With cruise lines building cruise ships that are bigger, more exciting, and loaded with technology, it can be easy to overlook some of the more experienced vessels that carry a story of their own.
Yes, I said “experienced” rather than “older”. Sometimes we look at the age of a cruise ship as its weakness rather than seeing it as a floating testament to its success in delivering thousands of happy vacations.
I am currently sailing on Carnival Imagination. Tomorrow we dock in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
I had delayed sailing on a Carnival Cruise Line Fantasy Class ship for some time now. After all, these ships don’t have the flare and magnitude of some of today’s recent ships. But after sailing on Imagination for only 36 hours I can already see why so many regular cruisers love this Carnival ship class.
First it should be noted that Carnival Imagination underwent a refurbishment in 2016 in which several upgrades took place. Some noteworthy additions to the vessel were a new and improved WaterWorks with a 300-foot-long waterslide, Guy’s Burger Joint, BlueIguana Cantina, and the candy shop onboard known as Cherry on Top.
The waterpark additions were badly needed in my opinion, and Fantasy Class ships have a ton of extra space for the improvements. So far it looks like the kids are loving the new changes.
Adding Guy’s Burger Joint and BlueIguana Cantina not only served the purpose of giving cruisers more options for dining, but they also help make th
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