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Carnival Imagination

45 Reviews
Carnival Cruises

Your thoughts will run wild as soon as you step onboard Carnival Imagination. With fantasy-themed décor and an array of renovated venues, a vacation onboard Carnival Imagination is the perfect way to bring the whole family together. Packed with thrilling activities and numerous delicious dining options, all 2,000 guests onboard will have endless fun at sea. Have a blast at Carnival Waterworks waterpark, get your competitive spirit on at a game of mini-golf or ping-pong, or sing along at the Piano Bar. Grab a backstage seat at the Chef’s Table and see what’s cooking up on this cruise ship, taste some Far East flavors at Mongolian Wok, or have a casual meal at the 24-hour kitchen – where you will never be hungry! The fun does not stop at night either; get your dancing shoes ready and rock out to DJ-spun beats or check out an energizing stage show or live music performance. This ship is equipped with all the right tools for fun, so use your imagination and start creating the best vacation yet!

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What Should I Pack?
The first thing to remember is that you're on vacation and you are onboard Carnival Cruises’ ‘Fun Ships’ to have a good time. Secondly, remember to travel light. Keeping these two pieces of advice in mind are very important for packing.

Casual attire and resort wear is typically appropriate attire onboard and in-port. Shorts, slacks, sundresses, blouses, sandals, etc., are appropriate for women, and clothing for men is just as casual. Travelers might also want to consider bringing along a sweater or jacket for cool evenings and inexpensive rain gear in case of a sudden shower. While restaurants typically have casual dress code, there are also instances where you may visit a specialty restaurant or attend a special Captain’s Cocktail Party and Gala Farewell Dinner that requires business casual or formal attire. For days in port where you will be participating in various shore excursions, you should dress accordingly to the dress codes of the sites you are visiting, as well as bring a pair of sneakers for strenuous walking.

Formal Wear: Men: suit and tie, sport coat, tie and slacks; Women: evening dresses, cocktail dresses; pantsuits.

Casual Resort Wear: Men: sport shorts, slacks; Women: dresses, skirts, shorts, Capri pants.

*Please Note: Shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, and bathing attire are not permitted in the Dining Room during dinner.

Fitness / Recreation

Keep up with your workout regimen by taking advantage of the onboard fitness facilities that Carnival Imagination offers. Run your heart out on jogging track, lift weights, or even take an aerobics class. No matter what your choice fitness activity is, Carnival Cruises’ fitness professionals are always standing by to answer any of your questions!


From Las Vegas to Broadway-style shows, you’re sure to have a blast at Carnival Imagination’s onboard entertainment. Experience music, dancing, costumers, and talented performers who are sure to make these shows nothing less than amazing!

Bars and Nightclubs
Cheers to the friends you came with and the ones you’ve made onboard Carnival Imagination. Sing along at the piano bar, root for your favorite team while enjoying a cold brew at the sports bar, or get in on the action, and dance the night away at the nightclub. No matter what your beverage of choice is, you’re sure to find it at one of the many bars onboard Carnival Imagination.

Live Entertainment
Catch a rising star as a wide variety of singers, comedians, bands and musicians perform nightly out on deck or in one of the many clubs and lounges. Whether it’s calypso, country or rock, Carnival Imagination has you covered.


Need a little rest and relaxation? Let your stress sail away as you pamper yourself with an invigorating facial, various massages, or even a manicure and pedicure. Look your best while on board and at ports-of-call by trying out a new hairdo.


Sophisticated Dining
Carnival Cruises offers an incredible dining experience in the Main Dining Room. Guests can choose from various chicken dishes, steaks, fresh seafood, low-fat Spa Carnival entrees, and superb wines that are sure to please the palate. Plus, with the cruise line’s attentive staff and creative entrée presentations, you’ll experience a truly excellent culinary experience.

Casual Dining
For a more relaxed atmosphere with a spectacular view, sample the international cuisine at the buffet onboard Carnival Imagination. Choose to dine indoors or outdoors and sample all of the delicious food. No matter what your choice meal is, the food is savory and you can’t beat the view!

Other Dining Options For Everyone
Carnival Imagination especially loves to cater to all age groups, including even the youngest cruisers. The children’s menu features numerous kid-friendly selections including pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, roasted turkey, assorted desserts, and much more! If you’re in the mood to lay low for the evening, opt for the 24-hour room service menu, free of charge.


Feeling lucky? Check out the casino featuring various card tables including blackjack, roulette, and poker, or try out the slots and maybe win enough to pay for your next cruise!


Toddlers (ages 2-5)
Toddlers can enjoy an array of ‘Fun Ship’ activities including bingo, cartoon time, sponge painting, sing-alongs, face painting, arts and crafts, and various contests while onboard Carnival Imagination.

Juniors (ages 6-8)
Junior cruisers will love meeting kids their own age and can enjoy cookie decorating, t-shirt painting, puppet shows, outdoor games, Disney trivia, and more while getting to know all of their new pals!

Intermediates (ages 9-11)
The intermediate group will have a blast competing in ping pong tournaments, and playing video games, or partaking in dance classes and scavenger hunts while onboard Carnival Imagination.

Teens (ages 12-15)
Teens will love some time away from their parents to mingle with young adults their own age. They will enjoy themed parties, games, tournaments, outdoor activities, group dinners, and even late-night movies and munchies!

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Carnival Imagination
45 Reviews
Departs: Sep 03, 2020
Ports: long beach, california, ensenada, mexico, long beach, california
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