Carnival Legend

Carnival Legend Cruise Ship Review

Carnival Legend Cruise Ship Review
Carnival Legend, part of Carnival’s popular Spirit-class ships. Photo courtesy of Carnival.

The 88,500-ton, 2,124-passenger Carnival Legend feels downright cozy compared to Carnival’s newer ships. Fun and festive, her decor celebrates legendary figures and places, with creatively designed public spaces that mix marble, tile mosaic, wood veneers, textured fabrics, copper and bronze, and all kinds of glass-lighting fixtures. The exciting, bordering-on-wacky décor definitely takes passengers far, far away from home.

Activities on Carnival Legend

Music and entertainment venues line Decks 2 and 3 from bow to stern and include a piano bar, jazz and karaoke club, sports bar, and an over-the-top two-story disco called Medusa’s Lair that’s decorated with giant Medusa heads, with snakelike hair and flashing eyes.

The three-level theater was designed to look like a 1920s movie house. A bustling lobby bar anchors the nine-deck atrium that takes its design inspiration from ancient Greece and the classical city of Rhodes.

Dining on Carnival Legend

Carnival Legend Cruise Ship Review
Dinner is served! Dining aboard Carnival Legend. Photo courtesy of Carnival.

Dine in the two-story, 1,300-seat formal dining room, the indoor-outdoor buffet restaurant for a little bit of everything or the more intimate and high-end (and extra-cost) American-style steakhouse high up at the top of the atrium—which unfortunately can be a little loud due to funnel vibrations and ambient atrium noise. There’s also a sushi bar, 24-hour pizza and café for fancy coffees.

Family Friendly Carnival Legend

In the well-stocked playroom, kids can experiment with sand art and a candy-making machine, or play on a handful of iMacs and PlayStations. A huge video arcade has dozens of machines, including air hockey and foosball.

The ocean-view multilevel gym is adjacent to the Greek-inspired spa, decorated with white-fluted columns and images of Greek gods. Legend has a total of four pools, several hot tubs and a three-deck-high spiral water slide. The adults-only Serenity deck area is a respite of padded chaise lounges, oversized umbrellas and a pair of large hot tubs sequestered from the fray.

Staterooms on Carnival Legend

Carnival Legend Cruise Ship Review
Carnival’s Spirit-class ships have a wide assortment of balcony staterooms. Photo courtesy of Carnival.

Legend’s roomy standard cabins measure 185 square feet and offer relatively large bathrooms and a stocked, pay-as-you-go minifridge. There are robes for use during the cruise as well as extra-thick mattresses and bedding. Most cabins have a small sitting area with a sofa and coffee table.

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  • We’ll probably never use carnival again. It wasn’t bad just Royal Caribbean was much better. The staff was awesome. The food in the main dining room was good. The Buffay was subpar. The decor was dated a lot of the outside of the boat was rusty. Our balcony had a constant puddle with hundreds of dead bugs in it. The view was obstructed even though we we requested a unobstructed view. And our aunt and uncle booked a unobstructed room two weeks after us. They are definitely not as accommodating as royal Caribbean. They made no effort for us to have the waiter we wanted at dinner. The manager actually frustrated us every night. They tell you you can bring wine and then they charge you $15 to open it. And they did not charge us anything on royal Caribbean. They say they have things for kids I don’t agree. The arcade was expensive and games were broke. Miniature golf course which is on the top deck has foam golf balls which pretty much blew off the ship it was impossible to miniature golf. They had no movies they barely had any events for kids. The pictures they take for a large one is $22. Yeah $22 for one picture if it would’ve been reasonable we would’ve purchased three or four pictures per person and there were 17 of us. And judging by all the pictures that were still on the wall the last night of the cruise I’m guessing everyone else thought they were expensive also. The air conditioning didn’t work right for the first three days. And they Didn’t have enough fans. I guess the bottom line is all week we heard about the cruise is all about us the passengers but we all know it’s all about the money for them. And that’s how I felt all week they were nickel and Diming us at every turn. And then Sunday morning when you’re done giving them your money they tell you you have to be out of the cabin two hours before you can get off the boat. So they can clean the rooms for the new money. I would definitely recommend trying a different cruise line before going back to Carnival

  • Food was terrible in dining room…Lido deck in room was terrible shows all the old 40 movies got tired of watching food network..
    Shows wasn’t good….comedians was good…
    I know it’s been 2 years but they got to catch up I guess…..getting on ship superb took 30 minutes


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