Legend of the Seas Cruise Review by Emerald20: We had the time of our lives!
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We had the time of our lives!
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
First of all to those previous reviewers who seem to think that anyone over sixty should be in a care home I would say this. Older people have a right to be on cruise ships just like anyone else and the world does not revolve around only the young and those with kids. Secondly if you choose an older ship that is what you get and similarly if you choose a small ship then the ship is small. Legend is a smaller, older ship. If you want all the modern bells and whistles then go for one lf the new superliners. Do your homework and you won't be disappointed.
Probably because it was outwith the school holidays, the guests on this cruise were mainly of an older age group but they were the friendliest, most interesting people we have ever met on a ship. They were loads of fun and up for anything. We will never forget the sight of the elderly amputee who could put the youngsters to shame on the dance floor. Thank you RCCL for the great entertainment you supplied with the tribute bands More and the hark back to the Sixties. Thought we had died and gone to heaven. Thanks also to Chuck Perry in the Schooner bar whose music and fans made for some great evenings.
The only cloud on the entertainment horizon was the karaoke. Now karaoke isn't something everyone likes, but to those who do, it can provide a lot of entertainment. We happen to like it. The first night was great and promised good things to come. Unfortunately, however, for the rest of the cruise it was hijacked by the same group of young people who insisted on doing their "thing" night after night, (excruciating, back-to- back, eternally long, 8 minute "performances") despite the fact that they could see that lots of people got up to leave as a result. Come on guys. We know you were having fun and you thought you were the last word in comedy but it really wasn't funny in the least and it was sheer "look at me " self indulgence. I know from talking to other guests you spoiled a lot of folk's enjoyment and you were driving people away. You knew that and that was just selfish. Unfortunately the staff were in a difficult position and it was hard for them to control your antics without causing you offence. Perhaps there is a lot to be said for talent contests with a performance by the winners at the end of the cruise as the exhibitionists would be weeded out early before they could bore us all to tears.
The trips we took in the Southern Caribbean were great, with the 4x4 offroad one in Bonaire being one of our favourites. The catamaran trip to The Pitons on St Lucia was fabulous and showed us some stunning scenery.
Our cabin was kept extremely clean by our very sweet cabin steward and the staff at all the eateries were friendly and helpful. All in all we had a wonderful time and hope others did too. Less
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Cabin was clean and of a reasonable size. Bed comfortable. Wardrobe layout was strange and no proper space for luggage of any size. Life jackets occupied large part of wardrobe. Shower extremely small and I am not a large person. How others of increased size managed I do not know.
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Really got to experience the other side of Bonaire on this trip. The sight of the massive breakers on the beach and the amazing salt flats will stay with us forever. Our guide was so patient and informative.
Have long wanted to see The Pitons and this trip did not disappoint. What a way to spend a Monday morning, sailing along the stunning coast with the The Pitons coming into view. Had a very nice lunch nearby and then enjoyed the nail biting drive through the hills, back to Castries. The views were amazing. The trip is an excellent way to see St Lucia.
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