Legend is definitely a Legend!: Seabourn Legend Cruise Review by Travelling Pearnz

Seabourn Legend 5
Travelling Pearnz

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Legend is definitely a Legend!

Sail Date: September 2009
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Rome (Civitavecchia)
It's taken my husband and I a long time to figure that we were financially able and ready for a taste of true luxury cruising. Having researched fully all the luxury lines, we settled on Seabourn, mainly because of the size, clear intimacy between guests and crew and the all inclusive package which brought a whole new premium meaning to all inclusive. We were not disappointed. We enjoyed the experience from the very first view of Legend - surrounded by big, hulking cruise lines, it had a small majestic countenance so befitting the comments from other cruisers.

At every port (Rome to Monte Carlo), we were like proud parents - searching out 'our' ship from the docks or scenic vantage point and saying 'gosh, she looks great'. There is a sense of adventure on Seabourn as the ships are small and detours or change in itineraries quite normal. Our Captain made sure though that we weren't disappointed although rumour has it that we did miss something spectacular at not having been More able to get into Bonifacio, Corsica but what you don't know, you don't miss. The all suite cabins are spacious, if a little dated but that added to the charm. But what really makes the cruise is the crew and fellow passengers. Being at close quarters you can't help but make lifelong friends and your loyalty knows no bounds. We are now saving like mad people for a 2 week Asian trip in 2010 and there will be only one cruise line of choice. Captain, get our cabin ready (might manage a veranda suite this time round. Less

Published 09/29/09

Cabin review: A

Spacious suite, well appointed, fantastic vista window, slightly dated but seriously well maintained.

Port and Shore Excursions

Cannes is Cannes. There was a load of activity around the port which is pretty typical for Cannes. Stop off at the tourist Information booth at the port and take the walking map into the old down, then down to the far end of the beach and wander back up to the port. Good shopping if not typical 'upper end High Street' style shops and the € doesn't make getting a bargain any easier. The good old hotels are still style setting with their own beach/lounge areas on the front.
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All things Nepoleon! Small enough that you can't help but keeping on bumping into his childhood home and museum almost at every turn, but large enough to spend a good morning or afternoon in the town. We took a sightseeing train to get our bearings and then wandered the narrow streets at our own pace.

So much prettier than Cannes and so much to see between Nice and Monte Carlo. With visits to Eze and a 'celebrity' villa spotting commentary, you know that you are in the right part of the Cote d'Azur. Again, take a walking map with you which you can get from the tourist information centre and meander through the markets, marvel at the private yachts, be intrigued by the souvenir style linens and home goods that are definitely a cut above the usual. Small beers, wine and some great meat & cheese abound. Great fun to people watch. Do some comparison shopping at Gallerie Lafayett vs Harrods - pity about the € or else it could be on par.
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Porto Rotondo - part of the Costa Smeralda in Sardinia - is a small but exclusive marina. Filled with boutiques, quaint streets and fabulous restaurants (not that we ate anywhere than on Legend. A walk around the village doesn't take long but offers up some lovely, quiet locations where you can sit and sip a cold beer and think about how lucky you are. Word of advice, the shops typically close between 1-5pm.
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