Legend of the Seas Cruise Review by Rusheen
- Sail Date: August 2015
- Destination: Asia
- Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom
Embarkation in Hong Kong could only be described as shambolic with passengers queueing for over two hours while standing in a shopping center Elderly and disabled passengers had to get wheelchairs eventually the queues were moving so slowly
We understand that Royal Caribbean may or may not be responsible for this fiasco but there have been criticisms on sites for months now about how bad the check- in in Hong Kong is and seemingly nothing has been done to improve it.I dread to see how they would cope with a ship the size of Allure!
Once we finally got onboard we had two cabins,one balcony and one inside and both of these were fine.The initial introductory queue set the scene for the following days.You had to queue for 30 to 40 minutes for a seat in the dining room previously booked. There were never tables in the Windjammer and we felt like pre- schoolers eating off plastic plates.
Shore excursions from the ship were really expensive for our family of five. We only booked one and had to queue in a theatre for an hour to get a sticker! Thankfully the excursions we arranged ourselves were fantastic particularly in Taiwan and Kota Kinabalu
with local people My Taiwan Tours and Borneo Boats These days were what made the trip special for us not the ship
About 3 days before the cruise ended we received a notice in our cabin that there had been a gastrointestinal outbreak onboard and despite meticulous handwashing both my husband and I got ill which spoiled our last few days holiday Thankfully our disabled son did not contract it but I felt annoyed that we were not immediately informed
there was a problem so we could protect him There was no problem about making announcements about Sales events!
Due to a typhoon we were unable to dock in Boracay where we had booked a really special lunch to celebrate our anniversary.We were only told at the time we were due to dock that tendering could not take place due to weather. We had to pay the$40 daily internet charge which they reduced by fifty per cent to send an email to the hotel to cancel.Did I mention that being on holiday with three teenagers without internet access was like being with a family of ferrets in a tea chest!
Overall I regret to say that this cruise did not deliver what we had anticipated for so long The cost of this cruise was the same as for the newer ships with far superior facilities and we will not cruise on the smaller,older ships again
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