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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 Entertainment
Catch one of two original productions created especially for Carnival Legend in Follies, the main show lounge on Promenade Deck. Recalling the days of the magnificent movie houses of the 1920's, Follies evokes the feeling of an open courtyard in a Mediterranean villa. Arches, turrets and stained-glass chandeliers create an opulent, expansive space while providing excellent sightlines.

Satchmo's Club is a great place to unwind with some soft dance music. Named after legendary trumpeter Louis Armstrong, the club is decorated to resemble an old New Orleans bar with exposed brick, wrought-iron details, ceiling fans, cafe curtains and a false skylight. Adorning the walls are black and white photos of Armstrong at different stages of his career. Next door, the Dream Team bar offers overstuffed sofas and comfortable bar stools -- the perfect vantage points to quaff a brew and catch up on the latest sporting events.

Billie's piano bar is an intimate, art deco club where the piano player is the center of attention and everybody is a crooner. A stylish tribute to blues singer Billie Holiday, the centerpiece of the room is the stainless-steel musical bar lined with notes and a faux 1930's-era oversized microphone decorates each table.

Late-night comedy acts appear in the Firebird Lounge, taking its theme from the old Russian folktale of a talented seamstress from a small village who is turned into a bird by an evil sorcerer; the Firebird is decorated with replica hand-painted Russian lacquered boxes, accented by lamps with frosted glass globes painted on the inside to create a soft glow.

Don't let the giant (three and a half feet high!) Medusa heads with strands of snake-like hair capped with a snake's head with lighted eyes keep you out of the rocking Medusa's Lair dance club. The wall of closed-circuit televisions flashes images from the dance floor mixed with videos and special effects, while the sound system plays the latest dance music -- and a sophisticated light system makes the Medusa heads appear to move and change expression.
Carnival Legend Public Rooms
Carnival Legend offers 16 lounges and bars with a variety of themes to fit any mood or taste. As you enter the ship, you are greeted by the bar in the nine-deck-high Colossus Atrium, which is dominated by a towering mural of the Colossus of Rhodes. Popular for pre-dinner cocktails, the Odyssey and Atlantis lounges offer quiet, intimate venues with live music and the same Greek neoclassical design elements found in the atrium. Club Merlin Casino, the medieval-themed gaming area has a castle-like atmosphere complete with a suit of armor standing sentinel at the bar and shields bearing crossed swords and a knight's helmet mounted on the walls.
Carnival Legend Spa & Fitness
The Fountain of Youth Spa, the 14,500-square-ft. two-level health center encompasses the forward area of the Lido and Sun Decks, providing ocean views to exercisers. The gym is equipped with stationary bicycles, treadmills, and rowing and stair-climbing machines, as well as free weights and dumbbells. Adjacent to the workout area is a mirrored aerobics room, used especially for a series of exercise classes including low- and high-impact aerobics, yoga, spinning, and stretching and relaxation sessions; some of these classes have an additional fee per person so check prior to sign-up. The Steiner-operated spa offers a variety of treatments including aroma stone therapy, full body and scalp massages, seaweed wraps, mudpacks, and various slimming and toning therapies. Also housed within the spa are 10 private treatment/massage rooms, complete locker facilities, sauna and steam rooms, and a full-service beauty salon.

The ship features four swimming pools and four whirlpools -- one available in the spa itself and three others on Lido Deck -- as well as a padded jogging track encircling Deck 11. During the day, the Avalon Bar, located mid-ship, serves a variety of frothy, tropical concoctions. Corresponding to the theme are statues of a medieval castle at the Camelot Pool, an armored knight at the Avalon Pool and the figure of the mythological horned horse at the aft Unicorn Pool. Camelot Pool has a retractable domed ceiling for inclement weather.
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Carnival Legend Ratings
Member Rating
Dining
4.0
4.2
Public Rooms
4.0
4.5
Cabins
4.0
4.7
Entertainment
5.0
3.9
Spa & Fitness
4.0
4.2
Family & Children
5.0
3.7
Shore Excursions
3.0
4.5
Enrichment
2.0
NA
Service
3.0
4.6
Value-for-Money (Not yet rated)
4.5
Rates
4.0
4.4

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