MIXED EMOTIONS

Carnival Imagination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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Sail Date: June 14, 2010
Ship: Carnival Imagination
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
If 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

5 out of 5
We were assigned to the Pride Restaurant and the food and presentation was true gormet dining. Once again, the Wait-Staff was superb.

Entertainment

1 out of 5
Adults traveling without kids who want Vegas night-time entertainment and a relaxing environment ... wrong cruise.
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

5 out of 5
All the staff we came into contact with was fantastic ... friendly, professional and showing an honest sense of wanting to please. They ALL rate an A++++++

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We had an ocean-view cabin which was far smaller than anticipated. In fact, two people could not pass each other without one person stepping aside.

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.
3 out of 5
Been to Key West many times ... nothing new.
3 out of 5

Pros: FOOD, SUNSHINE,SERVICE AND STAFF.

Cons: THE ONLY POOL IS FAR TO SMALL AND IMPOSSIBLE TO ENJOY.

Recommends Carnival Imagination? No.

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