Sail Date: September 2018
This is my 1st Carnival cruise but my 7th cruise. I won’t sail Carnival again. Feel like I’m on budget holiday. The food is ordinary, cold when it’s supposed to be hot and visa versa. 5 days until we get home can’t ... Read More
This is my 1st Carnival cruise but my 7th cruise. I won’t sail Carnival again. Feel like I’m on budget holiday. The food is ordinary, cold when it’s supposed to be hot and visa versa. 5 days until we get home can’t come quickly enough. Everything is a money grab you even have to pay for fish and chips. Bingo is a joke. Same entertainment for 18 days. No dancing for older people unless you want to go to the nightclub at 10pm. We danced every night on Princess. The interior of the ship can only be described as ugly, it’s hard to look at. I’m normally a very optimistic person but this is a challenging cruise to say the least. The day trips are expensive and not really worth the money. Room staff are lovely but some of the kitchen staff don’t understand when you ask questions which is very frustrating. Worst buffet layout ever. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
We chose this cruise because we wanted to visit the Hawaiian Islands, and start in Vancouver so we could see the sites there. To the positive of Carnival, we went on a cruise with them last November, and loved the Splendor! We are not ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we wanted to visit the Hawaiian Islands, and start in Vancouver so we could see the sites there. To the positive of Carnival, we went on a cruise with them last November, and loved the Splendor! We are not complainers, and usually only take reviews of ships with a grain of salt, because a lot of reviewers seem to expect so much!! However! This ship and cruise was honestly from hell I must say! Embarking in Vancouver was the biggest screwed up situation I have ever encountered! Lines upon lines to get on the ship! We were in line I think for well over an hour. Carnival workers said they were working with a new system, ok..well set a really bad precedent to begin with. We get on the ship and went to have lunch... Tried to go to our room around 115-130 and the elevator area is filled with tons of luggage with a communication that the elevators were not available because they were dispersing luggage..I mean stacks upon stacks of luggage on huge carts looking really unorganized!. We finally get to our room, and start to try and settle in...We notice the room is warm, so we tried to turn the dial of the thermostat? Down..it is not a thermostat, only some sort of dial for hotter or colder .It didn’t get cooler...but a fan from the system came on in the middle of the night... Now cold in the morning, no warm air when we turned the stupid dial to warm the cabin. We called the room steward beginning at 7am, finally showed up around 830 am. We complained to him about the heat, and that the fridge didn’t work. His name was Paul, and he was a gem the whole time. He even had to carry a replacement fridge on his own back to get that fixed the same day. He was one of the few bright spots on this cruise. After this, things become a blur. The heat was not fixed, then we were sailing into warmer waters the day after emarking. The room was of course heating up, and low and behold the air conditioning didn’t work. At the same time that afternoon around 4pm we started hearing the children next door jumping, hopping, screaming and yelling running back and forth. We tried to go out to the balcony for some quiet.. well, their balcony door opened, and now they were yelling out the balcony door, still chasing each other back and forth yelling. The issues with no air conditioning and screaming, children running around the ship, (their parents with them) continued the whole time during the cruise, children doing that in many cabins...I had to leave my balcony because of screaming children, usually starting about 6pm to 9pm. The dining room was also another huge dissappointment. I had put in my reservation last February we wanted a table for 2. My husband has some health issues that require him to sometime use an inhaler during a meal when he is having trouble breathing. We were seated the first night with a table with 4 other people, extremely difficult for my husband to respond to verbal communication while trying to eat and breath all at the same time. We left message for the maitre d twice, no response at all. When we tried to address it with other staff at the dining room, they said we had to speak with the maitre d. Then we had debarking at ports; my god what another horror show!! Each one was late, the tendering port, we couldn’t get to the port until 1130 am.. By that time, no reason to try and get the