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Carnival Imagination Cruise Review to Mexico

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Carnival Imagination

4 Night Catalina & Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 16, 2016

Ship: Carnival Imagination

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: E108

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

This being my fifth- 4 day cruise it is my favorite short getaway.  Also a great way to introduce you to making cruising a vacation option.  The Carnival Imagination was recently renovated and I was pleasantly surprised with the decor  and comfort of the staterooms.  We did choose the "your time dining" and were advised to go early because there could be a wait.  You do get a buzzer which lets you know when a table is available.  The food was above average and we did have entertainment at two of the meals. We were celebrating an anniversary and were served a cake and a free photo. Catalina is always a great place to visit and the tender was great carrying many passengers which made the trip easy even for us seniors. For a dollar we could take a city bus which took us into the center of town and at the end dropped us off at the dock to get our tender back. Ensenada is typical for a Mexican port much larger than I remember and too many shops to take advantage of you if you are not careful.  My complaints...bring a sweater because most of the rooms including the cabin are too cold.  The entertainment was awful the main show (2 nights) was too loud with no particular talent.  A magician who was an amateur and fair comedians. disappointing....have seen better on most ships. Service was great and would recommend to friends with fair warning..do not get scammed in buying shoe inserts.....after presentation....

 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
clean and comfortable ..nice to have robes for our use... could get TV programs almost all of the time one complaint ..when messages came over speakers in the hallway we could not hear what was announced. also if handicapped and in that section make sure the elevator nearest you will take you to the decks you will be going to comfortably.

Ship tip

take a sweater if you intend to stay inside. Out by the pool a different story...enjoy..... also great for young families...many activities to keep the kids occupied.

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

3 out of 5

Catalina Island, California

5 out of 5

Ensenada, Mexico

1 out of 5
If looking for jewelry even in the better shops do not accept their price....bid low and then some....
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