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Legend of the Seas Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 34

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Legend of the Seas

12 Night Suez Canal Transit (Dubai To Rome)

Sail Date: May 20, 2009

Ship: Legend of the Seas

Cabin Type: Inside

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Review Summary

Food was delicious and plentiful. Room was a comfortable size. Staff was friendly, helpful and gracious. Our dining room staff was personable and fun. The talks on the areas we visited (11:00 am) were adequate but, in my opinion, weak. Loved the jazz trio - great for dancing. I appreciated the announcements describing areas we were passing or points of interest. Announcements through the pirate zone were excellent. I liked the ability to not participate in the formal nights. No compensation was made for eliminating a major stop at Luxor and the excursion offered as a replacement was expensive. We had to miss the Suez Canal and nothing was offered as a substitute. I understand the difficulty of offering a substitute but felt like we didn't get what we paid for in addition to paying extra for being able to go to Luxor.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
I loved the variety of food, dining times were so convenient. You could find something at any time of day. Dining rooms were noisy.

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports Of Call

Muscat, Oman

3 out of 5

Alexandria (Cairo), Egypt

3 out of 5
We walked into town and got lost because we didn't have an address for the ship. No one knew the ship by name or where the Port Authority was.
Don't Miss: the library

Dubai, U.A.E.

5 out of 5
We didn't do the ship excursion but totally enjoyed high tea at the Burj al Arab and the mosque in Abu Dahbi.

Pros: I liked the diversity of the places we visited. Dubai was cutting edge contemporary alongside the very traditional souqs and architecture. Learning about the Muslim culture was an added perk.

Cons: I didn't like that the itinerary was changed at the last minute. We were on this cruise because our cruise to New Zealand had been canceled by Celebrity within a week of our departure date. I'm beginning to feel jerked around by cruise companies. Luxor - major attractionand, resort - poor substit

Recommends Legend of the Seas? Yes!

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