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  • First Carnival ship to offer flexible dining
  • Mid-sized ship with contemporary amenities
  • Most cabins have views; many have balconies

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Carnival Legend Overview

(4.5) 4.5 out of 5+ star rating
Carnival Legend is the third ship in the Spirit class, which introduced some significant firsts for Carnival: alternative restaurants and onboard wedding chapels. Spirit-class ships also offer an impressive 80 percent ratio of outside cabins, as well as lots of nice little touches -- like museum-quality artwork and "designer" martinis.

The central theme onboard Carnival Legend is, aptly, great legends of the world. The theme is carried out throughout Carnival Legend's 12 passenger decks, 16 lounges, and indoor and outdoor promenades. The "Fun Ship" has it all including a nine-deck-high atrium, an onboard golf program, a duty-free shopping mall, a video arcade and an 1,800-square-ft. children's play area.

At 88,500 tons and carrying 2,124 passengers, Carnival Legend is just skirting the high side of mid-sized -- large enough, but not particularly crowded; we found it quite easy to find our way soon after boarding.
Carnival Legend Fellow Passengers
A broad crisscross of (mostly) middle America; according to Carnival, 30 percent of its passengers are under the age of 35, 40 percent are between 35 and 55, and 30 percent are over 55.
Carnival Legend Dress Code
A one week cruise features two formal evenings. Most men opt for jackets and ties, but a large number wear tuxedos. Resort casual attire is suggested for the rest of the evenings.
Carnival Legend Gratuity
Carnival recommends $11.50 per person, per day. The guidelines allocate $5.80 to dining room services, $3.70 to cabin services and $2 per day for alternative services, which include kitchen, entertainment, guest services and other hotel staff members. The amount is automatically added to your shipboard account, but can be adjusted in either direction at the guest services desk. A 15 percent gratuity is automatically added to bar bills. Tipping for room service at delivery is expected (and appreciated) by the service staff.
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Carnival Legend Member Reviews 1059 Reviews
   Excellent Cruise!
July 2014

Just returned from our Carnival Legend Cruise, and would highly recommend this ship and the western carribean ports to anyone! We booked private company excursions to have a more personal experience and would highly recommend all of them (we were ...continue

   Had a great time
June 2014

It has been 29 years since the last time I was on a cruise from any provider. My husband isn't a cruiser-type. I've been busy attending college, working as a public accountant, having my babies and then raising them and working as a private ...continue

My husband and I spent 7 beautiful days aboard the Carnival Legend sailing through the Western Caribbean to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We started off in Tampa setting sail for Cozumel, Mexico. After leaving Cozumel, we headed to Belize; ...continue

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