We had read some ordinary reviews but could not fault our 10 day cruise, food, crew, ports of call, entertainment all excellent. Heard a few complain but honestly I think they would have complained anywhere - holiday of a lifetime and saving for the next one. We had a balcony cabin which held our
clothing adequately and comfy bed & bathroom small but good, there was that much to do you rarely were in there but to sleep. We are not into fine dining or formal nights but from what other cruisers said that was good too. weather was hot and steamy, always a pleasure to get back to Legend, would not hesitate to go again but probably look at a cooler location to get the most of the ports of call. Not the cruise lines problem - us not able to handle the heat
This will be our last cruise ever with royal Caribbean . We booked a mini suite big mistake there was a table tennis table above the room the noise coming from the deck to the room was terrible we asked several times to have it moved to the other side of the ship to be located over the future cruise
bookings they did after 4 days of constant complaints. We the need to have our clothes wash they then lost our laundry for 2 days and thy charge like $70 us for that privilege , as they don't hay washing machines available, the service in the main dining room was very average to poor very under staffed, and looked unhappy,we have been on several cruises with different cruise lines and the food and service were the worst of all I have never complained on any other cruise I have had before ,We raised these concerns both on board and when we returned with them and we have had no response for a cruise company to claim they are the best they certainly are not
After excitedly anticipating our first cruise on Royal Caribbean International (RCI) in January 2016, reality hit on day one when disappointment started to set in. From the get go it was obvious that RCI had rushed their launch to the Australian market. Both the ship (Legend of the Seas) and staff
seemed unprepared and overly tired. Service and attention to detail were not there for the most part with the acception of a few seasoned servers that made our stay bearable. Cruisers were made to line up on a daily basis for either a table for dinner, a pool towel, kids club or a drink at the bar! I have never been on a cruise where you had to register every pool towel you used and have it back by 10pm? By the end of the cruise we were so over trying to keep track of every towel we used and the threat of $25 added to our account for every lost towel, it made a swim a very stressful experience.
The food on-board was very hit and miss and my vegetarian partner often missed out all the nice food and was left with one vegetarian option which was often pasta. The buffet on board seemed to serve the same food everyday with very little specialty dining events to mix it up and the quality was not there. Suffice to say we will not be booking a cruise again with RCI.
This was our first cruise and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were all amazing and could not do enough for you, they were very helpful indeed. The food was excellent and we enjoyed the restaurant especially as the menu changed daily. The entertainment was mainly comedians which were ok but a
change would have been nice. The quizzes were good however you had to be there nearly an hour before kick off to get a seat, they might have been better in one of the bigger lounges. We would not hesitate to recommend this cruise to anyone.
we arrived for our cruise only to find out from the check in staff that the ship had problem, we left port 12 hrs late it wasn't until the life boat drill tha t we were told about the delay 6 hrs later. the life boat drill was a joke the people that were short could not se the demonstration and
we did not practoce putting on the life vest? There wrer no bar fridges in any rooms, we had people that had life saving drugs that needed refriidgeration and that were offered an ice bucket not very helpful for keeping them at a cold temperture required. I for one was veryunhappy with this cruise and have said so to them and have not received a responce to date, I would not recommend this ship to anyone and i already have to friends to avoid this ship. I can say that some of the crew were very helpful as i have food allergies and intolerances, even so i was very sick due to the lack of the chef that iasked about the food i was going to was given the all clear on to suffer badly from a food intolerance i was very sick for 6 hours afterwards. It maid me very self concious about eating food on board.
Cabin 8052 junior suite looked lovely but had extreme noise issues from the park cafe above it. Scraping of chairs carts and trolleys going overhead on the tiles from 4.50 am to 2 am made sleep impossible . There were no spare suites so they gave us a cabin on floor 3 so we had to go up and down 5
flights at bed time with our stuff.
The boat is far too small and was jam packed with passengers there were queues for everything and we chose not to eat in the buffet restaurant as we could never get a seat . The main restaurant was lovely but meal choices were limited and there was mostly too much protein and not enough vegetables.
The look of the ship was really nice but there were not enough chairs ever in the centrum which is where the band was mostly and hearing 1 band for 14 days got monotonous..they needed more than 1 band a terrible piano player and a very good duo. The jazz from their on board band did not cut it.
The staff were the only good thing..The casino is too big they need more central bar areas and their bingo lady was ridiculously strict and took all the fun out if it ....terrible. The yelling on deck during join in things was unbearable for anyone else and there was nowhere to get away from it.
