Beautiful Ship, Great staff, very unorganized and terrible food!

Carnival Legend Cruise Review to Hawaii

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall rating:

3.4 out of 5
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Carnival Legend

11 Night Hawaii Carnival Journeys (Honolulu To Vancouver)

Sail date: April 20, 2018

Ship: Carnival Legend

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8232

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

My husband and I have done about 20+ cruises, including others on Carnival. This particular cruise was the worst we've ever done. When you go on a cruise you expect to do many different activities, to have great food, and probably gain a few pounds in the process. This did NOT happen. We spent a lot of our time in the casino because there wasn't much to do.


4 out of 5
Fairly simple. Not as organized as I've seen on other trips

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
The food was terrible. We had to send food back or just not eat it. I've never seen lobster come out almost raw!

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
The shows were not enjoyable and the pools were way to cold to get into. They actually emptied the pool 2 days before arriving in Vancouver because of the temperature.


3 out of 5
Not a lot of selection in the casino, but what was there was enjoyable. Their payouts were not good.

Children's Programs

Did not have children aboard

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Most of the staff were very nice and helpful. It did seem that a lot of the personnel were new to the ship and not necessary familiar with the layout.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship was in need of a lot of repair. It turned out that after our cruise the ship was going to be put into dry dock for 6 weeks for repairs.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The cabin was kept clean at all times (great steward). We had the BEST balcony, but because it turned out to be so cold once we left Hawaii, we didn't get to use it as much as we would have liked.

Ship tip

Don't sail to Vancouver in April/May.... too cold.

Ports of call

Honolulu, Oahu

3 out of 5
Honolulu was nice (we stayed at a hotel 5 days prior to the ship stay). I've never boarded a ship and stayed in that port for another day and a half. Didn't really care for that. Honolulu was a little too metropolitan for our taste.

Nawiliwili, Kauai

5 out of 5
Loved the horseback riding excursion. There wasn't much else to do there, but the horses were great fun. There was nothing at the port to do.

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

4 out of 5
We did a snorkeling tour which turned out to be an issue. The boat that we were on had a captain who liked to go very fast over choppy water. My husband actually got his fingers cut up from having to hold onto a line with the boat bouncing around. The port had a little shopping but not much of anything else.

Kahului, Maui

5 out of 5
This trip was great. Even though it was windy, we were able to get to an area and snorkel for about 2 hours. The crew were very attentive and helpful. The port itself had nothing to offer.

Hilo, Hawaii

5 out of 5
We did a helicopter ride over the volcanoes (the one that just went off). It was great and a new experience for both my husband and myself. The port had nothing to offer.

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

3 out of 5
Very metropolitan and expensive. This was our disembarkation, which went very well and very fast.


5 out of 5
Very easy and quick.
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