1,552 Carnival Legend Cruise Reviews

I knew this was going to be an older ship, so I didn't expect a whole lot. I loved that it was not packed with guests because it only holds about 2300 guests. The decor was definitely dated and the food left a lot to be desired. ... Read More
I knew this was going to be an older ship, so I didn't expect a whole lot. I loved that it was not packed with guests because it only holds about 2300 guests. The decor was definitely dated and the food left a lot to be desired. The excursions however were fantastic. We booked an excursion for every port except Grand Cayman. The refrigerator in the state room did not cool the drinks enough and we barely saw our housekeeping guy. There were only 4 laundry rooms on this ship. We didn't really have a problem needing to use the machine, and we brought our own detergent. I was a little disappointed that every time we ordered a drink, gratuity was included AND they had another blank line as if we are supposed to leave more. I honestly felt like we were nickled and dimed to death between the people at the ports and on the ship. Nothing was terrible, but definitely the time OFF the ship were the highlights of my trip. Read Less
Sail Date March 2020
My wife and I have cruised extensively on many cruise lines, and we recently sailed on a 7 day Carnival Legend cruise to the Western Caribbean. While we were not WOWed by the experience, there were several interesting highlights. ... Read More
My wife and I have cruised extensively on many cruise lines, and we recently sailed on a 7 day Carnival Legend cruise to the Western Caribbean. While we were not WOWed by the experience, there were several interesting highlights. EMBARKATION: was smooth and one of the quickest we have ever experienced. CABIN: We had an aft-facing balcony cabin on the 7th floor. We found the cabin to be a bit dated, but of a nice size, with good closet and drawer space. The bathroom was adequate with great toilet suction, but the shower was small and just adequate. One negative was the sink basin which had many black hairline cracks from age, that gave it a bad appearance. In the main cabin, we found the bed to be comfortable. A big negative was the small size of the TV and the small number of available TV channels. The balcony was smaller than we expected from an aft balcony partially because the glass railing slanted in toward the balcony. Big negatives were rust stains on the exterior of the ship, the dirty railing glass and the teak wood on the railing which looked like it had never been oiled (shame on the crew). The deck WAS washed once during the cruise. FOOD/DINING: We had mixed experiences dining in the main restaurant. The first night was noisy and service was poor. We tried it a couple more times later in the cruise on the upper floor and found great service. The restaurant had a great menu and selection, but the food was lack-luster and poorly presented with smaller portions. The buffet was just adequate, but did offer an interesting extra-charge seafood section with a large variety of seafood items. There was also an interesting sandwich Deli section. We also booked the Chef's Table which was nice with an enthusiastic Chef, but the food was average, the presentation below average, and the wine pairings virtually non-existent with no Sommelier! There WERE interesting positives however. The Legend Steakhouse was probably one of the best we have tried while sailing, with great service, food, and drinks. The hamburgers by the pool were also the best we have had on a ship; and the bread and ice-cream on the ship were excellent. ENTERTAINMENT: We didn't try many of the entertainment options, but the ship appeared to have a wide variety of bar venues for many tastes including a Pub, Nightclub, and Sports Bar; and quite a few daily activities. The CASINO was one of the largest we have seen on a ship. SERVICE: Service was generally good, but not universally excellent. Our cabin steward was very good. SHIP: As I have pointed out, the exterior of the ship is not well maintained. We did not notice any problems with the interior. The Legend has many areas to explore, some of which we never got to, such as the water slides. We did miss the presence of a shuffleboard area, preferably on the promenade. As I said, we weren't WOWed, but would cruise on the Legend again. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
We chose this cruise because we live in central Florida and prefer to drive to the port. Tampa is about 1.5 hour drive for us. We are early 60's and this time our daughter and granddaughter joined us for our 7 day Western itinerary. ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we live in central Florida and prefer to drive to the port. Tampa is about 1.5 hour drive for us. We are early 60's and this time our daughter and granddaughter joined us for our 7 day Western itinerary. We arrived in Tampa around 11:30 and parked the car in one of many parking lots along the main road across from the pier. Pricing varies at these lots so do some research and check out Groupon to see if any are offering specials. We find the parking in Tampa to be cheaper than Port Canaveral. Our 1 week spot cost around $65.00 including the tip back and forth to the pier to the driver. We were dropped off at the entrance to the terminal checked our bags with the porter and rode up the escalator to start our check in process. What a pleasant surprise that literally their was zero wait we were through all the check points including the first photo opportunity and on the ship in about 15 minutes. The ramps and halls leading to the ship are not as long as other ports which is nice for those with luggage. We entered the legend right into the elevator bank and their were staff directing you to deck 9 for lunch. Our first meal was of course a Guys burger and fry's we did check out the offerings at the buffet and it appeared to have a good variety that would appeal to most. For those that have never tried a Guys burger its comparable to Five Guys or BurgerFi although I would say the Fries are better at Guys not to mention a large toppings bar that has enough topping choices to make your burger huge. This burger is on point and will not disappoint if you are a burger lover. Ship Layout: The ship is a mid size ship which we love as its less walking for us and easier to get around. The ship decor is renaissance and the coloring is muted. Each elevator bank has black with gold designs which was pretty but made the ship feel dark. The elevators have paintings that show male/females in little bits of clothing covering the areas that need to be covered however I would be prepared to explain to the little ones as at first my 10 year old granddaughters first reaction was to cover her eyes. The same holds true for the statues placed around the ship. The main lobby is small and surprising the shopping area was quite large for this size ship. Most shopping was on deck 2. The lido deck was divided into sections with sliding doors and had 2 pools and 2 giant hot tubs. The ship itself was in great shape considering its age and someone was always cleaning. Cabins: We had 2 inside rooms on deck 1 the rooms were of normal size with plenty of closet and storage space for 2 people. Our rooms were kept spotless by our room steward and he always remembered our names when we would cross paths throughout the week. I at first was concerned about being on Deck 1 but it was actually less rocky than it was mid ship/mid deck which is usually the sweet spot. No noise from deck 2 could be heard even though deck 2 is public areas. Food: This is our perspective on food and none of us are very adventurous so keep that in mind. Overall we found the Lido buffet to be excellent with good variety and was always hot the buffet set up kept lines and bottle jams to a minimum. Pizza was being made to order and was always piping hot and most mornings the omelette station had only a line of 1 or 2. tables were kept clean and plates removed as needed. We ate in the steak house 2 x and both times had delicious meals. Hubby tried the Wagwu beef and he did not care for it but that was his taste. We had anytime dining and found that it appeared that the wait staff had been reduced as their was times where we waiting a long time for something to appear and then everything would come at once. The dining room staff were working probably at their peak speeds but I think they were covering more tables with less teams. We had very pleasant servers but they also were working very hard. The main meals were so-so often served warm not hot. Dining room deserts had its ups and downs some lacked flavor even though they looked good in appearance. Ice cream is always a safe bet! Sea Day brunch was offered on both Sea Days. One critique which