Carnival Legend Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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5 out of 5

Loved this cruise, loved this ship!

Sail Date: June 07, 2016

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Cabin: 8901

Getting close to the huge glacier in Endicott Fjord was breathtaking. Watching whales was marvelous. The Skagway White Pass Train ride up to the border of Canada is not to be missed!  Alaska is a beautiful state and we only saw a little bit of it, need to go back!  The Legend was the perfect size ship, not like the bigger ones. Hardly a wait for breakfast at the Lido deck's buffets, even at lunch on sea days it was painless. The staff is so very friendly, the food was delicious. My only comment on that is the menu doesn't change from ship to ship at all, it would be nice to have different ones. We had wonderful waiters and an attentive room steward. Afternoon trivia games and bean tosses were fun, no outdoor activities due to colder weather, but that's okay. Embarkation was a breeze as was debarkation, best we've seen so far on any of our cruises with Carnival! Organized excursions -- in Skagway, there were 3 different train rides. 30 minutes in advance, they asked all ticket holders to meet in the theater, sorting them out to the train ride they were taking. We left one group at a time -- this avoided that hectic looking around and crowds outside the ship. They did this in all ports with popular excursions. They did everything right!  Would sail on that ship again in a heartbeat, but would like to spend more time in Juneau and Ketchikan, that's all.

Cabin / Stateroom
Plenty of room. We always have a balcony room but this time we really didn't use it except for picture taking, it was just too cool outside. But, what can you expect, we were in Alaska!
Children's Programs We don't have children and there weren't a lot of them on this cruise.
Service and Staff
Our Room Steward, I Ketut, our Any Time Dining Waiters, Henry and Roque, the hostess, Loredana. Atrium Bartenders Pattamaporn and Li Nui, Piano Bar Bartender Hattie. Jen, the Cruise Director -- so friendly and funny! All the staff from the Captain all the way down!
Food and Dining
Seattle, Washington
Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
Tracy Arm was too full of ice still, we did Endicott Fjord, it was beautiful. You wouldn't be disappointed!
Skagway, Alaska
White Pass Train is not to be missed! Great stories along the way.
Juneau, Alaska
Get all the all day pass on the Tram. Only thing was the service at the restaurant at the top, we were ignored. Nice gift shop. See the Bald Eagle there, too.
Ketchikan, Alaska
It was raining heavily there, but we left too early to enjoy the town when the rain and clouds lifted around noon time!
Victoria, British Columbia
We didn't arrive there until after dinner, we just didn't have a lot of interest in it as we are not "night" people, really.


If you like a smaller ship and don't mind the absence of outside decks, this is the perfect ship. The theme is Legends, there's a huge picture and description of Buffalo Bill in one stairwell, there's a great photo of MGM stars and personnel in one of the hallways. Lots of things to see and do!

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