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Carnival Imagination Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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4 Night Catalina & Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 19, 2015
Ship: Carnival Imagination
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: U144
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago

it was a very good experience.  The weather was not optimal being somewhat cold and cloudy but we managed to brave it on the tours.  The Catalina jeep tours was very fun and very scenic.  Got to see one buffalo and some awesome scenic vistas.  It is run by the Conservation Society that manages Catalina so the money is going for a great cause.  This is not mentioned in the tour description on cheap cruises but it should be. 

The zip line tour in Ensenada was very interesting.  The ziplines were excellent and some very very long.  But the unusual thing about this tour is the number of rope bridges of various types one must traverse...quite a unique experience.  The five hour zip line tour in Puerto Vallarta is a much grander experience overall but even it did not have the number and variety of bridges this one had.

Shipboard it was warmer and there was plenty of sun for tanning.  Food was excellent and the dancing at night was totally awesome better than on any of the other three cruises I have taken recently. Accomodations were excellent.  Had trouble finding out the weather report for each day though.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
a bit challenging to figure out the best way to get to the ship and to find directions and car rentals nearby. After a few hours i figured out that it is cheaper to rent a car and park it rather than to rent one way before and after the cruise
3 out of 5
it can be cold there. So make sure you have warm gear. Don't expect to "bake" in the hot sun
3 out of 5
we only had enough time to do the zip line tour. The smell of decay at the dock was awful. Better ports with more activities and close by shopping are out there.
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