First time on Carnival during Isaac: Carnival Legend Cruise Review by Brightsideoflife

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First time on Carnival during Isaac

Sail Date: August 2012
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
Great value for money, exceeded our expectations. Wonderful staff, friendly, helpful, nothing too much trouble. Cabin was always clean and made up, regardless of how many times we made a mess. Food was not bad and of course plenty of it.
Chef Panda and his team should be congratulated.
The storm caused the ship to skip Belize, but better than cancelling altogether.
Departure port was changed from Tampa to Canaveral, coaches took us with a small packed lunch provided. Hey enjoy, don't complain.
Skipped the public conveniences (also known as the Serenity Pool), too many buckets of beer brigade, whom never seemed to need to pee.
Met some great people on board from all walks of life. Always seemed to be plenty of space.
Ports of call for us were great as we do our "own thing" avoiding the customary sheep herding. Don't be frightened give a go, especially on these local cruises. Start worrying when you travel around third world country cruises on your own and even More then it is not that bad. Less

Published 09/13/12

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Cabin was excellent, probably due to the wonderful service provided by the staff. Always clean.

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Port and Shore Excursions

Do your own thing if possible, rent a car and see the island, it makes the stop well worth it. See the ocean and turtle nesting on the rough side away from the sheep. Try Albertos Bay for snorkeling and great food and drink, no pressure and clean loos. The Mayan Ruins on the island are interesting and cover large area, be prepared for a long walk.
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Cayman Islands have unfortunately gone down in my estimation. Too many condos and private beach fronts ruin the experience of Seven Mile Beach. Commercial interests are now front and centre. Still a great place for the first timer, especially the snorkelling and Sting Ray City. You can leave the ship and turn left and walk the 7 mile beach, which is not seven miles for an interesting freebie. Look out for the small people carriers with a green circle on the front, they will pick you up on the side of the road and drop you off at lib for a very small fee, great value. The locals use them all the time. If you here the horn sound when you are walking around - this is the driver asking you if you need a lift.

Great experience if you rent a car and see the island. This is a place you could easily sample and then return. Don't let the initial sights put you off. Great beaches for a small fee and the local seafood was excellent. Come to that so was the local beer. If you long for the Zip Line, find the extreme offering, quite safe and well looked after. Open your eyes after the first leg!!!!! This is not the US or Europe, so go with the flow.
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