Carnival Legend Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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3 out of 5

Carnival Legend Still My Favorite Ship

Sail Date: November 08, 2006

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Our 14th cruise, and 3rd on the Legend. We had one major disappointment we feel Carnival could have handled better. The islands of St Martin and Barbados were both celebrating local holidays and nearly all the shops were closed. We should have been advised prior to sailing. Better yet, why wasn't the schedule modified to arrive at the ports in a different order? We arrived at the port in Ft Lauderedale at about 2PM to avoid the long lines and it worked perfectly. Our longest wait was less than two minutes. We just walked from station to station and were on the ship and in our cabin in less than 10 minutes. We suggest that you arrive very early or around 2PM. All boarding between 12:30 & 2:00 is difficult with most all the cruise lines.

Pros: Extremely clean public areas

Cons: Craps table - female members of crew rude to female passengers but not male passengers.

Recommends Carnival Legend? Yes!

Cabin / Stateroom
Couple of light bulbs on dresser mirror were out and never replaced during the cruise. The shower had not been cleaned after the previous guest's departure. Glasses were soiled from previous guests. My wife purposely left a lemon wedge in open sight on the balcony on the 2nd day of our 8 day cruise. It was still there when we left our cabin to return home. Our steward didn't use the sweeper a single time. The linens were changed on a regular basis, thank goodness.
Ship Quality
Common areas of this ship have consistantly been much cleaner than other ships we have sailed.
Food and Dining
The service was excellent. The food, with the exception of the overcooked lobster, was excellent. Final night menu was the best I have ever seen on any ship.
Service and Staff
Lot's of shops.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Almost all the shops were closed. The exception were the ones immediately off the ship. It was easy to see that none of them were happy to be there. They had to work on their holiday.
Don't Miss: The beaches.
Bridgetown, Barbados
Our second visit and we won't be back. Another local holiday. Maybe it's us, but not much to see or do.
Don't Miss: I don't know of any.

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