September 2014 - Carnival Imagination to Mexico
We loved the staff on board, in particular our steward and waiters. We had great service. The food in the dining room was wonderful, the embarking/debarking processes were very organized.
However, we felt we were on a booze-cruise. The ship promoted heavy drinking and I have never seen people so out of control on a cruise before. The "serenity" deck was anything but serene- it turned into an adults only party scene. I would not recommend this weekend cruise if you are not looking for that party scene (If you are, then you'll probably love it). We were looking for a relaxing cruise and we struggled to experience that. I have heard that the Monday-Thursday cruise is much less alcohol-centered. It was also very crowded. The buffet was extremely stressful (the decor in there made it much worse- all black with blue neon lights everywhere) and it was just not set up to handle the number of people in there.