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Carnival Imagination

Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 2 yrs ago    

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Carnival Imagination departs from:

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

Carnival Imagination sails to:

Mexico

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Jul 23, 2015

Lost Bags!! Bloody Towels!!!! Need I say more.  

The food was good, but you need to have more chicken. Pool was nice and the slides were really nice.shows were OK, need something different. Over all I would take a cruise once more.

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1st cruise!!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Jul 19, 2015

This was my wife & my first cruise.We were both dis appointed it seemed like there was no end to charges on the ship it was NOT all included .even when playing in  the casino they charged for drinks even water!! in the dining rooms they charged for some entries then they put $48 tip X2 for eating there & some nights the service was good & some not so good.I tip very well for good service But not for BAD service.tips are earned.We will try a cruise line next time

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Amazing Vacation

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Jul 19, 2015

My family and I took the 4 day cruise to Catalina and Ensenada.  This was the first cruise we had ever taken and I was blown away by the amazing service and entertainment available on the ship.  The staff were friendly and really worked hard at making us have a wonderful vacation.  The rooms were always clean and we loved the towel animals left on our bed every evening.  The food was delicious and there were many selections to choose from.  I really enjoyed the lobster tail and the prime rib that I ate in the Spirit dining room during the Elegant evening.  The comedians were very entertaining and there was literally something to do for all ages.  The only disappointment was that we were not able to port in Catalina due to bad weather, but that is something out of Carnival's control.  I feel that the entertainment staff on the ship (Goose, Ryan, and Pablo), did a great job at providing extra activities for the passengers due to having to be an extra day at sea.  The ship never felt crowded and I absolutely loved the Serenity Deck.  I am "hooked on cruising" and I plan on booking a 7 day Mexican Riviera cruise next.  I will stick with Carnival.  They really take pride in the service they provide their guests and truly make it a memorable vacation.  Happy 

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Vacation Begins Enjoying the lido deck

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I would do it again

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Jul 19, 2015

The cruise was a lot of fun! There are lots of activities to do on the ship (pool, hot tub-especially the one on the serenity deck, bingo, casino, shows, competitions, etc.) This first day my husband and I won and excursion for Catalina. The waters were pretty rough on our trip due to a storm, so we were unable to get onto Catalina Island. However, they allowed us to choose an excursion in Ensenada instead, and we had an additional fun day at sea. All of the staff were very kind and helpful. The dining room was very nice and the food was great! I was a little motion sick for the first few days due to the choppy waters, but it got better. They clean the room twice a day and print out a list of activities available as each day comes. All in all I would probably do it again.

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:-)

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Jul 09, 2015

Overall the trip was excellent! Enjoy my time on the cruise. There was so much food to choose from and liked the different themes presented for dinner. There was so much activities and entertainment to participate in. Crew aND staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Great great food and entertainment

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Jun 28, 2015

The quality of food, service and entertainment was wonderful. Some of the Staff were sometimes not very friendly but we met some very helpful staff as well. I will highly recommend this cruise.

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First Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Jun 25, 2015

This was incredible! The crew went above and beyond, the food was delicious, drinks were strong (not watered down) and there was so much to see and do on the ship! This was a birthday surprise for my wife and she and I loved it! I would highly recommend this cruise to anyone whether its your 1st or 10th! 

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Let's do it again!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Jun 21, 2015

We had a very enjoyable 4 night get away from reality. The food was delicious, our table guest interesting, lots of activities on board and cabin service top notch. The next time we sail this itinerary we probably won't even get off the ship in Mexico!   

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Absolute Blast!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Jun 21, 2015

Had a great time with my new wife. First cruise for both of us and it was our honeymoon as well. Truly look forward to doing another one sometime in the future!Happy

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Anniversary Get-Away

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Jun 11, 2015

My wife and I decided to take cruise for our 1 year anniversary and wanted it to be a short get way so we went with Carnival.  Three nights was exactly what we were looking for and because the port was in Long Beach (we live in LA), no need to be concerned with cost of airfare etc.  Crusie was fun, lively entertainment and nice stateroom.  Our cabin steward was great.  Only complaint we had was dining room service - it was not nearly as good as I would have expected considering most other staff were very attentive.  One morning for breakfast, we waited at least 10 minutes before even being acknowledge but yet, there were lots of straff just sort of standing around doing nothing.  Same thing for dinner - took 10 minutes before we were offered water and another 10 minutes before warm bread arrived.  I wanted to complain but my wife talked me out of it.  IMHO, it may have been better for us to eat at the buffet...At least we would have been able to serve ourselves...

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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
Deck Hand

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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