Our first cruise on Carnival Spirit was excellent, but on this cruise on Carnival Legend some things were not so great. I will never again be swayed by price to take a room on deck 1 as we were directly under the café area where Trivia was held up to 7 times a day and we could hear it all in our
room as the amplifier and speakers for the microphone were directly over our room. Some staff were not as friendly but the wait staff in the dining room and room stewards were very good. Brian, the entertainment manager was an arrogant American who on several occasions spoke to senior citizens as though they were children which was very disrespectful.
I had never been on a cruise before and used this trip with 3 others to see how we would go.
I have to say I have no hesitation in recommending this cruise line or ship.
The ship was nothing short of opulent, everything from boarding the disembarking was a pleasure.
The food was excellent, the staff were second to none, the accommodation was fantastic, i did have a room with a balcony and loved it.
Though i would not recommend these rooms for kids, i would be scared they might climb and fall over.
The entertainment was great as well.
You can not get bored on these cruises because there is just so much to do.
I am already scouring cruises and lines for my next cruise, can not wait.
One of the best anniversary presents yet! Loved the cruise - wished it was longer (5 days instead of 4 to include Port Arthur) in Tasmania. Hobart was fantastic. Love cruising for the crew & staff that make you feel very special, the luxury and grandeur of the ship is fantastic. The food and
entertainment yum and fun. Went on the Carnival Spirit for 12 nights in January around the South Pacific Islands and absolutely loved it. The Carnival Legend is very similar and has an older world charm to it while the Spirit is definitely for FUN. Decorated in a lot of gold and glamour - gave us all the WOW factor. The Carnival Spirit is more designed for the young at heart, singles and families. The crew on the Spirit were more fun and service was definitely more no.1. Will definitely do it again. Met and made some special friends with the crew on the Carnival Spirit that we definitely want to go back and see again as they all make us feel so special with their warm and welcoming smiles and helpfulness. The Carnival Legend was more quiet and reserved which suited older couples we both felt. Would love the cruise with the Carnival Spirit with the same lovely staff from Hawaii to Sydney would be an absolute dream come true for me for my next cruise.
My friend and I have gone to Tasmania departing from Sydney with the Carnival in April 2015.. The ship was very nice and clean. The food was great and offered a lot of varieties. The crew was polite. Since we were going during the school holidays the ship was practically full. There were many
children going with their parents in this cruise. The weather was prefect and people were swimming and having a lot of fun in the ship. Probably due to the short length of the cruise, the entertainment was not that great. Some items were changed at the last minute without notifying the passengers. We turned up at the venue on time and found out the entertainment was cancelled and was never re-scheduled. This was very disappointment. Another disappointing thing is that we were budget traveller and have bought the cheapest cabin at the lowest deck . Unfortunately we were right below the bar and the singing went through until mid-night. We were both in bed but could feel the cabin was almost shaking with the loud voices. We both could not sleep until music wen out at mid-night. I think the director of the cruise should investigate how to improve this.
I took the family on a last minute cruise to Port Arthur, Hobart and Melbourne. We were upgraded from an interior room to an extended balcony suite WOOHOO!!. The room was great, we had a double bed, the lounge was turned into a bed and the bunk came down from the ceiling. The ship was a little
dated, but quite lovely. The kids checked into camp carnival and they absolutely loved it. I found there was not as much entertainment for the adults as there was on my previous cruise on the Rhapsody of the seas. I thought they could have done with evening entertainment on the decks. My husband and son would go out at night to find somewhere to hang out and have a few drinks, but most places were closed or pretty empty and the decks were also empty.
The smoking area on pool deck was horrible. It was hard to avoid when doing laps around the ship as people are allowed to smoke on the pool deck and the top deck. The buffet layout was odd and each and every time we ate there it was difficult to find somewhere to sit. My husband loved the 24 hour free pizza. I could not fault the dining and state room staff. They were amazing. I found that there was not much presence in staff around this ship compared to Rhapsody. There was quite a few times i found issues with the public bathrooms, but there was never staff around to inform them. It was great to wake up one morning and the deck was covered in towel animals. Overall was a great experience and i would sail with them again if i had my children with me.
I recently returned from a fabulous cruise on Carnival Legend. This was my first cruise with Carnival however I have cruised many times before. I didn’t have high expectations as I thought Carnival was more catered towards families and I was a solo traveller on this trip. The kids were not an
issue for me however some other passengers mentioned that the kids were sometimes unruly and unsupervised.
The food on this trip was probably the best I’ve had at sea. The buffet offered a great choice at lunch, breakfast was a little repetitive. I ate dinner at the main dining room each night and really enjoyed all my meals. The Indian food was especially delicious. I also went to the specialty restaurant; Nouvau for my birthday lunch and the food was spectacular and well worth the small cover charge.
