Still good, but quite a few cut-backs

Carnival Legend Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Exotic Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 25, 2014
Ship: Carnival Legend
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8178
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

We cruise every other year, this was our 8th cruise. The ship, food and service were good, no complaints here. However, there have been many cut-backs compared to what Carnival used to offer. No more free drinks at the captain's reception, limited and underwhelming evening entertainment, many activities that used to be free now offered for a charge. The Legend showed many signs of wear and tear and rust, needs some cosmetic updates.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We liked the both the selection and the quality of the food.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Many activities that were free now come with a charge or turn out to be a sales pitch.


3 out of 5
Both the types of shows and the quality of the performance were not as good as on other cruises.

Children's Programs

Not applicable

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Everybody was really friendly, but service was not as personal as it has been in the past.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Quite a bit of wear and tear, rust showing. Needs some cosmetic updates.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We liked our cabin a lot, especially the balcony and the location of the cabin on the ship. Easy and quick access to all parts of the ship. Minor complaint is that the balcony door wouldn't stay open, we had to prop it open with a chair.
5 out of 5
Easy to find parking and get on and off the boat.
5 out of 5
Tulum is unique, as long as you can deal with the heat.
5 out of 5
Visit the ruins of Altun-Ha in combination with the river Wallace. Great way to experience the best of Belize.
5 out of 5
Beautiful place, especially enjoyed the glass bottom boat trip.
5 out of 5
Stingray City is a unique experience. Skip Hell and the Cameo factory.
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