Carnival Legend Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2-3 cruises


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4 out of 5

Great Experience

Sail Date: March 02, 2008

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

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.

Pros: Service was great

Cons: Shore excursions were fun, but a little disorganized

Recommends Carnival Legend? Yes!

Ship Quality
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.
Food and Dining
Dining room was wonderful. Buffet was pretty good, but often fairly crowded.
Cabin / Stateroom
All state rooms were nice, but we ended up getting upgraded to a penhouse suite and it was quite a treat.
Service and Staff
All were pleasant and very helpful. Definatley go on the Galley tour. It was a highlight of the trip.
Shows were all very good. Some were not highly attended, but we thought all we went to were worth it.
Belize City, Belize
We did cave tubing. Great experience.
Don't Miss: Cave tubing
George Town, Grand Cayman
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
Cozumel, Mexico
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.
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
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

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