The decor of the ship was a little ‘out there’ and over the top. It probably needs to be toned down a little to suit the Aussie traveller, but you do get used to it after you stop laughing.
This cruise visited Papeete, Moorea, Bora Bora, Suva and Noumea. The highlight for me was swimming with the sharks and sting rays in Moorea – an experience of a lifetime and if you ever get the opportunity, just do it.
I had an amazing time and met a great group of people. Would recommend a cruise on Carnival Legend and I’m now keen to try the Spirit.
Loved our re-positioning cruise from Honolulu to Sydney. This was our 4th cruise and considering it was 19 nights (a loooong time on a ship with lots of at sea days) we (2 adults, 2 children) never got bored. The kids loved the kids club so much they never wanted to come out, even to eat with us.
The staff were absolutely amazing, they really went above and beyond to ensure everyone had a good time, even when they had to invent things to do to keep people occupied on all the sea days. We ate every dinner in the main dining room and most lunches too, and among all those meals there were only about 4 or 5 misses between myself and my husband. We eat out quite a bit and we though the food was fabulous. We couldn't understand why there were so many negative reviews regarding food on the Legend, because we thought in the dining room, it was great.
Entertainment was probably the main area that was lacking - partly due to many sea days and partly due to the fact there was no band which would have made the evening shows much better. We have sailed with Celebrity before and a band made the entertainment.
Overall though, an amazing cruise - wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Legend even with her questionable decor!
Loved my cruise. Had soo much fun. Kids loved the cruise also. Could not fault the kids club on board. They were amazing and they even had kids Club open at dinner for them so that myself and husband could eat on our own. The staff in the restaurant were amazing and we were lucky to have requested
them both (Anthony and Maria)to serve us each day! We dinned at the sushi bar on board which was the best sushi i have ever had in my life and also dinned at the restaurant that we paid a whole $40 Australian each to have such amazing food at. The entertainment was good. Some slow but average was good. People that cruise are soo friendly we had all ages chat to us and was lovely. Rooms were always clean and tidy and they even made towel animals which my boys loved. The casino was good but tried to stay away from here as id loose all my funds haha. Definitely stay in the middle of the ship as we found it not to be so rough. The front was crazy at times.cant wait to cruise again hopefully soon and perhaps with another cruise line. Im addicted to cruising now.
Had an amazing time on board the Carnival Legend - young couple travelling.
Defiantly recommend to first time cruisers! great value for money, but wouldn't recommend booking until closer to the cruise as that when all the rooms become so much cheaper and include on-board credit.
The crew were amazing, especially at dinner!
I requested any time dining, but was given late allocated seating which was a pain, as we wanted to do things in the night time and dinner was at 7:45 right when everything on the ship was going on.
The food choice..... buffet was a disappointment, after cruising on the Celebrity Century cruise ship, didn't compare at all. Lots of little kids running around putting there hands all over everything wasn't good at all. Dinner and Breakfast at the restaurant was amazing, 3 course meals! Defiantly recommend the warm chocolate melting cake for desert!
Our rooms very cleaned and fixed up 2 times a day, so we were very impressed with that, and we loved the towel animals!
we made lots of friends on board and the staff were lovely everywhere we went.
only scary part was when we were coming into Sydney and at 5am, the boat was rocking so much ass our drawers and cupboard door were flinging open and shut making really loud banging noises
My wife and I took our eighth cruise last November on the Carnival Legend from Sydney to the South Pacific Islands. We sailed out of the beautiful Sydney Harbour on a cool, wet afternoon, and cleared the Sydney Heads to calm seas.
Our first two days were at sea and we spent some wonderful time relaxing and exploring the ship. We met our cabin steward, Brian, and were very impressed with the attention he paid to us. We chose the fixed dining option and soon made friends with those who shared our dinner table each evening. I have a gluten allergy, but this was no problem to the waiters and kitchen staff as I was provided with delicious options wherever I chose to eat.
The evening entertainment was excellent, both in the main theatre and the Comedy Club. Cruising is the one holiday where you unpack once, and you can choose to do as much or as little as you like. There are activities for all age groups, or you can just relax.
Our ports of call were Noumea - interesting French culture, Mare - great snorkelling, Lifou - Visit the cave, it's really worth the climb, and Isle of Pines - we went snorkelling in the "Piscine Naturelle", where the coral and fish are magnificent and well worth the $30 bus trip. We found it pays to take your own snorkel gear, sunscreen & insect repellent, but towels are supplied by the ship. We also found that it is cheaper to source your own shore excursions.
Two more sea days saw us return to Sydney after a wonderful and relatively inexpensive overseas holiday. We chose a balcony cabin, which gave us some extra outdoor space to relax in away from the sometimes crowded areas on board. Well worth the extra cost. It was our eighth cruise and certainly won't be our last.