2019 Christmas Cruise

Carnival Legend Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 30

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Carnival Legend

7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 22, 2019

Ship: Carnival Legend

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 8114

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Christmas 2019 was relaxing and peaceful!!!!!!!!!!


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
All food in the dining room, Buffett and the steak house was great as usual - with only one exception. The second dinner in the steak house during the week was extremely disappointing. I ordered a seasoned ribeye and expected the typical thick sliced juicy steak I typically get... instead I got a thin, extremely overcooked, dry steak that was full of grizzle. I tried but couldn’t eat it. I’m not kidding - that piece of meat would not have been served in the Buffet and I’m really surprised a chef was actually proud to have prepared and presented that to a customer. Extremely disappointing - especially since we pay a premium to eat at the steakhouse.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
The band HOT SHOTS that performed in the Red Frog pub were amazingly talented. They did not shy away from any vocal ranges or guitar riffs. Truly amazing. I think some members are heading to different ships soon. I consider myself very fortunate to have heard this group while they were in one ship for a week.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The Legend is an older ship and shows signs of age, however, the unique layout and floor plan along with the purple, red and brown colors/decor that differ from Carnivals typical 1970s orange shagadelic decor on other older ships was refreshing. I also personally thought the big scar on the bow of the Legend from the collision with the Glory a week earlier was kinda cool. A “battle scar” so to speak. The Glory definitely got the worst of that encounter.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
No complaints, however, the sink “gurgled” once in awhile, so future guests may want to anticipate plumbing issues in this cabin.

Ship tip

Try the green water slide that drops you straight down and over the side of the ship. It’s a blast!

Ports of call

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Rent a Jeep and drive around the island. Lots of places to pull off for beach fun and shopping!

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

4 out of 5
Get outside the port and see the “real island”. The port is a bubble that is not realistic. Experience the real island.

Tampa, Florida

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
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