Carnival Imagination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

2-3 cruises


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4 out of 5

Good value for the money

Sail Date: December 08, 2008

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

We took this cruise because the price and length fit our needs. The rooms were nice and clean and felt new. The staff everywhere were very nice and the overall "feel" of the cruise was very pleasant. There was a bit too much of the posing for photos for us but a lot of people were lining up to have pictures taken and then lining up to buy them so I guess we were in the minority.
We had heard that Carnival was the Fun Ship line and that they could be noisy and lots of drinking. Not so. In fact the opposite. We found the ship kinda low key and many of the bars were almost empty - and we were told the ship was pretty full passenger wise.

Pros: The price and the length of the trip - a Christmas Card writing cruise

Cons: The public areas were cold (AC too high) and the disembarking was a bit out of control

Recommends Carnival Imagination? Yes!

Cozumel, Mexico
Like all the ports, full of stores that want to sell you crap. If you can run the gauntlet of locals to get out to see the sights it is worth a one time visit. We have been there before so we popped out to buy a present for the people taking in our mail and paper and then returned to the ship to relax.
Key West, Florida
We have been to Key West before for a few days so we have experienced the port at night. The ship got into Key West at 7:30 AM and left a 2 PM. Not much fun in a bar at 10 AM. But for people who had never been there it would be sufficient time to see a few sights and decide if a return visit of longer duration was warranted.
Don't Miss: Sunny day in Key West... don't miss the the 2PM departure!!

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