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Melissa Taylor

Age: 39

Occupation:Self-Employed

Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Carnival

Ship: Carnival Imagination

Sailing Date: 2009-07-24

Itinerary: Nassau Bahamas

I was so looking forward to this and was pretty disappointed. Not only were the foreign guests absolutely rude but the so called "unlimited" food and entertainment was NOT unlimited! Most of the entertainment areas were closed most of the day. The food was horribly disappointing. Also, I thought that, for the most part, a cruise was all inclusive. WRONG! Every time I turned around, I was paying for something. If I ever talk my family into going on another cruise, it probably won't be with Carnival.

If you like hamburgers, hotdogs, pizza and ice cream then you are set! If you get tired of it quickly, then you aren't going to be very happy. I was always told about the massive amounts of food, 24 hours a day. That is not what we got! The dinner menus were small. There wasn't much of a variety of anything. The three things (salad items) that I liked, ran out on day two! I am not a picky eater but this was awful. I lost 3 pounds on a 4 day cruise! I was told that wouldn't happen. The food is not a good reason to go on a cruise!

Our stateroom was nice and our steward was sweet. My only complaint about him was that he did the most boring towel animals to be had! We got a seal and a snake or duck or something like that. Couldn't tell what it was. Also our last night we didn't even get one! If I ever go on another cruise, I will definitely get a balcony room. I like being able to see sunlight and knowing around what time it is. On the entire ship, I saw one clock!

If you like drinking, then your set! For this cruise line to cater to children, there were more bars than I could count! I like an occasional drink but good grief! The crew is in your face all the time with a drink for you to buy cause you definitely don't get them for free!

The excursions are expensive and not worth the money! The best money we spent was to hire a tour guide to take us around Nassau. We lucked out with this one! We had a wonderful time with him. Would do that again in a heartbeat!

Overall, this was a disappointment. I want to go back to the Bahamas but don't care to go on another Carnival cruise ever!

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