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Rob Warner

After 18 years of travel consulting in NZ, Rob joined the company in 2013 to specialise in cruising. Having cruised on several ships to various destination, this is by far the best way to travel in hisbook. Rob keeps fit through refereeing soccer and likes to relax with a glass or two of red wine.

"Sea days when cruising are a great way to enjoy the ship and experience life onboard, so make sure you take advantage of them."

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Carnival Imagination cruises for 2016-2017


VIEW Carnival Imagination 2016-2017 cruises below for 71 cruises to 3 ports with today's best deals!
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Where she sails
Carnival Imagination offers year-round 3- and 4-night cruises out of Los Angeles to the Baja Mexico coast. The shorter cruise break has one sea day and calls at the port of Ensenada for a Mexican experience. The longer cruise makes an additional call at Catalina Island, with its reefs and wrecks and onshore scenery. On shore activities in the mountainous peninsula of Baja Mexico include immersion into the culture and history of the region, and as always guests enjoy water related activities. These cruises provide relaxation and a break from the office in fun surroundings. In port you’ll be surrounded on a sunny day by water sports craft of every type.

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Carnival Imagination Cruise Calendar

Sold out Available OBC = On Board Credit
Date Route Cruise From $/Day
2016 CRUISES

28

JUL

Carnival Imagination cruises

3

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise

Currently sailing

N/A

31

JUL

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$1,057

$264

4

AUG

Carnival Imagination cruises

3

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$897

$299

7

AUG

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$910

$228

11

AUG

Carnival Imagination cruises

3

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$844

$281

14

AUG

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$870

$218

18

AUG

Carnival Imagination cruises

3

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$696

$232

21

AUG

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$695

$174

25

AUG

Carnival Imagination cruises

3

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$643

$214

28

AUG

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$655

$164

1

SEP

Carnival Imagination cruises

3

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$649

$216

22

SEP

Carnival Imagination cruises

3

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$629

$210

25

SEP

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$615

$154

29

SEP

Carnival Imagination cruises

3

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$589

$196

2

OCT

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$548

$137

6

OCT

Carnival Imagination cruises

3

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$562

$187

9

OCT

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$548

$137

13

OCT

Carnival Imagination cruises

3

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$549

$183

16

OCT

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$535

$134

20

OCT

Carnival Imagination cruises

3

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$549

$183

23

OCT

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$535

$134

27

OCT

Carnival Imagination cruises

2

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$482

$241

29

OCT

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$575

$144

2

NOV

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$535

$134

6

NOV

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$508

$127

10

NOV

Carnival Imagination cruises

3

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$549

$183

13

NOV

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$521

$130

17

NOV

Carnival Imagination cruises

3

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$509

$170

20

NOV

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$642

$161

24

NOV

Carnival Imagination cruises

3

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$723

$241

27

NOV

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$508

$127

1

DEC

Carnival Imagination cruises

3

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$509

$170

4

DEC

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$508

$127

8

DEC

Carnival Imagination cruises

2

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$455

$228

18

DEC

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$642

$161

22

DEC

Carnival Imagination cruises

3

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$616

$205

25

DEC

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$816

$204

29

DEC

Carnival Imagination cruises

3

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$750

$250

2017 CRUISES

1

JAN

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$628

$157

5

JAN

Carnival Imagination cruises

3

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$495

$165

8

JAN

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$508

$127

12

JAN

Carnival Imagination cruises

3

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$495

$165

15

JAN

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$508

$127

19

JAN

Carnival Imagination cruises

3

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$495

$165

22

JAN

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$494

$124

5

FEB

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$508

$127

9

FEB

Carnival Imagination cruises

3

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$509

$170

12

FEB

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$508

$127

16

FEB

Carnival Imagination cruises

3

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$549

$183

19

FEB

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$521

$130

23

FEB

Carnival Imagination cruises

3

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$509

$170

26

FEB

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$508

$127

2

MAR

Carnival Imagination cruises

3

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$535

$178

5

MAR

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$535

$134

9

MAR

Carnival Imagination cruises

3

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$549

$183

12

MAR

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$602

$151

16

MAR

Carnival Imagination cruises

3

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$549

$183

19

MAR

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$602

$151

23

MAR

Carnival Imagination cruises

3

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$549

$183

26

MAR

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$602

$151

30

MAR

Carnival Imagination cruises

3

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$549

$183

2

APR

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$602

$151

6

APR

Carnival Imagination cruises

3

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$589

$196

9

APR

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$696

$174

13

APR

Carnival Imagination cruises

3

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$589

$196

16

APR

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$588

$147

20

APR

Carnival Imagination cruises

3

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$576

$192

23

APR

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$577

$144

27

APR

Carnival Imagination cruises

3

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$578

$193

30

APR

Carnival Imagination cruises

4

NIGHTS

Baja Mexico Cruise
Departs: Los Angeles

$577

$144

Life aboard Carnival Imagination
Carnival Imagination offers year-round 3- and 4-night cruises out of Los Angeles to the Baja Mexico coast. The shorter cruise break has one sea day and calls at the port of Ensenada for a Mexican experience. The longer cruise makes an additional call at Catalina Island, with its reefs and wrecks and onshore scenery. On shore activities in the mountainous peninsula of Baja Mexico include immersion into the culture and history of the region, and as always guests enjoy water related activities. These cruises provide relaxation and a break from the office in fun surroundings. In port you’ll be surrounded on a sunny day by water sports craft of every type.

