Carnival Imagination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

First Time Cruisers! Def GO!

Sail Date: March 25, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Oceanview

generally we really enjoyed our spring break get away to the Cazumel cruise! there were a few complaints that were taken care of the moment you mention it to the staff or customer desk! we had a hard time choosing what to eat and there was always a huge amount of food and a very nice variety to choose from as well. Our children were very happy with the icecream selfserve bar and everything from pizza bar to a formal dinner. it was too cold and windy however one of our sons still got the nerves to SLIDE on the slide! the views were great and definitely book WITH THE CRUISE all of your land excursions!!! we were way late getting back from TULUM, LOVED this one! and still ran to the store and were last getting on the ship!!! if the seas are rough get a patch through your doctor cause I could not enjoy our formal lobster night AT ALL! Shows were good, I remember the comedy one and also the Rock N Roll! We would really like NO SMOKING ANYWHERE cruise next time!
In comparison to the other cruises, we went only on the Europe River cruises numerous times, the crowd is bigger if you do not want beer drinking sharing whirlpoosl than do not go to those areas let them be there is plenty of room for every type of characters, this ship is old and need constant repair and maintanance.
Ship Quality
old, some rust, but running just fine
Food and Dining
a lot to choose from, great selections; waiters could use some customer training! DO TRY some unique food creations you will never have a chance to try anywhere else!
Cabin / Stateroom
great, we had two foldable bunks, kids had THE BEST TIME EVER! every time we left our room it was cleaned and kids' blankets were folded and cruise toy that we purchased was on top and also towel creations were great I took pix of everyone of them!
Service and Staff
waiters must have more customer training, no talking and working on your issues as cruisers eat and try to enjoy their dinners?! however it was taken care of after we complained!
go to all of the shows so you can compare, we went only to the family friendly once, went to the break dance duo TWICE!
Children's Programs did not use, it seems that kids were running around by themselves a lot unsupervised?!
Onboard Activities Mexicana night was GREAT, food was amazing!!! we played mini golf a couple of times!
Destinations and Excursions
GREAT! the only reason we went on this cruise so I could go, with my MEN, to the RUINS of TULUM! book only with the cruise, we book as we walked in on board right away otherwise the ship will not wait for you and excursions do sell out FAST!!!
Miami, Florida
we parked, walked over, did not stop even for a moment, the check in was a breeze, do get only carry on luggage it will make your check in and out a BREEZE! plus it is not bulky as you eat and walk around WAITING for your room to be ready!
Key West, Florida we are from the keys, so the dock is right in the center of everything, walking distance!
Cozumel, Mexico walked off the ship, loved it, too bad did not have a chance to explore


if you are a romantic type, there are plenty of areas where we went to, were by ourselves and watched FLYING FISH and dolphins in a very nice breezy deck area!!! of as our boys were getting totally loaded on their icecream!

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