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Carnival Legend - Cruise Ship Review - Passenger Reviews

Carnival Legend in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands The 88,500-ton, 2,124-passenger Carnival Legend feels downright cozy compared to Carnival’s newer ships. Fun and festive, her decor celebrates legendary figures and places, with creatively designed public spaces that mix marble, tile mosaic, wood veneers, textured fabrics, copper and bronze, and all kinds of glass-lighting fixtures. The exciting, bordering-on-wacky décor definitely takes passengers far, far away from home.

Music and entertainment venues line Decks 2 and 3 from bow to stern and include a piano bar, jazz and karaoke club, sports bar, and an over-the-top two-story disco called Medusa’s Lair that’s decorated with giant Medusa heads, with snakelike hair and flashing eyes.

The three-level theater was designed to look like a 1920s movie house. A bustling lobby bar anchors the nine-deck atrium that takes its design inspiration from ancient Greece and the classical city of Rhodes.

Dine in the two-story, 1,300-seat formal dining room, the indoor-outdoor buffet restaurant for a little bit of everything or the more intimate and high-end (and extra-cost) American-style steakhouse high up at the top of the atrium—which unfortunately can be a little loud due to funnel vibrations and ambient atrium noise. There’s also a sushi bar, 24-hour pizza and café for fancy coffees.

In the well-stocked playroom, kids can experiment with sand art and a candy-making machine, or play on a handful of iMacs and PlayStations. A huge video arcade has dozens of machines, including air hockey and foosball.

The ocean-view multilevel gym is adjacent to the Greek-inspired spa, decorated with white-fluted columns and images of Greek gods. Carnival Legend has a total of four pools, several hot tubs and a three-deck-high spiral water slide. The adults-only Serenity deck area is a respite of padded chaise lounges, oversized umbrellas and a pair of large hot tubs sequestered from the fray.

Carnival Legend’s roomy standard cabins measure 185 square feet and offer relatively large bathrooms and a stocked, pay-as-you-go minifridge. There are robes for use during the cruise as well as extra-thick mattresses and bedding. Most cabins have a small sitting area with a sofa and coffee table.

The showlounge on Carnival LegendShip Information
Carnival Legend belongs to Carnival Cruise Lines' Spirit Class of cruise ships. This Carnival ship features an outdoor promenade deck that wraps around the ship, a specialty Steakhouse restaurant, a sliding glass dome that can cover the aft pool if needed, and more than 700 cabins and suites with a balcony. The ship is very family friendly, with the most popular family program in the cruise industry, and with outdoor fun such as the Twister waterslide. Adults will enjoy the ship's multitude of bars and lounges.

Ship Facts
Year Built 2002 ♦ Ship's Class: Spirit Class ♦ Year Refurbished 2005 ♦ Country of Registry Panama ♦ Tonnage 88,500 ♦ Length 963 ft - 293 m ♦ Cruising Speed 22 knots ♦ Passenger Capacity (double occupancy) 2,124 ♦ Passenger Capacity (incl. upper beds) 2,680 ♦ Passenger Decks 12 ♦ Officers and Crew 910 ♦ Officer's Nationality Italian ♦ Crew and Hotel Staff Nationality International

Cabins
Total 1,062 ♦ Suites with Balcony 50 ♦ Oceanview with Balcony 700 ♦ Oceanview without Balcony 99 ♦ Inside 213 ♦ Accessible Cabins (all categories) 16 ♦ Carnival Cruise Lines' cabins are great for families. Amenties in all cabins include luxury bedding, refrigerator, satellite TV programming, and complimentary room service.

Cabin Amenities
TV with music channels ♦ In-Cabin Movies ♦ In-Cabin Internet Access ♦ Private Safe ♦ Minibar ♦ Hair Dryer

Dining
Traditional 1st and 2nd Sitting Assigned Table Seating ♦ Optional Open Seating - "Your Choice Dining" lets you choose the time that suits you ♦ Formal Nights ♦ Specialty Restaurants: Steakhouse ♦ Specialty Coffee Bar ♦ 24 Hour Room Service Available

Public Rooms
Bars and Lounges ♦ Library ♦ Internet Center

Entertainment
Showlounge ♦ Casino ♦ Disco/Nightclub ♦ Card Room/Game Room ♦ Video Games Arcade

Sports and Activities
Resort Style Pool ♦ Sports Court ♦ Fitness Center ♦ Jogging Track ♦ The Twister waterslide and water spray park ♦ Mini Golf ♦ Promenade Deck wraps around the ship

Spa and Wellness
Full Service Spa ♦ MedSpa Services ♦ Sauna or Steam Room ♦ Beauty Salon ♦ Yoga ♦ Pilates ♦ Fitness Assessment ♦ Health and Nutrition Evaluation

Children and Teens
Camp Carnival: 2 to 11 year olds ♦ Circle "C": 12 to 14 year olds ♦ Club 02!: 15 to 17 year olds ♦ Family Cabins ♦ Organized Age Specific Activities ♦ Children's Pool ♦ Outdoor Children's Play Area ♦ Youth Staff ♦ Dedicated Teen Center ♦ Teen Programs ♦ Teen Staff ♦ Group Babysitting Services

Other Facilities and Services
Duty Free Shops and Boutiques ♦ Dry Cleaning and Laundry Service ♦ Business Center Services ♦ Medical Center