A Let Down

Carnival Imagination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


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

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
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Sail Date: June 24, 2011
Ship: Carnival Imagination
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
We selected this as our anniversary cruise for the weekend and were both pretty disapointed. We spent too much time standing in lines and crowded areas. The soft drinks were warm and expensive. The food was okay nothing special. We didnt even get to use the pool unless you dont mind standing in the one spot with 50 other people around you this pool considering its the only one was way too small for the whole ship and there was always a bunch of kids in the hot tub (which i thought should have been reserved for adults only.)

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
We didnt even use the actual dining room as the one night we went in we were seated or should i say squished in at the end of a table with a family with 4 kids. We didnt even bother staying it was too uncomfortable.

Other than that we spent probably 20-30 minutes standing in line in the morning at the buffet for breakfast and then all the pancakes were gone both times we got to the front.

The cans of soda were $2 each and on top of that a 15% gratutity is added EVERY PURCHASE. and even worse the drinks were warm.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
The adult only shows were the only thing we bothered to stay at the comedians were great! definatley an upside! The rest of the shows were boring.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
As i mentioned the House Keeping team were better than any other staff on the ship. Two of the waitress in the Xanadu lounge had major attitudes. One with short red hair when my husband asked if she could give us a minute to decide on what drinks we wanted, gave major attitude and then never came back but passed us by i counted 5 times. Another young lady in the same lounge on a different night bought me the wrong drink twice and then was rude to me when i explained that it wasnt what i asked for.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
All was okay, except at one point one of the elevators wasnt working and kept taking us past our selected floor. They also took forever we ended up taking the stairs most of the time.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
On the upside we were impressed with the staterooms thankfully as we spent alot of time here. The Housekeeping team were great probably the most friendly and helpful on the ship. They kept the room neat and tidy and the bathrooms were super clean.
3 out of 5
Not much to see really the beach which was about a 15-20 minute walk from the port was nice clear waters i would reccomend waiting til around 4-6 pm otherwise the crowds were huge. The souvernier shopping was good but everyone pretty sells the same stuff. The town closes pretty early which was a let down we thought being a tourist destination everythign would stay open.

Pros: The Cabin was very clean and comfy

Cons: The activities lacked & the Pool closed early..

Recommends Carnival Imagination? No.

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