is small is that anchovy is blended into the caesar dressing so at times it has a "fishy" taste to it. Entertainment: Frankie is the cruise director on the Legend and he brought it on. He is full of energy and has a voice that is clear and consise. His announcements were not intrusive and he leads an entertainment team that has energy and really looked like they were having fun doing their job. The activities were the usual ship offerings of trivia, crafts, talks, shop specials, and music offerings. The main shows were Motor City, Studia VIP and Epic Rock. This group of Playlist singers and dancers were one of the best we have seen, they were in tune and all participated in solo's the lead male/females were both excellent. Clue and Hasbro Game show as well as Lip Sync Battle and Love & Marriage, Bingo and the Quest rounded out the main offerings. Music from most of the main bars were offered depending on your taste as well as electric violins in the lobby each night ( my favorite). Deck party's were the Mega Deck Party, 80s Rock & Glow as well as the traditional Sail Away. Punchliner Comedy Club was always packed for both PG and 18+ shows. The comedians were on point and had a good mix of topics that were relevant. Most were able too switch it up based on the crowd. The comedy club is located down on the 1st deck its a fairly large venue and some of the seats do not give you clear view of the comedian so I would plan on arriving a minimum of 30 minutes to ensure you get yourself a good seat. Ports of Call: our first stop was Grand Caymen, this is a tender port that went extremely smooth. We did 7 mile beach on our own by walking a few blocks up from the port and taking a city bus to Calico Jacks. This is a public beach however if you want a chair and umbrella the price was $20.00. They also had jet ski and snorkel equipment rentals right on the beach. The beach was clean and had soft sand with smooth entry to the water . Bus ride was $2.50 each way PP. Second stop was Isla Roatan, we port at Mahogany Bay which is a Carnival Corp built pier what we love here is their is a beach right here at the pier that is free!. The beach offers everything you can get at a private island beach to rent. We opted to get 2 loungers and a clam shell for shade closer to the water at a cost of $26.00 for the day. Free chairs are available but a bit farther from the water and no shade. You can either walk to this beach or you can take a Magical Flying Chair ride over which is picturesque and calming. Bar and Food service was available from the beach at costs. A great beach day and plenty of stores to shop in before returning to the ship. Belize: This is a tender port that also went extremely smooth however it is a longer ride back and forth ( about 15-20 minutes). We walked around the port and had some beverages at 1 of the pier restaurants. The port has some cute picture spots so be sure to check out the entire pier. Cozumel: We love this port and always try something new. This time we decided to try out an all day resort for a day pass at the El Cid. This resort is walkable from the port! They offer 2 choices an all inclusive with drinks and buffet for $65.00 or for $23.00 not including food and beverage but they give you back a credit of $13.00 PP to use towards drink and food. This resort was super clean and had a nice size swimming pool and 2 sandy areas the sand area to the far left had a "beach" entry to the water although it was a rocky entry and had a shallow pool with some hammocks in the water that were interesting. Those that snorkeled here said they did see many fish. We had a great time at El Cid and would recommend it especially for the price. Casino: We both love the casino and although it was a bit small it was never over crowded and you could find something to play. They held 2 events during the week one was a Fireball raffle and then a hot seat promo as well as a slot and blackjack tournament. The staff was friendly and the bar staff was easy to get drinks from. For those that don't smoke you may find it to be smoky and unfortunately you had to walk through to get around the ship their was no way to avoid unless you went down or up and over Overall we had a great time on the Legend and would definitely not hesitate to choose her again. PS: For those that want to know the Diamond/Platinum gift were luggage tags and the party invitation did say plus guest. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
I have always wanted to see the Panama Canal and it did not disappoint .My girls and my Grand daughter decided to to an all girl Cruise. The Crew was all amazing. My Stateroom Steward Aris was the best. As was the people he worked with ... Read More
I have always wanted to see the Panama Canal and it did not disappoint .My girls and my Grand daughter decided to to an all girl Cruise. The Crew was all amazing. My Stateroom Steward Aris was the best. As was the people he worked with always with a smile and a greeting. The ship was clean and well laid out. The entertainment was the best the singers and dancers were the best and when you seen them off stage they were were all very nice.The comedians were so funny my stomach hurt from laughing. The shore excursions were well managed and everyone took real good care of us!! I played Bingo with David, Oscar, Jose and DJ they were all GREAT! My next cruise will be on Carnival again. I have now done 3 Carnival Cruises and I will not go on any other line as I have not had the good feeling from other lines that I did from Carnival. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
Our first Carnival cruise that my TA set up for us almost 2 years ago. We had the Grand Suite, which was more than we ever imagined! The service was excellent and always courteous. The foods and entertainment especially Polaris I could ... Read More
Our first Carnival cruise that my TA set up for us almost 2 years ago. We had the Grand Suite, which was more than we ever imagined! The service was excellent and always courteous. The foods and entertainment especially Polaris I could listen for hours was beautiful! Chef's Table was outstanding and totally worth it. Veterans appreciation and Veterans Tea gatherings was a nice touch too. Loved my balcony as we went through the partial transit of the Panama Canal, I watched it on the tv screen and from my balcony. My husband went up to Deck 8, so we bought the cd of this amazing experience. We would do this again and Carnival with two ports Limon Costa Rica and Grand Cayman were beautiful. Excellent service and Excellent everything! So glad I got the Grand Suite too, got spoiled! The embarkment and debarkment was nice and smooth too. This was an Excellent experience! Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
This cruise was chosen for a group traveling together by an agent. The ship was old and in disrepair and had several items not working one of which was the water which flowed dark brown in the middle of the cruise. The hot tub never ... Read More
This cruise was chosen for a group traveling together by an agent. The ship was old and in disrepair and had several items not working one of which was the water which flowed dark brown in the middle of the cruise. The hot tub never worked nor the sliding cover over pool, we had a couple days of rain, and they allowed smoking by the pool side I've never seen that before. We didn't have a working lamp connection in the bedroom or towels or a remote for the TV; which we didn't get until half way through the trip. Our excursions paid for were never left in our room with information for the week. We were on a RCL in 2017 and there is no comparison, from the rooms, to service, to food selection, to entertainment. They had a piano never used in gathering area outside of the smoky casino. One of the most frustrating thing was I paid for internet with upgrade and I could never use my computer for work as it would never have enough service to even open any programs. We had trouble with our phones in and out of service the whole trip. It was funny how everyone was on their phones once off the ship. We never had trouble on RCL. Also frustrating was poor communication from excursions to ship times to meals paid for, some in our group couldn't access the Carnival Hub App and were in the dark the whole trip. Whenever the ship docked it didn't follow the correct time zone so you had to do everything by 'ship time' and couldn't count on your phone which had the correct time on it, and had to check the app for ship time!!! We were suppose to be on this ship this coming Sept for a Mediterranean Cruise and there is NO WAY I could deal with it. We are changing ships and will go with a Holland America cruise. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
