Carnival Legend - Eastern Caribbean: Carnival Legend Cruise Review by Bluwtrdreamin
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Carnival Legend - Eastern Caribbean
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
We were fortunate to have fantastic weather for 95% of the sail. It rained for a few hours in the morning of our second sea day and a few hours in the morning on the way home. The retractable roof covering one of the 3 pools on the Lido Deck insured that we could still spend time by the pool even when it was showering. The food was amazing. Plentiful with a variety that had something for all. We ate breakfast and lunch at the Unicorn Cafe most everyday. The food was presented very well and none of us had a unsatisfactory meal. We chose the late dinner sitting at Truffles. On Deck 2, Truffles was situated over the engines and our daughter found the rumble made her a bit nauseated at times. Great food, great service. In Old San Juan we took a cab to the top of the hill and walked down, visiting the shops along the way. It was beautiful but a bit pricey. We spoke later with people who went kayaking on the bio-luminescient excursion and wished we had done the same. Unless you are going clubbing into the night, San Juan has little to offer a family. We were in port until midnight but we returned to the ship around 8:30pm. St.Thomas was beautiful. After grabbing a cab($9.00 per person- each way) we made our way to Coki Beach. What a great place to snorkel or hang on the beach. Food and beverages are right on the beach and very reasonable. Snorkeling equip. rental, umbrellas, chairs are also right next to the beach. Crystal clear water, loads of colorful fish that ate the dog biscuits from our hands ( brought our own ) We had a awesome day.
We sailed to Tortola in the BVI next. My wife and daughter had booked the Dolphin Swim Adventure and the rest of us booked an excursion to Lambert Beach. The Dolphin swim was amazing but expensive for the little time they actually spent in the water with the dolphin. We purchased a DVD of their swim for $50 and 4 pictures for around $35. Even though the time was limited, both said they would do it again. As for the Lambert Beach excursion, lets say we were not quite satisfied. Although the beach was beautiful, the water wasn't idea for snorkeling and there weren't many fish. The Lambert Beach Resort ( where we were )was nice but the service stunk. We ordered 3 Pina Coladas but were told they only had enough mix to make one. We settled for 2 Straw. Daiqs and 1 Pina Colada ($22!) Then we found that they didn't put any alcohol them!! We assumed they knew we were coming. Also, we seemed to be rushed as the ship was leaving at 2:00pm ( too early ) We were all very impressed with the ship, the crew and Carnival in general that we are planning our next cruise already. Our daughter had so much to do at Camp Carnival and made so many wonderful friends. Never had to worry about her. Our 16 year old son was mostly on his own onboard ship. He was busy enjoying Club O-2 and making new friends of his own. He says this trip was "AWESOME!" Back in New York, we were asked to be out of our cabins by 8:30am. We waited on Lido deck until our Deck was called at approx. 10:30 to disembark. Within 15-20 mins. we were curbside waiting for our limo to pick us up. Less