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Hubby and I (40-something, no kids), sailed with Legend of the Seas Feb 8-18, 2016 to the South Pacific. Having never cruised before, we wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Having picked up what we thought was a pretty good deal, I then started to question our decision once I read a few reviews of Legend, even feeling dread as I arrived at the terminal to depart. Entertainment: - Cruise Director Chris Brown very visible around the ship. Shows were of a good quality, Elton John show highlight, comedian a bit light (probably due to the mixed group he was trying to appeal to) - Lots going on on the pool deck - games, music, food, movies. If you’re bored, then that’s your problem, not lack of stuff to do - Music Motion band were great – especially Rock Star karaoke nights when guests could sing with the band. - Jam the piano man at the Schooner Bar also pulled a good crown Pools – only 2 pools – we spent our time on the pool deck as we found the adults pool “Solarium” a bit like a library (too quiet). There was always much more going on outside (and I love people watching!), but each to his own. Gym – spin class OK, but instructor seemed to lack formal training. Zumba excellent – Alysha was a ray of sunshine Food overall was excellent. We found the dining room a bit stuffy, so mainly ate at buffet (Windjammer). It was occasionally hard to find a table in the buffet, but you could always take a plate outside which was sometimes nice (if a bit warm). We ate at both of the speciality restaurants which were both first class and excellent value for money. We had a 5 star, 4 course meal at Chops Grille for only $USD30 and took our own bottle of wine. You can’t complain about that!! Izumi was equally great – beef on hot rock is to die for. Ports - Noumea – we did a private tour around the city, then ferry to Escapade Island which was quite enjoyable. We snorkelled and saw turtles. Lovely buffet lunch - Lifou – missed due to captain decision to head north and avoid 2 cyclones which were heading our way. Good call which we totally respected and appreciated. Gives us something to come back for! - Champagne Bay – markets along the beach near the pier, and lots of locals offering tours. We took a short trip to Blue Lagoon which was nice. Had a swim and a snorkel. Also had a snorkel off the beach. Saw fish and coral. - Vila – chaos at the port when we disembarked. Police were corralling the locals who were overwhelming passengers as they left the ship. We caught a water taxi across to the town where we had a look around and bought very cheap duty free alcohol. We had an intro scuba dive booked for the afternoon, so could not go too far from the ship. Dive at twin bommies was excellent and a highlight for us. Amazing underwater life, and beautiful sights on the short boat ride out - Mystery Island – a coral island with no inhabitants, Mystery Island is a beach day – we swam/snorkelled off the beach and did a tour off the beach to the reef. Markets here too – much the same stuff as everywhere else. Swell was up and tendering was a bit difficult the day we visited. Many passengers complained and it’s obvious that if cruise ships are to continue to visit the island, then some money needs to be spent on rebuilding the pier (destroyed in Mar 15 cyclone I heard). Crew managed as well as they could and put themselves in danger to get passengers safely back to the ship Embarkation took about an hour, but was smooth. Disembarkation took 10 mins! Only downside for us was smoking on deck 9 – wafts over bar, pool, into Zumba class, all day every day. Overall we had a great time in Legend of the Seas. We are now converted to cruising and look forward to many more relaxing holidays on the seas.

Legendary Cruise on the Legend of the Seas

Legend of the Seas Cruise Review by Sue_B

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2016
  • Destination: South Pacific
  • Cabin Type: Large Ocean View Stateroom
Hubby and I (40-something, no kids), sailed with Legend of the Seas Feb 8-18, 2016 to the South Pacific. Having never cruised before, we wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Having picked up what we thought was a pretty good deal, I then started to question our decision once I read a few reviews of Legend, even feeling dread as I arrived at the terminal to depart.

Entertainment:

- Cruise Director Chris Brown very visible around the ship. Shows were of a good quality, Elton John show highlight, comedian a bit light (probably due to the mixed group he was trying to appeal to)

- Lots going on on the pool deck - games, music, food, movies. If you’re bored, then that’s your problem, not lack of stuff to do

- Music Motion band were great – especially Rock Star karaoke nights when guests could sing with the band.

- Jam the piano man at the Schooner Bar also pulled a good crown

Pools – only 2 pools – we spent our time on the pool deck as we found the adults pool “Solarium” a bit like a library (too quiet). There was always much more going on outside (and I love people watching!), but each to his own.

Gym – spin class OK, but instructor seemed to lack formal training. Zumba excellent – Alysha was a ray of sunshine

Food overall was excellent. We found the dining room a bit stuffy, so mainly ate at buffet (Windjammer). It was occasionally hard to find a table in the buffet, but you could always take a plate outside which was sometimes nice (if a bit warm). We ate at both of the speciality restaurants which were both first class and excellent value for money. We had a 5 star, 4 course meal at Chops Grille for only $USD30 and took our own bottle of wine. You can’t complain about that!! Izumi was equally great – beef on hot rock is to die for.

Ports

- Noumea – we did a private tour around the city, then ferry to Escapade Island which was quite enjoyable. We snorkelled and saw turtles. Lovely buffet lunch

- Lifou – missed due to captain decision to head north and avoid 2 cyclones which were heading our way. Good call which we totally respected and appreciated. Gives us something to come back for!

- Champagne Bay – markets along the beach near the pier, and lots of locals offering tours. We took a short trip to Blue Lagoon which was nice. Had a swim and a snorkel. Also had a snorkel off the beach. Saw fish and coral.

- Vila – chaos at the port when we disembarked. Police were corralling the locals who were overwhelming passengers as they left the ship. We caught a water taxi across to the town where we had a look around and bought very cheap duty free alcohol. We had an intro scuba dive booked for the afternoon, so could not go too far from the ship. Dive at twin bommies was excellent and a highlight for us. Amazing underwater life, and beautiful sights on the short boat ride out

- Mystery Island – a coral island with no inhabitants, Mystery Island is a beach day – we swam/snorkelled off the beach and did a tour off the beach to the reef. Markets here too – much the same stuff as everywhere else. Swell was up and tendering was a bit difficult the day we visited. Many passengers complained and it’s obvious that if cruise ships are to continue to visit the island, then some money needs to be spent on rebuilding the pier (destroyed in Mar 15 cyclone I heard). Crew managed as well as they could and put themselves in danger to get passengers safely back to the ship

Embarkation took about an hour, but was smooth. Disembarkation took 10 mins!

Only downside for us was smoking on deck 9 – wafts over bar, pool, into Zumba class, all day every day.

Overall we had a great time in Legend of the Seas. We are now converted to cruising and look forward to many more relaxing holidays on the seas.
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Cabin Review

Large Ocean View Stateroom
Cabin F 3064
- Would go outside again as it was nice to be able to look outside and see what was going on. Only downside was that we spent a lot of time moving between decks 3 and 9, but tried to take the stairs at least a few times each day
- Room was small, but well designed with lots of storage and a safe. Bathroom seemed recently updated, yes there was a shower curtain and yes shower cubicle was small, but curtain managed to contain water and not end up all over the floor.
- Excellent attention from stateroom attendant Ketut
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