The Glorious Ancient world: Legend of the Seas Cruise Review by Grams28

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The Glorious Ancient world

Sail Date: June 2009
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
Embarkation: Rome (Civitavecchia)
This trip was a trip of a life time. Legend of The Seas: The ship "Legend of the seas" is an older, smaller ship with incredible staff. Not one staff member was rude, nasty or ignorant. Whenever you walked by any of them, they would smile and say "Hello or good morning" always said something. Our room was an inside cabin on the second deck and next to a very noisy boiler. I inquired whether there were any other rooms on the same deck and they moved us up to the 3rd deck, a room with an ocean view, at no charge. They could not have been more obliging.

Cabins are a good size and have very comfortable beds. Our cabin steward was new to the ship, but had worked on other ships. He made sure that I had plenty of ice every day, all through the day. The waiter, assistant waiter and Head waiter were amazing. We had a lot of fun with them every evening. We prefer dining in the dining room at an assigned table, so we get to know our waiter and assistant waiter.

Food: The food was More great, although, we have had some better meals on other cruises. There was some repetition. The Windjammer buffet had great food and great variety. There was always something to eat somewhere on the ship. We never have tried room service, others we spoke to said it was great.

Excursions: We booked all of our tours through Royal Caribbean before we left on vacation. The tours were wonderful and well worth the money. We had booked tours in Naples (Pompeii), Athens (Acropolis), Turkey (Ephesus) and Egypt, Cairo, (the pyramids).

This trip is one of the best we have been on, the ship was not as glorious as some, but the itinerary was great. Our group usually pick cruises that we can afford without being extravagant. We would rather go for cheaper cruises, inside cabins, on the lower decks, so we can go more often. Baltic is our next cruise, June 2010. Less

Published 09/07/09

Cabin review: out

Our first room was nice on the 2nd deck. (We like to do lots of walking, so we pick the lower deck and never ride the elevator.) It was very noisy, so RC gave us a room on the 3rd deck. This room was great, had a window, still somewhat noisy if it was windy outside, as it was at the back of the ship. Was about the same size as any other room we have had on other cruises and cruise ships. Don't need much room as we don't spend much time in our cabin.

Port and Shore Excursions

Cairo Egypt. The bus trip from Alexandria to Cairo was very long, 2 1/2 hours. The countryside is not wonderful, rather dirty and gross. The Pyramids and Sphinx are truly something everyone should see in their life time. We had lunch in the Imperial Hotel, which used to be the Imperial Place. Lunch was good and the hotel is extremely beautiful and breath taking. I would not have missed seeing the pyramids and sphinx, but I will not hurry back to Egypt, it is too dirty, there is garbage thrown everywhere. You can't drink the water, it will make you sick. The people do not seem to have pride in their country.

Athens, Greece: Athens was wonderful, to see the buildings that were constructed so long ago, was amazing. It was heart warming to see the restoration work that is going on. We need to preserve this for our grandchildren and their grandchildren. The Acropolis is an impressive sight and shows the greatness of ancient Greeks. To see the Olympic stadium was amazing too. We were dropped off in the centre of Athens after our tour. Royal Caribbean staff were there to greet us as we disembarked the bus and were advising us on how to get back to the ship. We had lunch in a local restaurant that was amazing.

Ephesus, Turkey: Turkey was so different from what I imagined. Our bus trip to Ephesus was very interesting. The ruins at Ephesus our unbelievable. This trip was one of the best parts of our cruise. The only thing wrong was that after the tour they dropped us off at a Carpet Store and the sales pressure was terrible. Also, as you walked through the streets of Kusadasi, the shop owners would come out of their stores and hassle you to buy something from them. We found this rather irritating.

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Naples, Italy: In Naples, it rained so bad that the afternoon part of our tour (Mt. Vesuvious) had to be cancelled. The tour guide had the bus driver give us a tour of Naples and we were refunded half of what we paid by Royal Caribbean. The ruins from the two day eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 are unbelievable, the hardened ash is still visable and so are the streets and buildings. They have plaster casts of people, animals and household items as they were found 300 hundred years ago. The Roman pavement and streets from 4th century BC were also visible. This place was incredible. My favourite part of the whole trip, even though it rained!

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Very interesting. Great shopping. Easy to walk around, no traffic.

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