rental car we had already paid for.. We did go to the Guest Services desk I think the 19th am and spoke to a pinch faced younger light brown haired girl that did not offer to help, even after we voiced our concerrns. We asked when automatic gratuities would be added as we wanted to only tip the people we felt should be tipped. She told us Friday after next. She was very dismissive and very unhelpful. We also stopped by the excursion desk at the time to ask questions and the young gentleman there with light, possibly reddish hair was also very unhelpful and dismissive like we were just a pain in his ass. Suffice to say, by the 9th day, we got off the ship in Kauai and had a drink in a very quiet bar and decided we would just get off the ship 2 days early, stay in Kauai and fly to Honolulu (ships destination) where we had reservations at another hotel for 2 days to enjoy Honolulu. We made this decision to try and salvage any vacation time we had left, at great expense I might add. We had to of course let guest services know, and the lovely lady who helped us was quite apologetic, vowed to fix things, and tried very hard to get us to change our minds, but we were just done. The head of Guest Services came to hear our concerns as well, but like I said, we were just done with the Legend...It was only in dry dock in April, I don’t understand why air conditioning, heat, refrigerators etc don’t work, many hand railings loose, sometimes not attached at all, then some staff members just don’t seem to care. We have another cruise booked with Carnival in May 2019 on the Conquest, with several family member going as well...we are thinking of maybe cancelling and just getting a vacation rental in Miami.. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2018
We joined a group and wanted to visit Hawaii. Overall its been an OK cruise mostly because of entertainment and tender ports. The ship isn't big with 2000 passengers but it still took over an hour to disembark. The worst performance ... Read More
We joined a group and wanted to visit Hawaii. Overall its been an OK cruise mostly because of entertainment and tender ports. The ship isn't big with 2000 passengers but it still took over an hour to disembark. The worst performance in over 15 cruises. Service in cabins and at dinner is excellent. Music entertainment is repetitive and when asked about introducing dance music... we were told the music is what it is and we will not change a thing. The ship feels run down with rust appearing on a lot of iron railing, the wood siding is also in bad shape. The cabin steward is as good as it gets, making personal contact enjoyable. The dinner service with the head waiter and help is some of the best we ever had. The decor can be overwhelming with a lot adsrk brown panel. You feel a little crowded in. We are planning other cruises and it will not be with Carnival. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
We were non English speaking first time cruisers from China. We toured many places in the world and Alaska was on our list of places to visit for a long time. This cruise trip was wonderful. The food was good. We had lots choices to ... Read More
We were non English speaking first time cruisers from China. We toured many places in the world and Alaska was on our list of places to visit for a long time. This cruise trip was wonderful. The food was good. We had lots choices to choose from. We had many choices of off-shore excursions and we went to a couple of them. They were fun and exciting. The ship was well organized,nice, and clean. The embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly although there were so many people on board of the cruise. We were very impressed. The crew was great and we felt that we were well taken care of. We wanted to especially thanks to the Chinese-speaking guest service associate, Jun Tao. He helped us tremendously. He was very kind, patient, experienced, and attentive. We had a very pleasant experience on Carnival Legend because of his help. We recommend Carnival Legend cruise to non-English speaking Chinese because of Jun Tao, the best guest service associate. Read Less
Sail Date: September 2018
We started this amazing trip in Seattle with a friend. We spent 4 days tour the town and seeing the sites such as: The Space Needle, The Chihuly Museum, the Pop Culture museum, the Troll under the bridge, the Z Park, the water front, the ... Read More
