Great time!: Carnival Legend Cruise Review by misskkj

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Great time!

Sail Date: July 2012
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Tampa
This was a first time cruise for us. We had many worries- would we get sea sick? Would people object to us? (We are lesbians) Would we like the food? Would it be too much walking for me? Would we like our balcony room? Would the staff be helpful?
I will tell you I was truly amazed and very happy with this cruise! We did not get sea sick- we did take OTC sea sick prevention meds daily. We were also told this was one of the most calmest seas fellow cruisers had ever sailed on. We are in the MDR every night and going in the first night we were a tad nervous to how others would react to us. We didn't want to make anyone uncomfortable nor did we want to hide who we are or be made to feel uncomfortable. Well the first other couple we met at our table were a gay couple and they because our buddies! We even exchanged contact info and have talked with them since returning. Next to sit down was a beautiful mother, husband and adult daughter. They were kind too. The last 2 at the table was More an adult daughter and her mom. They only came to the MDR once and they arrived late and left early. They didn't seem they wanted to make any new friends lol. I could always find something on the menu. I am kind of a picky eater but the food was good. Somethings I liked more then others but over all it was fine. I am (slightly) disabled but walking, even on port days was just fine! Inside the ship there are plenty of places to sit and relax- many areas were very quiet and empty so at times it was an added bonus. I did like the balcony however it was so hot I didn't utilize it to its fullest. Our room was very dusty and our room steward not too on top of things. More then once we needed to call him for basics such as toilet paper. Never anything to ruin my day over. All other staff was extremely helpful. These men and women work their backsides off. They work long hours for many months at a time. Our head waiter (the tallest waiter there) was a great guy. He remembered everyone's names and our likes and dislikes. More then once he told me to try this rather than that because he could tell my taste- and he was always right! His assistant was a great young guy! This kid always had a smile on his face. I took him aside and told him next time he goes home to visit, to tell his mom she should be proud of him because he is a good worker and a kind man.
We went to the "Shopping Seminar" before we even went to the first port. It was too long and very boring. Neil is a sweet guy but I dislike being told that buying a certain type of jewelry will cure my ailments. And he said more then once that this watch would CURE ur illnesses and he listed what it would cure. I will say Neil is one of the hardest working people on the ship and knows a lot. Many of the port shops were over priced. At one stop on a private tour of Rotan, we were taken to a great shopping area and bought many items way below the port's prices- and yes they were the exact same items.
Over all- this was one of the best things I have ever done in my life! We are already looking into booking our next cruise. The fellow cruisers were so kind and I talked to people from all over this world!
I can't wait to cruise again!!! Less

Published 08/09/12

Cabin review: 8K7204 Extended Balcony

Quiet location yet east to get to elevators. Room was dusty. Cabin size was fine as was closet space. Nice to have the sofa and table in the room. made it easy to have room-service there. balcony was really big. The reclining chairs were nice!

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Port and Shore Excursions

Long tender to port where we looked around. Sat at Cate's outside bar and I drank a soda and my DP had a pina colida. Nice folks there. Wasn't too sure about the city to go looking around on our own.

ATV Adventure

Not a stroll through the park. We rode through water and over rocks! Got very dirty, a little muddy and had the time of our life! This will take a toll on ur body and I suggest wearing biking gloves. I held the handle barsd so tight I got blisters. Best birthday adventure ever!

Stingray Swim

If you only do one thing make it swimming with the stingrays! I was so scared to do it but once in the beautiful, warm clear water I was assured by the guides and I even held a stingray! I snorkeled around and just took in the beauty. We were out in the ocean, on a sandbar surrounded by beauty! The tender to and from was fast and easy. After our tour we went back to the ship to change and eat lunch then back to port to shop. Most stores had the same items. We grabbed some souvenirs and an iced coffee and went back to the ship.

Took a $2 taxi from the port, over the hill to meet with Victor Boden Tours we booked on our own. Toured the city in a van with good ac. This tour took us to see monkeys. They were so cute and we were allowed to hold them. We spent a bit of time there. We were then taken to a beach and dropped off there. Vendors kept asking if we wanted to buy things or wanted a massage- we said no to all. We rented a chair for $5. The water was so warm and nice! Fish swim in close to the shore so we saw so many. The water is clear so u could see the fish from above the water. We then met our guide and went back to the ship. Our tour guide took us to a mountain top where there were vendors selling items for less then u could get them at the port- so we stocked up!
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