Carnival Imagination

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Carnival Imagination, The Imagination offers an active cruise experience featuring the best onboard nightlife and one of the biggest casinos at sea. Extensive deck space and health club amenities provide cruisers with opportunities to relax during down time. Book your Carnival Imagination Cruise Today For Less.

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3 Night Baja Mexico

Carnival Imagination
Carnival Cruise Lines
Departing Date: November 20, 2014
Departing From: Los Angeles (long Beach), Ca Dock
Carnival Cruise Lines
Ports of Call: Los Angeles (long Beach), Ca Dock | Ensenada, Mexico Dock | Los Angeles (long Beach), Ca Dock
Interior

$90

Oceanview

$98

Balcony

$N/A

Suite

$649

  • Itinerary
  • Ship Information
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  • Staterooms
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Itinerary: 3 Night Baja Mexico

Itinerary
Location
Arrival
Departure
Thu Nov 20, 2014 Los Angeles (long Beach), Ca Dock -- 5:30 pm
Fri Nov 21, 2014 Ensenada, Mexico Dock 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Nov 22, 2014 Fun Day At Sea Fun At Sea -- --
Sun Nov 23, 2014 Los Angeles (long Beach), Ca Dock 8:00 am --

Note: Cruise itinerary is subject to change. Please verify ports and times with the cruiseline directly.

Carnival Imagination Facilities / On Board Activities

Dining / Dinner Entertainment / Recreation Gratuity Policies

Dining Rooms - 2
Grill
Ice Cream Bar
Pizzeria (Open 24 Hours)

No. of Dinner Sittings:
2

Usual Dinner Hours:
Flexible

Special Diet:
Available upon request

Dress Code:
Daytime: Casual / Evening: Resort wear to formal

Art Gallery
Bars/Lounges/ Night Clubs - 13
Casino
Library
Pay-Per-View Movies
Photo Shop and Photo Gallery
Pools - Outdoor - 3
Video Arcade
Dining Team
$5.50 per guest/ per day

Bistro Service
$1.00 per guest/ per day

Cabin Steward
$3.50 per guest/ per day
Services Shopping Health and Beauty
Beauty Salon
Shore Excursion Desk
Shopping Mall Health Spa (with whirlpools)
Athletic/Exercise Facilities Business Children
Aerobic and Exercise Room
Jogging Track
Conference Center
Internet Connection
Baby Sitting Services
Child Counselors
Children's Playroom
Kids Pool Area
Teen Center

Carnival Imagination Onboard Experience


Carnival CruisesIdentical in all but décor, Imagination and her seven Fantasy-class sister ships (Fantasy, Fascination, Ecstasy, Inspiration, Paradise, Sensation & Elation) always seem to have something of interest going on, and thus are ideal for the up-and-at-'em style cruiser. Carrying 2,052 passengers, the ships are big enough to provide a week's diverse entertainment, ample deck space for those whose idea of being entertained is basking in a warm sun shine glow, and separate facilities for passengers of all ages.

Having been launched in 1995, in today's whirlwind pace of change in the cruise industry, Imagination is not so full of neon, chrome and mirrors as her younger sister ships. But it's there if you know where to look. Like at the Illusions Dance Club with her brass barstools and neon-rimmed mirrors and ceiling panels.

In any case, this is an older ship by today's standards, and as such one can expect to find bargain sailings on her.

Ideal as it is for the sort of person who likes to have loads of activities planned, Imagination also offers lots of out-of-the-way places to read or just contemplate the sea. During summer cruises, however, when there are hundreds of kiddies aboard, quiet contemplation might become a luxury reserved for another ship.


Carnival Imagination Things to Do

Entertainment:
Carnival CruisesThe prime entertainment venue is the 1,300 seat Dynasty Lounge theater, but karaoke draws big crowds to the Illusions Dance Club, while the Xanadu Lounge offers a variety of dance-music combos from pop standards to even folk and country musicians. A variety of dance music is spinning nightly in the Shangri La Disco. Regardless of what sort of music you like most, you're pretty much assured of hearing it.

By day, there are bingo and Trivial Pursuit contests, not to mention such highbrow events poolside as the men's hairy chest contest.
 