We started this amazing trip in Seattle with a friend. We spent 4 days tour the town and seeing the sites such as: The Space Needle, The Chihuly Museum, the Pop Culture museum, the Troll under the bridge, the Z Park, the water front, the Pike Place Market, Kerry Park, the Argosy boat cruise and much more. It really started us off fo an adventure we were so excited to get started on. We entered the Legend on pier 91 at 11:45 AM with no issues or delays. The check in was smooth and the welcome was tremendous. Our rooms weren't ready until 1:30 PM but that was known from the beginning. They had the buffet all setup and we enjoyed the scenery of the Seattle harbor. The first day was a sea day but we needed the downtime after running all over Seattle. The only downfall of the entire trip was the commercialized cities we visited, but we are veteran cruises and knew what to stay away from. Juneau was our first stop and the only port where we did not use Carnival for our tour. We used Harv and Marv's whale watching and what a great decision that was. We saw 14-15 whales, dolphins, seals, walruses and a glacier that was stunning in the sunlight during the evening hours. Skagway was next and it was an old looking western town full of plenty of shopping. We took the excursion on the Ultimate Yukon and White Pass Railway Adventure. This trip bused you into the Yukon to a small tourist trap village with lunch but yet fun to be there and afterwards there is a petting zoo and sled dogs to see. Then they took you to Carcrossing for a little more local shopping and then to the train which is the highlight of the tour. It took 1 1/2 hours to go back down the hill but it was worth every second. This is a must do.... Third stop was Glacier Bay. BEAUTIFUL. And during this time of year you get to see bothe Glaciers in the area. Highly suggest the presentations by the park rangers that board the ship and the Naturalist that was part of the crew. Fantastic information and very helpful. Next stop was Sitka, small town but a lot of culture. We took the Carnival City Historical Tour. No history spoken about at all. But the stop at the Raptor Center made it all worth while. Only wish we could have gotten more history on the Historical Tour. LOL Then the last port was Ketchikan, this was really commercialized and I felt as if I was in the Caribbean. But again walk on pass these to get to Creek Crossing. This was a fantastic little street with history to meander through. We also took the Duck Boat ride from Carnival and it was funny and entertaining, and also very safe. The last day was at sea. We landed and disembarked in Vancouver, BC. We spent 2 days there and used Vancouver Lands Sea Tours and Adventures. Fantastic tours. The historical city tour and the Sea to Sky tour with the Deep Fjord Tour. GREAT, GREAT, GREAT!!!!!! The day before flying out of Seattle we took the Amtrak from Vancouver to Seattle. Again the ride was perfect and the scenery was fabulous. This is a must do. Business Class and ask for seat 3 or 5 for best views. Also have your US declaration card filled out before getting there, it will save you time. Our cabin stewart was Haru and he was great. Restaurant servers were Kamong, Heri and Made They were better than great. Crews director Jen was fun. And captain Giuseppe was fantastic. The Entertainment. WOW, Wow, Wow, Wow.....The best I've seen yet. I hope if anyone takes this cruise in the future look for the 1st or 2nd week in September so you can see both glaciers. They close off the John Hopkins Glacier after May for the wildlife breeding. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
We chose this cruise because it was 8 days and 7 days we are never ready to be done. Alaska was on our bucket list and I’m not a cold person vacationer but this trip was amazing. The food was good! We ate in the dining room mostly ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it was 8 days and 7 days we are never ready to be done. Alaska was on our bucket list and I’m not a cold person vacationer but this trip was amazing. The food was good! We ate in the dining room mostly and had lots to choose from. The shows were good. We only went to a few .Loved our excursions . Had quite a few choices as well.The pace was relaxed which was great. We never felt rushed and the ship was great. It was nice and clean. It was perfect size not too small and not too big. If you’ve been considering an Alaskan cruise this one we really recommend! The crew was great. Everyone was attentive and we felt well taken care of. We aren’t super needy travelers but still felt spoiled! Conrad was our main steward and he could remember everyone’s name which simply amazed us! Read Less
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Sail Date: August 2018
Its Long! We choose this cruise with 19 friends, as our bucket list Alaskan cruise that it took in Glacier bay and a full day in Victoria and at most ports. Our ports were Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Victoria and a full day sailing ... Read More
