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"Our cabin steward was very nice, as we 're our servers in the dining room." in 117 reviews.

"What a great Carnival Cruise we had." in 48 reviews.

"The food on the Lido deck never disappointed and the cuisine in the dining room was top notch." in 42 reviews.


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Couple

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Carnival Legend

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Legend | Sail Date: May 11, 2014

We decided to cruise Carnival because of a great price for a balcony stateroom even though I felt that Carnival had a tarnished reputation.  The Legend is in great shape with a marvelous crew and staff.  The ports of call were great although Roatan Honduras (Carnivals Island retreat) you don't get to experience the Honduras, only some shopping and beach swimming.  There is the dolphin experience, but it is very expensive.  The food on board in the Truffles restaurant was very good, but not outstanding as I've found on Royal Caribbean cruises.  The ship shudders at certain speeds and isn't an issue unless you're trying to sleep and then is very noticeable.  The staff, particularly our room steward, was outstanding. Boarding and leaving the ship in Tampa was quick and streamlined.  We would definitely sail on the Legend again.

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Carnival Legend Exotic WesternCaribbean

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Legend | Sail Date: May 11, 2014

My Son and I took a cruise on the Carnival Legend on May 11th for 7 days. We had a Ocean Suite which was very small with two single Beds small enough for a five year old Child.In front of the Bed's was a picture of a woman with a Sword trying to stab a Deer.So much for a Ocean Suite.

The Service on the Ship was excellent, the Food was superb, especially the Steakhouse, that we visited twice. The emploees there are fantastic, they  make everything so special for everybody and since it was my Birthday on May 15th I became a special lactose free Cake which made me very happy.

My Son William and I had a great time on this Cruise, except the small cabin and the disgusting picture on the wall.            Sincerely, Ms. A Sokes

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Wonderful Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Legend | Sail Date: May 04, 2014

Beautiful ship, great service from the staff and as always, on Carnival, fabulous food.  The only negative is that I didn't think the shows were as good as I have experienced in the past.  Overall, I highly recommend this cruise and Carnival Cruise Lines.,

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Not too bad...

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Legend | Sail Date: May 18, 2014

This was our second cruise, first with Carnival. After previously sailing with Royal Caribbean, we had pretty high expectations. Boarding was excellent, we breezed through and were on board within 20-30 minutes. We chose to arrive around 11:30 dispute receiving an email from Carnival saying not to arrive before 1:00 in order to prevent a long wait time, which was rather strange.

 

Our first impression of the Legend was a little low. We had read that they had just undergo a pretty large renovation, which apparently meant that they just put a new thick coat of lacquer on everything, because it had a strong resemblance to an early 90s era Las Vegas hotel and casino. Everything was incredibly dark and gaudy, from the main lobby and atrium to the restaurants and especially the bars and lounges. That being said, the outdoor areas were very nice, especially the upgraded Serenity pool deck for adults. 

 

Our use room was nice and comfortable, however we were very disappointed to have been put in an obstructed view balcony. The balcony looked over the top of a rather large lifeboat, which made an appearance in every picture we took from the balcony. That's what you risk though in booking a guarantee rate instead of a chosen room. However, you could still see plenty, so we made the best of it and did enjoy our stay. The bathroom was a far cry better than the bathroom on the Royal Caribbean ship we had been on previously. It's much easier to shower in a tiny shower with a curtain, rather than a tiny shower with a fixed fiberglass door!

 

i will say the food on Carnival was very good and pretty comparable to our previous experience. The main dining room was excellent and the servers were great. There was a greater variety of good available throughout the day, than on Royal, however don't expect to find anything more than coffee if you get up at 5-6 to watch the sunrise...

 

Overall the ports were great. We had stops in Cozumel, Belize City, Roatan and Grand Cayman. Cozumel was beautiful. We took the Island Living history tour, which was a nice air conditioned way to see the island. El Mirador, one of the stops, was breathtaking. Belize City was a little disappointing. The port area is nice enough, with all of the shops (the same you see at every other port) and a few craft stalls, but I don't recommend going beyond the gates. As soon as we stepped out of the gates port area, we were harnessed by every local with a car/bike/horse offering  tours and other things. Mahogany Bay in Roatan was excellent, as was Grand Cayman.

 

The entertainment options offered on Carnival were fine. Shows most nights based around musical eras/genres were in the main theater, and they had comedians most nights in one of the lounges. The shows were fine, but not the variety or quality of the shows offered by Royal, which were almost Broadway level productions.

 

The crew members that we met on our trip were very pleasant. Our cabin steward was very nice, as we're our servers in the dining room. However, there was nothing memorable about our experience. One of the most impressive things about our Royal cruise, was that a spa attendant we met on the first day, remembered us by name on the third day, even though we only spent about 15 minutes as a part of a tour. Also, the Royal cruise director and his staff, would take the time to stop and chat with passengers, whereas the Carnival director always acted as if he were in too much of a hurry. 

 

Overall, we enjoyed our cruise on the Carnival Legend. It was a much smaller ship than we had been on previously, which was nice. Many times, we would walk around on some of the upper decks and not see a single other person, which is amazing (and a little eery at night). It is a very nice, budget cruise line , however, I preferred the friendly, airy, spa-like atmosphere of Royal Caribbean.

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Outstanding crew

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Legend | Sail Date: May 04, 2014

This was a better experience than other Carnivial cruises we went on. Open dining worked out great for us as we ate around 9:15 every night. The service could not have been better in dining room, stateroom or other parts of the ship. We had an oversized balcony on the right side of the ship which we used most of the time. I think the left side would have been better because of the afternoon sun made it too hot a couple of days. We were off the ship by 9:30 on the last day. I am thinking of doing this again last week in May. Make sure your soft drinks taken on the boat have no beer in cartoon. Two twelve packs of cokes were confiscated by TSA because of 2 beers. If you have a handicap tag and a wheelchair carrier or modification on you vehicle parking is free if you ask for it.

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Popular Tips for Carnival Legend


salad bar is excellent--room service is awesome; stay away from the art shows and the jewelry store!! the evening shows are very good...and not overcrowded! the "anytime seating" for dinner was great! didn't feel pushed into a schedule--will do this again.

Go to the Serenity Bar, it's by far one of the most relaxing aspects of the ship.

Enjoy the serenity pool area for 21 and over.



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