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Carnival Imagination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Sail Date: June 20, 2011
Ship: Carnival Imagination
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago
The workout room was nice, but I thought they had a small court for volleyball and basketball, but they didn't. The pool was way too small and crowded to attempt to enter. There were people standing shoulder to shoulder in the water, unable to move for most of the day. Overall, it was a good time; however, I think the 4 teenagers we had with us enjoyed it much more than we did! Nice job with the youth clubs, as they had fun meeting other kids and exploring all the ship had to offer.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The best food I have had on a vacation - ever! The dining room food was outstanding, but the buffet food was good as well.


3 out of 5
I think they need more activities for the adults. The dancing classes were fun, and I am not a dancer.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Lots to do for the teenagers.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our waiters/waitresses in the dining room were wonderful. They knew us by name after the first meal and were attentive to every need.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Everywhere we went was clean or in the process of being clean. Again, the public areas were a little crowded, but the cruise was sold out too.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We had to use a pull out cot, which made the room a little tight, but it worked.
3 out of 5
We went snorkeling and enjoyed the sights; however, there were too many people in the group (40 or so) and we had to follow a guide and not wander off on our own. The guide was very good at finding and pointing out various marine life hiding in coral or the sand though. We got to see a nurse shark that he flushed out as well as sea horses, rays, and of course different fish.
3 out of 5
Not a whole lot of time to do much of anything except shop.

Pros: the food was outstanding, great service, cleanliness around the ship

Cons: too crowded, the pool is too small, need more athletic activities

Recommends Carnival Imagination? Yes!

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