Carnival Legend Cruise Review by Mjohnstone
- Sail Date: October 2018
- Destination: South Pacific
Our first ever Cruise (although we have traveled extensively on international flights - Business and Holidays.) we were impressed.
The Boarding was a credit to the Carnival Legend staff for their efficiency and ease of service. Most international airlines would struggle to compete with the speed and efficiently of Carnival Legend’s boarding and disembarking procedures.
Our Cabin was appropriate for our needs, contained but everything was there. Full marks for excellent room service that included a daily animal creation made out of towels – a masterpiece with two bold eyes. (Thank you, Tri and Eden.)
The center of the ship was quite breathtaking with elegant restaurants -Truffies on the 2nd and 3rd floor. The food was outstanding with nice touches that included appetizers that you would normally never try. Of course, the Waiters (Richard’s team for our table) were excellent and highly organized as they promptly arranged individual meals requests with minimal interruption. Alternatively, there were plenty of self-serve kiosks open virtually all day on the 9th floor. I should add the dancing Waiter’s floor-show in the Truffies restaurant was a must see.
If you are in for a relaxing time then this is the place to be, cruising around the Pacific Islands in one of the many pods or deck chairs - relaxing. Entertainment highlights were the evening shows; especially the magicians who had the traditional rope tricks and then something unique i.e. guessing what colours are being painted on the white board while blindfolded or the hypnotist who had everyone on the edge of their seat with just what will he do next. Very funny.
Similarly, the 70’s and 80’s music shows were packed events especially Freddie Mercury' rendition.
Shore excursions were what you wanted to make of them, as the time is limited. Plenty of options in Fiji – Suva/Nadi and the natural splendor of Maree with excellent beaches, and tropical fish in their home un- spoilt environment. A must see snorkeling experience.
Overall, we certainly enjoyed our cruise beginning with the early morning stretch exercises - thank you Mohini and the opportunity to indulge and relax in the Sauna and Spa. Of course, if you ever felt guilty about all the exquisite foods on offer (Tiramisu cake you could not just walk past) then the Gym was the place to go although I have to admit there was always spare machines.
Special thanks to Guest services for answering the various queries we had. (Thank you, Marcela and Sophia.) Christine, would also like to especially thank Angela for her Seven day treatment of Acupuncture and Cupping. Christine can feel a definite improvement now.
Mike and Christine
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