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

Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 3 yrs ago    

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Always a pleasure!

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"We were on with friends who had never been on a carnival cruise before and we told them about how much fun they..." in 73 reviews.

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Always a pleasure!

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I've been on this cruise four times and I have a blast each and every time! The people are great, there are plently of things to do...so many that you simply cannot have time to do everything.  Happy

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Fun day at sea was not so fun...

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Catalina island and ensenada were great but the "fun day at sea" was horrible!! The wind was so bad and the water was so choppy, the boat rocked really bad and made us very sick for the whole day and evening... We were unable to enjoy it.

I suggest you check the weather before going..

 

 

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The Worst Cruise I've ever been on and experienced. Very upset with how much Carnival has literally gone down the drain. In every aspect. The poor service and the employees look like they hate there jobs.Majority of all on board had a bad disposition and some even rude like you were bothering them. The food was horrible. So much to more to say all negative. Gives me a headache thinking about it. Plus first day had the worst weather and whole itinerary was changed. People,passengers sick everywhere. Carnival offered no apologies or compensation of any manner. The entertainment show couldn't even use music or microphones was so horrible, people walking out at various times including me. Poor entertainment as well blame the horrible Cruise Director. Just FYI I've sailed quite a bit on various Cruise lines. To end, the Worst Nightmare!!!

Sincerely,

Deborah Dickenson

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Overall FUN

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My girlfriend and I took our first cruise, first vacation together on this trip.  It was such a blast, and there was so much to do.  We got up early and went to bed late trying to get everything fit into our schedule.  The only downside was the change of schedule due to the weather, but other than that everything was great.  We got faster to the fun pass, and did one excursion in Ensenada.  When we got to Catalina we rented a golf cart and toured most of the island within an hour, then we walked around and visited the shops and the beach.  When we got to Ensenada we walked to the little market area and spent a couple of hours there before our 12 o'clock excursion for bar hopping.  On the ship, the entire crew was amazing, friendly and helpful.  Our favorite part was the dinner, their menu was AMAZING and we could order however many plates we wanted to.  I definitely recommend it, and the price was right.

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Frist experience

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I had a great time this being my first cruise, however I should have booked on interline since I'm retired Airline employee. I plan on enjoying more cruises in the near future.

 

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Carnival Imagination

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I took my Mom and 3 boys ages 15, 11, 8. Our first time on a cruise and I have to say it was okay. Carnival needs to have more activities for kids. Over all we tried keeping busy as there was not much things to do unless your single, as there were a lot to do for the single crowd. 

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Fair vacation

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it was a fair vacation.  Customer services was outstanding.  They tried their best to make everything convenient for guess.  However, food is kind of need to be improved.  We had to eat same restaurant for 4 nights.  Buffet restaurant was open ed very short time for lunch & food was almost the same everyday.  We have to pay extra money for lobster & steak; this new change should be update on FAQ. There wasn't the captain dinner as I was told from friends  Overall, the staff was friendly & very helpful

 

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Fun filled, relaxing vacation!!

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Our cruise was very nice.  Everything went as planned for our group of 8 people.  My wife and I enjoyed seeing our kids and their friends take advantage of all the activities while on our vacation.  One of the nicest things we enjoyed was knowing that our kids were having fun and being entertained while we enjoyed our time together.  It was like having a vacation on a vacation.  If you have kids you will know what I mean.  The ship's staff was very pleasant, the rooms were always clean, and the food was great.  The ride was very pleasant and no one got sea sick.  My wife and I took advantage of seeing the shows which were fabulous, the comedy was great, and we enjoyed getting our photos taken.  Our excursions to Catalina island was very enjoyable.  Getting over to the island was easy and hassle free, while on the island the weather was perfect!  Not to hot and not to cold so we were glad we had great weather.  The island is very beautiful and lots of things to see and do.  Ensenada was fun as well, we enjoyed the culture of the native people and did some shopping while we were there.  The cruise was just the right amount of time for our group and we were all relaxed at the end of our trip.  I will definitely do it again.  The only thing that I will say you need to be careful of on this trip is paying attention to how much you swipe your card.  Things can add up quickly so it is a good idea to keep track with guest services.  We had a few questions concerning our final bill but it was explained in full detail.  We appreciated them showing us a detailed run down of our expenses.  We definitely got our money's worth out of this trip! Happy 

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Promise to each other that we will take this cruise yearly!!!!

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Excellent.  We enjoyed it so much that we promised to each other that we would get away yearly on a cruise.  We are also planning on taking our children in a few months so we can have another wonderful.  They would love it. The staff were all amazing and extremely helpful and nice.

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carnival cruise

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Carnival cruise is really very comfortable and very good.  I would recommend to all my friends.  The staff is so amazing.  They are all super helpful. The only thing which was not so good was formal dinner.  The buffet was great and rest everything else was good.  It's an excellent time off. Away from everything.  

Great cruise.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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