Carnival Imagination


Year built: 1995

Speed: 21 kn

Passengers: 2,052

Crew: 920

70k tons

14 decks


The Carnival Imagination currently sails 3 and 4 night cruises to Catalina and Mexico from Las Angeles, California.


On July 13, 2010, a fire broke out in the passenger lifts machinery room. It was quickly extinguished with CO2-based extinguishers. The cause for the fire was the lift 17’s Harmonic Filter. The list of damaged units included the lift’s control equipment, plus 2 passenger and one crew lifts were left in-operational.

On July 26, 2011, two Carnival ships collided into each other in Key West, Florida. The USCG investigation reported that Carnival Imagination was already berthed when the maneuvering for the mooring of the Carnival Fantasy hit her. The ships struck stern to stern, and sustained only minor damages. No injuries or pollution were reported. The incident happened when the Imagination was on a 4-day Bahamas cruise from Miami Florida, and Fantasy was on a 6-day Florida Bahamas cruise from Charleston, South Carolina.

On April 15, 2005, propulsion system malfunction resulted in reduced cruising speed and major itinerary changes. Both ports of call, Grand Cayman and Jamaica, were dropped, and replaced by Cozumel, Mexico. All passengers received $100 in on board credit, plus 25% a future cruise.

On October 4, 2006, propulsion system problems resulted in a reduced cruising speed and itinerary changes. The ship had to spend all 4 days in Bahamas, 1 in Nassau and 3 in Freeport, instead of visiting Ocho Rios, Jamaica, and Grand Cayman. As compensation, Carnival offered $100 in on board credit.

On September 28, 2011, while en-route from Miami to Cozumel, Mexico, the ship experienced mechanical problems. As a result, all toilets in staterooms located forward and midship were out of order. By the early evening, the problem was fixed.

On November 15, 2015, while operating on a 4-day Catalina-Ensenada cruise from home port of Los Angeles, the ship experienced a 12-degree listing in both sides. The incident was caused by 30 foot waves and resulted in itinerary changes . All outdoor decks were closed for passengers. At the end of the voyage, a pipe broke in the WaterWorks on deck 11 and the water flooded the lido buffet on deck 10 below. The restaurant was closed for 14 hours for cleaning.

On June 21, 2006, a male crew was reported missing and presumed fell overboard after failing to report for duty. During the accident, the ship was on a 5-day itinerary, and en-route to Grand Cayman from Miami. The ship conducted a search and rescue operation, but didn’t find the body.

On September 11, 2006, a 35-year-old female passenger was reported missing after docking in home port, Miami, Florida. The ship returned from a 4-day Key West and Mexico itinerary. The woman was least seen on Sept 10, 6 hours after the ship left the Calica port.

On June 20, 2007, a 57-year-old male crew was reported missing after failing to show for work, and presumed fell overboard. The man was last seen on June 19. The ship was on a 5-day Eastern Caribbean cruise from Miami to Jamaica and Grand Cayman.

On February 3, 2010, a male passenger died on a excursion sponsored by Carnival on a parasailing tour in Cozumel, Mexico. According to a witness report, the man’s harness failed and he died dropping 250 ft to the water.

On March 28, 2010, while the ship was docked in the Bahamas, a female passenger was found on the floor in her cabin. She was transported to the infirmary via stretcher and treated by the ship’s med staff. Later the woman died of cardiac arrest.

On June 6, 2011, a 32-year-old male passenger was reported missing after failing to embark the ship again in Nassau, Bahamas. The man was last seen at around 2:30 PM, driving off on a hired Jet Ski at Cabbage Beach. The man disembarked the ship at 10:45 AM and was reported missing at 10.30 pm. Later, his jet ski was found off the Nassau’s coast.

On August 9, 2005, at 5 AM, a 20-year-old female passenger jumped overboard. She was miraculously saved (found alive by another vessel around noon) and flown to Miami. The incident caused itinerary change and all passengers received $40 in on board credit.

On March 2, 2010, a female passenger sustained an injury to her right leg after slipping in the cabin bathroom’s shower. She was disembarked in Key West, and transferred to Lower Keys Medical Center for surgery.

On December 31, 2010, a female passenger was medevaced after ship doctor’s suspected gastrointestinal bleeding. The woman lost consciousness for a short time, and was experiencing chest tightness. She had a preexisting medical condition (stomach tumor), suffering from hypertension and on medications.

On May 1, 2012, while the ship was docked in Key West, Florida, a male crew of Indonesian origin suffered an amputated right middle finger tip. The incident happened when he was cutting cabbage with a machine. When the ship docked in Nassau, Bahamas. The injured crew was disembarked and transferred to a hospital. After being hospitalized for 8 days, he was sent home for 3 weeks.

On June 22, 2014, a male passenger sustained an injury to his right leg after tripping on threshold, and falling on carpeted floor. The man was disembarked and transported to local hospital.

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