We had a great time!
Carnival Legend Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: July 01, 2007
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Review SummaryOverall we had a great time. However, we will probably not sail on a Carnival Cruise again. This was our 2nd Carnival Cruise, and unfortunately will most likely be our last. As soon as we boarded the ship we found the decorations to be tacky and over the top. We looked past that & just wanted to have a good time. The pools were very small and crowded. There were 3 pools, one was an adult only pool, and they were all extremely crowded on "at sea" days. The one nice thing about the pools was the wading area where you could sit and read. The food both in the formal dining room and lido deck were not spectacular. Evenings when we had beef entrees were done very well. We had the late seating (8:15PM) and it took very long. We didn't get out of the dining room until close to 10:00PM almost every evening. The most dissappointing thing was the Camp Carnival for the kids. We only wanted to put the kids (we had an 8 year old and 11 year old) in Camp Carnival a few nights so that we could have some time to go the Casino or a night club. When we went to pick up the kids at midnight they were the only ones there& were completely bored. Not to mention you had to pay hourly for each child after 10:00PM.
Some pros would be the excursions we went on, departing/arriving from Tampa port, the gym on ship, and the quality of our stateroom.
I would recommend the Carnival Legend for first time cruisers and for cruisers with older children (teens). If we were to go on another cruise with our kids we would probably do Disney or Royal Caribbean. If we were going alone we would probably do Royal Caribbean or Norwegian.
Ports of Call
Pros: Leaving from Tampa was really convenient. The excursions were great!
Cons: The food was not that great. Charge for Camp Carnival after 10 PM and not enough children or activities for kids in the evening.