Enjoyed this Legend of the Seas cruise
Legend of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean
Sail Date: June 02, 2008
Ship: Legend of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago
This is the second RCCL cruise, the first taken about 12 years ago on a different ship. The Legend of the Seas (cruising around Italy and Croatia) is an older ship (1995), and there are some areas where this is very apparent (worn furniture upholstery and carpet, for example). However, the staff do a great job of keeping everything as spotless as possible --- from someone constantly rubbing down the brass bannisters, to the many times/day cleaning of the public bathrooms, to the cleaning of the carpets--both indoors and out. The pools were nice and clean all of the time, so we never wondered whether we should swim or not. Same goes for the hot tubs. One area I was a tiny bit disappointed was the quality of the food. Don't get me wrong; there was always plenty of it, but I saw a drop in quality from the first RCCL cruise we took. Also, there are no speciality restaurants on this ship. Our wait staff were always polite and helpful, as were the stateroom attendants. Always fresh towels, etc., even though we thought we could use them again, they were replaced. Can't say enough about the service staff---best personalities ever. The only truly negative thing was the smoking that's allowed in most of the bars, lounges. Made it impossible for us to frequent some of them that had absolutely no non-smoking area, and difficult to stay at those that did have a non-smoking side; it still reeked of smoke. It would be really nice if they had at least one lounge that was totally non-smoking. All in all, I think we had a wonderful time.
Ports of Call
Don't Miss: A gondola ride.
Don't Miss: Driving the Amalfi coastline---spectacular!
Don't Miss: Seeing the statue of David.
Don't Miss: Taormina -- absolutely breathtaking.
Pros: excellent service
Cons: too much smoking allowed on the ship in public areas