We recently cruised on the Legend. While we took some fun excursions, overall it was a mediocre experience. We picked this trip, as it is close to our birthdays and anniversary, and because we wanted to see some of the ruins in Belize. ... Read More
We recently cruised on the Legend. While we took some fun excursions, overall it was a mediocre experience. We picked this trip, as it is close to our birthdays and anniversary, and because we wanted to see some of the ruins in Belize. Our overall impression was that the crew of the Legend do not seem very happy. I can’t remember a cruise where so few of the crew spoke to us, and even members of the fun squad were not that energetic. Our room seemed too warm, but after discussing it with our steward, visiting guest services twice and leaving them a note, we gave up and did our best to deal with it, but I never felt like anyone really cared. The live music, especially the Polaris Trio, was very good. We did find an excellent team in the Dining room and the food was good. We felt that our Belize excursion was very rushed, and not very informative, and that the description of the excursion we did in Cozumel was a little misleading. Disembarkation was a nightmare, there were only 2 customs agents. I’m not sure that’s Carnivals fault, but it seems like they could press the ports to make sure the trips end on a positive note. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
We were with a group of 17 couples who met from across the country and cruised together for a week. This was our first experience with Carnival, but we have cruised twice before. We stayed in a Grand Suite and found the accommodations ... Read More
We were with a group of 17 couples who met from across the country and cruised together for a week. This was our first experience with Carnival, but we have cruised twice before. We stayed in a Grand Suite and found the accommodations spacious and lovely. Incredible amount of efficient storage. Bathroom was lovely, spacious, including double sinks, a jacuzzi tub and bidet. Service from our room steward to the dining room was excellent. We enjoyed the shows and my husband enjoyed playing Bingo one morning. The string trio was amazingly talented - able to play almost anything from a variety of genres. Our shore excursions were excellent. We especially enjoyed our excursion in Cozumel, where we went into the city, visited a church, traditional markets, and an orphanage, followed by a lovely lunch at a small cafe: https://www.carnival.com/shore-excursions/cozumel/make-a-difference-give-back-with-purpose-304265. Angel, our tour guide, was excellent and the orphanage was amazing. There are parts of the ship that could use a little facelift, but we found the ship clean, comfortable, and staff excellent. Most of the food was very good. We enjoyed breakfast best at the buffet - plenty of choices and quality good. Lunch was mostly good; some for the buffet items were unusual, but most were tasty. Dinner in the regular dining room was very good, but occasionally someone in our group had an item that was a little subpar. The wait staff was excellent. We found that there were a number of people that were clearly there to "party," drinking and smoking, but they tended to congregate in the bars and casino, so could relatively easily be avoided by those of us seeking more quiet relaxation. I was pleasantly surprised at how easily we were able to get elevators on such a busy ship. Port of Tampa was easy to navigate and everyone from the luggage porters to the immigration officers was pleasant, helpful, and professional. Embarkation and debarkation were easy and painless. Very quick and efficient. Note we had a relatively early flight, so handled our own luggage during debarkation. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
I am sorry to make such an extreme rating, just to convey my point. I am hoping that carnival will consider removing nude female artwork from elevators and corridors. I have been on multiple carnival cruises and I love Carnival, but ... Read More
I am sorry to make such an extreme rating, just to convey my point. I am hoping that carnival will consider removing nude female artwork from elevators and corridors. I have been on multiple carnival cruises and I love Carnival, but this time I was surprised to see such explicit imagery everywhere. As usual, Staff, Food, Pool, Water works, Green thunder, Housekeeping were all amazing. I love the itinerary as all the ports were awesome. We didnt book most of our excursions through Carnival, but in hindsight I think we should have done that at Cozumel. I will recommend booking excursions through Carnival if they are within 10% of the local quotes. I will also recommend trying brunch at the dinning hall, its awesome. Try Indian Masala dosa I will also recommend the green thunder slide, its an experience. Its mostly empty as young kids are not allowed (I think) Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
We have been on 20 or more cruises with several different cruise lines. I would not recommend this ship to anyone unless you have never been on any ship and have nothing to compare it to. Ship is old and outdated and in much need of ... Read More
We have been on 20 or more cruises with several different cruise lines. I would not recommend this ship to anyone unless you have never been on any ship and have nothing to compare it to. Ship is old and outdated and in much need of repair and upgrading. Food is mediocre at best in MDR. Service in MDR is very good. One of the very few highlights of our trip. On the other hand, the buffet is horrible. Food is cold and bland. Everything is either under cooked or burnt. Coffee is warm not hot. Carnival has a Bacon Nazi now much like the old soup Nazi on Seinfeld. You are not allowed to get you own bacon and if you try the Bacon Nazi will knock it out of the utensil you are using, and just stare at you. I am not kidding folks, this is real. Just ask anyone who has recently taken this ship. He did this to my 21 year old daughter when she unknowingly used the sausage utensil to try a get some bacon while the bacon nazi was guarding something else like the croissants. Oh yea, you cant get them on your own either. You have to ask for them and they are rationed out like the under cooked bacon. One of the craziest things I have ever seen on a cruise ship and by far the worst buffet and service ever. Pizza is just Ok and very slow and unorganized. Sushi restaurant was most always empty and a waste of space. Specialty restaurants were way overpriced and I never saw many people in them. Guys burger joint is by far the best food on the ship but they close every day at 5 pm. Our room was balmy and warm most of the time. Complained three days in a row. Finally someone showed up and told us that the room was at their recommended lowest temperature. It was 85 outside most every day and our room stayed around 76 -78 most of the time the entire week. This is warmer than we like for resting at night and disappointed that we could not decide within reason what temperature we wanted in our room. Apparently you don't have that choice anymore either. Entertainment in Main theater was really bad. We just quit going because it was so awful. Comedians in the comedy club were good but it was so hot in there most shows that people were going back to the bar to get menus to use as a fan. Many complained but all were told that it was just because there were so many people in there. Well DUH, no other good entertainment to see so everyone tried to pack in the comedy club. They should have an AC system big enough to handle the load regardless. Every comedian actually had their own little sweat towel with them when they took to the stage. That should tell you how uncomfortable it was in there for everyone. Casino was very smoky and musky. There were very few winners anywhere. Especially on the slots. Worse slot winning odds I have seen on any ship. Special sales and promotions from the shops were not really all that. Most everything I saw could be bought anywhere in US for cheaper. Candy store was always empty and another waste of space. Cruise director is good and you can tell he knows how to run the show. He is very easy to talk to and would take to time for anyone. The other issues I have mentioned are not his responsibility or under his control. All ports of call were good and no problems getting on or off the ship. Fortunately they seem to have all that down to a science. I would highly recommend looking at other options when shopping for a cruise vacation unless like I said in the beginning, you have nothing to compare it to. As for us we are permanently done with Carnival. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
