Carnival Imagination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

Great time!

Sail Date: October 01, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

I read some pretty poor reviews for this ship so got more concerned the closer we got to our cruise date but boy were those reviews off-base! Embarkation was a simple process, all staff was great, the ship was clean and food was always good and readily available. We are already looking at planning our next cruise.

Pros: Shows, food and daily activities

Cons: Cruise ended too soon - next time will book longer

Recommends Carnival Imagination? Yes!

Ship Quality
This is one of Carnival's smaller ships. It was very easy to get around and had ship "maps" posted in several locations on each deck. The only downside I saw was that the elevators did not have floor numbers so by the time we memorized the floor letters the cruise was over!
Food and Dining
Food was great. From the casual food on the Lido deck to the elegant dining rooms, good food was very plentiful onboard. We did have to wait in line for the buffet line on the Lido deck but that is to be expected with so many passengers on board. Lines moved quickly and smoothly.
Cabin / Stateroom
Stateroom was always clean and tidy. There was plenty of room to move around and we had a wonderful oceanview. Several sample toiletries were provided in the bathroom including a razor!
Service and Staff
All staff I met were happy and attentive. While very few of the staff used English as their primary language all were able to communicate with us as needed. Many went out of their way to ensure everything was perfect for us. We really LOVED Walter in the bar. He was great!
There were a wide variety of activities available and passengers from every age gropu appeared to be very satisfied.

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