A standard room runs about 185 square ft. The newest enhancements include upgrades such as bathrobes in all cabins, outstanding new Comfort Beds with plush mattresses, luxurious duvets and fine linens and pillows.
New drapes and a bed slip feature a pretty soft rust hue. In standard oceanview cabins, guests will find a single chair and a desk bench.
Cabins can be arranged as a king with twin beds put together; one twin on one side of the room, the other on the opposite wall, or close together.
Closet and drawer space is more than adequate for four and five-day cruises, and the bathrooms have been redone. (Shower stalls aren't any larger, but new plumbing features a soothing spray that helps get the knots out after a day of touring or taking the stairs.)
Bathroom amenities still feature sample-sized packaged toothpaste, shampoo and a razor or two. In-wall bottles of shampoo and body wash can be found in the shower stall, but bar soap is also available. Wash cloths and towels are absorbent and new looking, a lot fluffier than in past seasons. A full-length mirror would have been nice -- and a hair dryer.
Balconies are few, but lovely. This is one element -- the small number of balconies -- that really "dates" the vessel.
Fifty cabins have been created to adjoin and 24 accommodate physically challenged guests.
Flat-screen television sets offer CNN and ESPN. Carnival Imagination requires a credit card to lock (or open) the safe!
We had originally booked an ocean view room but were offered a great deal on an upgrade to a jr. suite so we took it. I was completely shocked to find that people could see directly into our room. We were the second suite from the aft end and there's an observation deck...continue