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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 $12.00 per person, per day. The guidelines allocate $6.10 to dining room services, $3.90 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 it can be adjusted in either direction at the guest services desk. A 15 percent gratuity is automatically added to bar bills. Tipping a couple dollars for room service at delivery is expected (and appreciated) by the service staff.
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Carnival Legend Member Reviews 1075 Reviews
   New Caledonia and Vanuatu
October 2014

My first ever posting and unfortunately it has to be negative one.

After 5 previous cruises in the last 4 year with destinations as diverse as New Zealand, Asia and the Mediterranean. I feel reasonably qualified to comment on the quality ...continue

   First Carnival Legend Cruise out of Australia.
September 2014

We have just returned from 12 nights on board Carnival Legend on its first cruise out of Australia. We visited Noumea, Lifou, Port Denarau, Suva and Mare. Earlier this year we went to other Pacific Islands on the Carnival Spirit, which we ...continue

   Very Enjoyable, Best Carnival Cruise yet!
August 2014

We have been on other Carnival Caribbean cruises, usually 7 day or short 4 day cruises. We chose this cruise because it was going through the Panama Canal in August. This is unusual, but they were repositioning the ship from Tampa to Australia. ...continue

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