We found Legend of the Seas a little dated and tired in decor, but spotlessly clean. Check in was relatively good, although there was a fair bit of lining up, which is to be expected. The ship was smaller than we thought. We had a balcony room which was lovely and comfortable. Staff were over the top in helpfulness and friendlyness and could not do enough for you, English was spoken by most which made it easy. The majority of the other cruisers were Chinese and although a little pushy at times when it came to lining up, they were happy and kept to themselves, I certainly have no problem in cruising with them in the future. The food at the restaurants was excellent and the decore again a little tired, but clean and tidy. I was very disappointed in the quality of the shows, and walked out of the first one which was boring as did alot of other people, I gave it another go and found the next show - an Aussie magician a little better, but unfortunaley for him it was rough sailing and many people walked out with sea sickness. We had a few days of rough weather, but managed to sleep well as our room was at the back of the ship which made it smoother sailing. Shopping on board was good, drinks were expected bar prices. We pre-paid our gratitutes which made it easy at the end not having to calculate the recommended payments.
We went on the day excurision to Xiamen for 4 hours, which was ok, for such a short time it was the best we could do comfortably, a temple and a quick bus ride.
In Naha, Okinawa we decided to do our own thing and found this very easy after getting some advise on board from the excursion desk, where we were given printouts and maps. It was the best day, getting around on the monorail with a day pass and was cheap and easy, we managed to see most things that were offered on the excurisions and enjoyed doing it at our own pace, I recommend this to future travellers.
We had a lovely holiday, 5 days was long enough on this ship. Great for a quick cruse or an introduction to cruising.