The first thing one has to remember is that this is China, not Europe or the United States. The second thing is that Uniworld does not own or operate the Century Legend, they just rent space on it. Only with these two thoughts in mind, can a fair review be written on this cruise.
Overall impression: The ship is new, beautiful and well laid out.
Cabins: The balcony makes the cabin; it is a little on the small side, but two people can sit comfortably on it. There is no table on the balcony, so we had to relocate the one from inside. The rooms themselves are a little on the small side, but there is an adequate amount of storage space and your luggage can easily be stored under the bed. There is a curtain which can be pulled to separate the bed from the sitting area, although this curtain should be thicker to provide more privacy.
Bathrooms: Large enough to allow one to spread out. The shower is a combination shower and tub, which worked well. Lighting could be better.
Ship handling: Very good. Docking was smooth and uneventful. While underway there was very little noise (we were on the 4th deck in the middle of the ship) and no vibration. When the ship was rafted with other ships (this happens at almost every port), there was some diesel smell in the cabin, but this went away once the engines were stopped.
Cleanliness: Extremely good. Our cabin was kept spotless and the common areas were the same. Our glass doors to the balcony were cleaned at least once during our trip. Of course, this ship is brand new and one would expect that everything should look great and it did. One comment is that when we docked, it was usually next to some type of working/repair vessel which meant walking through a very unappetizing area to disembark and embark. Again, this is probably more related to China than to the cruise ship.
Food: Most of my fellow passengers agreed that the food was not up to cruise line par. But again, this is China. We ate in the VIP dining room, but I assume the food all came out of the same kitchen. My biggest complaint was that for the buffet dinners, the food was not restocked quickly enough and in a few cases, not at all.
Service: Overall very good. The crew were polite and eager to help. I broke our shower door on the first day and it was immediately repaired before I even had a chance to report it.
Fitness room: Like the previous reviewer I agree that this leaves a lot to be desired. There are only two treadmills and one had a very loose and dangerous walking belt. Maybe this is a cultural thing, but this room definitley needs to be upgraded.
Pool: very nice and never busy.
Executive Lounge: Another area where improvement is needed. The snacks were marginal and much of the time the help desk was not manned.
Safety: the cabins have smoke detectors but no sprinklers. No life boat or safety drills. The water filled "fire" buckets placed around the deck also did not inspire confidence. The steps to the lower level are narrow and hazardous. The decking on the rear of the ship is already warped and sticking up in places. But the rest of the ship is modern and seems to be well constructed.
Entertainment: Adequate, but nothing to write home about.
Again, overall this is a great ship and you will enjoy crusing on it. Just keep in mind that this is China and things are different.