Carnival Legend Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2-3 cruises


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2 out of 5

Terrible Experience!!!

Sail Date: January 01, 2013

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

The ship over all was a nice ship. The lay-out was good, it was clean, and the stateroom with the blacony was comfortable. The room steward and night time waiter was on point the whole trip. Now here comes all of the negatives: Besides breakfeast the food was terrible. Just about every night the food served was recycled from the night before. The buffet food was even worse. Besides the stateroom steward and the dinner time waiter the over-all staff was horrible. It seemed like they were all on the ship for the 1st time and our cruise was a training seminar for them. The guidance and directions for all activities was very vague and confusing. Carnival had a non stop sales pitch for anything and everything. Very annoying to be bothered while eating dinner or just simply walking in the corridoors of the ship. 2 ports of call were Carnival owned and runned. They were Belize and Honduras. Outside the stores in Belize it was gross. A lot of homeless people, no real landmarks to see, as well as dirt roads and sidewalks. Honduras had a nice port and has nice shops all owned by Carnival. The problem there was that the main town was the farthest away from the ship as possible. Most cab drivers wanted $100 for a 10 minute ride. That was within the Carnival shopping village. After the fact we heard that once you left the village there was a 50 cent bus ride to the city and the cab ride was only $40. We were very dissapointed to pay for a balcony room to see a lifeboat in front of our balcony. Others who paid the same price as us had very nice rooms 3 levels above ours. Carnival prides itself as the affordable and fun ship. In our case it was the ship for 70 and over club as well as very expensive. We did not live large nor did we pay for any excursions, but our final tab for 2 people was $1,000. We spent about $3,500 for the whole trip. We would of been better off going to DR or Cancun on a all-inclusive plan. If we take a cruise again we will

Pros: The lay-out of the ship and it's cleanliness.

Cons: The service of most staff members. constant sales pitch, port of calls, the food, and a lifeboat outside of our balcony.

Recommends Carnival Legend? No.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Besides the room steward and night time waiter the staff was rude and delivered bad service. There was a 15% tip charged for all drinks so I guess that the bartenders felt that they did not need to be friendly or give good service.
The shows were boring and cheesy.

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