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Carnival Legend Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1427 reviews
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Some pros, some cons, mostly average

Review for Carnival Legend to the Bahamas
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Elmer1212
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: May 2022
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Embarkation was fairly smooth considering a coast guard inspection delaying things for a couple hours. Even with the delay we had a drink in our hands by 2:00. Stateroom is the typical balcony stateroom, nothing new and exciting, 5 or 6 channels on the TV. Nick, Toon, Discovery, Nat Geo and Food I believe. 2 channels of continuous bad movies. Only channels available in the sports bar are ESPN channels. If your team is on TNT, ABC, NBC get the WiFi package to watch on your phone. Buffet was pretty bad. One Asian station that had 6-8 items, one other station that had a pasta, a chuck meat option, a potato option and some veggies. I think I saw ham one day. Pizza and sandwich stations are good, however, you’re going to be in quite the line all hours of the day. Guys burgers and blue iguana also good, also long lines. Coffee shop has one server during prime morning hours. You’ll wait a decent amount of time for your coffee, even longer if employees of the ship come to the counter, they’ll be taken care of before the guests. One barista actually said to us, “haha they’re the ship doctors, don’t want to see them.” I just said cool, they get free coffee and automatically go to the front of the line. Cruise director, Cam. Had no idea who the cruise director was until day 5. Doesn’t talk much, but when he does, he probably shouldn’t have. Had no idea that the ship goes through the Chesapeake Bay, he kept saying make sure you by your duty free before we enter the canal. Maybe he came from a Panama Canal ship, who knows. Also struggled counting up scores in the game show, even though he had enough fingers to keep an accurate count. Main dinning room food was average at best. Sea day brunch 3 days, got our order wrong 3 days. Most employees, mostly all, speak English as a second or third language, I blame the food mix ups on the language barrier. Add the masks that the employees wear and communication was extremely difficult. Entertainment was ok. There was a violin trio that would be upbeat and fantastic one minute, then they’d go into Sinatra mode for 3 or 4 songs and you felt like you’re at a funeral. There was a girl that sang while her partner played the guitar. He was very good on the guitar, she is very attractive, unfortunately she can’t sing. Comedians were decent. One of them, Jeff Arcuri, was great. The other two, a guy and a gal, were ok. From the room steward, to the wait staff, to the bartenders and everybody in between, the staff was great! Steakhouse was delicious! Cece was a lot of fun with trivia. There is plenty to love about this trip, however, this older ship just doesn’t have the amenities to offer. I don’t care about water slides, surfing simulators and broadway shows, but I do think the basics should be pretty much the same on all ships. Gotta be honest, the buffet was a disgrace. Desserts consisted of the same tired cakes every day. We paid the same for this ship as we did for the Anthem, which was our last cruise. Anthem buffet was like a gourmet restaurant whereas Legend wouldn’t even be in a class with Checkers. All in all we had a great time. Vacation is what you make of it. This ship will challenge your patience and test your ability to roll with the lack of amenities. But an ok week of cruising is way better than a week at the office. Let the negatives roll of your back, grab another drink and head to the hot tub. Oh, I mean warm tubs with no jets. Yup, none of the 6 hot tubs worked properly either.

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Baltimore

Right off of 95

Nassau

Not a place I’d take children to. Should have police on every corner.

Freeport

Why even bother?

Princess Cays

5 stars if they accepted the cheers package. Unfortunately they do not.

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