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Sail Date: March 2017
We chose this cruise as 13 days is a nice long cruise and we enjoy sea days. We stayed 3 nights in Dubai which we thoroughly enjoyed, we also stayed in Barcelona before our short fllght back to Malaga. We arrived before the amended time ... Read More
We chose this cruise as 13 days is a nice long cruise and we enjoy sea days. We stayed 3 nights in Dubai which we thoroughly enjoyed, we also stayed in Barcelona before our short fllght back to Malaga. We arrived before the amended time but we were able to embark very quickly. We had a junior suite which was very nice,and our attendant looked after us. We enjoyed the food in the windjammer, and usually had breakfast in the dining room at a more sedate pace, I tend to eat too much in the windjammer. Cannot complain about the food. In the evening we were on deck 5 and our waiters were brilliant, very attentive and always there to ask us if we wanted more drinks. Th entertainment in the theatre was good. My only complaint was that the 70s night in the Centrum was when we were having dinner so missed it. Alex the entertainment manager was great but the 2 girls he had were pretty useless and we watched one who was supposed to be teaching a dance and getting client participation just looked at herself in the mirror the whole time. The two of them showed no great interest, in my opinion. The colouring in and paper aeroplane making and throwing bean bags and other garden games were not what I expected, therefore did not participate. There should have been a sexy man competition on deck but apparently the staff never bothered to stir up enthusiasm so it did not take place. This is the first cruise we have been on where there were no sail away parties, let alone the very last departure from Malta. Usually there is keep fit or dancing on deck but I did not see that. On deck, one activities staff member tried asking questions and we had to put our hands up to give him an answer, an impossibe job as people were shouting out the answers. He had no personality or interest. The bar staff we met were all very pleasant and helpful. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2017
This was a repositioning cruise and was very good value We had a wonderful experience meeting friendly people from many countries The crew and staff left nothing to chance and were very helpful and friendly As it was only our 2nd cruise we ... Read More
This was a repositioning cruise and was very good value We had a wonderful experience meeting friendly people from many countries The crew and staff left nothing to chance and were very helpful and friendly As it was only our 2nd cruise we loved the whole trip We were nine days at sea before we arrived at Athens but personally I found it quite restful Some found it too long without a stop. The speciallity restaurants were excellent with helpful waiting staff If i had one complaint it is that the drink prices are pretty high which surprises me as I would expect them to be duty free at sea.The entertainment could have been better but it was`nt important to us Thoroughly enjoyed our cruise with the Suez Canal Passage being the highlight We had a lovely Shore excursion in Athens with a lovely guide All glad to reach land Looking forward to our next cruise with Royal Carribean Read Less
Sail Date: March 2017
Yes, Legend of the Seas is old and yes stocks were running low, I get that, but people who booked on the last few legs knew what they were in for. I get tired of all the complaints about these things, we all knew what we were getting. I ... Read More
Yes, Legend of the Seas is old and yes stocks were running low, I get that, but people who booked on the last few legs knew what they were in for. I get tired of all the complaints about these things, we all knew what we were getting. I thoroughly enjoyed my last cruise on this fine lady of the seas under the Royal brand and everything she is about. I love the vision class ships and are sad to see her go. I hope the new owners treat her with the love and care she deserves. The crew worked hard to make our cruise a pleasure and most of the shows were good. The food was still cooked well and maintained the quality we have come to know. Cruising is a mixed bag, we don't know what we are going to get, but it is our job to make the most of it and enjoy it and accept that sometimes things just don't go the way we want it to. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2017
We thought a cruise from Dubai through Suez Canal and the Med with stops in Greece and Malta would be great. Also with hotel stays in Dubai & Barcelona would be good to do. The 3 day stay in Dubai was great and than we boarded the ... Read More
