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We are just off the Tassie 4 day sailing. I was warned about the unattractive decor but still got a shock. It is brutally, eye blisteringly ugly. I read a review that described it as having being decorated by a Colombian drug lord with no taste, unlimited funds and an obsession with Ancient Greece...that sums it up pretty well but it was still a shock. Think 1970's Las Vegas and you will get an idea. The public areas and hallways are dark and over decorated. Having said that there are some lovely areas, the promenade deck is open and gorgeous and the adults Serenity pool area is very nice indeed. The layout is quite inward looking not designed to take in the views. Having 3 pool areas is a bonus, there are quite a lot of round sheltered "pods" to lay around in and enjoy the passing waves. A great private escape on a busy ship. We had an aft balcony cabin. It was smaller than I would have expected and the balcony was small compare to most aft balconies, the bathroom was quite a good size and the shower generous albeit with a curtain. The decor of the cabin was 1980's project home pink. Beds were comfortable. Our cabin steward was ok, did everything he had too, nowhere near as good as any of the others we have had in the past but not bad either, just acceptable. There were lots of arranged trivia and quiz type activities and shows to keep everyone busy. They have attempted to Australianise the activities. Production Shows were lacklustre, staff looked like they were going through the motions. We found the food in the MDR better than Princess or RCCL, the Indian curry options are all very good, the ribs were fabulous. Very few options off vegetarians though. ( we aren't vegetarian but noticed the lack of choices) the buffet is confusing, crowded and very difficult to navigate at busy times, food looked very ordinary although the sandwiches I tried were excellent. Coffee on tap was the usual bland American blah tasting muck you get on mist ships, coffee was available for purchase from a kiosk in the buffet area, it did a raining trade. There were loads of children onboard, they were, in general, very well behaved, there are great organised entertainment options for kids of all ages making for a relaxing family getaway. We enjoyed our Tassie long weekend but would not choose Carnival again. For us there are a lot better options out there at competitive prices.

Tassie Long Weekend

Carnival Legend Cruise Review by 3littlepigs

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We are just off the Tassie 4 day sailing.

I was warned about the unattractive decor but still got a shock. It is brutally, eye blisteringly ugly. I read a review that described it as having being decorated by a Colombian drug lord with no taste, unlimited funds and an obsession with Ancient Greece...that sums it up pretty well but it was still a shock. Think 1970's Las Vegas and you will get an idea. The public areas and hallways are dark and over decorated. Having said that there are some lovely areas, the promenade deck is open and gorgeous and the adults Serenity pool area is very nice indeed. The layout is quite inward looking not designed to take in the views. Having 3 pool areas is a bonus, there are quite a lot of round sheltered "pods" to lay around in and enjoy the passing waves. A great private escape on a busy ship.

We had an aft balcony cabin. It was smaller than I would have expected and the balcony was small compare to most aft balconies, the bathroom was quite a good size and the shower generous albeit with a curtain. The decor of the cabin was 1980's project home pink. Beds were comfortable. Our cabin steward was ok, did everything he had too, nowhere near as good as any of the others we have had in the past but not bad either, just acceptable.

There were lots of arranged trivia and quiz type activities and shows to keep everyone busy. They have attempted to Australianise the activities. Production Shows were lacklustre, staff looked like they were going through the motions.

We found the food in the MDR better than Princess or RCCL, the Indian curry options are all very good, the ribs were fabulous. Very few options off vegetarians though. ( we aren't vegetarian but noticed the lack of choices) the buffet is confusing, crowded and very difficult to navigate at busy times, food looked very ordinary although the sandwiches I tried were excellent. Coffee on tap was the usual bland American blah tasting muck you get on mist ships, coffee was available for purchase from a kiosk in the buffet area, it did a raining trade.

There were loads of children onboard, they were, in general, very well behaved, there are great organised entertainment options for kids of all ages making for a relaxing family getaway.

We enjoyed our Tassie long weekend but would not choose Carnival again. For us there are a lot better options out there at competitive prices.
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Aft-View Extended Balcony
Cabin 8M 6331
Good quiet position, cabins above and below.
Smaller than expected cabin, bland pink decor, smaller than expected balcony. Older style fixtures quite well maintained, toilet seat needed to be replaced and the flush mechanism was a bit worn and fiddly. the deck us open to the elements, great if you are a sunbather, but looked over by the decks above so no privacy. There was some soot on the furniture and the white pain was flaking a bit. Overall the ship is in need of a facelift.
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