The solarium was overly heated and you could hardly breathe. Never again hopefully. Guests picking cabins need to be fully informed of the pros and cons of the cabins they pick to be fair for the money they pay.
1st cruise ever. Legend of the seas South Pacific cruise was the best holiday I have ever had. Officers and crew went out of their way to make the trip as enjoyable as possible, from room attendants to bar and restaurant staff.
First time cruising on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and was very impressed. All our cruising friends highly recommended RCCL and my husband and I now know why and have added RCCL to be one of our favourite cruiselines. Our first cruise with RCCL was on the Legends of the Seas out of Brisbane in
December 2015. The booking in process was easy and well streamlined. Have cruised before with P & O and Princess and after this cruise with RCCL, we will definitely be cruising with them again. We have booked two more cruises with RCCL and look forward to experiencing their other ships.
The staff on the Legends of the Seas were fantastic, couldn't have wanted a more friendly and attentive staff! They were always smiling, happy and were going out of their way to ensure our holiday was a great one. I think that they made our holiday most enjoyable.
The food was outstanding, entertainment was very 'entertaining', both in the theatre and in the Atrium.
Can't wait to experience the bigger ships within the RCCL fleet.
Jimmy from Cruise Sale Finder was great in organising our cruise in December 2015.
Overall, we had a very relaxing holiday and very much look forward to cruising again this year, if only we had more holidays!
We would and are thoroughly recommending RCCL and Cruise Sale Finder to all who ask.
Legend of the Seas was a hit as we departed Brisbane on 17 January 2016. Stocked with plenty of Corona's for the thirsty Aussies the weather started perfect and didn't disappoint with smooth seas and plenty of sunshine. With plenty to do our group of 5 families found so much to do or do nothing at
all. The shows were funny and entertaining and the kids did find time to come and find us every now and then. We loved snorkelling in Noumea and Mystery Island and jumping from trees and ropes at The Blue Lagoon in Vanuatu. I would recommend Legend of the Seas to anyone whether you are a couple or family it is a Big Legend!!!!
My First time cruising and I had a great time. Nine nights travel including Champagne Bay, Villa, Lifou and Noumea. Staff were pleasant, always happy to help. I read a few blogs after I had already booked and paid and became a little concerned as there seemed to be quite a few grizzlers. My fears
were set at ease as I boarded... It was clean and roomy - not at all as described by the naysayers. My highlight of the cruise was the Chefs Dining experience - this was an added extra for us but sooo worth it. Apparently if this is booked on the ship it is cheaper than pre booking online as they try to fill spots. The itinerary is full of fun stuff to do so you can be as busy or as relaxed as you like. Best duty free is in Port Villa at the Yellow painted shop front shop about a 10 minute water taxi ride into to town for $5 AU. You can also drop off much needed school supplies for the local schools due to last years cyclone - just as you exit the port to your left. Royal Caribbean Legend of the Seas South Pacific Cruise was such an enjoyable experience ... I've booked again for Jan 2017 : )
867 feet long and 105 feet wide, the Legend of the Seas cruises at 22 knots and carries around 2,000 passengers and 750 crew. Her eleven decks rise above the seas to carry all aboard around the globe in complete comfort.
The Legend's 915 cabins are split into the four basic categories of inside, oceanview, balcony and suites. All offer a haven for relaxation after a busy day and are equipped with a private bathroom, a TV, a telephone, and of course a comfortable bed. The suites offer a few more small luxuries and a bit more space.
Families are catered to with options for suites and triple or quad cabins, and there are also 17 accessible staterooms for wheelchair users.
From rest and relaxation to action stations, there is something for anyone to do on the Legend of the Seas. Two pools, a gym and spa, a rock-climbing wall and mini-golf course, a video game arcade, and a poolside screen are just some of the facilities for fun.
When the sun goes down, the eight bars and lounges come alive as perfect venues for socialising, grabbing a cocktail and winding down. There is complimentary broadway-style entertainment at the Main Theater, and a casino for those who like a flutter.
There's no need to go hungry on the Legend of the Seas. The main dining room serves up multi-course meals, and more casual options include such delights as the Windjammer buffet and the Park Cafe.
Specialty dining incurs a small extra charge but adds a big something extra to a special night out. Find gourmet dishes on the Legend of the Seas in Izumi, the Chop's Grille and at the exclusive Chef's Table.
In case this was not the Royal Caribbean ship you were looking for, you can have a look at all the Royal Caribbean cruises to come.