Not the best cruise, but still enjoyable

Carnival Imagination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Sail Date: April 23, 2012
Ship: Carnival Imagination
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago

Overall, we enjoyed our cruise. We love the water slides for the kids, and Camp Carnival is great!! Key West and Cozumel are both wonderful! We went parasailing in Key West and had a great time!! Cozumel has the most beautiful water!! We are regular cruisers and will definately do it again!!

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
I enjoyed the new menus with the items that you could get every day and the daily specials. The food is very good and with the new menus there is a big variety to choose from. We were assigned the Your Time Dining which in theory would be a great idea, however the staff did not seem to be happy there at all. Very unfriendly; I hated to ask for anything. And it was difficult to get someone to order a drink. We did have 1 wonderful waitress in that dining room-Bianca from South Africa-she was pleasant, friendly, efficient and very accomodating. I cannot say that about any of the other wait staff, which is very unusual for cruise line staff.


3 out of 5
This wasn't the best cruise for the shows, the singers and dancers in the seemed to be beginners and not of the higher quality that we have seen on other cruises. Maybe these were new shows and they did not quite have them down yet.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Everyone at Camp Carnival was great to the kids, and except for one time when we had to go back because our 3 year old would not stop crying (she was really tired) our kids really enjoyed going there!!!

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Had it not been for the crabby staff in the Your Time dining room, this would be the highest rating. Everyone else on board was friendly and accomodating!!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
As always, the ship is beautiful and very clean!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
This was our first year with an oceanview room. Definately worth the upgrade!!! The kids often kept themselves occupied by sitting on the ledge and looking out the window. Our staterooms were always cleaned when we left, and the staff which was led by Mercurio were very friendly and did a fabulous job. They were so good, we tipped them extra (in addition to what was already taken). Thank you Mercurio!!

Pros: The water slides for the kids are wonderful!!!!

Cons: Your Time Dining--the staff was not friendly at all!

Recommends Carnival Imagination? Yes!

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