Carnival Imagination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Deck Hand

2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

3 out of 5

good ship

Sail Date: July 27, 2009

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Oceanview

ship was great. Would highly reccommend for a first time or return cruiser. It will give you a good sense of the cruising experience. (this was my 3rd) Our stateroom was kept clean and the food was very good. Productions were good. Cruise director was energetic but talked a little too much sometimes. Never met captain. On another cruiseline, the captain walked thru the dining hall and mingled on formal night. Food was good but desserts limited. No baked alaska here.
Pool and slide are great. Don't get a spa massage though. Paid for 75 minute massage and got 55. rest of time I laid in dark followed by a sales pitch.

Pros: Shows were of good quality. Food was great

Cons: Had a sloppy waiter until we complained and he was replaced by another waiter.

Recommends Carnival Imagination? Yes!

Service and Staff
Fair freindliness. No one addressed me by my name but once, even when it was in front of them. It is true people love to hear their name.
Ship Quality
Not a new ship but was well kept up and managed. Crew was constantly cleaning.
Food and Dining
On previous cruises, waiter devised a chart and addressed us by last name. Learned what we had an likeness for (soda, no ice for instance) not so with this staff. A little disappointed.
Cabin / Stateroom
fairly large stateroom compared to another cruiseline. Even the windows were larger. Good size closet/storage space.
Cozumel, Mexico
ruins at Tulum; Playa Mia beach. Both excellent choices.
Don't Miss: Beaches. White sand clear, did i say clear water. You can see your toes.
Key West, Florida
is a waste of your $12. Keep moving. Glass bottom boat require you to stand the whole while. Don't go if you are prone to seasickness.
Don't Miss: take the conch train tour to get away from tourist streets and see the city.

Was this review helpful?

Be the first to comment

Leave a Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.


* is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top