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Cruise Line
Carnival Imagination
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Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

241

Very Good

165

Average

121

Poor

44

Terrible

46

Cruise type

640


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billslowsky

11 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Good Weekend Getaway

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I have taken this cruise before, both as a 3 night and a 4 night. The 4 night fare is usually cheaper since it runs mid-week while the 3 night runs over the weekend. It tends to attract groups of bachelor and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Jennika818

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Experience but disappointing Fun Shops Cake

Carnival Imagination was a great experience for a first time cruise. They have amazing service and the place was always so clean. The buffet had so many options for breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The pride ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Mrsmouse61

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

You Get What You Pay For

Review of Carnival Imagination Sail date 2/2/20 Room type – Ocean View – Empress Deck – E135 My young adult daughter and my late 50-year-old self-took the Imagination to celebrate her bday and to just ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Chandler1997

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

It was alright

I have been on several cruises before... always on Disney, so naturally the bar was set extremely high. The reason I was on this particular cruise was because it was gifted to me by my mom. I had read alot of review ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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CallistaSkye

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Staff were great. Ship is OLD and needs a remodel desperately

We picked this as a last minute cruise vacation because it's close to home, we had sailed the same cruise on Princess before and liked it, and they had a sale going. The ocean view cabin was good. Our steward ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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RobinCruiser

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Carnival Imagination Baja Review

24 years ago, DH and I did this itinerary on the Carnival Holiday for our honeymoon. Having just paid off our mortgage and celebrating our 24th anniversary, I thought a little celebratory getaway was in order. I ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Emma21

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Didn’t even meet my lowest expectations

Reasonable prices... yet the cruise is crying out for remodeling looks like an old vegas casino. Smells very much like one too, alcohol n cigarettes . I don’t feel is family friendly as the bar is right next to ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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ortezkitty

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

20th Wedding Anniversary

This was my first cruise. I do have to say the embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. All the crew/staff members were extremely helpful and nice. My Stateroom Steward was Sebastian. Sebastian was very ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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LisaViolinka

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Vacation from hell - never again

This wasn’t our first cruise experience, but will for sure become the last on Carnival Imagination. The stinkiest ship ever. The nauseating blend of urine, bleach, old furniture, filthy carpets was so horrendous ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Monicabarbu88

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

We had a great time on our cruise!!!!

My family and I went for the first time on a cruise. We didn’t really know what to expect, but we have heard it’s a lot of fun!! So this is how we decided to spend my mom’s birthday. We booked a cruise with ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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HJMeyer

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fun cruise but some concerning issues

We chose this cruise (4 day to Catalina & Ensenada) because we wanted an affordable, fairly short cruise. We had a great time and loved our cabin. The crew was amazing. They were always professional and friendly. ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Tom4359

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cruise Ship Vacation Just Okay

This was a 3 day cruise that departed Thursday and returned Sunday. This is my 3rd cruise. The first two were on Celebrity ships in the Caribbean. This cruise did not match up anywhere near the same quality as my ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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GlobalGirl22

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Grandparents Gone Wild Spring Break

Cheap and Cheerful Spring Break Cruise. Can’ beat the cabin size real estate ocean view category, value for money. Lots of space for storage,. Thumbs up on moveable storage stands, moved one in cabin bathroom for ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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TinaY79

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First cruise, we loved it!

My husband and I wanted to go on a cruise to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We choose this cruise because it was closest to where we live and the date worked perfectly for us with our kids getting out of school for ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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quesaxa

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Good Value, Food a Disappointment

Carnival is a great value for those on a budget but I was really disappointed in the food. We had anytime dining. Here were some exceptions: 1. 5 stars: Featured Vegetarian dish--the head chef was Indian and the ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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PattiPB

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Spring Break 2019

People don't seem to review the shorter cruises out of Long Beach, so I wanted to write one for last week. This was our third Imagination cruise from Long Beach, and it was great! Pre-cruise: Got to Long ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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greenhan1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Second trip

We took this cruise in 2015 and as it was our first cruise we enjoyed the cruise experience and were totally satisfied. With our second cruise on the same ship we noticed some degradation in quality, especially in ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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dhubanks

1 Review Written

Generally good with a few drawbacks.

This was a family cruise to celebrate an eighty-fifth birthday. We were 23 in number with many young people on their first cruise - no one under 16. I mistakenly had my bags checked aboard and had a bottle of wine ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Amdaxiom

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First cruise was a pleasant surprise, tons of fun and activities and great staff

For our first cruise my wife and I were a little scared to do a long cruise. What if one of us gets sea sick easily, or can't stand being cramped in a cabin, or we get bored. So to play it safe we chose one of the ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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amisella

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cruising with kids on the cheap

Long story short. We were scheduled to take a week-long Caribbean cruise out of FL and the plans had to be canceled for reasons beyond our control. We decided to convert the original cruise plans to something ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Parkatola

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cooler than we had hoped for. Bufadora Kayak Adventure was awesome!

This is mainly a shore excursion review. My daughter (on spring break from college) and I did the Bufadora Kayak excursion. Rebecca and Carlos were our guides and they were great. (Jose-Luis was our driver and he ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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nanthegram

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Had a wonderful first cruise!

Just returned from our first cruise with my daughter and adult grandchildren on Carnival Imagination from Long Beach CA to Ensenada Mexico. We booked the smaller suites with balconies on the Veranda deck. We had a ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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KLRTramp

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Short but Sweet!

We were looking for warmer weather and this cruise was a great deal. Cabin was very nice but the best part was the dining. We had John, Hossain and Simoj as our wait staff and they made dinner time so must more ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Lylethelion

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointing the second time.

This is my second time on carnival imagination. February 3rd-7th 2019. And I have to say that I was disappointed in a lot of things the second time around. My wife and I requested a king size bed and they just ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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katdon

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Fun cruise... bad service

I'll be brief. Our room was U104 and since we'd cruised this ship before knew what rooms were like. There is plenty of room and balcony is nice. The room and bathroom are dated but shower was nice. Room steward ...
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Sail Date January 2019


Carnival Imagination Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.53.9
Dining4.03.7
Entertainment4.03.6
Public Rooms4.03.9
Fitness Recreation4.03.8
Family4.54
Enrichment3.03.3
Service4.04.1
Value For Money5.04
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