The Carnival Legend truly is an amazing ship. It is our second favorite ship out of our eleven cruises we have taken with Carnival. We sailed on this ship in January 2009 from Tampa Florida. We chose the Western Caribbean cruise of Grand Cayman, Cozumel Mexico, and Isla Roatan Honduras.
The decoration of the ship is fantastic and the ship was extremely clean and new looking. Our room was exactly the same way. We had a balcony room, which we love this type of cruise cabin.
The food was above par compared to other Carnival ships we have cruised on. We split time in the formal dining rooms and the casual. We chose the early dining option. The formal dining room was above average and the service as usual was outstanding. The buffet for lunch was good as well, plenty of choices with some better than others. Love the warm molten chocolate cake for desert. I recommend going to the formal dining room for breakfast. It is much quicker and there are more options from the menu, plus you getting waited on with no standing in line.
Our first stop was in Grand Cayman. It was our fourth time on the island and we decided to wing it. We met a local driver who took us to the town of Hell and the turtle sanctuary all for $30. 00. The little town of Hell was interesting, but after 30 minutes or so there you have seen it all. Be sure to send someone a postcard from there at the local post office. The turtle farm was very interesting as you could pick sea turtles up a and play with them.
Our next stop was in Cozumel Mexico. This is one of our favorite ports and our third time at this destination. We got a $10 cab ride to Chankanaab National Park. It only took about ten minutes. This amazing park offers everything. They have some of the finest snorkeling we have discovered in addition to a nature trail through a jungle which has Mayan Ruins and massive Iguanas. They likewise have excellent genuine Mexican cuisine. The bathrooms were quite neat and abundant. Entrance to the park was $19 per adult and $10 for children.
Next up was a stop at Belize. You have to be tendered in as there is no pier for the ship. We booked the Goff’s Caye Snorkeling tour on board the ship for $75 a person. It was well worth the money. You can snorkel off of the boat that brings you to the island or from the private football field size island. This place was beautiful although the bathrooms are a little rough. I found tons of Conch shells here and saw some amazing fish.
Our last stop was at Roatan Honduras. We took the Gumbalimba Park Zip Lines and Tabyana beach break tour. The zip lines and beach are simply amazing. Regrettably this excursion appears to be inaccessible presently through Carnival, however, if you get the opportunity go check out the beaches in Honduras because they are amazing.
If i had to give the Carnival Legend a star rating I would give it a four out of five stars. I would definitely sail on her again.