Not what we expected at all!

Carnival Legend Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Sail Date: February 01, 2010
Ship: Carnival Legend
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago
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!

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
burnt coffee and inedible food


3 out of 5
If you could tolerate the cruise directors very annoying voice!

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
should have made the children use their own pool!

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Rarely said anything

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
kept very clean

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
smoke coming into our cabin from the neighbors the entire trip!

Pros: Possible the entertainment

Cons: The food

Recommends Carnival Legend? No.

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