Long overdue vacation! We decided to take a Carnival Cruise on the Legend. Our last Carnival trip was a disaster to say the least, however, after hearing a lot of rave reviews we decided to give it another shot. Glad we did!
The ship was great, the Legend has a lot of dark hardwood decor. They layout of the ship was very practical, even though there were 2,500 passengers aboard we never felt crowed. There was always a place to sit (even empty lounge chairs by the pool.)
Here's the lowdown:
3 Swimming Pools (1 for adults only): There were a string of activities to be found at the main pool during the day. Activities included: Alligator wrestling, Fear Factor and Survivor type games. In addition various bands played throughout the day and evening. Thursday the pool was also host to Carnival's infamous Beer & Bathrobe party.
Adult only sun deck
Follies Lounge: Main lounge w/nightly Vegas style entertainment. Dancers, comedians, balancing acts etc. The singers and dancers could use a little bit of polishing, but very entertaining none of the less.
Billie's Piano Bar: Self explanatory. Some nights its great just to chill with a martini, other nights you can join in on a sing alongs.
Sachamo's: Another lounge with a New Orleans feel (as if the name doesn't give you a clue) that features jazz music.
Firebird Lounge: Smaller than the Follies, featured smaller entertainment acts and the majority of their adult only midnight showings. Karaoke was also held here on several nights.
Medusa’s Lair: Dance club, sorry didn’t get a chance to check it out.
Club Merlin Casino: Primarily slots but home to a fair number of card tables.
During the day the lounges were also host to a number of activities such as art auctions, shopping and port talks, various dance classes, meet and greets as well several activities for the children’s and teenage groups.
Truffles Dining Room: Main dining room. The food ranged from good to great, there was always a variety on the menu (at minimum a chicken, beef, seafood entree and appetizer every night). There were also "spa" entrees if you can maintain enough self control to eat light on a cruise.
There was also a Supper Club restaurant which cost an additional $30 a head. A couple of our tablemates tried it one night and felt the extra cost was well worth it.
Sushi Bar: Open from about 5:00 to 8:30 every evening.
Pizzeria: Available 24/7
Breakfast and Lunch were available in the dining room or on the Lido deck. You could also find late night buffets of various themes throughout the week on the Lido.