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Carnival Legend Review

4.0 / 5.0
1,444 reviews

A positive surprise

Review for the South Pacific Cruise on Carnival Legend
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Nov 2018
Cabin: Interior

First time on Carnival line and chose this Cruise as we had a last minute discounted cabin. Have cruised over a dozen times with Princess, Celebrity Solstice Solstice and P&O. We were worried that our indoor cabin under the Red Frog Bar would be noisy, it was extremely quiet except for the occasional scraping of chairs. The cabin was spacious with heaps of hanging space and a good sized shower. Overall cleanliness was very good. The entertainment was probably the best we had experienced and the Cruise Director Jen was energetic and the love of people and her job was obvious. We ate just about everywhere. Found the Truffles Restaurant fabulous for breakfast and lunch. Could be hit and miss at dinner.

The free pizza was great, as was the hamburger station and Mexican. Buffet was just a pass. Salad bar was great, and desserts very good, however except for the vegetables the rest of the buffet was pretty ordinary. Meats seemed dry and over cooked. This was a small negative, as considering the market Carnival gears itself to (families) we expected this. Carnival Legend has plenty of sitting areas inside, and we never found it a problem to find a sun lounge at the adults only Serenity area. Some people will grizzle just about everything given the chance, we found many many positives. No need to rush dining and head to showroom early to bag a seat, as there were always plenty in the two tiered showroom. Lifts were quick and no breakdowns. Waiters bursting into song some evenings in Truffles bought a smile to many a face. Carnival Legend is a fun ship...go with the flow, we certainly would travel with Carnival again if you want a relaxed holiday. We didn’t find the children on board a problem...some adults could learn from them. And...there was always the free Adults Serenity area to escape if need be with it’s own bar. Yes, you can wear shorts into the evening dining room (except for formal nights) and we found this wonderful. Not so many clothes to pack. Most people were always smart casual. All in all, thanks Carnival....we will come back.

Cabin Review


Cabin 4A

A very good cabin near lifts and stairs, under the Red Frog Pub, however surprisingly quiet, except for cleaners occasionally scraping the chairs. Considering it holds karaoke and is a popular bar it was very quiet. We found the cabin to be spacious and clean. Good sized shower. Towel animals every night.

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Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)

This is one of our favourites. Take your swimmers and snorkels. There is also a native market area. Island used to a penal colony and you can do tours around the aIsland and commentaries on the history. Great swimming beach.

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