Bucket List Trip

Carnival Legend Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
Carnival Legend

15 Night Panama Canal Carnival Journeys (Los Angeles To Tampa)

Sail date: October 12, 2019

Ship: Carnival Legend

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7140

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

An amazing experience with only one problem (food poisoning from the main dining room).


5 out of 5
Very smooth process. On board within 30 minutes.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
We enjoyed the food everywhere until the 3rd formal night when 3 of the 4 people at our table (who all ordered the lobster and shrimp) became violently ill about 4 hours later. Missed going ashore and our excursion in Grand Cayman. Next two days were awful but this did not override an otherwise awesome experience. It was obvious that there was an issue (but no one - Medical, Dining or Guest Services would admit it) since the water shuttles never required tickets all day and there was no wait except for the people on the shuttle waiting for it to fill up which sometimes took a long time.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
You should be able to find something you can enjoy if you look.


3 out of 5
Sorry, but the Playlist Players were not at their best level yet. Seems like many performers were having trouble with their earpieces as they were pulling them out during their performance.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Great people taking wonderful care of us. Who can complain?

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Loved the ship! Over the top but so cool!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports of call

Santa Marta, Colombia

5 out of 5
Other than the canal transit probably our favorite day. We highly recommend the La Victoria Coffee plantation excursion. Established in 1892 they still use 100+ year old water powered equipment. Hope you get the owner for your tour as she is amazing. So remote that the last 30 minutes you have to get into 4 wheel drive vehicles to reach the coffee farm through a rough tropical rainforest “road” but that is a fantastic experience itself.

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5
Old beautiful city with lots of history. Great land and sea tour.

Tampa, Florida

5 out of 5
Easy airport run.

George Town, Grand Cayman

1 out of 5
Could not go ashore as we had food poisoning from dinner the night before.

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5
Once in a lifetime experience for us. No rain and absolutely amazing.

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

5 out of 5
Beautiful country and very clean and “Americanized” by their own admission. We did a wonderful coffee plantation tour in the mountains.

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

5 out of 5
Active volcanos you can see from the ship. Great excursion to a macadamia farm in the mountains.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

4 out of 5
Beautiful but we were there right after a huge storm and the beaches were closed because the water was dirty and unsafe.

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

5 out of 5
Stayed at the Hilton at the marina. It was close and easy.


5 out of 5
Off in less than 10 minutes from announcement.
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