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
We had a great time but we feel the Pacific Jewel in 2011 was much better. The entertainment was disappointing in comparison, the buffet food wasn't as good but we ate mostly in the dining room & the food & our waiters were fantastic. The daily entertainment was nowhere near as good as the Jewel &
very little information given on a daily basis
apart from the news letter issued each night. We were very impressed on the Jewel with the entertainment crew out & about during the day doing various things around the ship & the shows were amazing whereas the Legend left a lot to be desired. We don't think the shopping was as good either, very little in the line of necessities or trinkets to purchase. All in all we still had a great time but will be hesitant about sailing carnival again.
The crew of the Legend are brilliant making sure you feel like part of the family as soon as you embark. It felt like coming home after two excellent cruises on the spirit already I was not sure how different the Legend would be. Its main differences lay in the alternative dining and bar venues such
as the red frog pub and bonsai sushi. Also in the new production shows on board that are being rolled out across the fleet. Bonsai sushi was great value with a delivery service and we had lunch a couple of times there. Not a big fan of the red frog pub as its a large space with mostly bar stool seating and a couple of tables .This made for an uncomfortable place to hang out but the venue has a lot of fun energy from the music to staff. The aussiefied thirsty frog summer ale was also very good value as well with them taking $2 off most days.They have added more pods along the side outside the Adults Only Serenity area, which are a fantastic place to lounge out on those sea days .Our cabin was 7258 which has a ridiculously large balcony. Its benefits are its the same price as an 8K extended balcony and as its a non special needs cabin so no chance of being booted. Highly recommended. Food was brilliant with many varied and healthy alternatives. The 24hr Pizzas are the best and are perfect at 2AM for a snack before bed.Entertainment was perfect for us with the Punchliner Comedy Club being a highlight. I can also recommend the Behind the Fun Tour which included a tour of the Engine Control room, Staff Areas ,Galley,Laundry and the Bridge. It cost $95 and lasts over 3hours but includes photos with the captain , Limited edition cap ,bag and refreshments (yes more food) multiple times during the tour.
So we once again enjoyed our cruise beyond expectations and can't wait to book another.
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.
Was perfect for us.
Only fault was that kids clubs were boring and the kids did not want to go. kids dominated the ship instead of being in kids clubs because they didn't want to go. Flow on effect is that adult area were too full.
Were not happy with the pricing on board - drinks too expensive - no movies or you purchase videos to your cabin. This was not good with children on board as they could have sat and watched a video or movie in theatre or on deck late afternoon. Decor on Ship was too dark and too cluttered on main
decks especially in the atrium. Service was not too helpful in the buffet area. Waiters at table in dining room for evening meal very good. The ports we went to were excellent but had to alter itinerary at the last minute so could not go the the ones we wanted to as this was the reason we purchased this cruise.
No photo packages, cost $15 to $30 per photo. No Alcohol packages as well. Beverages Ì£(soft drinks) Kids $55, Adults $75. Cocktails $10 - $16 per drink. Beer VB $8.25, Corona $7.50. Basically, it's expensive compare to other cruise lines. Kids activities is good. Entertainment/Activity
insufficient. Friendly staff.
apart from short supplies on a lot of store stock and soft drinks entertainment was best after kids club become paid which wasn't nice, and there were some repair issues to that the crew took 4 days to fix but the cruise itself was ok for my second cruise, first with the family,
It was a nice cruise , but the ship really needs a refit and to get rid of the over the top art deco and Egyptian decorations. The look of the ship is like an over decorated Las Vagus casino.
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.