Solid Cruise - Cigar Smokers Beware
Carnival Legend Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Ship: Carnival Legend
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago
The Legend is a smaller vessel than many of the other cruise ships that I've been on which was really nice. The service as always is phenomenal\, the food was great and our aft balcony was unbelievably awesome.
Here are a couple of things to look out for.
1.) My experience with Marriott Cruise only was less than satisfactory. They have their low cost guarantee posted all over their site\, but when there was a price reduction on our cruise we received no credit from either carnival or Marriott . On top of that our \"agent\" refused to return my calls after the priced dropped and I was forced to call the 800 line. The first attendant flat out lied to me and said there wasn't a price drop. The second attendant at least admitted to the price drop but said that we didn't qualify because we paid our ticket price in full when we booked. Yes\, once you have paid for the cruise this company will no longer honor the pricing commitments so don't give them all your money when booking. Make sure to use the deposit system that way if there is a price reduction prior to your cruise you can receive your \"promised\" credit. After this experience I'll probably just go back to booking with Carnival because the points weren't worth the hassle\, and once you use a travel agent all carnival does is tell you to call your agent if there is a price reduction. That's the most frustrating thing if you go through it. Both companies promise a low price guarantee and then neither of them follow through because we paid for the cruise up front.
Parents of small children be forewarned that the artwork around the staterooms is fairly explicit. Many of the pictures are of naked or mostly naked individuals\, and our group was joking around most of the trip that when our young children are old enough to learn about the birds and bees we should just take them on the Legend.
Cigar Smokers - despite what's published online there is no more jazz club on the Legend. It was re
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Pros: Service\, Main Dining Room\, Aft Balcony\, Chef's table
Cons: Marriott Cruises Only service levels\, No cigar Bar/Club on the ship\, No follow through on the low price guarantees by either Carnival or Cruises Only