My husband and I decided to book another cruise with Royal Caribbean (our 3rd) and in reviewing the itineraries decided to book The Legend of the Seas for a 9 night cruise leaving from Venice, Italy and ending in Barcelona, Spain.
In booking the cruise and selecting our cabin, we made sure the person we worked with knew we wanted to be away from elevators and in the quietest place possible as we are light sleepers. We selected cabin 6500 as it was away from elevators, however, we were not informed that the room was next to the door leading from staff quarters and directly across from the room where art was stored for the art auctions. It was so nice (yes, I am being sarcastic) to be awakened at 4am on our 1 day at sea to the sound of staff talking as they were moving art from storage to the art auction area. Not to mention the staff door being shut loudly at all times of the day and night. As if that wasn't bad enough, we soon learned that this cabin was 1 level above the Anchors Aweigh auditorium and the performances each evening were at a volume level that we could not sleep. A request was made for the volume to be lowered in the auditorium, however, the request was not honored.
I can live on limited sleep if good food is available, but we found the Windjammer to be sadly lacking in this area. The food was boring and repetitive, reminding us of cafeteria lunches in grade school. The food in the dining room was much better, but we were only able to have one breakfast there due to early tour start times. Dinners in the dining room were very long, despite requests to get out early to attend shows.
Overall, we were disappointed in this ship. We love Royal Caribbean overall and have had wonderful experiences on Liberty of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas. I do not know if this was an all new crew that was trying to figure out how to work together or maybe it was just an off trip. Does not matter, we will not sail on Legend of the Seas again, once was enough, thank you!