Carnival Imagination Cruise Review by coldiaz: Great trip for 18 women celebrating a 50th birthday
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Great trip for 18 women celebrating a 50th birthday
Embarkation: Los Angeles
The Imagination is a little dated in terms of decor, but the staff certainly made up for the lack of ambience. We had 18 women traveling in our group to celebrate a friend's 50th birthday and we were there to have a good time. The staff was great in putting up with our sometimes rowdy party going, and we had a fantastic time.
The two stops in both Catalina and Ensenada were beautiful, and I would highly recommend the wine tour in Ensenada. The tour guide, Melanie, did a fantastic job of combining a little history with some fun facts, all the while keeping folks informed and entertained. We toured Catalina on foot and had a great lunch at El Galleon, with a view of the beach.
The only small disappointment was the food. Having been on other cruise lines in the past, you may find Carnival's lack of selection and quality a little less than other ships. The staff at the night club was great and entertaining. We spent a lot of time on the LIDO deck and experienced good More drink service there. The casino staff was ok- the payouts on both tables and slots were poor in our experience, but still we managed to have fun. Less
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Cabin review: U130
A decent room that was always kept tidy by our steward.
Port and Shore Excursions
We toured on foot on Catalina and did a little shopping. We had a great lunch at El Galleon and drinks afterward at a tiny bar called the Blue Marlin. It's definitely a dive bar, but the bartender was great and knows how to make great shots.
Winery tour took us to a family owned winery, and the larger more commercial winery, L.A. Cetto. Both were beautiful in their own right, and the wines are priced very low. Many of us bought wine to take back. The whites were definitely better than the reds.
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