A great time but needs improvement.

Carnival Imagination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
Sail Date: September 29, 2008
Ship: Carnival Imagination
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago

This was our first cruise so it's hard to compare it to other cruises but overall we had a good time. The ship is definitely geared to the party crowd. We were constantly being asked if we wanted a drink. Then we were avoided like the plague b/c we didn't really drink alcohol. I think we could have had more fun on a more relaxed cruise b/c this was more for the party crowd.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We only ate in the main dining room twice. The selection of food was good but they only offered water w/ the meal. And the casual dining room only offered juices or coffee for beverages. Sodas & tea were extra. This was a big flaw for us. The sodas should have been free at least w/ dinner.


5 out of 5
We didn't go to any of the shows but the schedule did offer a wide variety.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff was great! Everyone was very nice and friendly.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The overall layout was beautiful. The pool could have been bigger. We would like to have been able to have access to the very front of the ship to look over but it was always blocked off for crew only. The decor was a little gaudy, very Las Vegas style. It was very easy to move around the ship w/ all the elevators.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our room was great! Everytime we left the room, the staff would come in & clean. We always had plenty of towels & the robes were awesome. Our stateroom steward knew us by name the first time we saw him. And the towel animals were the best!
5 out of 5
Key West was pretty cool. We were only there for a few hours but we had a good time.
5 out of 5
Cozumel was awesome except for the gauntlet of vendors at the port. I defintely recommend the snorkeling.
Don't Miss: I don't know what it was but it should be the snorkeling.

Pros: Our stateroom was always clean and fresh.

Cons: Sodas and tea were not part of the included drinks.

Recommends Carnival Imagination? Yes!

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