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Carnival Legend Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Carnival Legend

7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 24, 2019

Ship: Carnival Legend

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 8248

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This was the first part of a back 2 back before my husband joined us.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Fast, no hassles.Enjoyed the Tampa cruise terminal and the employees were really nice as I had my 19 month granddaughter with me.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The first week on my trip I mostly ate on Lido due to my granddaughter.the food was always good and I had plenty of options to pick from.never had the same thing twice and I have to say the desserts are really improving from things that I had had in the past.

Unicorn Cafe Lido Restaurant

5 out of 5

Food was great and they had plenty to offer.i enjoyed the deli very much. And Chop Stix was always good.

Truffles Restaurant

4 out of 5

Good service for brunch that we had.

Pizzeria

4 out of 5

Not much to say except it was good and the basic consistent pizza from this brand..

Legend's Cafe

5 out of 5

Always great service and the coffee is really nice.

Cherry on Top

5 out of 5

Candy and more candy ..sometimes you just need some jelly beans.

Bonsai Sushi

2 out of 5

We had dinner and as always it was great.the food is always greasy and the servers are always outstanding. I can’t recall eating anything we didn’t like.we did notice we had to ask for chopsticks..but it sounds like it’s now a policy because of environmental concerns.no biggie.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
With my granddaughter in tow we were limited in things to do .but we did go to the crafting time and enjoyed that very much and we did the open play time at day care along with dr Seuss that she loved.

The Holmes Library

4 out of 5

I was surprised at the amount of books they had to read.really nice selection and it was a cute area to relax

Photo Gallery

3 out of 5

Not sure about this photo area as people kept sitting on the carpeting to lay out photos to look at.and it made it hard just to look at your own on the towers..this is also a busy area on deck 3 for people walking around.

Jogging Track

4 out of 5

Busy in the early morning .so I would suggest if you just want to walk around just stay on 10 as you could get run over.

Guest Services / Shore Excursions

4 out of 5

I only used guest services once and the time I did was not great..not sure if the girl had had a long day or her attitude was her normal self but it was a bit off putting even for just a simple question.

Enchanted Forest Interior Promenade

5 out of 5

Nice place to hang out during the day to read..but at night it gets a bit busy with the teens hanging out there.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Epic rock was very good. So much energy in just one show.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Granddaughter loved daycare and all the activities they had for her to do

Gigabyte Video Arcade

3 out of 5

Felt it needed a bit more in there it seemed sparse compared to other ships with games. And it was a bit hard to locate.kinda strange you mostly enter from stairs unless you can find an employee to let you use the hidden elevator as it needs a key to work. Not very handicap friendly.

Camp Carnival

5 out of 5

Granddaughter went about 5 times during the first week for about 2 hours each time and was plum wore out when I would pick her up..by the next day she was ready to go again. Nice staff and she had plenty of children’s to play with

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
I can’t tell you how much I loved and enjoyed the lido staff.i needed an extra once and awhile having the grand baby with me and they were like rock stars to us.so helpful and always going above and beyond to help us.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very pretty Ship even with it being older

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Basic inside cabin.but I did like all the storage space.it was very clean and my room steward was great.there is no outside movies..but they do show movies inside in the Firebird lounge.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

5 out of 5
Quick in and out..not crazy about the parking garage being across the busy street to cross.but it worked out fine.

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5
Water shuttle taxi port..small shopping areas..but this is a port to go see things like Turtles and sting rays and to go diving,

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

4 out of 5
It’s nice to walk around the little area .but it’s a closed in place for safety. Nice beach to play at but it’s not like Grand Turk.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Shopping and eating

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
We had prioritie so we were off pretty fast.
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