Expect the Mediocre
7 Night Exotic Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 22, 2007
Ship: Carnival Legend
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 11 years ago
Review SummaryThe ship is what you would expect from a Carnival ship, overly done Vegas style decor with a focus on selling you something. Be prepared to be solicited every step of the way. Not all of the deals are bad but the constant selling can get annoying. The rooms on the ship are nice for the price you pay. And the room stewards service the room twice a day (or more if you want) and leave you cutsie towel animals for entertainment. It's a nice little feeling. For non-organized activities, there is gambling, sun-bathing, dipping in the pool (they are not big enough to swim) or the gym. TV has sattelite reception but the choices are limited. Organized activities are geared towards those who want to sit on a couch and play Bingo or those who want to make fools of themselves on the Lido deck with "belly flop" like contests. I was looking for something more in-between like dance lessons or pilates (which was offerred once during the entire cruise for an "additional nominal fee). The food was pretty good in the dining room and the wait staff were friendly and hospitable. Try the melting chocolate caks, it's to die for. The lido deck casual dining was great at lunch but poor at dinner. There weren't a lot of options for dinner and the stuff that was there looked like things the lunch left over. The staff were all very friendly and nice to be around. Overall, the ship is a decent value for what you pay for (we got it on a good sale) but don't expect first class.
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Pros: The 4 ports of call were great. The ship was good about getting people off the boat at the ports of call, there weren't long lines for the most part and the ports were nice locations with plenty to do in them. The room the ship was very well maintained and the cabin stewards clean them 2 x a day.
Cons: Activities on the ship were very poor. Not much to do on sea days so if you aren't the type to sun on deck, take some books to entertain yourself. Food was ok, and dinner options are only good if you go to the dining room.
Recommends Carnival Legend? No.
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