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Carnival Legend Cruise Review by ll_california: A wonderful journey after a little unpleasant embarkation

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Member Since 2008
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Cabin 5.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 1.0
Enrichment Activities 4.0
Entertainment 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 3.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Rates 4.0
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 5.0
Value for Money 5.0

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A wonderful journey after a little unpleasant embarkation

Sail Date: June 2010
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Tampa

Embarkation: very long line, but it moved pretty quick. Most of Carnival staff were friendly, except for one guy who handled the lines to enter the port gate, he kept on shouting at people. After getting on the ship, it was impossible to find seats for lunch.

Our room 7301 was as large as a regular hotel room, with a lot of storage space. We enjoyed our extra large balcony. Our cabin was clean and serviced promptly everyday. Food at the main dining room was excellent.

We enjoyed the pool, but it was always crowded. Activities and shows were OK.

We liked all the ports. We did excursions on our own in Cozumel and Belize, and purchased Carnival's excursions in Grand Cayman and Roatan. Generally we feel Carnival excursion costs more, involves longer waiting, more people, and less individual attention. I think next time we will do all excursions on our own.

For disembarkation, We took the advice from this board to take our own luggage, which turned More out to be nice. Less

Published 07/04/10

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Cabin review: 9B7301 Premium Balcony

7301: extra large room with lots of storage. extra large balcony. we love this cabin!

Port and Shore Excursions

We went cave tubing with We paid half the price than the ship-organized tour and a much pleasant experience. Smaller group, no waiting, better guides! Highly recommend

We've been to Cancun before, and have already done activities like dolphin swim, ruins, etc. So we hired a taxi to Paradise Beach (also a great tip learned from this board. Thank you, CruiseCritic!). We all agreed this was be best excursion during our cruise, and it cost the least.

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We signed up for the Hell, Turtle Farm, and Sting Ray City Tour by Carnival. We love all 3 places, especially the Turtle Farm. However the pre-tour wait (under the hot sun) was pretty long, and too many people on the same boat to Sting Ray City. We wished we had arranged this tour with other independent vendors.

Roatan is absolutely the most beautiful port during this trip. We took the Carnival tour to go to Maya Key private island. We enjoyed swimming and seeing the animals.

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Stayed at Sheraton Riverwalk. Very friendly staff. Nice room. Great river view from room balcony. Free shuttle bus to the port made it really convenient for us. We visited Busch Garden before the cruise and totally enjoyed the theme park.

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