Not bad, not great either

Carnival Imagination Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
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Carnival Imagination

4 Night Catalina & Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 10, 2019

Ship: Carnival Imagination

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: R122

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Review summary

Overall, it wasn't a bad cruise, but we probably won't cruise through carnival again. The food is a big deal to us and we also aren't really big "party" people. This crowd was a lot noisier and drank a lot more. We also didn't think having a lot of kids on board would bother us (we have three kids at home), but they were running through the halls, pushing all the buttons on the elevators, and calling our room randomly (FIVE times in three days, we got random calls, one time at midnight). It wasn't really what we were looking for from our vacation.


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was okay, but not as good as we were hoping (we did a cruise through Celebrity a few years ago and the food was excellent). There was some great food this time (the dinners were pretty good and there was an omelet place we liked), but for the most part, we were disappointed. The pizza was especially bad.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Our favorite was a latin dance class, that was really fun (though they did it in a really bad place, where people were trying to walk through the entire time and there wasn't really enough room). We also enjoyed the mini golf up top.


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All the staff were amazing. They were friendly, helpful, and there was always someone around when we needed help.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The cabin was fine (we had an interior). But you don't go on a cruise for your cabin.

Ship tip

Unplug your phone. We got random calls FIVE times (three of which while we were sleeping) in the first three days in the ship before we finally just unplugged it.

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

5 out of 5

Catalina Island, California

5 out of 5

Ensenada, Mexico

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
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