May 2014 - Carnival Imagination to Mexico
The staff are amazing and the ship was really, really nice. Easy to negotiate and find my way around. The cabin was just the right size and I loved finding the towel animals on my bed each night and the fact that there was turn down service (with mints). This was my first cruise (first time on the sea at all) and I want to do another one soon. The cusine was amazing, so much so that I tried escargo for the first time because I knew it would be cooked to perfection (and it was so I loved it!!!). The pork chops the first night were not as spectacular as all the rest of the food (I sampled almost everything on the menu between my friend and I) but a little tough. And the Carnival chocolate melting cake is TO DIE FOR!! I had it every night but one and that one I wished I would have gotten it, not that the dessert I got wasn't amazing, just they melting cake with ice cream is addictive!!!! I loved the game show and did I mention the amazing staff. They are from so many countries and so the cruise had an international flavor. They each went out of their way to make me feel so special (except the one customer service woman who I think was latino and rude) I loved that the final night in the dining room, there was a special show (I don't want to give it away) I have been telling everyone I know to be sure to go. The excersion I went on to the blow hole in Ensenada was super fun with a really great guide. The scenery on the way was so good, I recorded most of it and then went through picture taking as well. If you are wondering if this cruise is worth the cost...GO FOR IT. You will not be sorry you did. One great thing is there is an 12 step meeting on board for anyone who cared to attend. The atsmophere is one of a great big party and most everyone was so happy!!! The alcohol served to others was not excessive so we didn't have people all over the place being obnoxiously drunk.