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Sin City Sailor
Member Since 2015
1 review
16 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
The Imagination is an old ship in cruise ship years, but for short cruises it does the job well. The dining room food was very good, just not as many choices as other longer cruises. The staff overall was friendly and most helpful. They ... Read more
Pizza Gram
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Seven of my cousins joined me for this cruise. Most of us were first time cruisers so did not know what to expect. Everything went very well, we did not have long wait times to board and was able to get off ship in plenty of time to catch ... Read more
Sheebah
Member Since 2004
8 reviews
1,092 forum post
12 helpful votes
This cruise was the second sailing post-Funship 2.0 overhaul. Guy's Burgers, Blue Iguana Cantina and Tequila Bar, the Red Frog Rum Bar, Alchemy Bar and MUCH more were added. We chose the 4 night (Sunday through Thursday) itinerary as we ... Read more
mvickrey
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
The embarkation went really smoothly. We were on the ship by noon. The ship had just been refurbished to include Guy Fieri's Burger Joint and a Taco/Burrito bar. I had previously sailed on this ship in November 2015 and found the food ... Read more
veewynn
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Going on the ship, I did not expect much due solely on reviews but I really loved and enjoyed my experience! The food was good, nothing to complain about. It's all included in the cost, so what is there to complain about. All you can ... Read more
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Doxbaby
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
My husband and I had previously cruised on Cunard and Royal Caribbean (11 times total) and were looking for a short "introduction to cruising" cruise experience for his brother and wife who would be going with us. Carnival was a ... Read more
fun2cruise123
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
First time to cruise, great value for a little vacation to Catalina Island and Ensenada. The service and activities and shows were fantastic! Food was OK I give it a 3 out of 5. The wait staff always polite and the stewards did an ... Read more
Billynda
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We have been on Carnival several times and always enjoyed it and recommended it to others. The Imagination did not live up to our expectations. I realize we sailed at the end of summer so I expected to see some children, but not ... Read more
GradUT
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
2,120 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
When planning our cruise out of Long Beach, I saw few reviews of the Imagination and once I returned, the short review I wrote on the Carnvial board received few comments. My conclusion is that there is little interest in this ship or its ... Read more
JGB
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
548 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was my 3rd time on the Imagination and it just gets better and better. Like a fine wine, better with age. For those familiar with the fantasy class of ship someone has finally figured out a great use of the Atrium. The Atrium ... Read more
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rbuffing01@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We've been watching this ship from our balcony for 4 years, and we finally got onboard. Myself, my husband, and our 13-year-old daughter. The best thing about the cruise was that for us here in Long Beach it was just such a chill, ... Read more
debbiebak
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was my first time so don't have anything to compare it to. My sister and I chose a 4- day cruise to Mexico because it fitted into our schedule visiting the US. We arrived quite late and found very little fuss and queues were ... Read more
WanderingTheWorld
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
4 forum posts
9 helpful votes
My husband and I are both in our 30's and love to travel. We often plan our own trips and transportation, but sometimes we just want to relax and take a cruise. We enjoyed our time on the Carnival Imagination. Long Beach: We arrived ... Read more
Hilary P Jones
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Easy cost effective get away from Los Angeles. The room attendants knew everyone's names as did the wait staff in the dining rooms. The food was excellent. Fresh and delivered to the table promptly. The people who work on the ship are ... Read more
walker777
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was the only cruise line that did a short trip in June. We purchased the extra fast to fun package because I use a walker and we could avoid long lines. Embarkation and debarkation were really with no lines and very little waiting. ... Read more
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Wella
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
This is my 5th cruise with Carnival. I love cruising! My son-in-law booked and decided on Imagination. The quality of the food and the entertainment have diminished since my last travels with Carnival . My senses have experienced ... Read more
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SByrd1118
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was a first time cruise for me and my daughter. We were with another mother and daughter, it was their birthdays the week prior and this was a vacation we had all planned in advance to celebrate. We booked directly with Carnival ... Read more
luckymin@hutchtel.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
My daughter in law chose this cruise because it coincided with her 30th birthday. I've cruised many times (at least 20) and generally find Carnival to be just fine. This was generally just fine too. Pros: good food, nice staff. Cons: ... Read more
barbierahrah
Member Since 2010
1 review
61 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We chose the 4 day Carnival cruise to Catalina and Ensenada because it was close to home and required no airline flight. Stayed at the Maya Hotel in Long Beach the nite before for a fairly priced park & cruise rate, although they ... Read more
JustMe425
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
First time cruise for me. Sleeping quarters: Our cabin R118 was fine, but only one (out of two) outlet that worked. Very clean and comfortable. Entertainment: Comedians were okay - but too many sexual innuendo jokes. Some of ... Read more
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Laurakarl@rocketmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Carnival Imagination was a fun ship for first time cruisers! We did the 4 day cruise to Catalina Island and Ensenada Mexico. You can tell the ship is a little outdated, but was kept very clean and the staff was very friendly. We got a ... Read more
danelover
Member Since 2004
1 review
29 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I will begin by saying I did not have great expectations of a Carnival three day but had seen some good reviews .We have had some decent experiences on Carnival so decided it was a cheap weekend and what the heck. Our first clue was ... Read more
jjatravel
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Friends convinced us to travel with them. This was our first cruise so we thought this four day trip to Catalina/Ensenada would be a good test. We had no idea what to expect. My partner thought the entire affair "cheesy," but ... Read more
neb1982
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
What should have been a relaxing and enjoyable vacation celebrating our anniversary was unfortunately the worst vacation that myself or my significant other have ever had the displeasure of enduring. Upon boarding the Imagination, my ... Read more
Tufstuf71
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
The three night cruise is worth it to get away from work and the craziness of life. Not much entertainment during the day, so if the weather is good you're fine during the day to hang out by the pool. Unfortunately if the weather is not ... Read more
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