Number of Cruises: 25
Cruise Line: Carnival
Ship: Carnival Legend
Sailing Date: December 11th, 2005
Itinerary: Southern Caribbean
Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Legend Cruise Review
7 Day Southern Caribbean
Val Karnilowicz (Wicks)
This was my first cruise with Carnival on the Legend. My companion had never cruised before and I decided this would be a perfect introduction to a wonderful holiday.
On arrival to the port approximately 1:00 pm - I found the line up extremely long - I would suggest checking in later. My first impression of the ship was that it was a little "garish" - mainly the atrium. We explored the ship and we were very impressed with the layout - very clean and easy to get around. We had an aft cabin with a balcony loved the location and enjoyed seeing the sunset every evening. The staff was extremely polite - especially in the dining room-we made sure to tip them extra. The food and service were more than I expected. We shopped on board - bought each other our Christmas gifts. Duty free shopping on board was fabulous - we bought a watch which was double the price back home.
We went to the wine tasting and ate at the fine dining restaurant that had the $30. each surcharge. I would highly recommend the restaurant for a special occasion.
The ports were wonderful - St Maarten, Barbados & Martinique. We enjoyed the beaches in St Maarten & Barbados as well as an independent tour of the islands. In Martinique we shopped and walked around -
In summary the cruise was more than we expected - very well organized - food was plentiful - loved the deli and the delicious pizza station. We never felt rushed or crowded.
The only complaint which was minor -was that the entertainment could have been better - most nights we opted to go to Billy's Bar or Satchmo's - which always had terrific entertainment. The mix of different age groups blended extremely well and we truly enjoyed ourselves and will definitely travel with Carnival again.