Its Long! We choose this cruise with 19 friends, as our bucket list Alaskan cruise that it took in Glacier bay and a full day in Victoria and at most ports. Our ports were Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Victoria and a full day sailing around Glacier bay, plus 2 at sea days, we departed on Tuesday and arrived back Wednesday the following week. We arrived Seattle and used Citypass, our group arrived at various times on mostly the Saturday and Sunday before the Cruise on Tuesday. We arrived Saturday, we walked down to pikes Market and had a bite to eat. We arrive Saturday in Seattle and walked around we brought the Citypass online and this came in very handy. Sunday we went to the Woodlake Zoo and really enjoyed it saw a lot of animals and the zoo is set out really nicely and a lot of up close and personal experiences we enjoyed this attraction the best of all in Seattle. We also did the harbor cruise, Space Needle and Aquarium. We are a country and western dancers and our group of friends are too, we love to dance two step, waltz, polka etc and where from Texas, so we checked out the Little Red Hen and they had a great country band playing Sunday evening and we all went and danced up a storm. We stayed at the Hyatt Olive 8 which was really nice and we had the awaken package that included breakfast (very good) in their restaurant we booked with points so sorry I don't know the cost. its was walking distance to most things, if I had to do again I would stay closer to the water. We used Lyft or Uber to get everywhere its cheap and simple way to go, if you share you get them even cheaper. Me (53) and my hubby also 53 have cruised the Caribbean before but not Alaska. I turned Platinum this cruise so that was a nice advantage and not having to purchase faster to the fun. We were actually the 2nd and 3rd people to board this cruise behind one lady in a wheelchair. We had booked this cruise 2 years ago! and it was long awaited we were so excited. Alaska was beautiful. We had a Balcony Midship cabin on the 6th floor 6251 and we loved the location very handy for everything the cabin was a little in need of a spruce up and deep clean and the beds were pretty uncomfortable we usually love the beds! We Loved Alaska but out of 12 cruises we would not do this again, we would do the land options, the people onboard are mostly elderly and have a bad attitude, they were surly and rude, being old should give you that, we are a friendly bunch but we felt that there wasnt many friendly people on the ship and they keep it 100 degrees onboard. Our cabin had a few mishaps the cabin was boiling hot when we got onboard they sent a maintenance man and put in a brand new thermostat, plus we also got a fan, The day of Glacier Bay our cabin door would no longer open, they sent an officer down to look (I don't think they believed us and then he sent for the maintenance guy who had to remove the handle and rejig it, were on friendly terms with him now ;-), then a few days later our toilet flushed brown for a few hours, made a call but they said it was rust in the lines and that to keep flushing! Gag LOL. Our room steward was good Tri was his name and we tip pretty good we had service twice a day and asked for extra towels and ice that was it really. We loved all the ports and had a great time, Juneau (2pm-11pm) We were disappointed, as I had booked the Seaplane 5 Glacier viewing and Taku lodge salmon bake excursion as my husbands Christmas present as we both had never been on a seaplane before and we met in the Lounge onboard to depart, we departed to the pier were they told us it was cancelled! just like that!! We waited 45 mins in that lounge and no one said a word about it. So standing on the pier with our day semi ruined we were so looking forward to that adventure, I grabbed the Carnival rep and managed to get us on the Mendenhall Glacier and wild life adventure $400! refund of $600+ from the Seaplane one. This one was good we saw humpback whales and Orca whales sealions far away but I guess as close as a two story boat can get, no food, only for purchase, and got to Mendenhall with only 55 minutes left to see it so too late to walk to the falls and it was raining and 7pm by now! we came back to the ship around 8:15pm a quick trip to a gift shop at port after and ate pizza starving, we made the most of it but would have been nice to have a little more notice on the cancellation. Skagway (8am-7pm) We did the train white pass up and back in the morning and it was pretty and we enjoyed it. In the afternoon we went Ocean Rafting this was fun, didn't see a lot of wild life but we had fun and the scenery was breathtaking. Glacier Bay was awesome! Ketchikan (10am-10pm) We did the lumberjack show which we just purchased