Carnival Imagination Cruise Reviews

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shellygalaxy
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I was very pleased with Carnival Imagination as my first solo cruise. This was my third cruise on Imagination and I find it very relaxing. A new feature that I took advantage of was the wifi. It was offered at $5 per day or $15 for the ... Read more
StarryC84
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
We purchased "Faster to the Fun." I think it was worth it. Our flight got in at about 9:30 at Long Beach airport and we were on the ship at 11:30. Since we got up early, Faster to the Fun meant we got to eat lunch on the ship. ... Read more
Delta8221
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed July 2015
Our first cruise ever started off with a 3 1/2 hour wait to board thanks to a power outage in long beach that carnival had no idea how to manage around. We were herded like cattle from one never ending line to another. During this time ... Read more
crystalc0012
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
This is the second cruise my husband and I have been on and all I have to say is this was the absolute best!!! We went to Ensenada Mexico for a 3 day cruise so one day was spent out at sea. I cannot say enough good things about this ... Read more
msierchio
Member Since 2016
1 review
We live just outside of Los Angeles and it was only an hour drive to the peer near the Queen Mary. It really convenient and saves money leaving from LA. The boarding was easy and the line moved the entire 30 minutes from start to finish. ... Read more

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jrigey1
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
I have to start by saying we have cruised before, and had bad experiences on both. We had not cruised in 10 years, so we really were giving it a try again, hoping for a better experience. We up graded to a suite, and paid for a balcony, ... Read more
chrissyt
Member Since 2015
1 review
Got a good price. Ports were catalina and Ensenada. Found the crewmembers on this ship to be more content/ happy than those on other Carnival ships. That made a positive difference. Enjoyed dining room service and food. New items ... Read more
IEBear
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Jr Suite V1 After a hectic first quarter and busy second quarter my friend and I wanted a quick break before Summer rates start going sky high and our workload increases. About three weeks out as luck or good yield management would ... Read more
Studly93555
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
This was my family's first cruise and we loved it. I'm an old (50) dad of a 6 year old and have been looking for a vacation we all could enjoy. I wanted a short cruise to see if we would like it. I read reviews and Carnival was definitely ... Read more
workingjoe
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Our cruise was fantastic! We sailed to Catalina Island and Ensenada and enjoyed this trip even more than the before. We booked a suite this time and obviously loved the spaciousness. The food was plentiful and delicious. One piece of ... Read more

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Sandra billito1
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed May 2015
This was our first cruise, not bad.. Room was comfortable and clean thanks to Ray, he was in charge of the housekeeping at Deck 4 room R135. He was always pleasant and very helpful. The food was ok, our formal dinner started with a ... Read more
JanisH
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
We took our 8year old grandson on a cruise to Catalina Island and Ensenada, Mexico because he got straight A's on his report card all year as a second grader. We had been on this same cruise, with another couple in January, therefore we ... Read more
mylesmorgan91@yahoo.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2015
We went to Ensenada Mexico. My first cruise. I was expecting more. The boat was old, 21 years old. All the clubs and restaurants they advertised were not one the boat, that was a lie. There was 1 club which was great and like 2 or 3 ... Read more
cruise-a-holic oldude
Member Since 2015
1 review
this was so bleak that--as a platinum level carnival cruiser--i registered to warn you. low lights include: no showroom cast entertainment, poor quality lounge acts lots of broken cabin and ship and food service fixtures, poor selection ... Read more
msCaveCreek
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2015
As a veteran cruiser on a variety of cruise lines, I had not taken a Carnival cruise until this cruise on their Imagination ship. It was a 4 day cruise to Ensenada Mexico and Catalina Island. I had heard that Carnival Cruises were for ... Read more

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stephadams
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
My 2 good friends and I chose this option because it wasn't terribly expensive. We were supposed to go to Catalina Island and then Ensenada. The day before we leave, we get an email stating that due to poor weather we weren't able to go to ... Read more
Springs Gal
Member Since 2007
1 review
48 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This classic Carnival weekend cruise is a good value for a weekend away, on a budget. The ship is older, but well maintained considering the constant party atmosphere and cruisers. The food is hit or miss, but starve, you will not! Some ... Read more
DDrury
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
We have cruised before on Disney. I wasn't expecting it to be like Disney but I didn't expect it to be a horrible floating bad casino. The ship was dirty, damaged and decorated in the worst bordello type decor. The muster drill was ... Read more
MonroviaSTR
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Our expectations were low given the legend of Ensenada booze cruises. I'm happy to report the cruise was better than expected and delivered on every published claim. Departure and return were a snap using the early boarding program ... Read more
Thimbolas
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
The Imagination is an older ship, built in 1995. It was renovated about 2 years ago. For what ever reason, throughout the ship but especially in the hallways there was a sewer odor that was horrible. Thank God it didn't linger into the ... Read more

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Rosaritobum
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was a 4 day cruise to Baja California, Ensenada Mexico. My husband and I surprised our Mom's with a weekend cruise. After booking our cruise, I received an email and phone call from Carnival asking if we would like to upgrade to the ... Read more
jagreedo
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Don't be put off by my 3 star rating. If I could use half-stars I would have rated this cruise at 3.5 stars. We had a good time and I would recommend it. So why the 3 rating? My wife and I were invited to join friends and family on ... Read more
mtrose1
Member Since 2014
1 review
53 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We booked the spring break 4 nite cruise to take our 18 yr granddaughter as a graduation present. We also tried out an interior room for the first time. Being Royal Caribbean cruisers with balconies we were curious to see the differences ... Read more
JillySue
Member Since 2014
1 review
378 forum posts
Sailed February 2015
We love the Imagination, we did our family "wedding reception" cruise on her last October and had a wonderful time. Overall we had a great time, we did have a few minor hiccups here and there, but the superb staff fixed things ... Read more
JohnPilmer
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Internet on a cruise ship stinks. But, then why am I surfing the Internet while on a cruise ship? On the first day of our Carnival cruise along Baja California I saw many such addicted phone users trying to access their technology. On day ... Read more

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