"Good value, average food."

Carnival Imagination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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Sail Date: January 05, 2009
Ship: Carnival Imagination
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago
Spotless, efficient, mostly loud.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Average food, great atmosphere, terrific service. I thought the prime rib on the "formal night" was kind of fatty and a little disappointing.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
To be honest, I didn't catch any of the dance/production shows. I caught part of one comedian and found him to be sort of a hack with poop and fart jokes. He was going over big, but not my taste. The music in general was not as good as on previous Carnival cruises.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
They are always top notch, the minor exception is the casino dealers are not always seasoned pros and you have to focus on the action to avoid mistakes being made.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Nice ship. It did seem like we were a couple hot tubs short. They were always full, mostly with kids, and the large one up front was closed.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We had a suite, it was very nice, but the view was obstructed by a lifeboat, and we had no idea that was the case until we boarded.
3 out of 5
All we did was shop and get dinner at Carlos and Charlies (which is very fun, and the food is good, while not too expensive)
3 out of 5
It was very touristy, and loaded with shops and bars.

Pros: The service is always fantastic, and this trip was no exception.

Cons: There was no jazz anywhere on the ship, and the only place you could smoke a cigar was one half of one lounge, which was right by an open door to never-ending karaoke. You could not smoke a cigar anywhere on deck.

Recommends Carnival Imagination? No.

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