Carnival Imagination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Third Mate

2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

5 out of 5

Recommend this cruise

Sail Date: January 06, 2014

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

We very much our very first carnival curise(1/14).  The crew was personable, the wait staff was wonderful.  We had the anytime dinning and loved it.  Even when we waited for a particular area, our wait was no more than 5 minutes.  The quick service areas were also very good, loved the menu selections in both that area and the dinning room.  We found the ship and rooms tidy and clean.  We took the ghost tour in Key West, it was very pleasant, as was the tour guide.  We opted for the Ancient Culture/Mayan Ruins and Island Sightseeing tour.  We couldn't have been happier on our choice.  Our tour guid Moy was exceptional.  He was very pleasant and very informative and knowledgable.  Not only did we learn of the Mayan culture, we learned Mayan math to such a degree that we can not only add but read it, write it, and show another person to count.  We learned of the Mayan calendar and how it worked.  What an exciting 3 1/2 hours, it didn't seem long enough.  The shows on the ship were wonderful, top of the line entertainers.  My one observation that I did not like was the crew in dirty greasy overalls walking very casually in groups on the decks.  It was like they were enjoying a leisurely stroll and the guests on the ship had to go around them.  I realize there is houskeeping that requires attention, but I just felt it was not appropriate during the time when it was busy with guests on the decks.  But even with that, we can't wait to book another trip on Carnival, see other islands and tours they have to offer.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
excellent quality and taste
Cabin / Stateroom
would like to have had a hair dryer
Service and Staff
except for mechanical staff
excellent entertainers
Onboard Activities
loved the art auction
Destinations and Excursions
Cozumel Mayan ruins tour was excellent
Miami, Florida
Key West, Florida
except that you can't walk to and from the ship
Cozumel, Mexico


Go to breakfast on the lido deck, it is the same food as the dinning rooms but you can get your meal quicker and with a little more enthusiasm from the crew. I think the dinning crew may be a little tired in the early a.m. Loved the anytime dinning!

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