Carnival Legend Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

A Legendary Cruise!

Sail Date: September 02, 2007

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The Carnival Legend is a beautiful ship! When we first stepped on board, it seemed so familiar, even though we had never been on it. Once we started exploring, we realized it is the same as the Costa Mediterranea, but with different decor. Beautiful!

Pros: Fun times with friends

Cons: Nothing!

Recommends Carnival Legend? Yes!

Cozumel, Mexico
Due to Hurricanes Dean and Felix, our itinerary was changed not once, but twice. Key West was our first replacement port of call. We rented scooters (asked at an information booth on Duval St for a location and he directed us to one nearby and gave us a coupon) and puttered all around. As we were the only ship in port, the traffic (car, foot and scooter) was manageable and not too scary. We found a virtually deserted beach just north of the southernmost Point. Wish we had worn our swimsuits! We had lunch at a neighborhood lunchcounter/laundromat. They had great Cuban sandwiches, which were huge! We should have split one. We loved the freedom the scooter gave us to tour around the Key. Finished the day with the obligatory Hurricane from Sloppy Joe's
Don't Miss: Atmosphere of Key West
Belize City, Belize
Grand Turk was our next replacement port. We spent the first half of the day on the beach right near the pier. It was beautiful and there were free lounge chairs. The beach is sandy, but once in the water, it's rocky and uneven. I would recommend wearing water shoes or rubber-soled sandals. A short walk away, you could rent beach toys or get food and drink. The Carnival Valor was there as well and it was rather surreal to float in the water, just a few yards from it! The second half of the day was spent at Margaritaville. This is a new complex with a huge pool. We enjoyed the swim up bar, the DJ and the view from the pool of the beach and the ships. So cool! There are a number of interconnected pools, so if you want to be away from all the action, you can.
Don't Miss: Margaritaville
Cozumel, Mexico
Due to Hurricanes Dean and Felix, our itinerary was changed not once, but twice. Key West was our first replacement port of call. We rented scooters (asked at an information booth on Duval St for a location and he directed us to one nearby and gave us a coupon) and puttered all around. As we were the only ship in port, the traffic (car, foot and scooter) was manageable and not too scary. We found a virtually deserted beach just north of the southernmost Point. Wish we had worn our swimsuits! We had lunch at a neighborhood lunchcounter/laundromat. They had great Cuban sandwiches, which were huge! We should have split one. We loved the freedom the scooter gave us to tour around the Key. Finished the day with the obligatory Hurricane from Sloppy Joe's
Don't Miss: Atmosphere of Key West
George Town, Grand Cayman
We went on a catamaran snorkel trip with Captain Bryan. The crew was friendly, and with only 14 passengers, we had personal attention and did not feel crowded. We made three stops, Stingray City, a coral reef nearby, and one other stop beyond that. The crew all got in the water with us and pointed out interesting sites and held the stingrays.
Don't Miss: Stingray City, but go on a smaller boat
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Ocho Rios, Jamaica was our next replacement port. Since we had been recently, we took it easy and just walked through the shops and went to the Ocho Rios Margaritaville. This Margaritaville is a much smaller complex, but since we were, again, the only ship in port, there was a good crowd, but it was not too crowded. We recommended to friends of ours that they take the Phil Lafayette tour of Dunn's River Falls and River Tubing, which we had taken on our previous visit. A port employee called him at home, and even though he was working in his garden, he was there to pick them up in 3 minutes. They had what they described as "the best tour ever!"
Don't Miss: Phil Lafayette
George Town, Grand Cayman
We went on a catamaran snorkel trip with Captain Bryan. The crew was friendly, and with only 14 passengers, we had personal attention and did not feel crowded. We made three stops, Stingray City, a coral reef nearby, and one other stop beyond that. The crew all got in the water with us and pointed out interesting sites and held the stingrays.
Don't Miss: Stingray City, but go on a smaller boat
Belize City, Belize
Grand Turk was our next replacement port. We spent the first half of the day on the beach right near the pier. It was beautiful and there were free lounge chairs. The beach is sandy, but once in the water, it's rocky and uneven. I would recommend wearing water shoes or rubber-soled sandals. A short walk away, you could rent beach toys or get food and drink. The Carnival Valor was there as well and it was rather surreal to float in the water, just a few yards from it! The second half of the day was spent at Margaritaville. This is a new complex with a huge pool. We enjoyed the swim up bar, the DJ and the view from the pool of the beach and the ships. So cool! There are a number of interconnected pools, so if you want to be away from all the action, you can.
Don't Miss: Margaritaville
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Ocho Rios, Jamaica was our next replacement port. Since we had been recently, we took it easy and just walked through the shops and went to the Ocho Rios Margaritaville. This Margaritaville is a much smaller complex, but since we were, again, the only ship in port, there was a good crowd, but it was not too crowded. We recommended to friends of ours that they take the Phil Lafayette tour of Dunn's River Falls and River Tubing, which we had taken on our previous visit. A port employee called him at home, and even though he was working in his garden, he was there to pick them up in 3 minutes. They had what they described as "the best tour ever!"
Don't Miss: Phil Lafayette


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