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Carnival Imagination Cruise Review to Mexico

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall rating:

3.6 out of 5
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Carnival Imagination

4 Night Catalina & Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 02, 2020

Ship: Carnival Imagination

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: V9

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 16 days ago

Review summary

I wouldn't do it again and, had I known I wouldn't have bothered in the first place. I've always loved cruising and I've spent 42 days onboard with Carnival before but this trip was not worth it. A VERY heavy cigarette/cigar smoke smell hit you every time you walked inside from the Lido deck...if you have problems with that smell, this is not going to be fun for you. Blecht.


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
enjoyed the latin dance lessons


2 out of 5
was disappointed that there weren't any special evening shows, just comedy night stuff acoustic guitarist in the afternoon was quite good, the constant DJ at the one pool was fine-blah

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
always amazing

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
smallest I had been on, surprised me-only one pool with 2 hot tubs near it constantly full of kids-no one is getting into them after toddlers, common areas were clean, lingering smoke smell was gross

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Really surprised by how small it was-it isn't a Junior Suite, its the same size as a balcony room that I've had on other Carnival cruises, just for some reason, they call it a junior suite instead and don't offer balcony rooms, I expected more, frankly, but it was fine-it WAS clean-TINY bathroom, TINY balcony

Ship tip

cold and windy in January/February why bother cruising?

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

4 out of 5

Catalina Island, California Did not visit port

we couldn't-weather was cold and too windy

Ensenada, Mexico

4 out of 5
went to Bufadora and Pei Pei, interesting, too long in my opinion tho


5 out of 5
helped to buy the faster to fun, LONG lines
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