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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 1 yr ago    


What people said about this ship:

"The food and service at the main dining room was quite good but the buffet was generally limited..." in 117 reviews.

"I would recommend Carnival Cruise to others and already have been." in 48 reviews.

"What I liked was the lido deck had different stations and was roomy." in 42 reviews.



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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
7+ cruises

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Enjoyable vacation

Ship: Carnival Legend | Sail Date: Aug 10, 2014

Took the Carnival Legend in August with family. Enjoyed the trip and the food. As far as entertainment that was very limited. A few nights we had nothing to do. We have traveled on many cruises and of all of them the entertainment on this ship was the worst. The only thing that I would give a high five was the comedy act by Diane Ford. She is a must to see if she is ever on your ship. She has a family friendly and over 18 show. My grandchildren loved going to her shows ages 8 and 10. Myself and grandpa loved the over 18. As far as the crew all were fantastic. Friendly and helpful. my husband uses a scooter and some mornings  they were very helpful with his food and even asking him what he wanted and getting it for him. Over all very pleased with the trip.

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Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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fun time for all

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Legend | Sail Date: Jul 13, 2014

We had a great time with family and friends on the legend.Excellent service in stateroom and dining room. Stateroom  larger than any on other cruise line. Would have like ed more activities on deck in evenings/ night, but overall a really good week. Impressed with efficient movement of people on &off ship even with tenders.

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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Old, dirty, cheap, boring, it just sucked.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Legend | Sail Date: Jul 13, 2014

First off this was my 4th cruise, 2nd on Carnival, I just took a cruise the year prior on Royal Carribean. I selected the option to have any room anywhere at the lowest price(best option really if you've cruises before otherwise choose at least a window if it's your first.) .

The room ended up being bigger than a standard room because it was turned sideways, I think it was a handicapped room but I didn't see anything designating it as such. The room being sideways(8260) meant the bed and your head end up on the wall adjacent to the hallway so every conversation was heard, every kid running down the hall was felt, and ever door left to slam shut would shake your head awake that was a terrible room. I requested a king size bed(they just push the 2 beds together) BUT THE STEWARD DID NOT DO THAT. I arrived to find the 2 beds apart. I actually arrived to a room I personally felt haven't been used in awhile the lamps were filthy I could write my name on the dust AND I DID, steward NEVER wiped them down. I found leftover items from previous room guests in bathroom which lead me to believe it was never cleaned. There was small stuff all over the bathroom floor especially in the corners but it could have easily been vacuumed out, but never was. There were hangers you get with new clothing hanging in the closet, the towels(the first set I the room) had a musky stink and were stale feeling. That bed I requested be combined, I pushed it together myself on Sunday, it took till Wednesday before the steward finally combined the bedding to make it one he had changed the sheets but kept keeping them individual even though it was obvious I wanted 1-bed not 2 next to each other. The activities were scarce and boring I've cruised before and never felt so much like I was in a money trap, example, they have an unlimited drink pass, they say it's $50(sodas) receipt indicated it was $36+cup+their tip they add. I could live with $50 BUT IT TOOK FOREVER TO GET A DRINK, I made the mistake of rembering my positive experiences on Royal Carribean and assumed they'd be here. There is a machine you can go to on Royal Carribean 24/7 with a huge selection of drinks to fill your cup BUT HERE ON THIS CRUISE you had to constantly find an open bar(their only open in shifts so 90% of the time their on the other end or somewhere your not aware of) late at night if your by the pool or relaxed in your sleep shorts YOU DONT WANT TO GO TO THE ONE BUSY BAR IN THE "CLUB," to get a drink. I never found enough places to ask for a drink so I never got close to receiving the full value of the cup. The food was terrible in some instances disgusting: last year on Royal Caribbean the food especially at dinner always impressed me being better than I expected, but here it felt like they took the buffet items from lunch and tried to reuse them. At lunch there was a brisket being served it was so so at dinner they offered a steak which I requested, it arrived and I swear it was the brisket after they dipped it in warm water to cook it further, it was disgusting, shrimp disgusting, desserts were so cheap tasting and only the regular plain cheesecake and chocolate cake seemed like a real dessert the rest was full of air, literally it was either a Jell-O version of a real desert or made with tons of whipped ingredients to make it look full like a cake or mouse but ended up tasting flat and cheap. The shows were very very lame I don't know how many times we can see just a stupid song and dance, the 80's, epic rock, a horrible magic show to lame music, a tribute to British music it was terrible terrible singers ok dancing and boring same routines repeated. The whole ship felt like a trip to the past for the price I can live with the cheap outdated decor but poor service everywhere we went, overpriced "duty free," items, boring shows, terrible food(oh yes they have 2 options for food available 24/7 a hamburger/hotdog spot and a pizza spot, even though they had the equipment to have food ready for you to grab they only made food as you requested it making huge lines, this was obviously done to save money, last year on Royal Caribbean there were tons of options and pizza was always ready but here you had to ask for a flavor then wait bout 5-8minutes then he'd ask the next person what a colossal waste of time and way to slow the free food down same with the burgers you had to ask for a burger then wait for them to cook it, there was never a shortage of people waiting they just refused to make like 6 pizzas at once to speed it up they purposefully would make one item at a time) from the beginning with the poor room cleanliness till the end when the steward left a comforter I accidentally yet obviously dropped pickle juice on still on the bed this cruise sucked, drinks were overpriced, (unlimited alcohol was $400 a person and EVERYONE in your room must buy one so for me that would have been $800-and bar tender said it was actually limited, but on days you go to shore you'd be hard pressed to drink enough alcohol to make it a value). Everything about this was terrible I will never cruise Carnival again.

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Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

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Family friendly

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Legend | Sail Date: Jul 13, 2014

Great cruise for young families with children. Lots of acgtivities for adults too. Nice staterooms. Excellent prompt and friendly service everywhere. Food very plentiful and entertainment first rate

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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Overall, a great and memorable vacation!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Legend | Sail Date: Jul 13, 2014

The reason this review didn't get 5 stars is due to a couple areas, which I'll outline below.

 

The ship itself: This ship was tackily decorated, had old TVs, is in desperate need for a remodel, does NOT have the amenities advertised on the Carnival website (Guy's Burgers, Blue Iguana), the electronic signs throughout the ships were worn out so that you couldn't read them (for example saying R F L E S STA  U NT for Truffles Restaurant, etc.) On board entertainment: I really wish cruises would stop having "musicals" on board. They just butchered almost everything. I would've preferred seeing more acrobatic/ magic/ cirque de soleil type of shows. The comedy shows were excellent, though. As was the piano bar. Food policies: At certain hours, the only option for food is pizza. The pizza wasn't even that great. I wish they  had a lot more 24 hour options. Not even having dessert available for late night in the buffet was awful.  Limited dinner options: If you didn't want to pay extra, your only options were buffet or Truffles. They need some more no-additional cost options on board. Destinations: I wish the boat didn't stop in Belize. And many fellow cruisers felt that way too. Save your self some money and just stay on the ship when it's there. 

 

However, the rest of the cruising experience was wonderful. Tabyana Beach was a personal favorite, so I'd go on this cruise again (on a newer ship!!!) in a heartbeat. So if this cruise to Cozumel, Belize, Honduras, and Gran Cayman is on another ship, don't hesitate at all!

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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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