We booked this cruise for our family of 4 because we’ve done the same Pitts before and they were each a great experience. The rates for a balcony cabin this week were surpassingly low. Embarkation was smooth as it always is with ... Read More
We booked this cruise for our family of 4 because we’ve done the same Pitts before and they were each a great experience. The rates for a balcony cabin this week were surpassingly low. Embarkation was smooth as it always is with Carnival. We used park4cruise.com which was the best priced, no issues. We got to our room 6227, by 1:30 and were very pleased with the amount of storage. I wish they offered more wall hooks and more outlets. There was just 1 outlet on vanity. I had pre-purchased bottle water to be delivered to room but since we were past guest, they also gave us a bunch of free waters. The beds were very comfy and room was quiet and perfectly located. As for food, Lido offered a decent variety of food. Pizza was disappointing as it’s very thin and burnt. Guys burgers and fries and the Cantina for tacos are probably the most popular and consistent. Downside to Lido is the hoards of people lined up like cattle who’ve never eaten before. You see lots of food wasted here too. And always use sanitizer. Entertainment on the boat was so-so. It seemed like there was like a lull in stuff to do between 5-9. Highlights included the Folley theatre musical shows, different decade of music review each night. Performers talent just mediocre. Comedy shows were hit and miss but always full. Definitely go to The Quest game show if you can handle raunchiness. So much fun but definitely R-rated, no kids. Truffles dining was disappointing. What used to be included in the past is now an up charge. Service was mostly slow and inconsistent for breakfast and dinner. We brought wine onboard and spent about $40 on drinks. You can count on $10 each drink. Frankie the CD was a lot of fun and had the knack to entertain a diverse audience. Our kids did the teen club and seemed to enjoy that but they did find the kids activities to be lacking. Finally, the ship, while clean, looks like it’s way past due for an overhaul. It felt very gaudy gothic-Egyptian with browns and golds and 90s decor. There was lots of rust spots throughout. Smaller ship size made it mostly easy to get around. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
We went on this Cruise because it was the itinerary we wanted for the Panama canal but we will never go on carnival again! We will be sticking to Royal Caribbean. The shore excursions were great but pretty much anything having to do ... Read More
We went on this Cruise because it was the itinerary we wanted for the Panama canal but we will never go on carnival again! We will be sticking to Royal Caribbean. The shore excursions were great but pretty much anything having to do with onboard sucked! The shows were so loud I couldn't stay for any of them, the food was not good, I ordered breakfast to my room every morning with extra cereal so I could eat that for different meals throughout the day, I alternated between that and two different sandwiches from the sandwich shop on the two-week Cruise, when room service brought breakfast the milk & juice were in glasses that almost every day were not covered!! The ship was dirty!! They didn't have people wash their hands or use hand sanitizer when you went in to the dining rooms or the buffet,3 of the 4 people in my group ended the cruise being sick. I ended up Leaving the cruise with bronchitis and bed bugs!! I wish I could send them my Terminix bill!! Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
We booked the cruise because of the home port, the ports of call and the dates just lined up perfectly with our child's school break. We overall were satisfied we had the vacation and we were happy we went on vacation, but... The ... Read More
We booked the cruise because of the home port, the ports of call and the dates just lined up perfectly with our child's school break. We overall were satisfied we had the vacation and we were happy we went on vacation, but... The ship was definitely subpar. It showed signs of aging everywhere. We had a leak in our room and with it being Thanksgiving week there were no free cabins elsewhere on the boat. They did fix the leak, but it took two days. We did notice other areas on the ship were leaking as well. The crew was positive and helpful, though it did seem everyone (cruise director, wait staff, customer service, etc) was a step below other Carnival cruises we had been on. They all did their job, but no one was really outstanding. Also there was just less activities than we were accustomed to on this cruise. We ended up staying in more often than not as a result because there was nothing of interest to us on the entertainment list. We tried booking the Carnival shore excursion from Cozumel to Chichen Itza via the flight, but it got canceled due to insufficient people. We were so disappointed and ended up going on the ferry/bus ride instead. We actually were comped this due to the leak in our room and our prior shore excursion being canceled. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
We were supposed to go to Cuba on Paradise, but trip was cancelled so we jumped ship to the Legend. Same port, 7 day cruise vs. 5 day cruise. We would have cancelled the whole cruise but flights and hotel were paid for, plus we had ... Read More
We were supposed to go to Cuba on Paradise, but trip was cancelled so we jumped ship to the Legend. Same port, 7 day cruise vs. 5 day cruise. We would have cancelled the whole cruise but flights and hotel were paid for, plus we had people we were meeting up with before and after the cruise. Legend was a smaller ship than we have sailed in the past, and needs much work (peeling paint, rust and such), but being on a smaller ship meant we were able to mingle more with the crew than we ever have in the past. We attended a cruise critic meet and greet (which I highly recommend doing). There we met the hotel director Eric and the CD Frankie. They stressed how great the crew was and how they all got along and were like family. What we found, was to be true. We ran into Eric 3 times during the cruise and Frankie was one of the best CD, Carnival has to offer. He is very natural at what he does, making his job look effortless, which we know is not the least bit true. The food in the steak house was amazing and our server the first night Igor was knowledgeable about the food and wines and personable. We also went to the Steak House bar each night before dinner and got to know the best bartender Juvy. Juvy introduced us to the head of beverage officer the last night of the cruise. One of our excursions, a helicopter ride in the Caymans was cancelled due to high winds, so we shopped and had some bites to eat at a place once known as Breezes. Love the Caybrew beer and conch fritters. We also attended the cooking demonstration in the steak house the first sea day. We were amazed that we got to sample each dish they made and glad we did not each lunch before we attended the demonstration. Smaller ship for us meant attending more of the ships on board activities, where as the larger ships have so many other things to offer, and we missed not going to shows, like the marriage show, and lectures/shows, put on by Frankie, both during the day and into the evening. We wanted to relax this cruise and that is what we did on the Legend, thanks to it's fantastic crew. The crew made this cruise, not the ship. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