Fitness:
With no fewer than 12,000 sq. ft. devoted to fitness and spa facilities, these ships are a dream come true for those who like to keep in shape during their cruise, and don't mind doing so in either uninspiring (the spa) or aggressively pink (the gym) surroundings. The gyms have a private trainer and 35 state-of-the-art exercise machines. There's a day-long schedule of aerobics, and stretching yoga, and Pilates classes (usually around $10 each), as well as body composition analysis and personal training sessions, $75 for 60 minutes. There's a fully jogging track and a volleyball court. Women who want to sunbathe topless will find secluded areas in which to do so.

Those who prefer to skip shore excursions and snorkel on their own can rent equipment for $26 for three days. The inescapable Steiner's of London operates the ship's spa, which offers lots of different kinds of massage – and pushes its beauty products rather more zealously than most passengers would prefer.
 
For Kids:
Carnival's celebrated Camp Carnival program offers a full schedule of supervised activities, from finger painting and singalongs for younger children to photography workshops, late-night movies, and pool parties for their older siblings. The ships' 2,400-square foot "Children's World" play areas are stocked with a computer lab, a climbing maze, an activity wall, and an assortment of toys, games and puzzles.


Carnival Imagination Dining / Dinner

Cuisine:
From the best pizza afloat (available 24 hours per day) to haute cuisine in the main dining room, Carnival really delivers on the food front.
 
Restaurants:
Total Choice Dining provides for four dinner seatings in the main dining rooms, alternative Bistro dining every evening, and an increased number of service staff. Passengers are assigned a table for dinner in one of the two main dining rooms -- The Pride Dining Room on Atlantic Deck, mid-ship, or the Spirit Dining Room on Atlantic Deck, aft -- at one of four seatings; 5:45 p.m. or 6:15 p.m. and 8 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. There are very few tables for two in either of the two main dining rooms; expect to dine with four, six, or eight fellow voyagers. Both dining rooms are named after future Carnival ships that at the time were only a part of the founder's "imagination."

You typically have a choice of six starters, a couple of salads, and six or seven main courses (pan-fried fillet of red snapper, sweet and sour shrimp, rack of New Zealand lamb and Beef Wellington). The menu also includes Spa Carnival selections for those trying to reduce their intake of calories, sodium, cholesterol, fat, or meat.

Additionally, the poolside Lido eateries are converted into Seaview Bistros between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. each evening, offering buffet dinner with no reservations or advance notice required. The informal Horizon (T-shirts and shorts are OK) Restaurant on the Lido Deck offers both inside and poolside seating. All meals here are served buffet style, with open seating for all three meals.

Other alternative eating options include a 24-hour pizzeria, a complimentary sushi bar and 24 hour room service. Themed midnight buffets ensure that no passenger will be rendered sleepless by the rumblings of his empty belly.
 
Service:
Don't expect formality. Indeed, expect wacky dances after dessert – and then to come back to your cabin to find that your cabin steward, cutup that he or she is, has left a towel folded to resemble a dog on your bed. The hi-jinx never stop!

Tipping:
Carnival automatically adds $10.00 per person per day in gratuities to your Sail & Sign card unless you're under two years old, and if you're reading this, you're probably not. This includes $3.60 for the stateroom steward; $5.50 for the Dining Room team, and $.90 for service in the alternative dining rooms. Visit the purser's desk during the cruise to raise or lower this amount.

You may also prepay gratuities for all service personnel at a rate of $10.00 per person per day. On Cruises-to-Nowhere, gratuities of $10 per person per day must be prepaid.

A 15 percent gratuity is automatically added to all beverage tabs. Tip the maitre d', room service, spa, casino and other staff as you deem fitting.
 
Attire:
On the two "formal" nights per week, most men wear a dark suit instead of tux. By day, nearly everyone wears shorts, T-shirt, sneakers/sandals, bathing suit, and a hat.


Carnival Imagination Ambience

Decor:
Carnival CruisesEvery Carnival ship, designed by fanciful designer Joe Farcus, has a unifying theme for the decor. The unifying idea behind Imagination's interior decor is imagination - that is to say the focus is on famous mythical places of mystery and illusion. You'll find the the Illusions Dance Club, the Dream Bar with its rotating mirror balls and ceiling mounted lava lamps, The names of the rooms alone evoke mystery; the El Dorado Casino, Shangri La Disco, Illusions Dance Club and the Mirage Piano Bar.
 
Public Areas:
The ship consist of 10 decks with most of the public rooms concentrated on Atlantic, Promenade and Lido decks (decks 5,6 and 7). The cabins are mostly concentrated on decks one through four; Riviera, Main, Upper (which is actually a lower deck 3) and Empress decks.

