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Carnival Legend Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Review for Carnival Legend to the Southern Caribbean
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First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jun 2012
Cabin: Balcony
Traveled with children

We traveled with a large group of family/friends on the Carnival Legend in June 2012. There were several experienced cruisers in our group who were experiencing the Legend for the first time, and much of what I am going to write here was influenced by their comparisons to other cruise ships or cruise lines. As first time cruisers, my husband, 11-year-old daughter, and I were very excited to board the ship. Our group waited until 1:30 to embark so it was quick and easy. We were then able to get in our rooms right away and our luggage arrived in a timely fashion.

Because so many of my friends have raved about cruise food, I was excited to get to our first meal. Unfortunately, I can't say the same thing for the cuisine on the Legend. For the most part the food was fine, but far from exceptional. We were rarely served a HOT meal. My mother and father-in-law disliked the food immensely, but most of us found the flavor of the dishes palatable. The experienced cruisers complained about the setup of the breakfast and lunch dining room; they preferred more of the buffet style in which you could get all your food in one area and not have to search for what you want.

Our room was adequate. However, we were impressed with the housecleaning staff who always kept us supplied with towels and ice. I adored the balcony and morning room service. While my husband and daughter slept, I enjoyed my quiet time on the balcony in the morning. Personally, I wouldn't consider getting an inside room if we cruise again.

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