The Imagination Carnival Ship sails from Long Beach, Calif., to Ensenada, Mexico, on two- to five-day cruises. 

The Spa Carnival offers a range of spa services. My friend got a massage, while I relaxed during my mani.

The lobby area provided guests with cucumber-infused water, along with a peaceful escape from the lively festivities going on by the pool. 

My nail tech Tracy-Ann is originally from Jamaica, but has been working onboard cruise ships for the past seven years. 

I opted for a simple gel manicure with CND Shellac Iced Cappuccino.

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