Amazing First Cruise: Carnival Legend Cruise Review by beckyberry822

Carnival Legend 5
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Amazing First Cruise

Sail Date: September 2011
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Tampa
My sister and I decided to take my mom and ourselves on our first cruise! We chose Carnival because it was the best price with great Caribbean places we wanted to visit.

Carnival definitely gave a big bang for our buck! We had an AMAZING time! We visited Cozumel, Mexico which was a lot of fun. We decided to just hang by the port and saw the smallest Hard Rock Cafe in the world. Taxi was easy to take from the port and not very expensive. The water was absolutely beautiful! Belize City, Belize was gorgeous! We did an excursion and climbed a Mayan Ruin which gave us a great view of the city. We also got to see some Mayans who were very nice and posed for pictures. The tour guides were knowledgeable and friendly. We got to see the poor, middle class and upper class of living during the ride on the bus to the Mayan Ruin. We visited a beautiful resort, Black Orchid, for a lunch and boat ride. Definitely recommend the excursion. Isla Roatan, Honduras was gorgeous! We did a brief More tour of the city and some shopping as well as lunch on the water. The view was amazing. We learned a lot about the island. Roatan is a very relaxed environment. Georgetown, Grand Cayman was rather commercial to me. We didn't choose to do any excursions. We just went around in town near the port for shopping. People were very nice, and it was weird to see the cars driving on the right rather than the left as we do in the US. Great shopping near the port.

On the cruise ship, we had so many shows and activities to go to that we couldn't keep up with everything. Service was amazing, the room was clean and spacious for 3 people. The food was delicious! Definitely try the steak restaurant for $30. It's like a $100 meal.

We had an awesome time and can't wait to get on our next cruise to the Mediterranean with Carnival again! Already booked cruise for 2015 to the Eastern Caribbean! Definite fun times! Less

Published 07/16/13

Cabin review: 8A Balcony

The cabin was very spacious for 3 people and clean. The staff was great with setting up the cabin for bed and cleaning. The balcony was definitely the way to go! I wouldn't cruise any other way!

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Port and Shore Excursions

Altun Ha

Climbing the Mayan Ruin and seeing the Mayans was a lot of fun and so worth it. Gorgeous view of the city atop the Mayan Ruin!

Tour guides were knowledgeable and friendly!

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City Tour

We got to see the poor, middle class and rich class of living. Very interesting and memorable! Definitely recommend the tour!

Great shops at the port. Very easy to get a taxi and tour around the city. We went to visit the Hard Rock Cafe (smallest in the world) and some shopping along the beach!

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Lots of shopping around the port. You can also walk to many places. I found it to be rather commercial. The water was gorgeous!

Island Tour

We got to learn a little about the island on the tour, but it wasn't all that great for the price. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Mostly shopping with just a few stores. Lunch on the water - which made it worth it. The view was exquisite!

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