What a pleasant surprise. After reading recent reviews on the Legend of the Seas my DW and I had low expectations. This was the second leg of a B2B starting January 24th. Living in Florida we rode The Cruise Connection Bus to the port. Embarkation was painless , we arrived at the dock around noon and were onboard in 15 minutes. As soon as we boarded we were greeted by the Captain on our way to the elevators. I was amazed by how clean. And shiny the ship was, for a ship that was built in 1995. The crew and staff were friendly and helpful.
We went to the Park Cafe for a great lunch and checked out the ship,our dinner table location and unpacked before the muster drill. We had to contact our room steward to have our beds split and request ice daily. Our steward was new and a little slow at first,but once he got up to speed he was great.
My DW and felt the food in the dining was quite good with plenty of choices . Some new menu selections since our last RCCL. cruise. This was our 16th. Royal Caribbean cruise and we have cruised on Celebrity,Princess,Holland America and Norwegian. The food in the Windjammer and Solarium(Park Cafe) was all very good. My wife is gluten free and eats a lot of fruit and grilled veggies to maintain a healthy diet. We ate at Chops Grill, the food was good was not great,steak was not great.
For our needs there was plenty to do and lots entertainment.We loved the Solarium and spent a lot of time there swimming and to play some board games. There were a lot of (Chair Hogs) in the Solarium , putting there towels and books down early and leaving for long periods to reclaim there chair. The 30 minute rule was not enforced!
For our needs we felt this was a great ship and great cruise, We have done the Oasis and Freedom and enjoy the smaller ships to relax If you like The Disney World hyper active experience than this May not be the Cruise Ship for you. Not a great ship for kids.