Carnival Imagination

3.6 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    
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About Carnival Imagination

Carnival Imagination is a large ship, carrying 2697 passengers and 926 crew, and sails from Long Beach (Los Angeles), California.

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1st time cruising

Had a blast on the ship!  Catalina was beautiful. I have to say I was disappointed with... Read more
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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

Getting It Right

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Carnival is certainly on the ball with thes "mini" cruises to Ensenada. The activities are well planned during the cruise. The time certain embarkation and debarkation makes traveling on the cruise a breeze. I will certainly book again. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Dinner

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Our waiter and his team are great!  They accommodated our requests.  They were pleasant, couteous and has sense of humor. Thye were very efficient.  They did their best to make each night a wonderful experience. 

We were late for dinner the second night but they were patient enough and we did not feel were hurried to finish our meal. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Nice getaway for families

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

We loved the two stops-- Catalina Island and Ensenada. Our stateroom attendant and watiers were great, as was the entertainment. My only complaint was the lack of variety of food on the ship throughout the day. The buffets seemed to always be closed, leaving only the options of pizza and ice cream; I would have liked a salad bar open 24-7, or at least noon to midnight.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Adult pool hours

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Service was great! Adult pool hours are needed, That'll give everyone a chance to enjoy it. Waking up in Catalina was absolutely breathtaking and being able to have breakfast on deck with a Beautiful view.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

Fun

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The trip was great and Esteven is an amazing dancer and a great talent on the boat.  The Chef Table was great very talented chefs and excellent food. Dinner table was a little tight for 11 people should of been 8 but still nice.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

1st time cruising

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

Had a blast on the ship!  Catalina was beautiful. I have to say I was disappointed with Encenada.  That city has so much potential to offer but the government could care less.  Doesn't take pride to show off what it can offer to travelers.  This was my first time cruising and I had a GREAT experience on the ship!!

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Great Time

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

This was our first cruise and it was our 25th anniversary so we splurged a little on our selves. Over all we had a great time did a lot of excursions, had an awesome room steward named Joanna who was very friendly and helpful with all our questions, being our first ever cruise we had a bunch. The staff was friendly and pleasant, the food was terrific.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Fun!

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We went as a family of 4. We had so much fun! The only part we didn't like was Ensenada. Not much to see and just boring. Catalina Island was so much fun. So much to do on the ship. They do know how to entertain you! Overall, we had a blast! Even the kids did:)

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5 out of 5

Family Fun

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We had a GREAT TIME! We are a family of 5.. our trip was too Short... Jk.... We had lots of FUN. The staff were friendly and helpful. The 24 hour pizza bar was a family FAVORITE! My kids had a Blast in Camp Ocean.  We enjoyed the shows.Doug awesome! Singing groups were a big hit for my girls. And I won in BINGO! SO MUCH FUN! 

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Awesome entertainment, helpful people, but the food was a joke!

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My favorite part of the cruise was the entertainment. The cast of performers are so talented. The comedians were hilarious.  I enjoyed the cruise director very much. He was very entertaining and enthusiastic. I also enjoyed the destinations and the excursions we chose. We did the kayaking to the blowhole in Ensenada, which I highly recommend!!! So far,  you'd think my review score would be higher than a three. I wish I could rate it higher, but the quality of the food brings my rating down. Most of the breakfast, lunch, and dinner tasted like cafeteria food at a senior citizen care center. Honestly. The desserts were so disappointing as well. The lava chocolate cake was the only decent one. They offered "premium" menu options for dinner like lobster and filet minion for an extra $20 per plate...hmm, I expect that to be included in the cost of the cruise. I can say that because of the food, we will not be booking carnival again.  

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Promenade

Boogie on down on the Promenade Deck at the Illusions Dance Club or head over to the Dynasty Lounge which features two lavish Las Vegas-style revues. The...

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Lido

On the Lido Deck you can take a dip in the pool or relax in the shade at the resort-style pool area. Enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch in the indoor/outdoor...

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Atlantic

The Atlantic Deck is fun for all. Kids ages 12-14 years old can attend Circle "C" while you check out the Galleria Shopping Mall. Or relax at the Spirit...

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kku8mg
Contributor Level: Purser

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.

JusMe
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Contributor Level: Captain

Be sure to go to the Deli for a sandwich, good Pastrami. If you want to see more of the entertainment go for the early seating for dinner.

BonMike
Contributor Level: Captain

The ship is small enough to easily find your way around, yet big enough to never feel crowded. We loved having our breakfast and lunch outside at one of the bistro tables.

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Price

L

Size

Jul 1995

Built

4 yrs ago

Refurbished

2697

Total Passengers

2.91

Crew to Passenger Ratio

10

Number of Decks

1028

Total Cabins

19

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