Exotic Western Caribbean from Tampa
Carnival Legend Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: April 27, 2008
Ship: Carnival Legend
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago
This was the youngest ship we've cruised on and it matched (but not exceeded) our expectations.
We prefer physically active vacations, so gym quality and availability was important for us. It was adequate. However, I like playing ping-pong on a ship, but the two available tables were so crammed that it was a torture to play.
Quality and sophistication of dining was also important as the fine cuisine is my wife's biggest hobby, so we are not easily impressed. Some dishes were truly outstanding, but overall, quality of food was inconsistent and not above average. Buffet choices were pretty limited.
The show dancers and singers were outstanding. The second show was the best we ever watched on a cruise. The group performing in the dancing lounge and on the deck (three oriental guys and a girl) was also absolutely awesome - highest quality one could imagine.
We liked the visited islands very much - plenty of opportunities for land and marine exploration. Cave Tubing in Belize is the experience of a lifetime if you appreciate the unique, unbelievable natural beauty (though, we were lucky to reserve online in advance with a small independent company - Vitalino's cavetubing.bz - which made a huge difference). Our small group enjoyed royal treatment and much reacher experience for a smaller fee compared to the cruise and other larger independent providers.
Ports of Call
Pros: Entertainment (show dancers/singers, lounge musicians), some of the fine meals, itinerary
Cons: inconsistent quality and below-average choices of dining and food