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Carnival Legend Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Exotic Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 24, 2013
Ship: Carnival Legend
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 4140
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 4 years ago

The public area motif on the Legend is not elegant (read tacky).  Carnival spends a great deal of effort trying to extract additional funds from you.  The pre-paid gratuities make you feel uncomfortable on the last day when your servers and stewards are looking for additional tips.  Service in the public area consists of you going up to the bar to get your drink with automatic gratuity for you being your own bar server.  The food on the Lido deck can only be called available (as opposed to say good).  Our dining room staff was very nice; the dining room meals were good, but not anything special.  The shows were mediocre to poor.  Cabin was ok, but does not reflect today’s reality of multiple devices to plug and charge (phones, cameras, tablets, notebooks, etc.) because there is only ONE 120v outlet in the cabin that is unusable (the one in the bath is high and inconvenient.)  If you are a CPA user, bring your own extension cord because there are no plugs on the side where the beds are.  This also means that you have to create an unsafe tripping hazard.  Our cabin steward was reduced to taping the cord down with masking tape to reduce the risk of tripping to us.  The stewards are aware of the problem but Carnival gives them no options or help in resolving the issue.  Not sure if any other line is any better.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5

Ship Tip

Best tip: Book elsewhere. Second tip: use excursions. Better that the ships excursion and cheaper. We also used other third party operators and that was not a happy result.

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