Thank goodness we had friends and spending money, other wise there was nothing to do except drink and talk to your friends, which you can do at home. Entertainment? What entertainment apart from the same d.j playing the same music everyday at lunch time and the late comedy show there was nothing to
do. The price of alcohol is terrible the cheapest bottle of wine was $38 and beer was around $8.80 a stubby and the cocktails were the best price at $10.50 but all you can taste is the added fruit mix! Would not recommend the Carnival Legend to anyone. We are really disappointed, been on other cruise lines and they were fantastic! Look else where before you book on the Carnival Legend as it does not live up to its legend....fun, more like BORING.
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 cafÃ© 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.
This was our 1st cruise with Carnival only having cruised with Royal Caribbean in the past we had a great time overall ,fantastic staff food average in dinning room and bistro,Nouveau Restaurant was excellent can't fault it would highly recommended it, entertainment good.
Ships ambiance a little on the dark side ,over decorated in my opinion
Disappointed at the amount of unsupervised children on board (980) admittedly it was school holidays (note to self never book in School holidays in future) thank god for serenity it was our escape.
Great Holiday regardless
This was our first time cruising with Carnival and would we do it again ? , absolutely in fact we have booked another cruise on the Legend and the same cabin heading again to the south Pacific this November 2016. We have been on other ships and lines and we found Carnival met our expectations. Check
in was easy, the staff on board were pleasant and courteous. The ship was clean the only I guess issue with the ship was that the inside was a dark gloss wood with golden motifs, my first impression was it was quite drab inside compared to other light and airy ships I had been on. After a few days it sort of grew on you but that was my first impression as we entered. Our cabin for a four berth was well laid out this would have been the best laid out of all the ships we have been on mainly as we have two younger children so space is really a must. With our balcony and the layout of the cabin it made rather an enjoyable cruise. The only complaint I really have is that we booked our trip over Christmas day and I sort of expected a Christmas feel. I think this could have been improved - no santa - unless you went to the photo shop and paid for a photo. I think Santa walking the decks on Xmas day with a bag of lollies would have been great, Xmas dinner - no turkey, this was offered Xmas eve, Xmas day was a nice lunch but no turkey and no Xmas pud ? They gave out bell type bracelets for the kids to jingle during the xmas carols but most drunk adults grabbed 2 or 3, whilst kids went without. My kids along with others were understandably upset and after begging with some adults I managed to get 2 for my kids. I did suggest to Carnival desk that next time give them to the cabin stewards to put in the cabins for the kids and then by all means hand out left overs to adults. But still had a great time food, service, cleanliness and overall experience was to or above expectations and as I said we are going again and have booked the same cabin :)
Would just like to thank the brilliant crew. Ni was our cabin steward and she was fantasticâ€¦ we loved the daily towel animals that she made for us everyday. Nothing was too much trouble and always had a smile and a warm greeting. Then there was the dinning room. Razvan, Tomi and Idewa (table
244) were brilliant. Again nothing was too much trouble for them, always super friendly with great personalities. The food was terrific, the stateroom was very comfortable (loved our balcony), entertainment was great and particularly loved the Serenity Bar (over 18s only). We had a ball. Thank you to all concerned.
As always, cruising was great. We had a slight problem with the weather but the Captain rearranged the Itinerary and all worked out well. We really enjoy the Carnival Ships, with their fun atmosphere. They are so family friendly. After some 40 cruises we have probably become a little blase and
so it's inspiring to see so many young people thoroughly enjoying their first cruise experience with newly-made friends. They actually ask to go to Kids Club! What could be better for parents than that?
We have travelled with many different cruise lines and one of the things we enjoy about Carnival is the relaxed atmosphere, allowing everyone to let their hair down and just breathe easy. And for those who enjoy a bit of quiet time there is always the adults-only Serenity deck area at the aft of the ships, complete with a bar for those who like to relax with a drink.
We took our grand children on both the Spirit and the Legend and, besides loving the snorkling at the pristine South Pacific Island beaches, while back on board the ships they really enjoyed the waterworks facilities with the vertical slides. When one day the weather was not the best, I was amazed to see the glass roof close over the ship's swimming pool area so that everyone could still enjoy the outdoor area.
Could anything be better? Yes the loyalty program.
Children in adults only area, nothing said/done Children in casino with parents playing pokie machines thought it was illegal for under 18 to be in gaming area passengers using electronic cigarettes in dining area, apart from that enjoyed our cruise
I have travelled on a few cruises since 1978. My latest cruise was in December 2014 which was the first one since 1985. I must say carnival cruises know how to turn it on. We went in a group of 15 and had the best time ever. You couldn't fault anything from the food, staff and tours right through to
the entertainment. The cabin staff were excellent as were the wait staff in the restaurant. You couldn't complain about the food as it was never ending and there was such variety. There was always something to do or if you preferred you could relax and do nothing. My 73 year old mother went for the first time in well over 30 years and she had the best time. She was well looked after by all the staff including her cabin steward. We are about to embark on another carnival cruise on the spirit to New Zealand and we are all looking forward to it. There are 8 of us going and cannot wait. For 2 of our group this will be their 4th carnival cruise and I know they will not go with another company. Bring on February 2016 for New Zealand ðŸ˜ƒ
With room for 2,124 passengers, 930 crew, 12 decks and at a length of 963 feet, this ship is spacious and has plenty of room for activities.
The main show lounge is called 'Follies', which spans the Main, Atlantic and Promenade Decks for a huge viewing arena. This is where you will catch cabaret shows, live bands, comedians and more at the nightly spectacles.
For a family-friendly waterpark, head to the open air Waterworks and its three-storey waterslide, side-by-side racing slides, pools and a fun feature called the 'Power Drencher'. Adults who want some quiet time away from the kids can head to the child-free Serenity pool, bar and spa zone.
You can also check out the library, take part in a game show, work out in the gym or at an aerobics class, play bingo, try your hand at mini-golf or learn to dance ballroom style.
Meals are just as much a part of the experience aboard the Legend as anything else, with the two-deck Truffles Restaurant offering two seatings for its smorgasbord of dining options.
The Chef's Table is something of a VIP experience, the Steakhouse is a great option to please the whole family, the Taste Bar lets you try something a little different and there's no shortage of comfort-style food such as burgers, hot dogs and BBQ.
Take your pick of state rooms, suites, cabins with ocean views and cabins with balconies when it comes time to decide on your accommodation.
Families looking to to close will have no problem finding interconnecting rooms, and those after something more plush can opt for a state room complete with flat-screen TV, a mini-bar and cosy bathrobes to wear during your stay.
Note that there are a number of wheelchair accessible cabins and no single cabins.