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


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
10 Night Canada (Quebec Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 24, 2014
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 2 years ago

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. 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Good variety of interesting dishes but sometimes we received food not as tasty or hot as expected.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
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.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
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.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
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.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Very nice but not great ship. It is an older ship but relatively newly renovated.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Specific room (aft of stairwell, is different configuration and has a full vanity with lots of storage space. Most storage we've ever had.

Ship 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.

5 out of 5
Would have enjoyed the cruise down the river more if it happened during the day.
3 out of 5
Nice people but very little to see. Would have enjoyed the cruise up the fiord during the daytime but we did it at night
3 out of 5
Injoyed walking around town.
5 out of 5
Halifax has alot to offer. We did a self-guided walking tour and had a great day.
5 out of 5
Nice people, nice town. We enjoyed this stop far more than we expected and took many pictures
5 out of 5
Self-booked a great van tour and learned much about PEI we didn't know.
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