We chose this cruise because we love Tampa and because my aunt and her husband recently moved to Roatan... we wanted to visit them. The price was right for the two of us (went without kids this time). We've found the Tampa airport ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we love Tampa and because my aunt and her husband recently moved to Roatan... we wanted to visit them. The price was right for the two of us (went without kids this time). We've found the Tampa airport and the Tampa cruise port to be so easy to get in and out of. We experienced the same this cruise. The ship is definitely older and the decor wasn't our favorite, but we looked past that to just enjoy our time and the experience together. The staff was fantastic. They were constantly cleaning. Constantly. It seemed like every one was always smiling and saying hello. It really seemed like they wanted to make sure we were having a great time. We loved our housekeeping person, Linda. She was fantastic. We never noticed her in the room but it always looked great, was well stocked and her towel animals were fun! She asked us on the first day if we wanted to have her come once or twice. We said once was fine and we agreed on a mid-morning time. I also asked if I could have a robe to use and she was happy to give me one to use. We had Your Time Dining in Truffles Dining Room Deck 3. We usually went down around 7pm, sometimes closer to 8pm. Our first night, we sat in Volodymyr's section and he was FANTASTIC! We didn't automatically get him the 2nd night and weren't as impressed so we requested Volodymyr on the 3rd night. The hostess, Ava, recognized us immediately every night after that and always told the hostess running the computer "they would like to sit in Volodymyr's section" without us even saying it. Mila would seat us, she also knew that we loved Volodymyr. Here's why we loved him... he was professional, charming, informed us of the dinner selections and his favorites, would give us honest feedback if we asked about certain dishes, greeted us by name as soon as we arrived, acknowledged us even if we weren't at his table yet, knew our likes and dislikes after the 2nd dinner (knew that my husband loves fish and that I like meat and based recommendations off that, that we didn't want the bread plate, that my husband wants a straw for his drink, that he likes tons of ice, that he'd want coffee and fruit plate while I would try different desserts), and he was efficient and quick. His team, John and Franklin, also were very good. We loved Milan, the bartender. We found him in Dreamteam sports bar every night and sometimes at the Serenity Bar too. He was attentive and friendly. Our cruise director was Frankie. He was super fun! We saw him throughout the ship at different activities... Carnival Quest, 80's Music Trivia, the shows in Follies Theater, greeting guests back on to the ship, the dance parties, etc. Fun guy. We just hope Carnival Quest stays. He said that it might go away for safety reasons but we love it so much... such a fun game!!! Our 1st port was Grand Cayman. Weather was 78 or 80 and sunny. We were on the first tender because of Faster to the Fun. We've been to this port once and did Stingray City with out kids. This time we just took a cab at $5 each to Royal Palms Beach Club. It was $2 to get in. $12 each chair rental and $15 for an umbrella. We didn't need an umbrella. We were only in port from like 7:30-2:15. The beach club was nice. It got full around 10am. We stayed until about 12:30. We walked around the downtown area for a little bit but I think we were back on board by 1. Our 2nd port was Roatan, Honduras. My aunt recently moved here so we met her and her husband outside the port area. They took us to see their new home and West End village area. Then we went to Beachers casual restaurant on West Bay Beach. We walked out on to the sand and walked down a bit, got in the water and snorkled around "the wall." It was AWESOME snorkeling! It was free... we were doing it on our own, but we saw tons of colorful fish and fish schools. And the coral reef was amazing! She mentioned that the coral reef has changed a ton since they first saw it a year ago. People just don't take care of it. We saw one adult male standing on it and jumping off like a diving board. If she could've gotten closer to him, she would've said something to him. :( Afterwards, we had lunch and drinks at Beachers. It was a great day! We barely had time to shop in the port area but it was very nice (and decorated for Christmas). We did see the chairlift to the port beach but we didn't get to use it. Weather was 82 and sunny! Great port! Our 3rd port was Belize. We planned on doing this on our own but at 7am (last second!). we bought a barrier reef snorkeling, swim with nurse sharks and stingrays, Caye Caulker island stop excursion. We loved it! The weather started out nice but got cloudy as we neared Caye Caulker. We snorkeled along the barrier reef. It was very cool but because of the weather, the water was kind of choppy and hard to see in. We did see some cool fish, including a barracuda that swam right past my face! While snorkeling, it started raining and by the time I was climbing the ladder, it was a torrential downpour. Oh well, we were wet anyways. It did feel cool for a bit while it rained and while we drove to the next water stop. Then the rain stopped and we stopped to swim with nurse sharks and stingrays. VERY COOL!!! After that, they stopped for a little surprise and we fed "baby" tarpon fish from the boat. Fun experience! Then we went to Caye Caulker and ate a pre-ordered lunch from the Lazy Lizard. We had a few minutes to walk around and then we returned to the boat. It rained on the way back again. I have to say that our boat and excursion crew were fabulous. The captain got us there safely when the weather got pretty crappy and choppy. And our the excursion leader, Javi, was so informative about the island. It was a fantastic excursion! Our 4th port was Cozumel. We've been to Nachi Cocum before and also Paradise Beach (I think?). This time, we bought a Carnival excursion... twister boat to Isla Pasion. Fabulous!!! There were only 10 guests and 3 boat crew on the twister boat. It was a sunny and 82 degree day. They did 3-4 complete 360 turns with us on the way to the island! We got wet and it was amazing!!! Our group of 10 were people of all ages, including a couple who were celebrating their 50th anniversary that day. We were the first on the island with our pick of spots to sit/lay. Our group sat together and had fun sitting in the sun, drinking from the open bar, tequila tasting with Aida, eating the fantastic lunch (the chicken/onions and peppers was the best I've ever had) and playing the water balloon toss game. The time went way too quickly at this island. It was perfect! Highly recommend this excursion! We got 4 more 360's on the way back to the ship! We spent a little time shopping at Puerta Maya and then had fun watching the latecomers on the ship. Some people didn't take the ship departure time seriously. The last person, a single lady, sauntered up at 21 minutes beyond when we were supposed to be on board. Carnival had everything loaded up except the last gangway and a couple of officers waiting on this lady. She lucked out and made it on. Debarkation was a breeze. We did self-assist and met on deck 3 at 7:30am with the Faster to the Fun folks. We walked off the ship at 8am. We got in a shared taxi van to the airport (we had a late flight so we got another rental car). We were in the airport by 8:25. The only thing we were upset with on this cruise was the lack of available channels to watch college football on. I know, I know... we were on a cruise. But on Saturday, the game of the week was OSU vs Penn State. It had been advertised all week on the sports bars tvs. There was an entire bar full of people ready to watch the game and at 12pm, gameday switched off and they were showing Harvard vs. Yale. huh? Very upset crowd! They don't have Fox so we couldn't see the OSU game. They only have ESPN and ESPN2. So the michigan fans were excigted to see their game at 3:30 since it was on ESPN. But nope, not on the ship... Cricket came on and so did Auburn vs Samford or something like that. Big problem for a lot of folks. Other than that, we had a fantastic cruise on the Carnival Legend! Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
As stated above, my late husband and i were on this ship in 2004 and things sure have changed. My friends and i wanted to go on a 7 day halloween cruise and we have had good experiences before. Embarkation was, as always, a breeze, due ... Read More
As stated above, my late husband and i were on this ship in 2004 and things sure have changed. My friends and i wanted to go on a 7 day halloween cruise and we have had good experiences before. Embarkation was, as always, a breeze, due to the great staff in the terminal. The cabins were kept in good condition. The crew and staff were friendly and responsive to any requests. Entertainment? Was very poor. The comedians were not funny at all. Some people actually left before the end of their shows. Try to get joe marlotti and vargus mason on the legend. We saw them on the miracle in august and these guys are really funny. The dancers were good but the singers (one in particular) sounded like they were cats in pain. Everyone was saying the same thing. Why so loud? Not necessary. Now to the dining experience............the hotel manager would be doing the head chef a big favor by giving him a cookbook for christmas. His idea of spanakopita was outrageous. Where in the world did he get this recipe? If he tried to serve this to a greek they would have booed him out of the kitchen or worse. The night they served fried chicken, 4 of my dinner mates had to send them back they were so overcooked and inedible. some of my dinner mates had to resort to having a baked potato and some veggies for dinner. When did it become the norm for the waiters to bring all the food out at the same time? There was no room on the table and we had to either gobble down our appetizers (or have them put aside by which time the food was cold). Please so something about this. It spoils the whole dinner. I could go on and one but i think you have the idea by now. One last good thing. Halloween was fantastic since so many passengers really went all out and had costumes that were sooo good. There were no altercations or anything and the children were adorable. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Crew from the desk service was rude and unapologetic! They had the Spanish music very lower than the other kind of music. Very disappointed. The room service did not changed the linens how they supposed to every other day. When we went to ... Read More
