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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 2 yrs ago    

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What people said about this ship:

"...time and it was nice not having to hurry and get to the dining room at a certain time in order to eat." in 132 reviews.

"Hardly no comparasion to a Carnival Cruise Ship." in 64 reviews.

"Key West?" in 64 reviews.



Carnival Imagination departs from:

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

Carnival Imagination sails to:

Mexico

1797 reviews from our community




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Great great food and entertainment

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Jun 27, 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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4-Day Baja Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Jun 07, 2015

This was a FUN family cruise. Of all the cruises I've gone on, this was  not the best cruise, however it was not bad! We had fun in Ensenada, Mexico. Due to our poor planning, our whole family did not get to go to Catalina Island. It was difficult because of traveling with so many people.Happy

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Loved this Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Jun 07, 2015

Food was very good, the staff were all courteous, accommodating and are very aware of our needs.  We like specifically the varying towel animals that the room keepers create and place in our room everyday.  It's something new and wonderful.  We love the entertainments especially the "Epic Rock" show.  The band in the Dream Bar was great.  They kept us dancing all night long especially during the last night and has a wide variety of disco songs. Our first stop in Avalon, Catalina Islands was really nice.  We rented a golf cart and toured the highlights of the island in one hour. We love that place.  A lot of tourists go there because of the weather and ambiance as it looks like you're in one of the cozy European places.  Our next stop in Ensanada Mexico was also great as we visited La Bufadora - a mystical wonder of the world where water Geiser spills out every few seconds.  It's a bit similar to Yellowstone's steam Geiser except that this one involves the ocean water. We really had fun and are looking forward to anothe cruise adventure.

 

 

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Worst Cruise I have ever been on

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Jun 07, 2015

Angry Guest Services - Could never get hold of them and when I went down to talk to them they didn't even know what was happening. They couldn't answer me about when was formal night. First I tried calling but no one answered for a very long time at minimum of an hour and when I did get hold of them they told they were too busy and to come down for questions. Plus I could not understand a word they were saying such broken English...

  Food - All the food at the buffet had ZERO taste, over cooked, terrible selection and always cold. The crew at the buffet area making pizza or sandwiches seem like they did not understand English and always got the order wrong. Except at the dining hall   Entertainment - Always changing things to one end of the ship to the other. never at the same spot such as Bingo. The only thing we did was gamble because that was the only consistent thing to do on the ship. Not too many activities other than gambling.    Crew - My house mouse was great! Ordering drinks came way to late so I would just go get myself a drink instead and when he showed up I was finished with the I went to get. No one looked happy or wanting to help out with anything. Very few spoke or understood English   Ports - We were told what time we need to get back to the ship (7:00) and then before we left there was a sign that was (4:30) but make sure you are on the transfer boat at (4:00).    Shops - I felt like I was Ensenada again with people always coming up to me about raffles or buying something and not just once it was multiple times.

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Mother-daughter cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Jun 07, 2015

We enjoyed our short cruise and had time to reminisce & leave our worries behind. Had the same options as the 7 day cruise,  choice of fine dining or buffet-style. Lots of entertainment, and both ports had their diverse cultures. We had a great time! Would do it again.

 

 

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Not bad

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Imagination | Sail Date: Jun 07, 2015

This cruise was pretty good overall.  I have heard a lot of opinions from people about how good the food and entertainment is onboard cruises so maybe had my expectations a little high.  I did not like that there were several hidden fees that should have been explained up front and the food, though plentiful, resembled an ok at best Vegas buffet.  The accomodations were good and the staff was great.  This was my first cruise and there are a couple I would like to do in the future to different regions and I will likely try different cruise lines for those.

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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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