Carnival Imagination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: June 14, 2010
Ship: Carnival Imagination
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Review SummaryIf you take your kids on this cruise (Imagination) I presume you don't want any quiet and enjoy constantly loud, daytime children's activities ... because that's what you'll get.
The one pool is much to small to accomodiate the number of passengers aboard and is shared by small children, young adults and adults, all at the same time. This mix makes the water in the pool a "somewhat rust" color by early afternoon. You guess what the rust color is from. Not a pretty pricture!
I would think the ship would have an adult only pool. Sorry ... doesn't exist. Only the one pool. Of course there are numerous hot-tubs scattered about the ship. However, they are not regulated to specifically adult, or children. So once again, the mix of young kids and adults results in an other than relaxing environment. Picture ... young children jumping into and out of the hot tub.
There is an adult sunbathing area in the aft of the boat but unfortunately no pool, bar, or aminities ... excepting a hot tub.
The primary activity area surrounds the one pool. This is also the one area at which all the daytime activities are held (excepting the casino). It's this area which is annoying loud. If the "entertainment" staff reduced the db level by about 100 ... it could be comfortable.
Food and Dining
However, the music at the pool (when the children's games were not being played) was very enjoyable. Unfortunately, this seemed to infrequent.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
However,the room-staff was beyond compare in every good way. The room-staff made certain our cabin was immaculate at all times. The bed was "turned down" each night and no sooner had we showered, than the towels were replaced with fresh.
Ports of Call
Pros: FOOD, SUNSHINE,SERVICE AND STAFF.
Cons: THE ONLY POOL IS FAR TO SMALL AND IMPOSSIBLE TO ENJOY.