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Carnival Imagination departs from:

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

Carnival Imagination sails to:

Mexico

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Imagination?

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Apr 16, 2015

While the crew was excellent, the pool was disgusting.  It was definitely a party cruise.  Not a cruise for a first-timer.  It's unlikely I'll go on a cruise again, but if so, I will steer clear of Carnival due to this experience.

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Apr 16, 2015

Do not like the $24.99 per person charge from Cruises.com because you can't complete the online booking with Carnival personally.    I always can book with the cruise line direct using Princess.     OR   the sneeky price hike on the advertised amount of the cruise.   OR  the $505.  taxes and fees?

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Apr 12, 2015

Except for the Carnival Melted Chocolate Cake (which was worth the entire cost of the trip) and the creme brulee, the deserts were all a waste. Bland. (Yes, European style: bland).

Nice cruise otherwise. We had fun.

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Apr 05, 2015

bad Cruise experience fortunately i have cruised with many other lines so i know how wonderful a cruise can be.  The customer service was horrible the porter for our room asked if we removed the blanket from the bed during the day (which i don't know under what circumstance we would remove a blanket) and when we asked to another blanket to placed on the bed of our children due to the cold weather he stated and i quote there are no more blankets on the ship!!!! WTF.  This cruise was horrible i will never take Carnival again !!! Ever It truly is the Walmart of Cruise Lines people smoking every where seemed like no designated areas.  Guest services was the worst !!!!!! Who scripts their responses PLEASE BE WARNED CARNIVAL IS A RIP OFF YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!!!!!

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Apr 05, 2015

Check-in went very smoothly and we were on the ship in no time.  Personnel all very friendly.  Great service by the room steward.  Dining room service was really slow - not because the waiter wasn't good but simply because he had far too many tables to serve.  Although, as usual, there was no shortage of people selling drinks.

Food was very good.  A shame about the service.  The ship was easy to get around, although it is looking very dated.  Cabin was fine.  The excursions we booked through Carnival were great fun.  My husband and son went scuba diving in Catalina and my daughter & I took the hummer adventure.  We all went wine tasting in Ensenada.  All good value.

Disembarkation was a breeze as we used self-assist.

Although we usually choose 7 or 14 day cruises, this was a great way to spend 4 days and we will certainly do this again.

 

 

 

 

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Great times!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Apr 05, 2015

My fiancé and I had a wonderful time on the cruise. There is so much to do and everyone is very kind! We really enjoyed the comedy shows and the food was very delicious. 

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Apr 05, 2015

We had a absolutely wonderful experience on the Imagination. The food, service, hospitality, you name it, was just great. No complaints at all. This is our 6th cruise with Carnival. Our next trip will be to Belize in December with Carnival (of course).Thanks to everyone who helped make this vacation possible for us. Love your customer service.

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Mar 29, 2015

The service and crew were excellent and friendly! Had a great time. The room service staff were always friendly and provided a great service, same with the waiters and waitresses. Overall was a great trip! 

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SRD
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Carnival Imagination

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Mar 29, 2015

Nice cruise.  Great entertainment!  Comedians were so funny!  Smaller ship and pool area.  Food not so great at the buffet but made up for it during evening dinners.  Nice service from everyone!

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much better than expected

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Mar 29, 2015

What a fun trip, everyone of the staff was helpful and friendly. The food was good and the place was always clean. We brought our teenagers and a 6 year old, they had a blast. My 6 year old cried himself to sleep the last night because he was sad to leave. The room steward would call us all by name and make fun towel animals to enjoy every night. We all made friends with other families, couples, kids during dining and playing. Our waiter was very understanding and offered different food if one of us didn't like what we chose. This was a wonderful first cruise and will hopefully do it again.

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kku8mg
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Try everything! Even if an activity doesn't sound that fun or like you'll fit it, go anyways. The crew makes everything fun for everyone.

smithervi
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Rent a golf cart at Catalina Island to get around, well worth it. But if you do, reserve it in advance. You'll get it for 3 hours vs 2 hours if you rent one on site. The extra hour will make the difference and you won't feel as rushed to return it.

The Empress Deck with its large windows was great. Worth the extra cost.

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