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Carnival Legend Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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1,533 Reviews

Legend needs an overhaul

Carnival Legend Cruise Review by mmccool719

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2019
  • Destination: the Western Caribbean

We booked this cruise for our family of 4 because we’ve done the same Pitts before and they were each a great experience. The rates for a balcony cabin this week were surpassingly low. Embarkation was smooth as it always is with Carnival. We used park4cruise.com which was the best priced, no issues. We got to our room 6227, by 1:30 and were very pleased with the amount of storage. I wish they offered more wall hooks and more outlets. There was just 1 outlet on vanity. I had pre-purchased bottle water to be delivered to room but since we were past guest, they also gave us a bunch of free waters. The beds were very comfy and room was quiet and perfectly located. As for food, Lido offered a decent variety of food. Pizza was disappointing as it’s very thin and burnt. Guys burgers and fries and the Cantina for tacos are probably the most popular and consistent. Downside to Lido is the hoards of people lined up like cattle who’ve never eaten before. You see lots of food wasted here too. And always use sanitizer. Entertainment on the boat was so-so. It seemed like there was like a lull in stuff to do between 5-9. Highlights included the Folley theatre musical shows, different decade of music review each night. Performers talent just mediocre. Comedy shows were hit and miss but always full. Definitely go to The Quest game show if you can handle raunchiness. So much fun but definitely R-rated, no kids. Truffles dining was disappointing. What used to be included in the past is now an up charge. Service was mostly slow and inconsistent for breakfast and dinner. We brought wine onboard and spent about $40 on drinks. You can count on $10 each drink. Frankie the CD was a lot of fun and had the knack to entertain a diverse audience. Our kids did the teen club and seemed to enjoy that but they did find the kids activities to be lacking. Finally, the ship, while clean, looks like it’s way past due for an overhaul. It felt very gaudy gothic-Egyptian with browns and golds and 90s decor. There was lots of rust spots throughout. Smaller ship size made it mostly easy to get around.

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The only port we did not pre-book but if you get off ship here, there's not much to do right at port. Any cave tubing or zip lining is an hour away. We did cave tube last time which is well worth it. This time we hired a driver to give us a short tour through Belize City and dropped us off at Kukumba Beach. Beware the pictures at the port look way better than the actual beach. It is made made with some worn out bouncing tubes and a nice tall water slide. For $10, you basically can use a chair and umbrella. They offer lunch for extra and it was excellent. A decent place to go if you want to sunbathe, drink and have a good lunch.

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$15 cab ride each way to a Paradise Beach. $3 admission and you must spend $10 pp in food. A really top notch place to relax in the sun for the day. The seawater was full of little stinging jellyfish that day so beware because it does cost $21 to use the inflatables. We just lounged by the enourmous pool and ate lunch. Very easy day.

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