when we got there $39.99 and then my friend had booked a taxi tour, I went out with the girls that morning as my husband did the the fishing trip with another friend. we had a lot of fun and its a very pictureque town and the beautiful Creek Street, went to a totem pole place, waterfalls etc. we saw a lot of salmon trying to get upstream and seals trying to eat them, and bald eagles etc. Victoria (10am-10pm) Went to Butchart Gardens they were beautiful, expensive about $70 for two to get in, Cab fare was $55 dollars Canadian try to take small bills, the Canadians will not break them and its $1.20 Canadian to a US dollar, they sucked at breaking them or giving US change back. No one would change a $100 bill US they wanted to give us Canadian dollars back. live and learn, after the gardens we had lunch over looking the marina and went got a couple of fridge magnets and Christmas ornament we might have brought more if they gave us the dollars back. went back to ship. Can't tell you a lot about entertainment we went to the casino we brought mexican train dominos with us and played that with our group, its very different from the fun with Caribbean cruise. We enjoyed it but wouldn't do it again, we got to see Alaska and that's why we were on it. Food was good and we did steakhouse one night and Chefs Table another night. Staff were excellent as usual. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: August 2018
We went on the Legend on 8/21/18. A short review. We had room 6279-- a premium balcony room. A very large room with a very large balcony. There are only 6 of them on this ship and are well worth the cost--a bit more than a ... Read More
We went on the Legend on 8/21/18. A short review. We had room 6279-- a premium balcony room. A very large room with a very large balcony. There are only 6 of them on this ship and are well worth the cost--a bit more than a balcony, but way less than a suite. We showed up at 1:15p...no lines. We had my mom who was in a wheelchair (temporarily as she broke her ankle 6 weeks prior. There were no lines for any check in, we were directed to the disabled check in. Got our cards and walked on. You don't embark at the atrium like most ships, but rather near the shops...not exactly breathtaking, but this was my 10th cruise. Went right to our rooms as it was 1:30pm...loved walking in to see our huge room. We left our suitcases and went looking for food :). Got some Guys burgers and checked out the pool area. This ship has 2 very similar pool areas right next to each other--one was covered by a dome (not sure if it is retractable) and one is not covered. The covered one has the DJ stage. The water slides are above the serenity area, and the serenity area is HUGE and really nice. The buffet area is well arranged, the pizza pirate is right before you walk out to the serenity area. The pizza pirate is turned into the omelet station for breakfast. I really liked all the entertainment areas and performers on board. The band, Murphys law, Dolce trio (a violin trio), the soloist Brandon, another girl soloist, a duo and Scott the piano guy. We saw all of them many times on board. They all got together on Saturday night at the Red Frog Rum bar for a giant jam session ---that was the best thing I have ever seen!! There is no big screen on this ship. I kinda missed that...I enjoy movies under the stars at night. They did show some movies in the comedy lounge according to the funtimes, we never went there for a movie though. We did go to karaoke and comedy shows there. I really liked the size of all of the venues in comparison with the number of passengers. Never a line anywhere for us. Never felt crowded. Overall...I loved this ship and have rebooked it for a Carribean sailing in spring of 2020 in the same room we had for this cruise. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: August 2018
We took the very same cruise in 2003 aboard the Carnival Magic. The Legend is a similar ship with different decorations. The knock on Carnival always seems to be focused on cleanliness, food etc. We found the ship to be very clean, crew ... Read More
