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Carnival Legend Cruise Review

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Overall rating:

4.3 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: 6220

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Great time and transit entire Panamá on bucket list


5 out of 5
Had 1230 check-in time. Arrived at 12:25 and on the ship by 1250.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The bar drinks were excellent. Like the new flavors of edible straws. Food in the steakhouse was superb and great value for the money. Dining room had excellent staff. Lunch buffet only fair.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Was very surprised about the amount of activities for a 16 day cruise. Pools good. Hot tub on serenity out of service most trip. Lots gym equipment. New to legend lecture series but enjoyed topics. Wife enjoyed crafts in morning and cross stitch kits gave out each day for free. The person who gave history and sites during Panamá canal transit fit excellent job and could hear with no problem on intercom system


5 out of 5
Enjoyed different entertainment of hypnotist, ventriloquist, multiple punchline comedians. Also two singers with private one person shows did excellent job. I did not expect this as on shorter cruises just had show players. Again lots same type of ship dancers and singers show themes. Need to change shows more frequently

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
All Staff was very attentive to our needs. Did he have three minor issues with the room unfortunately had to call a second time to get the problem resolved but was done to my satisfaction. Being an older ship it show age but well. I enjoyed older decor. Cabin Stewart did excellent job and told him needs first day and followed our requests entire cruise. Set time early staff for table 222 did excellent job. All these stay smiling and remembering out names

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Staff was always cleaning. Like the smaller ships due to them keeping an eye on everything. They are clean the windows on the outside twice. Only thing that I see they need to change is to get touchless waters faucets in the public bathrooms and figure a different way instead of those little toilet paper sheets to hold the door knob and possibly have a alcohol or dispenser on the outside of the bathrooms to wipe your hands.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Enjoyed the larger balcony. They could use a regular lounge chair and a regular chair on these balconies. Room was large enough for the two of us. Steward kept it clean all the time. Bed could use a mattress topper when they combine to king.

Ship tip

Try steakhouse!

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

4 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5
Fast water taxi Carnival cancelled tour last minute due to not enough people which booked 6 months prior and did not tell me until night before so did no have time to review replacement. Love all shops as get off ship right by docks

Santa Marta, Colombia

3 out of 5
Buses came right to pier Dis was suppose to be limited walking but spent first stop 1.5 hours walking tour Did like stop at hotel and dancers

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5
Once lifetime experience Something to see entire time Great commentator and ship excellent sound intercom all areas of ship On ship entire time Ship did scrape locks walls due to canal toe engines

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

4 out of 5
Industrial port Did coffee plantation tour with lunch at wagon wheel factory from waterwheel powered. Excellent stops

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

3 out of 5
Okay port Did macadamia nut plantation tour Long trip on very small bus with uncomfortable seats and long ride poor intercom But tour excellent and made excellent pancakes from flour of nuts and local coffee Great scenery

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

4 out of 5
Tender okay Did top ten tour and was excellent

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

5 out of 5
Great port By USS IOWA and came in day early to tour it and liberty ship


5 out of 5
Due to a late flight out stayed on the ship till the very end so did not need an early check out. Suitcases were waiting for me as we left the ship after clearing customs.

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