7 Night Exotic Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip) Sail Date: October 30, 2011 Ship:Carnival Legend Cabin Type: Balcony Traveled As: Couple Reviewed: 6 years ago
It was a nice ship and it was a good first time cruise. Our biggest problems were the people and an issue we had with the excursion desk.
Food and Dining
5 out of 5
Lots of choices and the food was usually the right temperature. The deserts were good but sometimes bland. The dining times for the Unicorn Cafe were good. The Golden Fleece is recommended for those we want to get away from the troft feeders.
5 out of 5
Great variety and it was always nice to have the option to see a show. The time choices were great too.
Service and Staff
3 out of 5
We had several staff that deserved 5's: Collin (Stateroom host), his staff, the waitresses in the Golden Fleece (Anataysia, Mariya, and others), the head cook for the Golden Fleece and few of the bartenders.
Some of the staff were less friendly but they were in positions and areas where tipping beyond the 15% did not happen. Most were making $45-50 a day and had to work 7 days a week, 12-16 hours a day. I understand why their service was sub-par. Extra tipping helped my wife and I get exceptional service.
5 out of 5
The ship itself was excellent. It was clean and easy to figure out the layout. The decor was cheesy (Greek), and some of the walk areas were narrow.
Cabin / Stateroom
5 out of 5
The balcony room was great. I do not see how anyone can choose a lesser room. I loved waking up each port morning to see land from the balcony. It exceeded expectations.
We did an independent excursion. The port was nice but very touristy. Do not buy your liquor or cigars here. Belize has much better prices.
Don't Miss: Horseback riding on the beach, or private beaches
The snorkeling trip was good but the ship wreck is still new. George Town is the cleanest port and you can walk around the city w/o any fears.
You must try 7 Fathoms Rum. Coconut was my favorite. They have rum tours and you can also try it at the Hammerhead Bar.
Don't Miss: Hammerhead Bar and 7 Fathoms Run distillery (best rum on the island)
Carnival ruined this port for us. We had an excursion planed that was cancelled after 9 PM the night before and it was too late to book a replacement. We ended up going back toQA the ship because it gets really sketchy outside the gates.
Don't Miss: I heard the scuba is exceptional
Pros: Roatan, Caymen Islands, Food, food choices, the comedy shows, Collin (State Room Host), Golden Fleece, and the Golden Fleece Staff
Cons: Belize, rude people, people belching in the Unicorn Cafe, obnoxious people, narrow walk ways
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