Legends are made and not born, is how Carnival Cruises describe this ship, and the popular ship will be offering European cruises in 2013. The 88,500 tonne ship carries 2,100 passengers and nearly 1,000 crew and during the summer months will offer a variety of cruises from Dover, Venice and Barcelona.
Carnival Legend will sail around the Med, to the Baltic and Northern Europe as well as offering cruises around the British Isles. The America-style ship will offer the cultural delights of Europe, but from an informal, fun-filled environment — perfect for a family cruise.
The Carnival Legend has all the facilities of a modern cruise ship, and at 2,100 passengers she is a mid-sized ship by modern standards. If you are looking for a cruise to replace the popular Ocean Village cruises, than Carnival Legend could be just up your street, just remember, this is American-style informal cruising.
Dining onboard the Carnival Legend offers fantastic choice, from casual dining in the sun or sumptuous traditional cruise dining to specific children's menus and speciality venues — such as the Mongolian Wok. The main dining rooms offer early or late sittings, usually at 6:00pm and 8:15pm, serving fantastic three course menus. Casual dining includes the Lido buffet, with a huge variety of food or the Pizzeria — open 24 hours a day for those calzone cravings.
Carnival Cruises offer specific children's menus that include family homecooked-style meals such as spaghetti & meatballs, chicken nuggets and mac & cheese, as well as plenty of fresh fruit and veggies. Desserts are also child friendly, ranging from a banana split to chocolate brownies. For the adults looking to indulge there is the Chef's Table, where you can enjoy a VIP meal with a tour of the galley, champagne and hors d’oeuvres followed by a mind-blowing meal of amazing appetizers, entrees and desserts.
Entertainment onboard Carnival Legend includes a fantastic choice of bars, show and live music. There are sporting activities, comedy club nights and cabaret shows to suit your mood each day onboard. Pop to the casino if you fancy a flutter, or send the children to the kids club, where they'll be entertained throughout the day.
If you're looking to made some noise then head to the karaoke bar for cocktails and a sing-along, the sports bar will keep you up to date with all the major sporting events and the Red Frog Pub serves ice cold beer all day long. And with pint of beer coming in at around $5.25 and soft drinks only a couple of dollars, the bars are some of the best value at sea.
Carnival Legend boasts a spa, fitness centre and the Serenity adult only retreat. Enjoy a selection of treatments, or just treats, pop to the salon from a pampering or relax in the steam rooms or sauna.
If you are looking for something a little more active then there are fitness classes, including yoga and pilates, throughout the day. You can work off some of the great food in the fitness centre or check out the sports courts for a quick game of five a side football or to shoot some hoops.
If that isn't enough to keep you busy onboard, there is a library to escape to for some quiet time with a good book, the boutique shopping to get your duty free and a choice of pools and lounges to relax in.
For the youngsters there is Camp Carnival, offering day long activities and fun for kids of all ages, as well as a socialable environment for teenagers to escape from their parents. Whatever your plans for a day onboard Carnival Legend, you won't run out of things to do!