Crew from the desk service was rude and unapologetic! They had the Spanish music very lower than the other kind of music. Very disappointed. The room service did not changed the linens how they supposed to every other day. When we went to the desk service to do the complain, they were finding excuses instead of fixing the problem. The Shows on the theatre was mediocre. The comedy show was wonderful. Cayman Islands was great. In general the costumer services were not the best, In times some were arrogant, especially the ones from the desk service. Above our dining table was a part of the ceiling broken. Very disappointed for what we expected and even more disappointed after having a great time at Carnival Breeze. Many times we choose the cruise base on the itineraries, but I will recommend to choose the ship first then you won’t have the bad experience we had. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
We wanted to go on a Panama Canal cruise leaving the west coast and traveling east. We were not disappointed. The ship was beautiful and extremely clean. Seems like someone was always cleaning and polishing. Thankfully even the window were ... Read More
We wanted to go on a Panama Canal cruise leaving the west coast and traveling east. We were not disappointed. The ship was beautiful and extremely clean. Seems like someone was always cleaning and polishing. Thankfully even the window were cleaned several times on this journey. That has always been my number one complaint. Well this time those windows were spotless. They must have cleaned them four times in 15 days. Thanks Carnival. We meet some incredible people on this journey and will be friend forever. The food was just OK but we always found something to eat that satisfied us. And oh did I mention Guy's Burger joint. My Fave. Love that place. The shows were awesome and the staff friendly. Most of the Fun Squad is great but Oscars English is a little hard to understand when doing trivia. We had perfect weather and calm seas. The captain was also fantastic. This was my wife first time as a Diamond cruise and I am still Platinum. There were over 1200 Diamond and Platinum guests on board. I was a little disappointed not to get the VIPF pin that we get on every cruise whille we were there but I was excited when I got home and got my mail and their was two shinny pins in the mailbox. Thanks Carnival. I must say that this one one of the most relaxing cruises we have ever been on. Other than the fact that my wife broke her wrist in Costa Rica ( not Carnivals Fault) we had an amazing cruise. Her wist is all set in a cast now and she will heel just fine. Looking forward to our next Carnival adventure in January 2020. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
I chose this cruise because I got a very good price for a solo inside cabin. I had had Jen Baxter as a cruise director before. She still is a great cruise director. 10 sea days,but lots of activities planned for each sea day(lots of ... Read More
I chose this cruise because I got a very good price for a solo inside cabin. I had had Jen Baxter as a cruise director before. She still is a great cruise director. 10 sea days,but lots of activities planned for each sea day(lots of trivia). As this was a Hawaii cruise I did go to Hula lessons. Cabin was ok. Nita,cabin stewardess was great! Food overall was good,but I did have a few main entrees that were not good(for example-lamb that was too tough to cut),and some appetizers that were not good. Poor selection of teas-only Lipton and green tea bags offered. Desserts were mostly very good but for one night grand marnier souffle that was more of a cake than souffle. All musicians were very good! I especially liked rock band Hot Shots in Red Frog Pub! They were fantastic! Danced a lot to their music! This was one of the best cruises I have taken(over 27 cruises)! Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Special needs son request mocked by employee and corporate not making it right If you have a child with a disability do not cruise carnival. The ship itself was average, the same you will find on all cruise lines for its age/class. ... Read More
Special needs son request mocked by employee and corporate not making it right If you have a child with a disability do not cruise carnival. The ship itself was average, the same you will find on all cruise lines for its age/class. The splash pad is in a horrible location where it is super loud (ship engine,thrusters,smoke stacks)and windy. Most other cruise lines have the splash area on the main lido deck where it is not as loud and more accessible. The kids club would did not have an igloo slide like pictured and will combine all age groups when not a lot of kids were there, which is tough on a child with special needs. They would be in one room one time then the other the next and then not being allowed over at other times which for kids can be frustrating “why can’t I go over there and play the video games?” “Why can’t my sister be in my room now, she was yesterday?” Just be consistent, either keep them separated the whole cruise or keep them combined. Consistency is key. Other cruise lines offer the same/or better kids areas and accommodations for special needs kids specifically Royal and Norwegian. Food is average with cruise line industry, but if you have dietary needs consider another line. We put in our concerns when booking and then after paid in full checking to make sure my son would be accommodated. On the ship, they had no note of it and then took 4 days to be correct and multiple trips to maitre d, chef, & guest service. Other cruise lines it takes 1 meal and then everything is usually correct by the next one. Here is a specific incident where an employee did not take my child’s disability seriously & corporates response as well... On 9/30 I went to the unicorn cafe to get a straw for my disabled son, who can’t drink without one.(I had brought 2 reusable cups for him to use on the trip, but unfortunately one was lost and the other broke right before this incident) The employee told me they didn’t have one, but I could go to the Serenity Bar to get one. I went to the bar and asked for a straw. Another guest said “turtle killer” and laughed. The bar server laughed and called me a “murder”. I told my mom what happened and she immediately went to guest services. While talking to guest services she was overwhelmed and had to lay on the stairs. She text me and told me I had to come down there, because whenever she spoke about the incident her head hurt and felt like it would explode. I walked my mom over and talked to the bar manager who apologized for taking so long, but he was speaking with the server who said he did not say anything to me. He told the bar manager the guest called me that and he said nothing. I told him to check the tapes because you will see he said it to me after the guest. He said he would have a meeting with all the staff and make sure no one says anything to guests. My mom then bought medicine and laid in her room. I contacted guest care when we were in port and told them what happened and that my mom was not getting better and I felt unsafe on the ship. The lady apologized and asked if I and all my party had our passports and belongings and if we were ready to leave now. I said yes and she then said she just had to verify for protocol that I informed guest services on the ship and then she would refund our money and send us home from Hawaii. She put me on hold to verify with guest services, when she got back she said guest service on the ship had no record of the incident and said I did not come down so unfortunately she could not help me until I went to the ship. If they do not resolve it I could then contact them once I was off the ship to help, which I assumed would honor the refund. On 10/11 I went to guest services to get a copy of incident-in case when I called they said there was no record like on 10/6 and was told they could not share it with me. I asked to see a security officer and was denied saying my safety was not a concern. I told them I had to return