Carnival Legend Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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1 cruise (first)


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3 out of 5

Cruising is not for me.

Sail Date: March 01, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

The ship was decorated very elaborately and I can't say I like that much. It didn't have a very cozy feel, but more of a fancy Vegas hotel.

Pros: Service

Cons: Pushy sales pitches

Recommends Carnival Legend? No.

Service and Staff
The ship staff was never around. I thought I would see them all over the place making sure people were having a good time, conducting games, or something, but nope! All I saw were cocktail waiters and cleaning people.
Children's Programs
Not much to do for teenagers. My sons thought Club 02 was a joke and were very disappointed in the whole cruise. Very boring for them. I saw little kids having a great time as well as college kids, but the in-between ages looked like they'd rather be home with their friends.
Ship Quality
The ship was way too big and I had a hard time learning the layout. The ship was very clean and getting on and off in ports was pretty easy.
Food and Dining
Although the food was good, it wasn't 5-star by any means. Portions were small and also repetitive. The buffet by the pool was the same menu all 7 days of the cruise which got very old. We choose the "any-time dining" and liked that option. The wait staff were great and very funny. I found the menu choices boring and not as good as I was expecting.
We only went to a couple shows. The hypnotist was really good and made a believer out of my son. The cruise director, Wee Jimmy, was an irritating little runt and he drove me nuts!
Cabin / Stateroom
Our stateroom was nice. I'm glad we chose the balcony!!! The Steward was fantastic as well - always busy and eager to please.

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