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Carnival Legend

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As Carnival Corporation’s flagship brand, Carnival Cruise Lines, founded in 1972, sets the pace as the world’s largest, most popular cruise line (based on carrying about 2.5 million passengers annually). Carnival offers affordable cruise vacations with Fun Ship appeal. Today’s Carnival, a far cry from modest beginnings, defines contemporary cruising with expanded options in dining, children’s programming, spa pampering and shipboard weddings. Carnival’s fleet, composed of six vessel classes, has grown to 20, with more Fun Ships forthcoming, including five on order.

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Carnival Cruise Lines continues to redefine contemporary cruising with “Today’s Carnival,” a term coined by the line to describe commitment to enhancing all aspects of “Fun Ship” vacation experiences including those aboard the Carnival Legend, a sparkling Spirit Class ship. Embellished with an Internet café for keeping in touch and sending video postcards, “Today’s Carnival” aboard Carnival Legend also has resulted in a diversity of dining enhancements from revamped menus and expanded wine lists to innovations such as a 24-hour pizzeria and a popular Lido-area eatery now including meat-carving and pasta stations, an expansive salad bar, New York-style deli and Asian and Italian specialty venue. Midnight buffets, reflecting changing palates, incorporate lighter fare to complement diversity of hot and cold items. Entertainment options are more varied, too, with dazzling revues featuring lasers, pyrotechnics, elaborate sets and eye-popping costumes presented in a multi-deck show lounge. An impressive array of exercise equipment and pampering treatments await within Carnival Legend’s “Spa Carnival” program, among the world’s largest floating health clubs. Shore excursions have been pumped up to keep pace with today’s active lifestyles, with adventure-type tours such as kayaking, scuba diving and flightseeing complementing more traditional nature walks and city tours.

Fast Facts

Year entering service: 2002
Registry: Panama
Tonnage (GRT): 88,500
Capacity: 2,667
Decks: 12
Crew: 930
Officer Nationality: Italian
Cruise / Hotel Staff Nationality: International
Destinations: Eastern Caribbean, Southern Caribbean, Western Caribbean.

About Gratuities
Gratuities are automatically added to Sail & Sign accounts, or can be pre-arranged and paid prior. The total is $9.75 per guest, per day ($5.50 for dining team, 75 cents for bistro service, and $3.50 for cabin services.) Guests can adjust upward/downward at the information desk.

Disabled Access
Legend has 16 wheelchair accessible cabins.

Ship Features

With Dame Judi Dench, one of England’s most renowned stage and screen actresses serving as godmother, Carnival Legend was the first Carnival ship to sail a European itinerary after its 2002 inaugural. The ship has a two-level promenade and a reservations-only supper club. In 2004, Carnival Legend features east, west, and southern Caribbean itineraries sailing from New York City and Fort Lauderdale. Carnival Legend sails at a faster clip than many ships, with a cruising speed of 22 knots, allowing her to cover in 8-days what once required 10 days.

Legend has six penthouse suites, 52 suites, 624 ocean view staterooms with balcony, 68 ocean view staterooms with French doors, 99 ocean view captains with picture windows, and 213 inside cabins.

Stateroom amenities
In-cabin amenities baskets, available on all Carnival ships, offer a wide variety of brand-name products for men and women. Additionally, plush terrycloth bathrobes are available for guest use in all ocean-view accommodations.

Kid & Teen Stuff
With the dramatic increase in family cruising – a record 350,000 kids were expected to sail on “Fun Ships” in 2003 – Carnival continues to expand myriad activities, amenities and facilities of the top-rated “Camp Carnival” children’s program. Recent enhancements include high-tech play areas featuring computer labs and indoor climbing mazes, as well as updated children’s menus and a new turn-down service providing kids with freshly baked cookies on the first and last night of their voyage. Plenty of activity is scheduled for teens as well.

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Life Aboard

Legend’s three venues are the two-level Truffles Restaurant, the formal dining room; the expansive Unicorn Café poolside restaurant, decorated with bas relie sculptures of Unicorns, gothic arches and other medieval-inspired touches, and Legend’s Café. There is also the reservations-only Golden Fleece supper club, a Pizzeria, and 24-hour room service.

Sports / Health / Fitness
Legend has four swimming pools, five whirlpools and a spiral water slide. Spa Carnival, Legend’s 14,500 square-foot health club is staffed with fitness experts, and offers a complete line-up of facials, loofah treatments, massage and more for both men and women. A comprehensive golf program offering professional instruction both aboard ship and during golf excursions is also available.

The 1,167-seat Follies main show lounge hosts spectacular nightly productions; Medus’s Lair is a dance club; Satchmo’s Club hosts jazz; Firebird Lounge is a cabaret.

Legend's casino has slots, roulette and table games. There's also opportunity to play MegaCash for a chance to win the largest cruise jackpot.

Among 16 bars and lounges are Dream Team Sports Bar, Atlantis Lounge atrium bar, Billie's Piano Bar, Club Merlin.

Other Facilities
Wedding Chapel, duty-free shops, the Holmes Library, the Trump Card Room, conference center, infirmary, video game room.


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