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4th of July Cruise by cruisincathy69

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This was a short cruise for us, prior to touring LA/Hollywood then up to San Francisco. We enjoyed the ship and everything involved! Love Carnival!!

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4.4 out of 5

First Cruise by munsingerfam

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I would like to go on another cruise now that I know what to expect. I was less than impressed with the lido deck buffet, but the dining room made up for that. I’m a bit of a germ freak and usually have a hard time sleeping away from home in “strange beds,” but I slept so well on this cruise! I wish the rooms were DEEP cleaned a little better in between trips...(toilet - YUCK)...but our steward (Mark) was so friendly and willing to help. As for the cruise...anyone “bored” on a cruise is a weirdo because there is ALWAYS something going on. Our 13 year old twins loved the game show, Trivial Pursuit, the water slides, etc. I had never been to Catalina and I’m okay if I never go again. I don’t understand the hype. All four of our sons loved Ensenada - we went to the blowhole (La Bufadora) and the open air markets. On sea day, we relaxed by the water park and we were fortunate enough to see two whales and a HUGE group of dolphins that played near the ship for forever! Our Captain parked the ship near Catalina on our way back to Long Beach so that we could watch 4th of July fireworks over the ocean. I think we will try another cruise...but on a bigger, newer ship.

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4.2 out of 5

Outstanding Service! by jlangejans

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Our family dynamics have changed as one of our kids is now out in the working world and was unable to go on our annual summer vacation. So my wife, 16 year old daughter and I just got back from the Baja Cruise and it was fantastic. We created memories that will last a lifetime. Mr, Smith assisted us with making our reservation and set us up in a great location on the ship. He also suggested we use the "Your Time Dining" schedule so that we could eat at anytime we wanted rather that be on an early or late schedule. These were decisions we really did not know anything thing about. Kudos to him as these were choices that affected our entire cruise for the better. The Epic Rock show was Las Vegas caliber and the service we received from the Pride dining facility (sit down dining) was incredible. I would gladly take this cruise again.

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3.4 out of 5

Had a fun time. by rockinware

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The disembarking could go much smoother. The lines were long and it took a very long time.

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4.7 out of 5

Short and Sweet Ensada Cruise! by htam2

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It was a last-minute planned first-time cruise. We had a blast! Especially for my son, who was able to alternate hanging out with me and go to Club O2 where he made a few friends. The live music on jour deck and the 10th deck (lido), dance club, but especially the Comedy Club was great for us. The food whether it was the buffet or main hall dining had a nice variety and the service was awesome. I really have no complaints but I just wish the hot tubs weren't always full and this I'm sure is not exclusive to this ship. It's probably true of every ship.

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4.4 out of 5

Awesome by hottest1213

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Awesome experience. Cabin steward knew us by first name. Food and service was excellent. Comedy show was hilarious. Casino waiters knew us by first name. Rented a golf cart on Catalina island. Took a tour to the blow hole and ate the best clams and ceviche ever! Definitely not the last cruise for us.

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3.9 out of 5

Relaxed but relaxed by armroc

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It was ok, but we were relaxed. If they could provide good internet service and that should be very fun.

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3.1 out of 5

Mediocre, good for first timers by sjcurnow24

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This cruise is a solid 2.5-3 stars. You do get what you pay for. It was my first cruise so I do not have much to compare it to. Got an ocean view room thankfully as the other ones were too dreary and only OK if you’re never in your room. The pool was TINNNNYYY. The slides for the kids were super fun, my daughter loved it. Food is just OK. Basic buffet/free food taste. Drinks aren’t that great. Room honestly kind of smelled. All in all, it’s worth the $$ you spend. However, I likely will not be headed back on this ship.

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3.8 out of 5

Disappointed by btamimike

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We were disappointed in the pool as I mentioned. The rocking and rolling of the ship was difficult. We heard others saying the same thing. The food was not what was expected. I have always heard the food was fantastic on cruises. It was sub par in the buffet and only alright in the dining area. The state rooms and Comelo were great. Although our bathroom started to have a sewage smell in it. The other state room did not. I would not do this cruise again.

