08/31/2011 10:42 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Carnival Imagination: A Huffington Post Travel Cruise Ship Guide

The Carnival Imagination is a popular floating resort. The waters are crowded with sea-worthy vessels, so to make planning easier, we've done all the prep work for a cruise vacation. As part of a Huffington Post Travel series on cruise ships, here is a tip sheet offering all the key information one could ever need to know about the Carnival Imagination.


The Carnival Imagination sails from Miami to the Caribbean and Bahamas. It stops at such ports as Nassau and Freeport in the Bahamas; Key West, Fla.; and Cozumel, Mexico.

Luxury Cruise Ship

The Carnival Imagination is a Fantasy-class cruise ship. The ship features a resort-style pool and an onboard water park. Youth clubs and miniature golf make this a fun family cruise ship.

Special Features

The Carnival Imagination has dedicated areas for children and adults. Camp Carnival, Circle C and Club 02 offer age-appropriate experiences for children. The Serenity retreat, El Dorado Casino and the IIllusions Dance Club are all designated for grown-ups.


The Carnival Imagination is one of the few ships in the Carnival fleet that lack balconies for regular staterooms. The only accommodations with balconies are the suites. All rooms feature luxury linens and bathrobes. They are decorated with light-colored wood and pastel accents.


Cruise prices fluctuate, depending on date, duration and cabin preference. A four-day cruise on the Carnival Imagination to the Western Caribbean from Miami can cost as little as $179 per person for an interior stateroom, and $429 per person for a suite in November. But the same cruise leaving the day after Christmas is $449 per person for an inside stateroom, and $1,079 per person for a suite.


Carnival Imagination passengers recomended the Mayan ruins tour. This excursion is a full-day trip that explores the Mayan ruins of Tulum in Cozumel. If there is time, passengers enjoy a private beach after the tour.

Dining Experience

The Carnival Imagination has two main dining rooms, Pride and Spirit. In addition, the buffet on Lido deck becomes the Seaview Bistro for dinner. The ship features poolside dining, a sushi bar and 24-hour room service.

Maiden Voyage

The Carnival Imagination was launched in 1995. The ship has been updated since then to add the Serentity retreat and a water park.

In The News

Our research revealed no notable news stories or safety concerns regarding the Carnival Imagination.


Tour of the Carnival Imagination.

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