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Carnival Legend Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Exotic Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 02, 2008
Ship: Carnival Legend
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago
Very nice ship in great condition. We booked on short notice and wanted a suite. The counselor from Alaska advised we should not select a suite and take the cheaper "guaranteed suite" option. We saved a few hundred dollars and ended up getting upgraded to a penthouse suite! It was quite a treat.

Staff overall was wonderful. Prompt, nice, very helpful. Food was very good. Definately eat more meals in the dining room than the buffet upstairs. Buffet was not bad, but often very crowded and kinda crazy. Breakfast and lunch in the dining room were quick and much better.

Our only minor recommendation is that the shore excursions could be better organized. We did one in each port. Each time we met in a lounge before leaving and the staff there did not brief us at all on the events (how we get off, where we go, when we would be back, etc.). Everyone just ended up going like a heard. In the end it was O.K., but many people mentioned they would expect Carnival (since it was there excursion) to give some type of quick briefing while people waited. Minor issue on an otherwise wonderful experience. Shore excursions were all worth it.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Dining room was wonderful. Buffet was pretty good, but often fairly crowded.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Shows were all very good. Some were not highly attended, but we thought all we went to were worth it.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All were pleasant and very helpful. Definatley go on the Galley tour. It was a highlight of the trip.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Clean and nice shape. Our cruise hit heavy seas due to a large storm in Florida for about a day and it was amazingly stable for such heavy seas.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
All state rooms were nice, but we ended up getting upgraded to a penhouse suite and it was quite a treat.
5 out of 5
We did cave tubing. Great experience.
Don't Miss: Cave tubing
5 out of 5
Went on the snorkeling and stingrays. A definate must. We heard a fair amount of people that went on the 7 mile beach tour that did not like it that well. Do the stingrays.
Don't Miss: Stingrays
5 out of 5
Tulum ruins. Nice trip, but fairly long and hot. Still worth it.
Don't Miss: Go to the beach at Tulum and take your suit. It is worth it.
5 out of 5
We went on the pirates and birds tour. It was worth it, but the zip line outing ends up the same place and we heard a lot of good things about that. Our outing was good, but zip lines looked better.
Don't Miss: Zip lines

Pros: Service was great

Cons: Shore excursions were fun, but a little disorganized

Recommends Carnival Legend? Yes!

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