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bnjschmautz@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We really enjoyed the trip through the Mexican Riviera. For the price the Miracle is really a great option. As many have said in several other blogs or reviews, the parking at the terminal will cost you $133.00 but very convenient and ... Read more
mcpomike
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Spent the night before the cruise aboard the Queen Mary which was right by the carnival terminal. On cruise day we rolled our luggage over to the area of embarkation. An extremely incompetent Carnival employee tried to ... Read more
itsknotsew
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
12 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Our first ever cruise on Carnival was a Mediterrean cruise with John Heald as our cruise director. That set the bar extremely high and it's never been met since. We've had nice cruises on Carnival since but these last two are causing me ... Read more
Galileo777
Member Since 2011
1 review
23 helpful votes
Didn't have high expectations for this 3 night Ensenada cruise, but have been on many cruises and thought "how bad can it be?" Unfortunately, it was worse than expected. The Carnival Imagination is in desperate need of an ... Read more
twoo0647
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Me and my husband have been on a couple of other cruises before but never with Carnival. We decided that we should try out this cruise to see how it compares to other cruise lines! The ship was smaller compared to other cruise lines and ... Read more

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nchitel
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
With the high cost of Airfare flying to New Orleans Miami or the east cost was Cost prohibitive. So living in Arizona made since to drive to LA and go to Mexico. 1) Long wait times and confusion in the Terminal, got told 3 different ... Read more
cliffjumpergirl
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
16 forum posts
17 helpful votes
We flew in a couple of days early so we could see the sites in Cali! We had a early flight from Hobby Houston to LAX and arrived on time, caught the Avis shuttle and picked up our rental car 45 minutes early! Everything was flowing ... Read more
rawmli
Member Since 2011
1 review
23 forum posts
38 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was the third time we have taken carnival inspiration on its 4 days baja cruise and enjoyed it thoroughly again with its ports of catalina and ensenada and full day at sea. This is a quick get away cruise with easy parking and ... Read more
gregmattersen
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Cabin - will attach photos, U69, was upsold from an oceanview room to this one about a week before sailing, Carnival rep promised whirlpool tub, couch, and other grand suite amenities. As we were cruising with friends and love to play ... Read more
gaynoll
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was the first cruise for my husband and I. It was a birthday present for him. We did not know what to expect. Boy were we in for a surprise! From the moment that we started at check in, we were greeted by very friendly and helpful ... Read more

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Rabbit On the Sea
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I've cruised 6 times before. 4 times with Carnival, once with Norwegian and once with Princess. Although I've consulted this site many times, this is the first time I've felt compelled to write a review. For the life of me I cannot ... Read more
UnlessItsNot
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
16 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I will start off by saying that I am not a Carnival Cruise Line fan. Admittedly I have not cruised with Carnival on any Carnival ship for over 20 years. The ships we've been on are the Holiday and Jubilee, both of which are long gone. ... Read more
travel2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
34 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We left on Feb. 13th from Long Beach, Ca. we parked in the parking garage. It was $133.00 for the week. Super convenient, just walk across street to Terminal. I would get there at 12:30, they don't let anyone on till 1:00 pm. so why wait ... Read more
mamabear52
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
3 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We got the super cheap 90 day ticker rate for this three night cruise over Valentine's day. This was no luxury cruise. However, we did have fun. We did not do any port excursions, just walked into Ensenada, which is an amusing tourist ... Read more
Dave1974
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
9 helpful votes
We went on this cruise with 14 friends for a birthday celebration this past weekend. I think every one of us had extremely low expectations. In fact leading up to the cruise we were all calling it Walmart on Water. Ive got to tell you ... Read more

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gpusateri
Member Since 2016
1 review
45 helpful votes
Wow, we were so excited for this Cruise. It was our first. I took my husband for his 50th birthday and my mother-in-law for her 80th birthday. We booked JR. Suites with a balcony. V-5, V-7, and V9. All of which are directly under the ... Read more
Shar179
Member Since 2011
1 review
24 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My mom, dad and I sailed on the Carnival Imagination on February 7, 2016, which was Superbowl Sunday. This was a belated 50th anniversary cruise for my parents. The fun started the week before when I got the call from the Upgrade Fairy ... Read more
LakeLady777
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
6 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was the first cruise out of dry dock and featured the 2.0 upgrades. Guy's Burgers absolutely meets and exceeds expectations. I never ate more burgers on a cruise before. The toppings bar is wonderful. Blue Iguana Cantina with the ... Read more
mel7350
Member Since 2013
1 review
22 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Hey all! If you're about to cruise on the Imagination, be prepared to have a blast. The staff was AMAZING! For example, Riki and Adi would be on the Lido all day long and maybe serve me 4 drinks, along with 100s of other people. Then ... Read more
Robrod2
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Generally I do not write reviews that comment about the short comings on a trip but this one can not go without comment. Embarkation: The cruise got started with several problems. First problems was the sign-in that was done in the ... Read more

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BJzink
Member Since 2000
7 reviews
242 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We had not sailed on Carnival for about 6 years, and had left from the port in San Diego. Now they embark all their west coast departures (except Alaska) from Long Beach. The embarkation procedure was really terrible. The registration ... Read more
flcruiselovers
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
138 forum posts
4 helpful votes
YES it can get very cold in Jan-Feb-Mar on the 4day Cat Island-Ensenada cruise..IF you want ANY HEAT.. you will have to use your Imagination..because there isn't any thru out the ship, including your cabin. No thermostat, only a vent in ... Read more
Bestbird
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
28 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
The Miracle is reminiscent of an aging dowager sporting an excess of poorly applied makeup who defiantly refuses to update either her appearance or the cuisine she serves to guests. Before booking this cruise, my husband and I re-set ... Read more
pearlandcruiser15
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This is my 11 Cruise on Carnival and have also cruised Princess and Royal Caribbean. This cruise was a bounce back offer from the casino from our Oct 2015 cruise. This is my 3rd cruise on Freedom. Day 1 -- - Galveston -- embarkation ... Read more
wakeupinanewland
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
75 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had a delightful time enjoying our embarkation wedding with 70 guests, as well as cruising with 44 of our sailing guests! Carnival took care of all of the details from beginning to end--including day of coordinators, our wedding cake, ... Read more

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