many people from the crew they never smile,exept rudy from india and hong from hong kong,I think they work very hard, or they have bad experience with uneducate people from the cruise.PATRICIA AND VALENTIN thank you everybody from the crew we enjoy every momet on this trip.

The Lido or pool deck was the best spot for eating and lounging.. Also its cheaper to buy your excursions at the ports you visit rather then through carnival itself.

Go to the Serenity area for a more relaxed Sail Away Celebration.

Loved my time dining - no lines and we could go when we were ready.

If you are traveling without children - make sure to visit the adult only section that is very relaxing and obviously quiet !!

go to the rotisserie by the pool...no line...lines on each side are for grill and food is pretty good at the rotisserie

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