Carnival Legend Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

7 day Carnival Legend western Carribbean

Sail Date: March 01, 2012

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Decor in public areas was dark, gosh and even a little silly (the "legend" theme), but balcony room was outstanding. Staff were all super! Saltwater pools were a bit of a surprise but pleasant. Great amenities everywhere. I paid $52 for an upfront diet Coke fee, it was difficult to get diet coke (I am a diet Coke-aholic) - at bars only and only by the glass. If you can take your own supply of soda on-board or pay $2/glass or the $52 fee with limited access. Many experienced fellow diet Coke-aholics told me they knew to bring their own supply. (And, being a staunch diet Coke drinker, we checked ahead of time to know that they served Coke products - which cinched our cruise line choice - no Pepsi - yeah!).

Pros: Amazing staff - every single crew member was outstanding!

Cons: Access to diet Coke (personal addiction) paid $52 but not easy to get (by the glass)

Recommends Carnival Legend? Yes!

Food and Dining
Posts like this one advised that food was often mediocre. While they are to be applauded for their heroics in serving great food, as with any buffet food often cold and/or in short supply. Steakhouse at $30/person was fun but no better than most land restaurants.
2 shore excursions and 2 shopping port trips were great. Cayman and Cozumel varied in their ambience for their tourist, but as seasoned Caribbean island hoppers we found our first visits to these and the Belize/Honduras ports to be very good.
Service and Staff
Every hospitality business out there should send their staff to Carnival for training!!! Unbelievable that EVERY crew member could be sooo fantastic. "Going above and beyond" is an understatement, but then I cannot think of any higher praise myself!
Ship Quality
Except for decor everything was exceptional.
Cabin / Stateroom
Although our first overnight cruise we were very happy with our balcony room. We would not be happy without a balcony so other ships without them were not an option. Bathroom was more than adequate - a pleasant surprise.

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