A Great Crew but a Failing Ship

Legend of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Legend of the Seas

Sail Date: September 01, 2009

Ship: Legend of the Seas

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Review Summary

The ship either needs a complete overhaul or else it needs to be retired. The design is dated, with insufficient washrooms in places where you would expect to find them: outside the main theater, outside the main dirining room. There was nosy replacement of pipes going on during the day, unexplained blackouts, the smell of sewerage in some corridors, and poor internet service. While the crew was hard working, courteous, and helpful, the ship is a looser.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food and service was excellent. The waiters and chefs were fantastic. They exceeded my expectations. First class work here.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Enterainment was uneven. Why have Argentinian gauchos on the first night, when you just left the port of Rome and were heading to Naples. Were all the Italians unavailable to entertain or is Royal Carribean just cheap in not being willing to hire local entertainers? I think Royal Caribbean is cheap in the entertainment category.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
I heard good comments about the children's programs. Parents and kids seemed to be very satisfied by these offerings.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The ship staff are hard working, friendly, helpful, courteous professionals.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
The ship looks good from the outside, but is showing its age. The pipes are in need of repair. Internet service is terrible. Corridors smeel of sewer gas. There is a decided lack of washrooms. The public areas are too small to accomodate the number of people on board. While the ship is clean and the crew are trying hard to make it look goood, they cannot overcome the shortcomings of this vessel.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Exaclty what I have come to expect from Royal Caribbean.

Pros: The itinerary taking us to Naples, Athens, Mykonos, Rhodes, Ephesus, Alexandria, and Corfu

Cons: Poor Internet Service, noisy Plumbling Repairs in rooms occupied by passengers, smells in the corridor of sewerage, blackouts for no notification, resulting in the loss of typed work I was going to send out as an E-Mail, insufficient washrooms onboard.

Recommends Legend of the Seas? No.

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