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Carnival Imagination (IM) Fact Sheet

Published 03/12/2015 06:32 PM   |    Updated 02/25/2020 02:28 PM

Shipyard: Masa-Yards, Helsinki, Finland
Inaugural cruise:
July 8, 1995
Godmother: Jodi Dickinson, Wife of Bob Dickinson/President of Carnival Cruise Lines and CEO
Country of registry: The Bahamas
Cost: $330 million
Cruising speed: 21.0 knots


  • Gross tonnage: 70,367 tons
  • Length: 855 feet
  • Beam: 105 feet; 118 feet at pool deck
  • Maximum draft: 25 feet, 6 inches
  • Occupancy based on 2 guests per stateroom: 2056 (1028 staterooms)
  • Full guest occupancy: 2697
  • Passenger decks: 10
  • Space ratio: 34:1



  • Total Officers and crew: 920
  • Officers: International
  • Hotel and cruise staff: International


1028 Total Guest Staterooms (including 25 accessible staterooms)

  • 28 Grand Suites with large balcony
  • 26 Junior Suites with standard balcony
  • 564 ocean view staterooms
  • 389 interior staterooms
  • 19 interior upper/lower staterooms

All staterooms feature: telephone, 110 AC power outlet, individual climate control, Carnival Comfort Bed Collection, hair dryers in Grand Suites, safe and flat-screen TV

Life Saving Equipment
Grand Total Lifesaving Capacity:  4494

  • 12 Lifeboats (occupancy each: 150 / total occupancy: 1800)
  • 6 Rescue / Water Shuttle Boats (occupancy each: 149 / total occupancy: 894)
  • 36 Launchable Life Rafts (occupancy each: 25 / total occupancy: 900)
  • 36 Life Rafts (occupancy each: 25 / total occupancy: 900)

Maintenance Schedule

  • Dry-dock: 9/27/97-10/04/97
  • Dry-dock: 1/02/00-1/15/00
  • Dry-dock: 11/26/01-12/15/01
  • Dry-dock: 9/04/04-9/23/04
  • Dry-dock: 10/13/07-11/14/07
  • Dry-dock: 9/03/10-9/17/10
  • Dry-dock: 9/16/13-9/30/13
  • Dry-dock: 9/04/16-9/21/16 
  • Dry-dock: 10/20/19-11/02/19

Ship Refurbishments and Renovations

Renovations completed during dry-dock: 10/20/19-11/02/19

  • Routine hotel maintenance and cosmetic enhancements in lounges and public areas such as new carpeting, wall coverings and tile work in lounges and public areas
  • Bonsai Sushi Express has been added - located Deck 9, forward
  • Dreams Studio has been added and replaced the video arcade - located Deck 9, forward near Pixels Gallery
  • The video arcade has been relocated and replaced the conference room and branded as 'The Warehouse' - located Deck 9, aft
  • A Bulova jewelry shop replaced the $10 Store - located Deck 9, aft 


Renovations completed during dry-dock: 9/04/16-9/21/16

  • Routine hotel maintenance and cosmetic enhancements such as new carpeting, tile work, etc.
  • Guy’s Burger Joint (replaced food service, Off the Grill and Rotisierre)
  • BlueIguana Cantina (replaced food service, Mongolian Wok)
  • RedFrog Rum Bar (replaced pool bar)
  • BlueIguana Tequila Bar (replaced pool bar)
  • Alchemy Bar (replaced Pinnacle Bar)
  • Cherry On Top (replaced Special Occasion)
  • Crew area renovations

Renovations completed during dry-dock: 9/16/13-9/30/13

  • Routine hotel maintenance and cosmetic enhancements such as new carpeting, tile work, etc.
  • Suite U69 converted and now ADA compliant
  • Punchliners Comedy Club 
  • Playlist Productions (scenic)
  • Hasbro, The Game Show

Renovations completed during dry-dock: 9/03/10-9/17/10

  • Routine hotel maintenance
  • Cosmetic enhancements such as new carpeting, wall coverings, tile work, lighting and signage in lounges and public areas
  • Upgrades to the Resort-Style pool area
  • Addition of kiddie slide to the WaterWorks Aqua Park
  • ADA compliant updates in various areas of the ship
  • Addition of two oceanview staterooms (R156 and R158)

Renovations completed during dry-dock: 10/13/07-11/14/07

  • Stateroom and Suites refurbishment – including new bedding, carpet, furniture, lighting and wall coverings. Creation of adjoining staterooms.
  • Art Gallery and Photo Gallery – relocation of the photo gallery to a more prominent location on Promenade Deck around the atrium. Creation of an Art Auction Gallery in the spaces vacated by the Photo Gallery on Empress Deck, to increase exposure.
  • Aft Lounge configuration – to create a multi-purpose room for activities and functions.
  • Children Playroom relocation – to Verandah Deck 10 Forward; to offer children top-notch expanded facilities in a convenient location.
  • WaterWorks Aqua Park, Serenity Adults-Only Retreat Area and a Resort-Style Pool Area.
  • Teen Club O2 – building of a lounge for teens according to the Club O2 concept.
  • Spa/Salon/Gymnasium refurbishment – modification of the layout to accommodate new treatment rooms. Updated and enhanced design.
  • Installation of new state of the art gym equipment.
  • Atrium Bar – replace artwork in Atrium with bar and entertainment stage (for music band) to enhance lobby ambiance and to create additional bar venue for guests.
  • Card Room refurbishment – to create a multi-purpose room for activities and functions.
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