Carnival Legend Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

Overall, a great and memorable vacation!

Sail Date: July 13, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Cabin: GUAR

The reason this review didn't get 5 stars is due to a couple areas, which I'll outline below.


  • The ship itself: This ship was tackily decorated, had old TVs, is in desperate need for a remodel, does NOT have the amenities advertised on the Carnival website (Guy's Burgers, Blue Iguana), the electronic signs throughout the ships were worn out so that you couldn't read them (for example saying R F L E S STA  U NT for Truffles Restaurant, etc.)
  • On board entertainment: I really wish cruises would stop having "musicals" on board. They just butchered almost everything. I would've preferred seeing more acrobatic/ magic/ cirque de soleil type of shows. The comedy shows were excellent, though. As was the piano bar.
  • Food policies: At certain hours, the only option for food is pizza. The pizza wasn't even that great. I wish they  had a lot more 24 hour options. Not even having dessert available for late night in the buffet was awful. 
  • Limited dinner options: If you didn't want to pay extra, your only options were buffet or Truffles. They need some more no-additional cost options on board.
  • Destinations: I wish the boat didn't stop in Belize. And many fellow cruisers felt that way too. Save your self some money and just stay on the ship when it's there. 


However, the rest of the cruising experience was wonderful. Tabyana Beach was a personal favorite, so I'd go on this cruise again (on a newer ship!!!) in a heartbeat. So if this cruise to Cozumel, Belize, Honduras, and Gran Cayman is on another ship, don't hesitate at all!

Ship Quality
Tacky, visible tacky areas in need of repair, signs not working, etc.
Food and Dining
Food was good, but they need more 24 hour options besides pizza.
Service and Staff
The shows in the Follies Theaters were terrible. The comedy shows and piano bar were the only saving grace.
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
¾ of the destinations were amazing. Belize needs some improvements- but with the right excursion, it could be a blast.
Cabin / Stateroom
This was our first balcony experience and I really recommend it.
Tampa, Florida
Cozumel, Mexico
the Secret River Excursion was amazing!
Belize City, Belize
the Private beach escape excursion wasn't great. Rough sand and brown waters.
Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Best vacation day ever! Tabyana beach is a must. Really nice port.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Don't forget that due to currency, everything is twice as expensive here!


Go to the piano bar!

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