Number of Cruises: 25+
Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean
Ship: Legend of the Seas
Sailing Date: July 30th, 2001
Itinerary: British Isle
We spent 3 days in London prior to cruise as we had never been there before. Would highly recommend doing this to get over jet lag and also see the wonderful sights of London. We stayed at the Millenium Baileys Hotel on Gloucester Rd in the Kensington section of London. It was a quaint 4 star hotel which was very clean and near everything.
On the day of the cruise, we found embarkation to be a little disorganized compared to other sailings but we eventually got on board.
Our cabin was a large inside cabin and very adequate with room for everything and suitcases fit under beds.
Ship was beautiful but could use some refurbishing in some areas with carpeting, etc.
Found food in the dining room to be quite good but service not up to par with other ships. Waiters were not too attentive and service a little slow. As far as the Windjammer where the buffet meals are served, service was really lacking and appeared to be quite "mixed up".
Itinerary was excellent. Especially impressed with the three ports in Norway - one more beautiful than the next. Scenery very much like Switzerland but with water and hundereds of waterfalls. We took tours in every port and found them to be a little pricey but very good. Tour guides spoke excellent English and were very informative. In Amsterdam, we had previously been told and found to be true that it was not necessary to take a tour - we saved quite a bit of money by simply walking from the ship a short distance to town where we got an excursion boat for approx $6 U.S. per person and saw the whole City and then walked around the City ourselves for the rest of the day.
We took and enjoyed the following excursions:
Lehavre, France - Paris on Your Own
Plymouth, England - Leisurely Drive & Devonshire Cream Tea
Cork, Ireland - Blarney Castle and Panoramic Cork
Dublin - Leisurely Dublin Highlights
Glasgow, Scotland - Edinburgh on your Own
Bergen, Norway - Bergen City by Motorcoach
Geiranger, Norway - Geiranger Fjord Panorama
Flam, Norway - Stalheim Valley and Tvinde Waterfall
Amsterdam - toured on our own.
Overall, wonderful cruise.