Booze cruise atmosphere, but great staff

Carnival Imagination Cruise Review to Mexico


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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3 Night Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 18, 2014
Ship: Carnival Imagination
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: E183
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 3 years ago

We loved the staff on board, in particular our steward and waiters. We had great service. The food in the dining room was wonderful, the embarking/debarking processes were very organized.

However, we felt we were on a booze-cruise. The ship promoted heavy drinking and I have never seen people so out of control on a cruise before. The "serenity" deck was anything but serene- it turned into an adults only party scene. I would not recommend this weekend cruise if you are not looking for that party scene (If you are, then you'll probably love it). We were looking for a relaxing cruise and we struggled to experience that. I have heard that the Monday-Thursday cruise is much less alcohol-centered. It was also very crowded. The buffet was extremely stressful (the decor in there made it much worse- all black with blue neon lights everywhere) and it was just not set up to handle the number of people in there.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great location. Small, but it was nice.

Ship Tip

Eat in the dining room every chance you get!

3 out of 5
Do the resort excursion. This was the highlight of our trip.
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