The ships centerpiece is their seven-deck high Grand Atrium, bathed in brass and glass and surrounded by stone monolith centurions holding up the surrounding upper levels, the carpet and the wall decorations are mesmerizing matrices of blue and gold intertwining lines. You can stroll on the "Imagination promenade", or plop down into a soft banquette to ogle passers-by. The two-level, 1300-seat Dynasty Lounge at the front of the promenade presents live production shows, comedians, magicians, and passenger talent shows, with exemplary sight lines and good seating throughout.

The ship's most fanciful decor is in such entertainment venues as the popular Mirage Piano bar featuring an enormous circular piano which doubles as a bar for those who like to sing along. You'll also find a vibrant disco and cabaret lounge along the boulevard.

Other public areas include the Galleria shopping mall, the Virtual World arcade, and the ship's photo gallery. Vittorio's Cafe and Internet offers access for 75 cents per minute; for those who plan to spend more time on the computer, there are 100 minute packages available for $50 (50 cents per minute) and 250 minute packages for $100 (40 cents per minute).
 
Cabins:
Because they were built just before the shift toward lots of verandahs, just the 26 demi-suites (250 square feet) and 28 full suites (400 square feet) have them.

Carnival's cabins are fairly spartan in decor and skimpy on amenities (a color TV with CNN, telephone, radio, no hair dryer, and a basket of "free-sample" toiletries), but among the largest in the cruise industry: inside measure 185 sq. ft, outside 190 sq. feet. Even in the minimum category inside or outside stateroom you'll still enjoy ample space. Cabins for four and five are understandably popular with families, and go fast.

Oceanview staterooms and suites offer a mini bar, bathrobes, and fairly large bathrooms with a hand-held shower and medicine cabinet. There are also 26 mini-suites (226 sq. feet plus 36 square foot private veranda) and 28 suites measuring 350 sq. feet with 71 sq. foot balconies..

Deck Plans: Carnival Imagination

Deck Plans
Room Category Legend

1A  Interior Upper/Lower
4A  Interior
4B  Interior
4C  Interior
4D  Interior
4E  Interior
4F  Inside Stateroom Twin/King
4I  Interior
5A  Oceanview Stateroom with Portholes
6A  Oceanview
6B  Oceanview
6C  Oceanview
6D  Oceanview
6E  Oceanview
BL  Balcony Guarantee
GS  Grand Suite
IS  Inside Guarantee
JS  Junior Suite
OB  Junior Suite (obstructed views)
OS  Suite
OV  Ocean View Guarantee
PT  Interior Port Hole Stateroom
ST  Suite Guarantee


Riviera Deck
Carnival Carnival Imagination Deck Plans

Staterooms: Carnival Imagination

Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Imagination : Balcony Guarantee
Balcony Guarantee
Any oceanview stateroom with private balcony, or better, depending on availability. Twin beds do not convert to king when two uppers in use.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Imagination : Grand Suite
Grand Suite
Two twin beds (convert to king) and double sofa bed. Sofa, armchairs and coffee table. Full bathroom with shower/whirlpool tub. Walk-in closet. Private large balcony with patio chairs and table.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Imagination : Inside Guarantee
Inside Guarantee
Any inside stateroom, or better, dependng on availability.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Imagination : Inside Stateroom Twin/King
Inside Stateroom Twin/King
Every Carnival guest is assured of spacious, comfortable accommodations. All staterooms have carpeting, ample drawer and closet space, private facilities (shower, basin and toilet), telephone and color television showing first-run films. Our SuperLiners all feature staterooms above ocean level for a more comfortable cruise. Inside stateroom with twin beds that convert to a king.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Imagination : Interior
Interior
Two twin beds (convert to king). Chair. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Imagination : Interior Port Hole Stateroom
Interior Port Hole Stateroom
Two twin beds (convert to king). Chair. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Two porthole windows.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Imagination : Interior Upper/Lower
Interior Upper/Lower
Twin bed and one upper. Chair. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Imagination : Junior Suite
Junior Suite
Two Twin Beds (convert to king) and single sofa bed. Sofa and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Private balcony with patio chairs and table.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Imagination : Junior Suite (obstructed views)
Junior Suite (obstructed views)
Two twin beds (convert to king) and single sofa bed. Sofa and coffee table. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Private balcony with patio chairs and table. Balcony with obstructed views.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Imagination : Ocean View Guarantee
Ocean View Guarantee
Two twin beds (convert to king). Chair. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Picture window.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Imagination : Oceanview
Oceanview
Two twin beds (convert to king). Chair. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Picture window.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Imagination : Oceanview Stateroom with Portholes
Oceanview Stateroom with Portholes
Every Carnival guest is assured of spacious, comfortable accommodations. All staterooms have carpeting, ample drawer and closet space, private facilities (shower, basin and toilet), telephone and color television showing first-run films. Our SuperLiners all feature staterooms above ocean level for a more comfortable cruise. Oceanview stateroom with a porthole and twin beds that convert to a king.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Imagination : Suite
Suite
Two twin beds (convert to king) and single sofa bed. Sofa and coffee table. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Private balcony with patio chairs and table.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Imagination : Suite Guarantee
Suite Guarantee
Any suite with a large private balcony depending on availability.

