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Carnival Legend Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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7 Night Exotic Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 02, 2014
Ship: Carnival Legend
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 1111
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 3 years ago

I had such a wonderful time on this cruise of my dreams with my husband.  I have wanted to cruise to Cozumel, Belize, Roatan and the Cayman Islands for several years now.  Service was excellent, food was phenomenal,, especially the nite we had Tiramiso for dessert.  I had no idea how large a portion was and ordered 2.. Well, I kinda bit off more than I could chew, but it was delicious, and I enjoyed every single bite.  The Tour director, Willie, was a "Piece of Work" along with another cruise partner who did the Karioke several nites during the trip.. I had the time of my life up on the top deck with the Mexican themed entertainment, Limbo Rock, and all kinds of activities that nite.  The tours that I booked thru Carnival in Cozumel at Chankanaab Park were so enjoyable. What a beautiful beach and snorkel area. I will also say the museum of Discover Mexico was great too.  I believe I booked the Cayman Islands tour, where we went to the Turtle Farm, Dolphin area, and saw "Hell"   That was such an amazing and unbelievable sight to see. I couldnt imagine how that place came to be, but after reading some literature and talking to others, I understood how its formation came about. While on the cruise, we also went EcoSuspension Bridge and the Zip Line Tour.. That was one head rush I will never forget either, makes me want to go ZipLining again,, but nothing will compare to our experience.  I was scared to death at first, but after the first 2 or 3, it was "smooth sailing" or should I say FLYING..  What an experience.. WOW.. I hated to think of having to come back to reality from such a wonderful Crusing experience.. I look forward to sailing again in the future hopefully the Eastern Caribbean to include the Virgin Islands etc.  One other place I would like to go is to Alaska, but my age may be a determining factor and how well I can get around.

I encourage everyone to take the Carnival Experience to the Western Caribbean Islands.. Take in the Mayan ruins, which is interesting in itself.  That was one goal that I completed in Belize.. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our vacation and would do it again in a heartbeat. Thanks so much for such an awesome cruiseWink
 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Excellent

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Loved the Karioke,, and the Mexican themed activities on the Lido Deck..

Entertainment

5 out of 5
I loved Willie

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The housekeeping department was great.. I had ZipLock Bags for clothing, and asked the staffmember if he could suction the air oout with a vaccum cleaner, and he obliged and i thanked him so much

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Comfortable beds, and surprised at the size of the bathrooms,, it wasnt one of those showers that you barely got into

Ship Tip

Excellent crew and staff, wonderful cruise experience, the tours offered in the ports were great... some I booked thru Carnival, some I booked elsewhere, but I was satisfied with all the excursions.

Tampa, Florida Did not visit port

easy access to the terminal via train etc.

Cozumel, Mexico Did not visit port

Loved the Discover Mexico and Chankanaab Park
5 out of 5
Mayan Ruins. went on a private tour, just my husband and I and the tour guide.. Great experience
5 out of 5
Loved the Zipline and Eco-suspension bridge experience.

George Town, Grand Cayman Did not visit port

Enjoyed seeing the tour areas, HELL, the Turtle Farm, disappointed that I didnt get a chance to snorkel, and LATER I found out there was an amazing snorkel experience at the Turtle Farm, that I wasnt aware of.. One of my main purposes was to go Snorkeling and see beautifully colored fish, but there were only a few in Cozumel, and I didnt get a chance to snorkel again
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