We thought a cruise from Dubai through Suez Canal and the Med with stops in Greece and Malta would be great. Also with hotel stays in Dubai & Barcelona would be good to do. The 3 day stay in Dubai was great and than we boarded the ship. It was a very tired ship and the conditions very horrible. Complained to guest relations and are told " you get what you pay for " Stressed before the cruise started i got sick and we disembarked. We later found out that this was the last cruise for this ship as it was sold. We complained to Royal Caribbean through our travel agent and were told that they can't do anything about it. We travelled all the way from Vancouver, Canada to Dubai for this memorable cruise for my wife, and were very disappointed with the whole experience. We have done many a cruises and this was the worst ! No Royal Caribbean again. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2017
We chose this cruise to see the Suez Canal. The ship is 20 years old and was on its last Royal Caribbean cruise. The ship seemed dated, crowded, and run down. We had 2 days in Dubai before we boarded, and 2 days in Barcelona when we ... Read More
We chose this cruise to see the Suez Canal. The ship is 20 years old and was on its last Royal Caribbean cruise. The ship seemed dated, crowded, and run down. We had 2 days in Dubai before we boarded, and 2 days in Barcelona when we disembarked. Every day all day the staff tried to sell upgrades to the premier restaurants and the spa services. There were 8 long days at sea on an old ship with a tired staff before the 1st port. We had dinner each night in the dining room with a great group of new friends. The food was always substandard. The buffet at breakfast and lunch was OK, little variety. The service by the housekeeping staff was very good. We enjoyed the entertainment and enrichment seminars. Our best days were going through the Suez and our stops in Malta and Athens. We enjoyed our coffee and fruit each morning in our cabin. The weather was cool so we were unable to swim or suntan. All the chairs were saved by 0700 in the solarium, we managed to get one on 1 day. Embarkation and disembarkation were very smooth. The frequent travelers on Royal Caribbean were all happy as they got free drinks every evening. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2017
This was the cruise of a lifetime, from Brisbane to Barcelona....stops were awesome...crew were fantastic, friendly and always there to help.....food was awesome(except for poached eggs that were floating in too much vinegar, so tasted ... Read More
This was the cruise of a lifetime, from Brisbane to Barcelona....stops were awesome...crew were fantastic, friendly and always there to help.....food was awesome(except for poached eggs that were floating in too much vinegar, so tasted awful, & toast was like concrete).... As usual the pool junkies hogged the chairs, so trying to find a chair just for an hour was impossible, even to watch the movies they screened on the outdoor screen.....would have been better to have more movies indoors or direct to room....shops sold the same junk as other cruise lines, must be bought in bulk.....the ship was a grand old lady, showing a little age in some places, but she is off to a complete revamp with a new company....I hope I get to sail on her again oneday....prefer this size ship to the new super huge things coming out now....felt more like a large family as you kept seeing the same faces.....staff knew you.....didi my booking through cruise1st, no problems. Read Less
11 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2017
This cruise for my wife and I was part of a package allowing 2n hotel stays at start and end of cruise in Singapore and Dubai. RCCL operate both Celebrity cruises and Royal Carribean thus it was an opportunity to compare the 2 cruise ... Read More
This cruise for my wife and I was part of a package allowing 2n hotel stays at start and end of cruise in Singapore and Dubai. RCCL operate both Celebrity cruises and Royal Carribean thus it was an opportunity to compare the 2 cruise lines. We have cruised with Celebrity several times and have really enjoyed our experience. and our hope was to have a similar experience this cruise. Unfortunately the standards of R.C. fall very far below those of Celebrity. Bad start to cruise my case not delivered to stateroom. After 6hours I went in search of it & found it held back because it had a bottle of liquor in it. They would not release case until bottle had been "confiscated". Their words not mine. I don't disagree with their rules but I am disappointed that no attempt to inform me why my case was not being delivered. Sea pass card issued without the included drinks package. This I was told was because I did not have a drinks package. Fortunately I had the confirmation e-mail on my Ipad to prove I had one and they finally agreed. Whilst I was arguing my case 2 other passengers appeared complaining that their sea pass card showed no drinks package. Quality & range of food very disappointing. Not bad but certainly way below the standard of Celebrity. The Windjammer buffet at both breakfast and lunch was boringly limited and the hot food was often cold. The Romeo & Juliet main dng rm varied from excellent to really unacceptable, particularly in portion size. Presentation and taste was generally good. Getting a 2nd drink in the dng rm was very difficult. Definitely got the impression they were rationing the wine so you bought a bottle. On not a single occasion on this 10n cruise did a drinks