Carnival Imagination entered service in 1995. At 70,367 GT she carries 2,052 passengers. Renovations in 2007 have given her an ‘as-new’ look, sporting mini golf course on the sports deck, refurbished staterooms, new children’s facilities, remodelled restaurants, water parks with whirlpools and three pools, and an adults-only deck. Other features include internet access, library, and spa and fitness facilities. Carnival Imagination offers excellent Las Vegas-style entertainment, a selection of theme bars and lounges, and some of the largest standard cabins in the cruise industry. Past guests give top marks for the ship’s entertainment and its value-for-money. Despite the large number of passengers, there is no sense of being crowded onboard. This well-maintained vessel is ideal for families, veteran travellers, multigenerational groups, honeymooners and singles.

Accommodation
With the latest refurbishment staterooms are like those of a four-star hotel – an elegant retreat from the day’s activities. Choose from 13 grades of accommodation. Interior cabins are spacious, with twin bed or king, and some with an upper bunk. Oceanview staterooms come with either two portholes or large windows. Outside balcony suites and penthouse suites are more spacious and decorated, with whirlpool tubs, and decked out with marble and wood. Suite guests have priority check-in at US homeland ports.

All staterooms include flat-screen TVs, personal safe, and Carnival Comfort Bed with plush mattresses, good quality duvets, linens and pillows, swanky bathrooms; and sample sizes of personal items in a bowl or basket. Outside cabin guests have white fluffy towels and bathrobe. TV channels include CNN, CNN International, in-house channels, Cartoon Network, ESPN, two movie channels (and a separate one that is geared to children), ABC, CBS, and NBC. Room service is available 24-hours, with a greater range of menu for suite guests. There are no single cabins, and 22 cabins that are wheelchair-accessible.

Food and Dining
The ship’s two dining rooms are Pride and Spirit, both attractive and bright, with a choice of fixed-time dining at two seatings, or flexible “Your Time Dining”. Dining assignments can be booked before the cruise. Menus change daily and service is excellent. Breakfast and lunch are open seating. Windows on the Sea Bar and Grill is a lido self-serve buffet that provides hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, salads, ice cream, cookies and so on. At night it morphs into the casual Seaview Bistro serving steaks, salads and desserts. A patisserie offers specialty coffees and sweets (extra charge), and there’s also a sushi bar open prior to dinner. There is no “alternative” restaurant. Treat yourself to the Chef’s Table for 12. Or more simply, try the Mongolian Wok (Asian).

The quality of food is good and the ingredients are fresh. The menu is varied, not just in the main dining room, but throughout the ship. Many guests breakfast on the lido deck, and at lunch choose the international dish of the day. A continental breakfast in one’s stateroom comes with streamlined service. Other meals, available 24-hours, include a variety of sandwiches and desserts. Dining is an elegant experience at an affordable price. Dress up for a “Cruise Elegant” formal night.

Entertainment
Carnival ships provide carnival entertainment. The Dynasty Showlounge presents large-scale productions shows and major cabaret acts. There are many participatory activities - colourful, fun, and with much family revelry. Also follow the art auctions, bingo and trivia challenges. Read quietly in the library by day, contact the world in the Internet cafe, and quicken the pace in the casino by night. There are numerous bars and lounges, with live music, playing your song requests, and sing along.

Relax top deck around the resort-style pool, under the trademark Carnival swept-back wing-tipped funnel. Take an aerobics class, work out in the gym, or refresh with a beauty treatment and massage. There's a mini-golf course, jogging track, and deck games. Adults have exclusive use of the top deck Serenity Retreat. Teens enjoy their own parties and movies at Club O2, junior teens at Circle "C", pre-teens at Camp Carnival and Children's World play area. WaterWorks includes the Twister Waterslide and Splash Park, fun for all ages.





































