Legend of the Seas Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

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3 out of 5

Great Ports of Call

Sail Date: August 16, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The ship is old and needs refurbishment (a thorough cleaning won't suffice). Staff is attentive and friendly, which helped to make up for what the ship lacked. Musical group was comparable to most junior high school performers.  Food was decent and tasty, and the menu was sufficiently varied although it would have been nice if the local port dishes had been featured for a fuller experience of the culture. The captain was friendly and approachable, and two bar servers (Maria and Laila) made every encounter with them an entertainment opportunity. 

Cabin / Stateroom Cabin was adequate. Room attendant was good.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Embarkation was a nightmare. Standing in line for over an hour in the humid heat outdoors; then when a ship's official came to gather people who were C&A members, he started from the back of the line leaving those of us who had been in line longest to be placed in the rear. RCCL advertises they give priority to C&A members and provide special check-in lounge with food and drink, which is NOT true and did NOT happen. Disembarking was quick and easy as we hand carried our luggage and left first off the ship.
Ship Quality
Dirty and old; stained beyond anything a thorough cleaning can fix; Chair stains, carpet stains, broken furniture, rusted metal joints and stairs; dated decor.
Destinations and Excursions
We had excursions in every port and just TWICE did we get what we expected and paid for (Brunei - although here we did not get lunch & Taipei - although the tour was cut short and we didn't have enough time to explore venues).
Onboard Activities
Only one or two events per evening. Some venues left empty with nothing going on....why not fill every theater and bar area with entertainment?
Adequate if you've never been outside a small town and like high school presentations.
Service and Staff
Three individuals stood out for their amazing customer service: Sun, Maria, & Laila
Food and Dining
Food was delicious and the menu varied
Hong Kong
We have been to HK several times previously. We arrived three days early to enjoy the city. We did not use any of RCCL's services at this location. We like Hong Kong - a beautiful, vibrant city.
Keelung (Taipei), Taiwan
Hurried. Went to museum first and used up too much time. Lunch was delicious and used up too much time. Afternoon stops were 10-15 minutes each and not sufficient to see the venues. City seemed clean, but we were disappointed not to experience more.
Manila, Philippines
Very nice tour guide who tried hard to accommodate the rude people on our tour. We were so delayed by their constant inconsideration and tardiness that we did not see all of Intamuros or even go to our final destination
Boracay, Philippines Typhoon Goni prevented us from visiting this port and no alternate port was substituted.
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
Horrible tour guide. Wasted hours doing absolutely nothing. Visited one island for snorkeling and then another for lunch (no activities) skipped the third island and returned to ship. Really, really bad tour company.
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Four hour sightseeing trip that took us to two places and then several spots for photos. City itself had much more to offer and we were disappointed not to experience more. I'd advise others to take a full day trip so as to see more of the area.
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
We did a "half-day city tour and nature cruise" that lasted nearly six hours. We covered everything on the advertised tour listing except lunch! Clean country and friendly people.
We love Singapore. Great city with so much to do. We stayed three days; did not use RCCL services. Excellent adventure

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