Carnival Legend Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2-3 cruises


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2 out of 5

Not what we expected at all!

Sail Date: February 01, 2010

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The overall trip was pretty bad.....the food was inedible and we are not picky eaters. The coffee was so black not even cream would change the color and it always tasted burned! The buffet's were terrible, how can you ruin desserts?? Only thing good were the hamburgers, pizza and deli sandviches! Everything else they should have just thrown overboard, and I don't think even the fish would eat! The yogurt and icecream machines and the pizzas that were to have been open 24 hours/day....were not....the icecream machines would frequently just spit out nasty water! The swimming pools for adults were filled with children (they had their own pool!) The smoke in the casino filled/spilled out into other areas. Our cabin had smoke from our neighbor's cabin billow under the adjoining door into our room.....when we complained they said "you should have told us right away!" Well, we didn't know right away as they didn't start smoking until about the 3rd day! We almost gagged on the smoke daily! AWFUL. Also, everywhere you went, someone was shoving a camera in your face, on the ship and when getting off/on the ship from shore excursions. Very annoying. Also, wanted us to give tips at the end to the Maitre D....we never saw him/her......never introduced themselves to us, did nothing for us, so why tiip them?? We did not do so. They also wanted us to pay for sodas, juices etc......that should have been included in the price of the cruise. We will never go on another Carnival cruise again, unless our expectations drop into the basement! At the end our ship had engine trouble and we limped back to Tampa almost 8 hours late.....then they shut down 2 banks of elevators and expected about 2000 passengers to use the only remaining bank of elevators!! Are they crazy?? They never even called our deck for disembakement....forgot us altogether! Never again!

Pros: Possible the entertainment

Cons: The food

Recommends Carnival Legend? No.

Ship Quality
kept very clean
Cabin / Stateroom
smoke coming into our cabin from the neighbors the entire trip!
Service and Staff
Rarely said anything
If you could tolerate the cruise directors very annoying voice!
Food and Dining
burnt coffee and inedible food
Children's Programs
should have made the children use their own pool!

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