Legend of the Seas Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

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4 out of 5

Enjoyable Fall Cruise

Sail Date: October 24, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Inside

Wife and I booked this trip because of price and location we've not been to before. We ended up with a group of 8 traveling to Quebec and spent one day in Quebec on ship. The Legend of the Seas was refurbished a couple years ago and we felt it was in good condition. Carpets in our rooms and most areas we visited were clean and showed reasonable wear. The ship overall was very clean. We had no problems with facilities or equipment during our voyage. Our room (starboard deck 6 by the aft stairway) was quiet and our room steward, Wilson, was exceptional. He had a smile and good words to say every time we met him and he learned our daily pattern by the 3rd day. Ice was always delivered mid-morning and evening, as we requested. 

 

We missed one port due to gale force winds. This didn't bother us as it simply meant another enjoyable sea day. We could see the sea state and also know the narrow channel to this port so were happy with the captains decision.

 

Being a smaller ship, the entertainment venues were more limited but still very good. The cruise director, Tobi, was top notch and his staff was well trained. We love dancing but found having to dance in the atrium many evenings not as much fun as a more intimate setting such as the Princesses "Wheelhouse" bar. After getting over the idea of dancing in front of 4 floors of spectators, we managed to have fun. We did enjoy the shows and other entertainment on the ship.

 

Food was reasonable good and varied. The "always available" menu had something for most everyone and the daily menu was interesting enough to have us order from that most days. The wait staff, Nevan and Ben, were very good - just falling below exceptional - and kept us 8 entertained and well fed for the whole cruise. They were definitely worth an extra tip at the end of the cruise.

 

We have cruised on Carnival, Celebrity, RCI, Norwegian, and Princess. After 11 cruises, one being 28 days last year, we ranked this ship experience as a close 2nd to Princess and a notch below those we've taken on Celebrity. The itinerary was often cold and damp but we expected that and were fully prepared. We always check the weather patterns before we go and pack accordingly. 

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Ship Quality
Very nice but not great ship. It is an older ship but relatively newly renovated.
Food and Dining
Good variety of interesting dishes but sometimes we received food not as tasty or hot as expected.
Cabin / Stateroom
Specific room (aft of stairwell, is different configuration and has a full vanity with lots of storage space. Most storage we've ever had.
Service and Staff
Vast majority of crew and staff we interacted with were polite and would do whatever to make our trip more enjoyable. This include our room sterward, wait staff, pool and lounge staffs.
Entertainment
Very good for a ship this size. The production company shows were exceptional and the arial ballet in the Centrium were something we'd not see before.
Onboard Activities
Halloween, 70's night and 50's night were all lively and well attended. The Halloween festivities were exceptional with both crew and passenger costumes. We enjoyed playing trivia and quiet reading spaces but don't use the casino, art or shopping onboard. There were informative lectures regarding ports and wildlife on several days.
Destinations and Excursions
Quebec was very nice and we had an enjoyable walking tour there. Segonna (sp) we could skip. Wish both the trip down the St. Lawrence and throught the fiord to sagonna were during the day. Great off the path tour of Prince Edward Island and we also enjoyed walking around Halifax. The surprise of the trip was the French island St. Pierre. Dissed by the crew, we thought it an interesting and enjoyable stop. Excursion tip: do your homework and you can find guides with excellent ratings who will go where you want to go at a better price than the cruise line trips.
Quebec City, Quebec
Would have enjoyed the cruise down the river more if it happened during the day.
Ville Saguenay, Quebec
Nice people but very little to see. Would have enjoyed the cruise up the fiord during the daytime but we did it at night
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Injoyed walking around town.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Halifax has alot to offer. We did a self-guided walking tour and had a great day.
St. Pierre & Miquelon
Nice people, nice town. We enjoyed this stop far more than we expected and took many pictures
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Self-booked a great van tour and learned much about PEI we didn't know.

Tip

The spa pool is an excellent hangout for a light breakfast or lunch. If you enjoy good beers you'll have to wait for a shore excursion as nothing but lightweights are available on-board.



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