OK for First Timers....

Carnival Imagination Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
4 Night Catalina & Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 24, 2016
Ship: Carnival Imagination
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: e51
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago

EZ check -in....Fast and efficient. Cabin prepared and clean. Helpful staff ...ready to serve. However, loud music everywhere, busy bars and a major effort to make you feel that your at a big party!!  Many passengers seemed to enjoy the effort, but if you are looking for a quiet first night sail-away, this isn't for you. The emphasis is on drinking and making this a "Fun Ship". 


Service at bars and restaurants is darn good, but the food itself is just "OK". If you've traveled on other ships, you'll note the difference in quality and presentation. Again, it's "OK", but it all pales in comparison to virtually every other ship I've sailed on...which includes more than 35 different cruise itineraries.


In total, I guess you get what you pay for. The ship itself is in need of updating; the entertainment was passable; the food was just OK  and no, I wouldn't return. Too many other cruise lines provide a far better experience to their customers. Best to skip this ship and try another.


Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Clean and serviceable. Cabin attendant was helpful and prompt with any request. Dated....but fine. Lacking newer amenities.

Ship Tip

Plan on a lot of activities and noise....only OK food....Loud music and folks that are a little tipsy. If that's your thing, than this is for you!

3 out of 5
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