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4.5 out of 5

Wonderful by VirgilS

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Easy embarkation/debarkation. Friendly staff. Lots of food. Lots of thing to do in the ship. Entertainment for all ages. We enjoyed the comedy shows. Pictures I think are overpriced!!! But overall We had a wonderful time!

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4.8 out of 5

Ok for the most part by lolasfamily

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It was ok for the most part. I found it infuriating that no one would believe me that I paid for stuff online before sailing. Then I had to spend the money all over again. The internet package that costs $50 doesn’t work and they don’t care.

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3.5 out of 5

just another day not in paradise by cruisefirstone

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Glad we did a cruise, but the food is simply average. The days of good food regardless of on the buffet or in the dining room seem to be gone. The cruise line should find a better destination than Ensenada Mexico - a impoverished town with high crime.

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4.2 out of 5

Couples retreat to Baja Mexico by moenchevy7613

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I had a wonderful time however the bathroom towels we're still dirty. There were gnats in my room The animals decor towels had a dirt stain on it.

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4.7 out of 5

Awesome Family Vacay by CeceMarie

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Had a great time but honestly bummed there was no sky ride (teenager and hubby were looking forward to it)!

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5 out of 5

Excellent overall package by kugaprakash

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Overall experience is great. Although the surcharges seems to turn into an expensive trip. That said, I would still rate it very high as we had a great trip with the family. The SPA was phenomenal, the chef and servers were all amazing.

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4.9 out of 5

Had so much fun by Joong

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We had a blast. Love everything. Food was great. All staffs were very friendly.

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3.7 out of 5

Unexpected perk of our Cruise: Never dreamed we'd get to hold baby lion, tiger, and leopard! by ro109

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The staff in the Pride Dining Room whom served us for 4 of the 5 days were exceptional: Robert, Leonard and I believe Erika. They were exceptionally attentive, pleasant and made meals enjoyable. Edi made up the room daily and we loved his cute little towel creations. Anything we asked for he was quick to take care of it. The entire staff everywhere were clearly hard workers and there for us. We did have one bad experience in the dining room but it was taken care of the next day by the manager.

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3.7 out of 5

It’s a good for first time cruise, not good for people who Are knowledgeable about ships. I was a seaman for six years. by junior74

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Overall trip it was just ok, I didn’t like the port in Mexico, not enough entertainment, especially rock music it was played in a small space can’t even dance. The food in the lido dining, the deserts cake were to dry . I love English breakfast it was good. I have worked for the Queen Marry so my expectations were to high . Unfortunately this ship did not met them. It’s a good ship for parents traveling with kids not for people who wants to relax and have fun. Pool were over crowded lido dinning it was always over crowded especially when we come from shore in Mexico. I don’t think I want travel with the same ship again. I will try other Carnival ship but not carnival imagination.

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4.1 out of 5

Great Weekend Getaway by NerdyRedHead

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It took forever to get off the boat. Everything else was as I expected.

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2.9 out of 5

3 days on this cruise was long enough by cruiseonce

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The Staff was excellent besides one that was almost non-existent during dinner on our 2nd night. I wish I could remember all of their names. Our steward, Suputra greeted us immediately and the photos were suprisingly fun to do! It was my first cruise celebrating my husbands birthday and we had a good time. The shore excursion to Ensenada was a bit disappointing but not exactly sure what to expect. The ship looked dated, stuck in the 90's and it was a 'party ship'. Lots of single people causing a ruckus partying and cursing and drinking all day. Lot's of wedding bachelor/bachelorette parties. Wish the ship could've sectioned kids/families to the front and the party people in the back or vice versa. Thought the pool was going to be bigger? My daughter wanted to go swimming in the hot tub but there were always drunk adults in them so the pool areas were pretty sad. Wish it had different sections. ie: kids pool area , so that the kids could be kids and not subject to drunk belligerent adults.

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