Carnival Imagination Cruise Review to Mexico

Contributor Level: Third Mate

4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

5 out of 5

LOTS of Great Times: Fun, Food, Oceanviews & Relaxation

Sail Date: January 25, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Inside

FOOD: (B+) lots of variety of them; delicious; many desserts; a few exotic [alligator fritters, frog legs]; pizza & ice cream 24/7; great selection of teas to make; hot chocolate maker avail.; creative mixed drinks avail.too.Bartenders were not intrusive & careful, & respectful if one said "no."

ENTERTAINMENT; (A+)  Shows have great singers & dancers with lots of quality choreography & "cool" costumes, performers were exuding  positive energy/smiles; comedy shows were very humorous available in age appropriate categories [fam. & adult],--announced clearly to audiences@beginning. Lots of very talented bands/singers presenting various styles of music.  Fun game shows-- for fam. & adult audiences.Big deck dance party lead by staff followed by yummy Mex. buffet. Lots of fun things to do on board much of the time.

SHIP: (B+) Very clean mostly; Very pretty lounges,  bar & dance lounges open a lot. Lots of windows around perimeter for inside viewing of the ocean. Lots of decks/ space to see the coastal views of ports. Clear maps near elevators to guide passengers--so helpful !! Updated, quality speaker systems for music & announcements--very nice. The carpets, & cabin look clean, pleasant, & appealing. Pools & hot tubs cleaned & pretty[& popular]. Lots of signs so one knows where one is--helpful on a big ship.

STAFF: (A) Friendly, attentive, lots of them; & personable; & competent;  worked to keep things clean & repaired; had positive attitudes a lot of the time. Looked like they were working to keep up w/their duties.

I took this same cruise  & ship 2 months ago & it keeps getting better; it was good the 1st time. I will have taken similar cruises FOUR times this winter ['14-'15] w/ the end of the winter. The cruise can be both fun & relaxing, depending on what you want out of it, or whatever suits your mood/schedule each day.  I don't disembark at the ports of call, because I have lots of fun on board; & have been to these ports beforehand.  However it is still lots of fun & relaxing to stay on board & just enjoy the food, music, & views on big beautiful boats like this one. Carnival Cruise lines sets an atmosphere of fun & enjoyment on their cruise ships in many ways.  

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Children's Programs Not applicable
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Long Beach (Los Angeles), California
Gondola ride; stay or visit at Queen Mary Ship Hotel/Eateries/shops; Free bus to many main attractions
Catalina Island, California
Nice place to walk around; or eat at a restaurant, some are good; or have dessert at.


The ships are big, so try to familiarize yourself w/it through a walk through it, maps, etc. There are clear & helpful maps near each main elevator, if you need directions or guidance. Carnival has a daily paper of on board activities w/lots of info./fun stuff.

Was this review helpful? 1

1 Comment

Leave a Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.


* is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top