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Carnival Legend Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1416 reviews
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Our first longer experience on open water.

Review for Carnival Legend to the South Pacific
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Nov 2018
Cabin: Vista Suite

I hadn't visited New Zealand and didn't know where to start so we decided to have a glimpse of some of the noted scenic places. We had a bit of rough weather but handled it well and certainly our choice of a vista suite made the scenic cruising fantastic with views from our wrap-a-round balcony. We dined in the main restaurant almost all the time and found the staff very attentive. They tried hard to make the meals pleasant without being overbearing and the quality of the food was always good although we did find that occasionally the meals could have been warmer. The entertainment was good, although one night it had to be revamped because the seas were too rough for the scheduled performance to include the dancing but it was still very good. The priority embarking and disembarking was great, as was the any time dining. Some of the people that we spoke to weren't fans of the scheduled dining with the same people each night. We didn't take advantage of the pools because the weather wasn't great but I wonder how busy they would be when in a warm climate. We also didn't take advantage of the buffet type restaurants because it also seemed very busy at peak times but we never went hungry and occasionally just grabbed a biscuit or piece of cake to take with a cup of tea that we took back to our room to relax on the balcony. We specifically avoided internet because of our busy lives back home so the trip was particularly relaxing with our "Digital detox". This was our main reason for taking the cruise and we will try and do that once a year as enforced relaxation. I could think of worse things to do!

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Vista Suite

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After we had booked suite I was apprehensive about it's location. We were told by "experienced cruisers" that we would notice the movement more as we were on deck 8 at the very rear corner of the ship. We did a shock with some noise early one morning and awoke to an air ambulance just lowering a cage and their paramedic above our suite and all of the furniture outside was blown around by the air pressure. We also noted that on the rough nights the above us was being moved around. Our suite was very roomy with the separate bedroom being a good size, as was the sitting room and bathroom. The walk in robe was also a good size and a small dressing area was quite useful. The room was very clean and on returning to our cabin during the day we noted the thoroughness of the clean. It was impressive. Our bed was beautiful and we had no trouble getting to sleep which for me is a bonus. The large expanse of balcony around both sides is just great and you are quite protected laying on the lounge outside on a sunny afternoon.

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