August 2016 - 4 Night Catalina & Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Imagination
Service was really good - food was 1 notch above slop - I could not eat the food without holding back the feeling of almost barfing after the rancid smell at the entrance to the main dining room and the Lido deck food court. I was glad to get home and eat real food again. Overall this is what I expected and I know this is what you get with these short & cheap cruises - so it's not really a bad thing - it is just the way it is.
**SAVINGS NOTE** If you are planning shore excursions - you should book them directly with the providers - YOU WILL SAVE MORE THAN 60%!!!
In Ensenada - the bus that picks you up and takes you into town ($3.00 round trip) these guys OWN the excursions that Carnival marks up - so just go on the bus back to their drop off. We did horseback riding for $35.00 instead of $75.00 per person and $15.00 to La Bufadora instead of $65.00. Have fun!