Carnival Legend Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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3 out of 5

Had a great time

Sail Date: June 29, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Much needed  relaxation.  After crusing on most of the other major cruise lines we wanted to try Carnival out.  It was a very nice ship and everyone was truly nice and very helpful.   Of the small issues that did arise,  they were very quick to respond.   Had I never been on a cruise before,  I would have been throughly impressed,  but since I knew what others offered I have to say I was a little disappointed.   Cabin was awesome.   Very spacious and great layout also.   Food in main dining was pretty good.   The buffet dining was okay. Overall my experience was disappointed as far as the carnival cruise lines goes, I wood definitely prefer to spend a few dollars more and sail with Royal Caribbean as the differences are so great they are uncomparable in my opinion.   You have the same age range with maybe a few more of the older generation on Royal Caribbean then you do Carnival and as far as kids go I would say its almost equal.   Both ships have alot of activities for the kids  but I think Royal Caribbean has Carnival beat there also.     In my opinion,  I prefer in this order: Princess Cruise lines, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise lines,  then Carnival.   All are very good,  I have cruised on each of these some multiple times, but for the money my favorites are Princess and Royal Caribbean.   I hope this helps some Enjoy whatever cruise line you decide to take. 

Ship Quality
it was small in comparison to others I have been on, but very nice.
Food and Dining
Main dining food was very good. The buffet food was always the same. The alternative dining in the steak house was excellent but I still don't like having to pay extra for this, $35.00 per person
Service and Staff
The main dining wait staff and matrade was EXCELLENT! !!! I had a small issue the first dinner in the alternative dining room with the service, but the Matrade moved us to a window seat for the bal of the cruise,
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
Somewhat disappointed that they didn't have more but what was offered was great! ! Was also disappointed they close all pools at 10pm every day also.
Destinations and Excursions
Very nice ports of calls. no problem finding something to do if you didn't book through them.
Cabin / Stateroom
Cabin steward was great! !
Tampa, Florida
Best port I have ever seen. so much to do while waiting for ship to be able embark. love it, very efficient staffing from the cruise line to Tampa Police and US Customs.
Cozumel, Mexico
If you just want to see the city's sites, hire a taxi usually $20 per person about 2 hours long gets a great tour without paying crazy fees on ship. if you disembark early you have plenty of time to still shop. Don't take the tours they are trying to sell you at the port, sometimes these are the same but not always.
Belize City, Belize
If you just want to see the city's sites, hire a taxi usually $20 per person about 2 hours long gets a great tour without paying crazy fees on ship. if you disembark early you have plenty of time to still shop. Don't take the tours they are trying to sell you at the port, sometimes these are the same but not always.
Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Enjoy the beautiful beach and zipline. use caution at all ports but this one in particular if you take a tour. Remove most of your jewelry and lock in safe so you don't draw attention to yourself.
George Town, Grand Cayman
If you just want to see the city's sites, hire a taxi usually $20 per person about 2 hours long gets a great tour without paying crazy fees on ship. if you disembark early you have plenty of time to still shop. Don't take the tours they are trying to sell you at the port, sometimes these are the same but not always.

Tip

Deck 9 balcony cabins are not recommended. You will hear everything that's happening on th deck above you. Not very well insulated.
Bring your own water and drinks of choice to save money.



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