I took my first cruise June, 1979, on NCL Starward. I was hooked on cruising. I sailed 5 more times with NCL, one of which was my bucket list cruise ... on the S/S Norway from Philadelphia PA to Southampton, England. Add 3 more cruises on the S/S Azure Seas for New Year's Eve. That was the end of my cruising single. Married in 1988; we took a Carnival cruise as a second honeymoon April, 2000. It was hubby's first cruise, my 10th. Hubby got hooked too. We have cruised 14 more times since then. With our 3 children grown and on their own, we have time and $$$ to cruise frequently during the year out of Long Beach, CA. We love the cruise experience and enjoy each one. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in March 2013 on the Imagination and we decided to spend our anniversary every year on a cruise. Just finished cruise #29, counting down to cruise #30 (for me) which will be our annual family cruise in November when I will finally reach PLATINUM LEVEL !!!! It takes a long time to get there when you do mostly 3 night cruises. Happy Cruising to Everyone!
Destinations: Coastal - West Coast
Ports: Catalina Island, California
This was the 2nd cruise for my nephew 16 & niece 11, hubby joined us this year, as well as our middle son 25. The weather was fantastic. The cabins were spacious and clean; our cabin stewards did a great job. Guy's Burgers is great. We loved the food at the buffet and MDR. We enjoyed the shows and trivia contests. Catalina Island is my favorite and we had a good time walking and shopping. Ensenada was fun with the new bridge that makes walking into town more convenient. Thank you Carnival for another fantastic cruise -- the staff and crew went above and beyond to make sure everyone had a great time. Cannot wait for our family cruise in November!
"28th Anniversary Cruise"
This was the first cruise after dry dock with the new 2.0 upgrades. Guy's Burger Joint definitely lives up to its reputation. DELICIOUS, never ate more burgers on a cruise in my life, just fantastic. Blue Iguana Cantina Taco Bar & Burrito station were great too. I only ate there the first day, and it was also very delicious. I was just too full from burgers the other day and couldn't eat any more. The weather was perfect. Our cabin was spacious, clean and our steward kept the room nice. The crowd was a bit different, but despite some rude and inconsiderate behavior, we had a great time. The ship looked wonderful ... shiny, new, all spruced up from dry dock. Feel so fortunate to have been able to sail her all fresh and clean. The entertainment and food did not disappoint. YTD worked out exceptionally well this time. We truly enjoy the cruising experience and have found this is the only way to completely relax. Highly recommend for new and returning cruisers. Thanks, Carnival for providing great customer service and great value for our $$$. See you again March 25!
We have sailed many times on the Inspiration and each cruise is slightly different. We couldn't order a better time. From the moment we left home to drive from LV to Long Beach, everything went smoothly. Parking & embarkation was quick. Our cabin was clean with ample room for 2. The weather was beautiful. YTD was so easy and we were lucky to time it so we didn't have to wait. The food was delicious & our favorites did not disappoint. Love the calimari, flat iron steak, salmon, yum. The Lido Buffet has the best potato salad. We like the deli as well. The entertainment, shows & casino were fun. One of the best cruises we've been on. Thanks Carnival & crew for another fantastic time.
We have cruise on the Inspiration many times and each cruise is different. This was the first time we tried YTD and we liked it. We love the food and entertainment. The shows are great and we also enjoy participating in the various trivia games. I have to admit, I love winning that "Ship-on-a-Stick". Our cabin was roomy for both of us and our cabin steward did a great job of keeping our room clean, tidy & my other favorite.....towel animals. Love them and look forward to them every night. Definitely recommend this cruise. We have cruised often with Carnival and enjoyed each one.
"2nd Family Cruise"
"2nd Honeymoon - 1st Married Cruise"
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commented on a Carnival Imagination cruise review. - "The adults only area is called Serenity and it is aft, Deck 9. Go out the back of the buffet, down the stairs, that is the ADULTS ONLY area, not the ..." read more
commented on a Carnival Imagination cruise review. - "This is a public forum, send a letter to Carnival. Because if security concerns, Carnival REQUIRES ALL CABINS TO BE CLEANED AT LEAST ONCE DAILY. Not t..." read more
commented on a Carnival Inspiration cruise review. - "It's so sad to see how people destroy property they don't own. Feb 5, 2016, was the first cruise out of dry dock. New decking, new paint, Guy's Burger..." read more
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commented on a Carnival Imagination cruise review. - "Careful, some of us "older adults" still have a lot of living & partying to do. If you are a "young old person" ike me, Carnival is a blast. If you a..." read more