my “serenity pool towel” to guest services because I did not feel safe going in that area or any area that employee could be. I was then told that the employee was reprimanded and only told me to “save planet earth” when I said that was incorrect and sounds nothing like “murder” they changed it to “save Mother Earth”. I then felt like they were trying to cover up the issue instead of taking responsibility and insisted on seeing security who took a full statement, but would not allow my mother who had medical issues from the incident to give a statement. The officer told me he would investigate. I was then contacted and the officer said the bar manager told him it was carnival policy to tell all guests who request a straw to “save the environment” I asked why this was not mentioned 11days earlier and why the server lied saying he said nothing when initially asked. I also said it sounds nothing like “murder” so then after talking with the manager again I was told I just didn’t understand the servers accent. Then the manager tried to convince security by saying "save Mother Earth" as fast as he could to show it sounded similar, but it did not and I stated this was insulting and not what the server said. Also, no other servers the entire cruise mentioned “saving the environment or planet or Mother Earth” I also said that telling me that would be inappropriate since it is for my disabled son who can’t drink without a straw, but the server crossed the line and made me feel unsafe by calling me a “murder”. The servers put straws without any request into alcoholic drinks continuously without mentioning the environment. When I got home I contacted customer care again. I shared the information and was told by Ingrid that I misunderstood the employee and they would give me $50 credit to a future cruise. I said I don’t feel safe especially since everyone is covering up for the employee and that $50 didn’t even cover the cups I had to buy in port because I felt unsafe asking for straws and guest service on the ship lied to her colleague. My mom then contacted Sergio and was told it would go under manager review and we would be contacted. Three weeks later I called again since no one contacted us. I spoke to Ariadne who first said my booking was cancelled and then found it. She insisted I misunderstood and that the case was closed. She also denied my request to speak to a supervisor and said I could contact BBB or whoever else I felt since they never give refunds. I contacted BBB and corporate insisted I misunderstood the server, even though the employee's story changed and was documented in my statement to security that they said one thing and changed to another and the bar manager admitted this in front of the security officer. I pleaded with corporate to just view the videos and deal accordingly with its employees so this would not happen to anyone else, but they maintain that I misunderstood. The video would show the server laughing at me and if someone could read lips he stated one word “murder” in no scenario is that appropriate wether for myself or my disabled child-either would telling me to save the Earth especially after acknowledging another guest just called me a “turtle killer” why an employee would laugh and say anything is beyond comprehension, but for a company to cover it up is unimaginable. I have cruised carnival in the past and recommended them over Norwegian, Royal, Holland, Princess, and Disney, but not anymore. I do not feel safe and at the end of the day no one deserves to be treated like that with or without a disability. Please consider carefully on your next cruise to choose a company with integrity and find the truth not just what suits there bottom dollar. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Husband's retirement cruise. It was a wonderful and relaxing 16 days. The weather was good except the 1st day out was a little rough. Didn't meet our cabin stewart until day 10 but we were always out and about . There was always ... Read More
Husband's retirement cruise. It was a wonderful and relaxing 16 days. The weather was good except the 1st day out was a little rough. Didn't meet our cabin stewart until day 10 but we were always out and about . There was always something going on. Our room was always clean and ice in our room every day. Ate most dinners in the MDR and went to Seaday Brunch a couple of times. Food was always good and service was never slow. Lunch was usually the buffet or Guys burgers,Went to the main show every night and most were enjoyable as were the comedians. The Hot Shots in the Red Frog Pub were great and we tried to catch the Emerald Trio whenever they played. The casino was fun but not profitable. This was the best cruise we have ever taken and we would love to do it again someday. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
I am an avid photographer so my expectations for the chance to capture great images was high and I was not disappointed. By far our best trip and vacation memories ever! We sailed out of Seattle in September with a group of 8 family ... Read More
I am an avid photographer so my expectations for the chance to capture great images was high and I was not disappointed. By far our best trip and vacation memories ever! We sailed out of Seattle in September with a group of 8 family members with just the husbands and wives. We had no issues getting through customs, where the personnel were friendly and got us onboard as soon as possible. Recommend early boarding, it goes faster and less lines to wait in. Took some beautiful images of the Seattle coast as we set sail out of the harbor. September was a great month for the cruise, mild weather 45-65 during the day and not a single insect to be found. Quite a change from Louisiana weather where it was 90 when we left and a million bugs. The other nice thing was that the foliage change was in progress. We have cruised several times on Carnival in the Gulf down to Mexico. So we knew what to expect aboard ship. We selected a balcony cabin which is highly recommended because you are along the coast much of the cruise and always something to see. Try to book on the "right/starboard" side of the ship on a higher deck level. Another plus about cruising in Alaska in September is that much of the crowd is gone, excursions are not overbooked with excited tourist and a lot of on shore items are being discounted because it is at the end of the cruising season. Serious cold weather is not far off. One more thing was that since it was an Alaskan cruise, which is on the upper end of expensive, there were more middle to older age cruisers which made for nice time aboard. We traveled as the "Cajun Cruisin' Tigers", wearing our purple and gold about ship, and had a great time trading barbs with the Alabama cruisers with exchanges of "Roll Tide" and "Geaux Tigers". (The LSU tigers rolled over the Tide and everyone else this season :>) Back to the cruise. The food was good, different than home but cruising is about getting out of your comfort zone and doing/trying something different. We had a great time in the dining room with our wait staff. They took great care of us, keeping our glasses full, bringing extra portions, making us laugh and bringing a drink when asked. The dining table was a good place to unwind and reminisce about the days adventures, plan for the next day and what were we doing after supper. Highly recommend eating breakfast in the main dining room also. Can't beat the service and breakfast was always delicious. The Legend was clean and looked in good condition though being is service for a few years. Our cabin was well tended by the our steward. The room was a step up from some of our previous cabins on cruise which was a nice step up for the 7 day trip. The room and bathroom was always clean and never cluttered, which can happen easily on a cruise. The bed was comfortable and we slept well every night. Each night we were greeted with a towel animal sitting on our bed which is a Carnival tradition. We opted for 4 excursions. The second day of the cruise we traveled into the Tracy Arm Fjord. Every turn of the ship entering into the Fjord was spectacular. I set up at the front of the boat, it was cold, about 45 degrees with a stiff wind, but I shot some great shots of the blue green water, mountains, snow covered slopes and of course the glacier. The guys booked the small boat tour of the glacier. Highly recommend this trip. We got within 50 yards of the glacier with its glistening blue ice. Sea Lions and seals were on the ice floats. I even captured a beautiful rainbow that developed while we were back in the Fjord. I shot about 2000 images on the overall cruise. Bring the "good" camera and lenses , don't "wish" you had brought it. I carried 2 cameras plus my Iphone and used all