Explore the decks

Carnival Imagination deckplans

Carnival Imagination deckplan

Cabins on Deck 11 (Aloha Deck)

AA
Suite with balcony
AB
Mini-suite with balcony
BB
Outside with balcony
CC
Outside
J
Inside
  • Sofa bed
  • Two pullman beds
  • Handicapped facilities
  • Four pullman beds
  • One pullman bed
  • Connecting staterooms
  • Sofa and pullman bed

Cabins

With the latest refurbishment staterooms are like those of a four-star hotel – an elegant retreat from the day’s activities. Choose from 13 grades of accommodation. Interior cabins are spacious, with twin bed or king, and some with an upper bunk. Oceanview staterooms come with either two portholes or large windows. Outside balcony suites and penthouse suites are more spacious and decorated, with whirlpool tubs, and decked out with marble and wood. Suite guests have priority check-in at US homeland ports.

All staterooms include flat-screen TVs, personal safe, and Carnival Comfort Bed with plush mattresses, good quality duvets, linens and pillows, swanky bathrooms; and sample sizes of personal items in a bowl or basket. Outside cabin guests have white fluffy towels and bathrobe. TV channels include CNN, CNN International, in-house channels, Cartoon Network, ESPN, two movie channels (and a separate one that is geared to children), ABC, CBS, and NBC. Room service is available 24-hours, with a greater range of menu for suite guests. There are no single cabins, and 22 cabins that are wheelchair-accessible.

Decks
Carnival Imagination

Carnival Cruises

Ship facts

Star rating: Carnival Imagination star rating
Maiden voyage: 1995
Number of decks: 10
Tonnage: 70367
Cabins: 1028
Passenger capacity: 2056
Number of crew: 920

What's onboard? ▼

  • Gift shops
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Main Dining Rooms (2)
  • Fixed and flexible time dining
  • SeaDay Brunch, Breakfast Grill
  • Kids menu, pizza, ice cream
  • Room service menu 24-h (add tip)
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Chef’s Table (for 12; pay; includes galley tour)
  • Steakhouse (dinner)
  • Mongolian Wok (Asian)
  • CASUAL DINING
  • Lido buffet casual
  • The Taste Bar snacks, Kids menus
  • Café, coffee, drinks, ice cream, patisserie, deli
  • Internet café
  • Bars & lounges, multiple
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Main Show Lounge
  • Atrium social centre & shops
  • Karaoke with live band
  • Live music, comedy, DJs, dancing, karaoke, game shows, pool parties
  • Nightclub
  • Art gallery & auctions
  • Casino
  • Conference room
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Swimming pools (3)
  • Whirlpools (6)
  • Carnival Waterworks
  • Spa & treatments
  • Beauty, Hair, for men & women
  • Fitness Centre, programs, jogging track
  • Yoga, Pilates (pay)
  • Serenity Adult Retreat
  • Sports Court
  • Mini-golf course
  • Pool & deck parties
  • Library for quiet time
  • UNDER 18
  • Camp Carnival (2-5,6-8,9-11)
  • Circle “C” (12-14)
  • Club O2 (teens)
  • Video arcade
  • Babysitting late night (pay)
  • Night Owls (under 12) care till 3 am (pay)
  • OTHER
  • Wedding packages (inquire)
  • Shore excursion desk
  • Wi-Fi, Mobile phone service
  • Laundrette self service (pay)
  • Wheelchair access fair
  • Elevators

What's included? ▼

  • Australia: Tipping is not required
  • All main meals on-board
  • Coffee, tea & milk 24 h
  • Sit-down or anytime dining choice
  • Alternative dining (extra charge)
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Kids clubs & teen programs (2-17 yrs)
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Special needs requests (2 weeks’ notice)
  • Service animals accepted (vaccinated)
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers
  • Wedding and Vow Renewals (pay)

What's excluded? ▼

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Alternate specialty dining venues (unless specified)
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Babysitting, childcare services (1 to 11 y, 10pm-1am)
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Itineraries may change due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Cabins may change for operational reasons
  • Credit/debit card 1.5% service fee
  • GRATUITIES AUSTRALIA
  • Tipping is not required
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
  • OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA: US$12.95 pp/day; US$13.95 suites. (2 y and older). Can pre-pay when booking. Adjust at discretion onboard.
  • Extra tips to Room Service staff optional.
  • Barbados embarkation: All gratuities pre-paid when booking.
  • Service Charge: Beverage service 15%
  • REMINDERS
  • Passports 6 mth validity. Youth IDs Australia domestic
  • Check stateroom ‘responsible adult’ requirements when booking
  • Confirm with bank and ship ahead of cruise your credit/debit card intentions

Happy Customers

We must not forget the Clean Cruising staff, from our first phone call, nothing was any trouble, and you were amazing, very efficient, and very friendly, and the trouble you went to , to get us on the Pacific Aria at the last minute, when there were hardly any cabins left, and to score the best cabin on Deck 5, thanks so much, we really appreciate what you have done for us. Also I really liked you being relaxed and fun, we loved that approach, we did not think we would get on that ship and you made it happen!"

Reviewer: Maree F, QLD
Date: 31 January 2016
Rating: 10

Rating: 9.8/10 from 4511 reviews
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