Carnival Imagination Cruise Review to Mexico

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2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

Go for the Food

Sail Date: May 08, 2014

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Inside

Cabin: GUAR

Food is fantastic, ship's decor is subpar with the atrium feeling like a cheap neon-lit vegas strip club, you have to push yourself down the water slide, 75% of the "activities" on board are trivia.  Day at sea is one full day parked just off the coast of Ensenada (why don't they just stay docked so you can explore more?), Some of the waiters (Genesis for example) are fantastic while others are just miserable, Shore activities are a joke (no snorkling/scuba?) with the blowhole being simply a tourist trap (blowhole itself is worthless, and there are 50 little stands just waiting to hawk junk on tourists).  Had to pay full price for my 13 month-old yet there was only 2 hours out of the day when she could join the other kids, otherwise it was 2yrs+ But hey for $500/couple (not counting the kid) you can't complain ;)

Ship Quality
Atrium is depressing
Food and Dining
Food was great
Service and Staff
Hit or miss, some (Genesis for example) were great while others were sad
Trivia, trivia, trivia, really??? Get it together and quit being lazy and unimaginative
Children's Programs
Almost no time for under 2 year olds yet I had to pay full price for her.
Onboard Activities
redundant question, see Entertainment and Activities reply
Destinations and Excursions
Blowhole is a joke (especially at low tide), why don't they stay docked at Ensenada for the "day at sea" since we just spent all day parked just off the coast of it (oh yeah, you want us to spend all our money on board...fuckers)
Cabin / Stateroom
Surprisingly we had a "king bed" two twins pushed was a bit hard but sleepable.


Go for the food, don't expect much else...unless you like spending $150 every night to get drunk.

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