“Legends are made and not born”- is how Carnival Cruise Line describe this ship, and weighing in at 88,500 tonnes and carrying 2,100 passengers, it’s easy to see why. Sailing everywhere from the Mediterranean to the Baltic and Northern Europe, Carnival Legend treats guests to an informal, fun-filled cruise to unforgettable destinations, making it the perfect choice for a family holiday. With all the modern facilities you could hope for from an American-style cruise, as well as amazing entertainment and delectable dining opportunities, what better way to see more of the world than onboard Carnival Legend?
Dining onboard the Carnival Legend offers fantastic choice, from casual dining in the sun and sumptuous traditional cruise dining, to specific children's menus and specialty 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 Marketplace, 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 home cooked-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 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, shows 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 and see if holiday luck is on your side. You never know, this might be the day that you win big!
If you're looking to make some noise then head to the karaoke bar for cocktails and a sing-along, while the sports bar is great for those who want to keep you up to date with all the major sporting events.
If it’s a refreshing, al fresco drink that you’re looking for, the Red Frog Pub serves ice cold beer all day long, and with a pint of beer coming in at around $5.25, the bars are some of the best value at sea.
Nobody has been forgotten onboard Carnival Legend and with activities aimed at all the family, it’s a cruise that is guaranteed to be a memorable experience for guests of all ages.
For the youngsters there is Camp Carnival, offering day long activities and fun for kids of all ages, as well as a sociable environment for teenagers to escape from their parents. However, a family holiday is also about getting everyone back together again, and with film screenings, interactive game shows and flexible dining times, family cruising has never been so easy.
Carnival Legend boasts a spa, fitness centre and the Serenity adults-only retreat. Enjoy a selection of treatments, pop to the salon for a pampering, or relax in the steam room 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, boutique shopping to get your duty free and a choice of pools and lounges in which to relax.
Excellent customer service from IGLU and a fabulous cruise. The ship was great, staff, food, entertainment all fabulous. The sights of Alaska were breath taking and I highly recommend iglu and carnival.
Ship was ok but on the 6th deck we had noise 24/7 Complained many times but no resolve have cancelled this ship for next year as cabin on the same deck and ship is a bit tired
Returned 13 Sept 2013 from Norway and Northern Europe trip. First morning out, the sea was rough and while I was in the bathroom the ship lurched and I fell backwards into the shower - back still aching (I noticed that there were no rails in bathroom which might have prevented my fall) so older people beware! Entertainment was v. good but ship rather shabby and very dark. Was mildly shocked when I entered for the first time. The food in Lido not that good and food in dining room mostly lukewarm. It was my first time with Carnival Legend and I shall not be returning!!
We have recently returned from a baltic cruise on the Carnival Legend, sailing between 20/8 and 1/9. Our party ages were 73yrs, 50 yrs, 15 yrs and 12 yrs. We shared an inside cabin which we got for a great price with Iglu Cruise. Having booked it as a special treat for my family, and then read some of the reviews about the ship my heart was in my mouth as we boarded the ship. All I can say is...I had nothing to fear. We had a fabulous holiday and much of that was due to the Carnival team. The ship may not be the biggest, newest or have the best facilities but she has great character. The entertainment, led by John and Calvyn, was brilliant. From the highly professional shows to the off the cuff, low cost game shows and trivia competitions. It really was wall to wall entertainment that kept all of us amused. Lots of variety and lots of opportunity to join in if the mood struck. The ship was generally very clean, gym well equipped with some good quality free classes, and staff friendly and helpful. The shops on board were well stocked with a wide range of goods ranging from very good value to well beyond our means, but thats what shopping is about. The drinks at the bars were well priced with an especially good range of non alcoholic drinks and cocktails offered (for those too young to have alcohol but too old to just drink soda all night). The circle c kids club provided much appreciated activities and fun for our 12 year old who disappeared every evening with her new friends. The food in the truffles restaurant was very good and varied. Especially the hot chocolate melting cake! The steakhouse (extra cost) was phenominal and worth every penny. A visit here is a must. Unfortunately the food and service in the buffet restaurant ( the unicorn) was disappointing, with queues, slow replenishment of foods, and Luke warm food. The breakfast was particularly poor. If this was sorted out the Legend would feature much higher up the ratings list. This apart, and all things considered, we would rate this ship as 7/10. And would we travel with them again? Definitely.