Carnival Imagination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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4 out of 5

Nice ship - Great Crew

Sail Date: January 01, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

We stayed in a suite. Category 12. Other then check-in there was not advantage. The VIP designation is non existant. Room is bigger and balcony is great. So don't expect special treatment for paying double for a nice upgraded room. All were friendly, nice list of things to do delivered each nite. Days at sea were as musch if not more fun then days at port. Loved having the gym to work off all that great food. Ship was COLD and no way to control it. Plan on a jacke/sweater/long sleeves for all inside locations.

Pros: Friendly staff, plenty to do on board or excursions off board

Cons: No help/advise for island info if you are NOT paying for excursion

Recommends Carnival Imagination? Yes!

Ship Quality
Once you learn the ship, it is easy to get around. Or at least little trouble. Had plenty of public areas and activites. Things were clean and someone was always working.
Cabin / Stateroom
Loved the size and balcony of our Category 12 suite. Also traveled with friends who had inside room. They cabin steward changed their room configuration to put beds on the wall. They had plenty of room.
Ship was COLD with minimal control.
Service and Staff
Great staff. One thing... too many photographers. Getting off the ship at port, I had 8 different photographers and 'set ups' asking to take my photo. Photographers at dinner didn't care if your mouth was full. Don't bother.
Lots of activities. No help for those who did not wish to buy an excursion. Would have expected help such as... taxi can take you on a private tour, or water taxi can take you to Atlantis in Nassau... etc. I was told they had NO local info. Hard to belive since they are registered in Nassau. Shore excursions were nice and we took advantage, but plan on $100 - $400 per couple.
Food and Dining
Wait staff for dinner is great. Friendly, fun and sharp. Also like the evening parades.

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