three. (I am a former pro wedding photographer for 33 years) . The day we took the train ride from Skagway up to British Columbia. While I was still remembering my images for the Fjord, I was totally not expecting the gorgeous scenery I captured on this excursion. The train ride up to Fraser, where we got on a bus, was just stunning. We had our own rail car with plenty of room. i was able to shoot from the platform between the cars and got some great shots of mountains, streams and tall spruce trees. Never even had to share the space with another photographer and I stayed out on the platform for the one hour of the ride. There was point on the ride that the air was so crisp and clean, filled with aroma of spruce and pine, it was like being at Christmas tree farm except all the trees were huge and a multiple shade of green to gold. The trip into the Yukon, was even more spectacular. The colors of the foliage in Canada was phenomenal. The beauty that God created was present everywhere. The water along the lake was perfectly flat. I took images that still astound me for their sheer beauty. Even our bus driver said he had been making these trips for 12 years and he had never seen the water so still and colors so vibrate. I took reflective shots where you can hardly tell water from sky. So many shades of orange, red, yellow, green, gold the color spectrum was indescribable of the water, trees and mountains. The following day we booked the Whale watching tour in Juneau. We saw eagles and at least 3 humpback whales. Watching them blow mist into the air as they exhaled and saw the massive tale as they dived deep. We were also able to get a fantastic view of the Mendenhall Glacier while on the boat. I even saw a humpback breech but of course as luck would have it,I had just turned my camera off when the whale made its leap from the water. But it was memorable! The final excursion we made was the Crab boat experience in Ketchican. Being fans of the Deadlist Catch I thought this might be a fun excursion. The Aleutian Ballard was a boat on the show that was hit and flipped by a 60 foot Rouge wave. The boat was recovered and has been repurposed for the crab fishing experience. The trip is easy to get to and easy to access on and off the boat. Tip, sit on the lower deck toward the right side. It is too cold on the top deck in September with the boat moving and you cannot see as well from the top deck. You get up and close with the sea life, holding crabs and prawns. The crew is very affable and picture opportunities abound. I got great images of the crabs, octopus and some good shots of eagles being fed off the boat against the beautiful coastline. The entire excursion is in protected waters so no worries of rough seas. Two restrooms aboard are very clean and easy to access. We really enjoyed this excursion and again, more great picture taking. I do hope everyone gets to visit Alaska in their lifetime. We saw so much yet so little of Alaska on this trip. I do hope to go back and get deeper inland to see more. If you go recognize that you have to push yourself to take advantage of what this cruise offers. Sure there is great entertainment onboard with a good onboard band, drinks and some good looking young people in the stage shows. But to see Alaska get outside, watch the water and coastline. Get off the boat and take the excursions, you may never get the chance again to see so much beauty and wildlife in your lifetime. Bring your camera and capture the Alaskan Memories of a lifetime. Take in the beauty and breathe in the clean fresh air that is Alaska. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Exceptional value, full of excitement, entertainment on board, descent food and helpful people. Unlike other cruises, the cruise to Alaska is an adventure with on board resources to constantly keep you informed of where you are, the ... Read More
Exceptional value, full of excitement, entertainment on board, descent food and helpful people. Unlike other cruises, the cruise to Alaska is an adventure with on board resources to constantly keep you informed of where you are, the wildlife around you at any given time, Northenr lights and the history of the area. I am still pumped a week after the trip and at all the wonderful experinces we had as a family. Carnival toolk great care of us, we slept well and ate good the entire time. The ports are amazing and do not require you going too far off the ship in order to find places to see, sights and shopping. If a balcony room is in your budget and you are thinking about it, IT IS A MUST! WOW ! Carnival employees are exceptional and will take care of you. I really had not intention of eating in the dining room every single night on the ship, but the crew assigned to our table kept us coming back with their smiles, shenanigans and respect they showed us. It was like being with family. Hope you get a chance to see Alaska someday, amazing place ! Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
All i can say is wow. Carnival went above and beyond to satisfy all guests on board. The food was amazing and the staff always went out of their way to help with any needs. We stayed in a balcony cabin, which was clean, spacious and had ... Read More
All i can say is wow. Carnival went above and beyond to satisfy all guests on board. The food was amazing and the staff always went out of their way to help with any needs. We stayed in a balcony cabin, which was clean, spacious and had everything you would need. The entertainment was endless and had something for both me and my husband to enjoy. Bonsai sushi and Steakhouse a must visit and guys burger joint is literally the best burger i have ever had! Some areas were a little tired but that didnt take away from the amazing holiday we had. This was my first time with Carnival and i wasn't sure if it would be loud and too much going on, but they really do cater for everyone. If you wanted to party you could but if you wanted a relaxing quiet night you could do that too. Was very glad to learn about legend coming to Europe, will certainly be booking my family on board! Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
We decided to cruise with my brother & sister-in-law when they booked an Alaskan cruise on Legend. We are not first time cruisers...we have cruised a few times before with another cruise line, so we had a chance to compare similarities ... Read More
We decided to cruise with my brother & sister-in-law when they booked an Alaskan cruise on Legend. We are not first time cruisers...we have cruised a few times before with another cruise line, so we had a chance to compare similarities and differences. Overall, I was a little disappointed with Carnival. The cabin was not very clean...you could see where there were stains on the wall where someone splashed something on it, and it was never cleaned up. Also, we found the bottom bed sheet to be stained/soiled...our room steward (who was wonderful) did replace the sheet with a new one. This ship also needs a major decorating overhaul...its decor was dated and gaudy looking. The service on this ship was excellent. Overall, the food was very good, however I just wish they offered more variety of fruits other than melons every day. Our waiters in the dining room were fantastic. The photographers took pics every night in the main dining room, the constant interruption of dinner got to be a little annoying...we finally told them we weren't interested and they did respect that. There was not much of a variety of entertainment to go to. We went to couple of comedy shows, which were not very good. We did go to an Epic Rock presentation that was fantastic...they also provided lectures and presentations from Nancy, the naturalist. on the geology and wild life in the area. We had a blast on our chosen excursions...in Skagway, we booked the Ultimate White Pass & Yukon Route Railway adventure where we rode a train up the White Pass, following the old Klondike Gold Rush route into Caribou Crossing and the town of Carcross, Canada, then back to the US via a coach. Highly recommend this excursion! The Alaskan excursions are very expensive, however...so we just booked a trolley tour in Klondike where we were taken through the city and out to a Totem Pole Park, which was interesting. Then we explored the famous "Creek Street" in Ketchikan on our own. We stayed on the ship in Juneau (it was raining) and in Victoria, Canada. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Carnival Legend Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabin 4.0 N/A
Dining 3.5 4.0
Entertainment 4.0 3.8
Public Rooms 3.5 4.2
Fitness & Recreation 4.0 N/A
Family 4.5 4.0
Shore Excursions 3.5 N/A
Enrichment Activities 2.0 N/A
Service 4.0 4.4
Value for Money 4.0 N/A

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