waiter ask if I would like another glass of wine. Hotel staff were reasonably friendly and competent but they just seemed to be shorthanded. There was a total lack of information about ports of call. Most cruise lines give talks in the theatre to provide useful information on venues being visited. R.C. -- absolutely nothing. Not even a printed sheet. You have option to buy their excursion or take pot luck. There are several other things I could criticise but it would just be a continuing theme. If you are thinking about a cruise with Royal Caribbean think again. Consider Celebrity if you want to cruise RCCL or consider another cruise line.Why the standards within the 2 cruise lines are so different I do not know. Particularly as there was no great disparity in cost between what I paid on this cruise and what I would have paid on Celebrity. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2017
We needed 10 nights to make Diamond status with C&A - so this 11 night cruise from Brisbane to Singapore was perfect. Having been on the Allure OTS (12 nights -which we loved) and the Ovation OTS recently (15 nights - which we ... Read More
We needed 10 nights to make Diamond status with C&A - so this 11 night cruise from Brisbane to Singapore was perfect. Having been on the Allure OTS (12 nights -which we loved) and the Ovation OTS recently (15 nights - which we didn't really enjoy) it was wonderful to be back on a smaller ship again. Being her last cruise out of Australia, the ship and the staff excelled themselves, making it one of the best cruises we have undertaken. The food was fantastic and there were many extra dining opportunities offered at random - including culinary tours on a daily basis. We met new friends and our only issue (and it was minor) was the Pianist in the Schooner Bar had the volume up too loud, which drove people away as they were tired of yelling at each other. Entertainment was good - some better than others, which you find on any cruise Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2017
The ship is tired and the staff seemed to lack the enthusiasm that we are used to. The Windjammer restaraunt staff did not keep up with the demand and restock low or empty food dishes. The bars also seems to be understaffed with the ... Read More
The ship is tired and the staff seemed to lack the enthusiasm that we are used to. The Windjammer restaraunt staff did not keep up with the demand and restock low or empty food dishes. The bars also seems to be understaffed with the resulting slow service. I've never been on a cruise where the main evening entertainment was a film in the theatre. And one that had been shown previously during the cruise during the daytime at that. The entertainment was generally poor and on the overnight stops I felt it was geared to giving the crew time off to go and have fun. The age old issue of dress code or lack of it was evident. People were allowed into the main dining room wearing shorts. Whether it's an Aussie thing to dress down I don't know, but Royal Caribbean need to either change their policy or enforce it. We had originally booked four back to back cruises from Brisbane to Barcelona, fortunately due to other reasons we can opted to cancel the last two. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2017
I found the whole Cruise to be exceptional. I have sailed on 17 cruises including 5 with RCI. The only negative that l would have, is the lack of entertainment when leaving ports. When you have hundreds of people around the deck and pool ... Read More
I found the whole Cruise to be exceptional. I have sailed on 17 cruises including 5 with RCI. The only negative that l would have, is the lack of entertainment when leaving ports. When you have hundreds of people around the deck and pool area watching the ship sail out, it would have been nice to have a band ( like the Rhapsody that had a Jamacian band) that played every time you left port and every afternoon around the pool. I don't think that l have seen harder working staff anywhere. Great job to them all. Nothing was too much trouble. Room service for breakfast, which we had on 2 occasions was also spot on with the time. The Cruise Director ( Alex Schmidt) was exceptional at his job. The words "Ciao Ciao" will ring in our ears for a very long time...Great job Alex - you are to be commended. The rest of the entertainment staff being: James, Tori, J.J and the D.J Lucian- are also to be commended, Fabulous job guys. It was all of you that made our adventure so great. Cabin was very clean and tidy and the food was also great. I also commend the staff from the Cabin crew all the way up to the Captain, for making our holiday so memorable. I am now in the process of planning my next one. Thanks again RCI and cannot wait to sail with you again. Read Less
Legend of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 3.9
Dining 3.0 3.8
Entertainment 3.0 3.5
Public Rooms 3.0 4.1
Fitness Recreation 3.0 3.6
Family 4.0 3.6
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.5
Enrichment 4.0 3.2
Service 4.0 4.1
Value For Money 3.0 3.6
Rates 4.0 4.1

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