We took the very same cruise in 2003 aboard the Carnival Magic. The Legend is a similar ship with different decorations. The knock on Carnival always seems to be focused on cleanliness, food etc. We found the ship to be very clean, crew was always walking around and cleaning, removed used dishes promptly, buffet areas looked clean and appealing. All the public areas seemed well maintained, even the elevators and restrooms. Purell stations located throughout the ship. Breakfast buffet(s) had healthy options, lo fat yogurt, fresh fruit etc. to go along with the heavier foods and MTO omelet station We found the lunch/dinner buffets to be O.K. but nothing special. IMO the best buffets were Bob's Burgers and the made to order sandwich buffet. There seems to be a universal lack of seasoning on most of the foods. This, no doubt, to appear to more people. On our next cruise we will take some spices from home. The dinner entrees in the restaurant (we always choose your time dining), with the exceptions of the cold soups, were disappointing. The mains courses were the usual fish, beef, pork, pasta choices. I chose the grilled salmon nearly every night because we were in Alaska after all. It was nice to see some "diet" desserts both in the restaurant and in the "Sweet Spot" on the Lido deck. All the desserts were good. Entertainment was excellent, four separate shows performed by 8 very energetic young people. As for the comedy shows, one of the comedians, John DiCosta was VERY, VERY funny in the PG show. After multiple cruises we know to skip the "adult" comedy as we are not interested in a steady diet of profanity and references to body parts and sex acts. Embarkation and debarkation were the smoothest in our cruising history. Ports were nice with perfect weather. We opted for an excursion, Family Rainforest Adventure in Ketchikan), a big mistake, Overpriced with very little value. AVOID this excursion at all costs. We neither gamble nor drink much alcohol so I can't speak to that other than to say the mixed drinks are $9.50 so that will add up fast if you choose them. Above all pace yourself on the food. The average cruiser gains a pound a day. WE were careful and did not. Have fun. Read Less
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Sail Date: July 2018
We chose the Carnival Legend because we cruise with the Carnival lime the most. It allowed us to stay within our budget while also selecting the extended balcony. We stayed in room 5122. The room itself was okay. We had the queen bed ... Read More
We chose the Carnival Legend because we cruise with the Carnival lime the most. It allowed us to stay within our budget while also selecting the extended balcony. We stayed in room 5122. The room itself was okay. We had the queen bed and a couch, which turned into a bed for our 6 year old son. I liked that it was near Camp Ocean. The beds and pillows were comfortable. It came with a hair dryer which is great. Only had shampoo and body wash I. The bathroom so make sure to bring your own products! What I didn’t like about our room is that it was right above the theater so we heard and felt the music well into the night. The base must have been right below our room because it made our room vibrate. The performers prectice during the day and then two performances at night. It really effected our experience. The food in the dining room was so disappointing. We’ve gone on a lot of cruises and I feel that the food quality on the Carnival keeps getting worse and worse. I got sick off the dinner on the third night so we stopped going all together. My son’s hot dog came that night too and was grey. The salad bar was good, so was the pizza place. The best food options were Guy’s burgers, the blue Iguana and then we paid for sushi onboard once. A of the Ports were fun. We did the train ride in Skagway. If I could go back, I would have chosen a different excursion. It was okay, but not what I expected. Our best excursion was through Gold Rush Dog Tours where we learned all about dog sledding (mushing), were taken for a short ride and then got to pet the puppies! Also, while in juneau we ate at Tracy’s King Crab and it was really good. While in kerchikan, we visited the Christmas store and they have a lot of cute things. We even saw the Time Bandit arrive into port. All of the people we met in Alaska were so friendly. It was beautiful. One thing I really enjoyed about the ship was the Naturalist onboard. She was able to give us a lot of information about the animals and environment. The performances were good onboard. We only attended the PG comedy shows and I’m glad we did because our son had fun there. I took our son to the 80’s rock performance and that was so good. Very impressive. My son had fun at Camp Ocean. His favorite part was the Dr. Seuss parade and story time, as well as the Build-a-Bear event. The staff onboard was very friendly. Overall I would give our experience a 3.5/5. The food and our cabin location negatively effected our experience. Everything else was great. Read Less
Carnival Legend Ratings
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Cabins 4.0 4.4
Dining 3.5 4.0
Entertainment 4.0 3.8
Public Rooms 3.5 4.3
Fitness Recreation 4.0 4.0
Family 4.5 4.0
Shore Excursion 3.5 4.1
Enrichment 2.0 3.6
Service 4.0 4.4
Value For Money 4.0 4.2
Rates 4.0 4.3

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