Other Dates: Carnival Imagination

Date
Bonus
Itinerary Name
Inside From
Outside From
Select
November 1, 2014 --- 4 Night Baja Mexico Itinerary $349 $389
November 5, 2014 --- 4 Night Baja Mexico Itinerary $369 $409
November 9, 2014 --- 4 Night Baja Mexico Itinerary $101 $111
November 23, 2014 --- 3 Night Baja Mexico $156 $172
November 26, 2014 --- 4 Night Baja Mexico Itinerary $479 $489
November 30, 2014 --- 4 Night Baja Mexico Itinerary $329 $339
December 4, 2014 --- 3 Night Baja Mexico $103 $108
December 11, 2014 --- 3 Night Baja Mexico $319 $319
December 14, 2014 --- 4 Night Baja Mexico Itinerary $409 $419
December 18, 2014 --- 2-day Baja Mexico Cruise $139 $169
December 20, 2014 --- 3 Night Baja Mexico $429 $429
December 23, 2014 --- 4 Night Baja Mexico Itinerary $679 $689
December 27, 2014 --- 3 Night Baja Mexico $256 $348
December 30, 2014 --- 4 Night Baja Mexico Itinerary $399 $532
January 3, 2015 --- 4 Night Baja Mexico Itinerary $115 $125
January 7, 2015 --- 4 Night Baja Mexico Itinerary $339 $349
January 29, 2015 --- 2-day Baja Mexico Cruise $229 $229
February 12, 2015 --- 3 Night Baja Mexico $379 $389
February 15, 2015 --- 4 Night Baja Mexico Itinerary $259 $299
March 12, 2015 --- 3 Night Baja Mexico $359 $369
March 26, 2015 --- 3 Night Baja Mexico $389 $399
March 29, 2015 --- 4 Night Baja Mexico Itinerary $499 $509
May 24, 2015 --- 4 Night Baja Mexico Itinerary $449 $459
May 28, 2015 --- 3 Night Baja Mexico $439 $449
May 31, 2015 --- 4 Night Baja Mexico Itinerary $549 $559
June 7, 2015 --- 4 Night Baja Mexico Itinerary $559 $569
June 11, 2015 --- 3 Night Baja Mexico $469 $479
June 14, 2015 --- 4 Night Baja Mexico Itinerary $569 $579
June 18, 2015 --- 3 Night Baja Mexico $489 $499
June 21, 2015 --- 4 Night Baja Mexico Itinerary $599 $609
June 28, 2015 --- 4 Night Baja Mexico Itinerary $629 $639
July 2, 2015 --- 3 Night Baja Mexico $519 $529
August 13, 2015 --- 3 Night Baja Mexico $459 $469
September 3, 2015 --- 3 Night Baja Mexico $509 $519
September 10, 2015 --- 3 Night Baja Mexico $399 $409
October 29, 2015 --- 2-day Baja Mexico Cruise $239 $249
November 22, 2015 --- 4 Night Baja Mexico Itinerary $419 $429
December 3, 2015 --- 3 Night Baja Mexico $309 $319
December 24, 2015 --- 3 Night Baja Mexico $539 $549
December 27, 2015 --- 4 Night Baja Mexico Itinerary $709 $719
January 28, 2016 --- 2-day Baja Mexico Cruise $219 $229
March 20, 2016 --- 4 Night Baja Mexico Itinerary $529 $539

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