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Carnival Legend cruises for 2017-2018


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Where she sails
Carnival Legend is based in Sydney from October through to April each year, and most of her cruises visit Pacific islands over 7 to 12 nights (including 4 to 6 sea days). Island groups visited are New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji. In April and September each year take a trans-Pacific cruise bridging Sydney and Hawaii via French Polynesia. Other possibilities are to sail from Sydney to the Queensland coast, or to New Zealand’s north island around the Christmas/New Year period. From time to time there are short ‘taster’ cruises, or 5 nights to Tasmania. In 2018 Carnival Legend will homeport in Melbourne for a few months. Carnival Legend is prepared for the Australian market – power points, menus, entertainment, and facilities, informed by what works for Carnival Spirit. There’s the entertainment show Hasbro. Other popular new features include the Red Frog Pub, Bonsai Sushi, candy store Cherry On Top and the Dr Seuss at Sea kids program. Because of her higher speed, Legend can spend more time visiting ports during her cruises.

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Carnival Legend Cruise Calendar

Sold out Available OBC = On Board Credit
Date Route Cruise From $/Day
2017 CRUISES

11

FEB

Carnival Legend cruises

12

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise
Up to AUD$100 OBC

Currently sailing

N/A

23

FEB

Carnival Legend cruises

5

NIGHTS

Tasmania Cruise G707N
Departs: Sydney

Sold out

N/A

28

FEB

Carnival Legend cruises

8

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise G708
Departs: Sydney

$849

$106

8

MAR

Carnival Legend cruises

12

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise G709
Departs: Sydney
Up to AUD$100 OBC

$1,099

$92

20

MAR

Carnival Legend cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Island Cruise G710
Departs: Sydney
Up to AUD$50 OBC

$649

$93

27

MAR

Carnival Legend cruises

5

NIGHTS

Tasmania Cruise G711N
Departs: Sydney

$649

$130

1

APR

Carnival Legend cruises

19

NIGHTS

Hawaii Cruise G712
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Honolulu
Up to AUD$100 OBC

$2,850

$150

22

SEP

Carnival Legend cruises

17

NIGHTS

Transpacific Cruise G736
Departs: Honolulu | Arrives: Sydney

$2,850

$168

10

OCT

Carnival Legend cruises

8

NIGHTS

$1,199

$150

18

OCT

Carnival Legend cruises

8

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise G737
Departs: Sydney

$799

$100

26

OCT

Carnival Legend cruises

8

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise G738
Departs: Sydney

$799

$100

6

NOV

Carnival Legend cruises

8

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise G740
Departs: Sydney

$849

$106

14

NOV

Carnival Legend cruises

8

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise G741
Departs: Sydney

$799

$100

22

NOV

Carnival Legend cruises

5

NIGHTS

Tasmania Cruise G742
Departs: Sydney

$1,040

$208

27

NOV

Carnival Legend cruises

9

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise G743
Departs: Sydney

$1,099

$122

6

DEC

Carnival Legend cruises

10

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise G744
Departs: Sydney

$1,199

$120

16

DEC

Carnival Legend cruises

11

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise G745
Departs: Sydney

$1,849

$168

27

DEC

Carnival Legend cruises

10

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise G801
Departs: Sydney
Up to AUD$100 OBC

$2,249

$225

2018 CRUISES

6

JAN

Carnival Legend cruises

9

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise G802
Departs: Sydney

$1,549

$172

15

JAN

Carnival Legend cruises

9

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise G803
Departs: Sydney

$1,399

$155

24

JAN

Carnival Legend cruises

8

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise G804
Departs: Sydney

$899

$112

1

FEB

Carnival Legend cruises

5

NIGHTS

Tasmania Cruise G805
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Melbourne

$749

$150

6

FEB

Carnival Legend cruises

11

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise G806
Departs: Melbourne

Sold out

N/A

17

FEB

Carnival Legend cruises

4

NIGHTS

Tasmania Cruise G807
Departs: Melbourne

$599

$150

21

FEB

Carnival Legend cruises

10

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise G808
Departs: Melbourne

$1,649

$165

3

MAR

Carnival Legend cruises

3

NIGHTS

Weekend Sampler Cruise G809
Departs: Melbourne

$449

$150

6

MAR

Carnival Legend cruises

10

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise G810
Departs: Melbourne

$1,499

$150

16

MAR

Carnival Legend cruises

3

NIGHTS

Weekend Sampler Cruise G811
Departs: Melbourne

$549

$183

19

MAR

Carnival Legend cruises

5

NIGHTS

Tasmania Cruise G812
Departs: Melbourne | Arrives: Sydney

$749

$150

24

MAR

Carnival Legend cruises

10

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise G813
Departs: Sydney

$1,099

$110

3

APR

Carnival Legend cruises

18

NIGHTS

Hawaii Cruise G814
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Honolulu

$2,293

$127

24

SEP

Carnival Legend cruises

18

NIGHTS

Transpacific Cruise G834
Departs: Honolulu | Arrives: Sydney

$2,700

$150

13

OCT

Carnival Legend cruises

11

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise G835
Departs: Sydney

$1,499

$136

24

OCT

Carnival Legend cruises

8

NIGHTS

$1,149

$144

1

NOV

Carnival Legend cruises

12

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise G837
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Melbourne

$1,599

$133

13

NOV

Carnival Legend cruises

10

NIGHTS

New Zealand Cruise G838
Departs: Melbourne

$1,249

$125

23

NOV

Carnival Legend cruises

3

NIGHTS

Weekend Sampler Cruise G839
Departs: Melbourne

$449

$150

26

NOV

Carnival Legend cruises

4

NIGHTS

Tasmania Cruise G840
Departs: Melbourne | Arrives: Sydney

$549

$137

30

NOV

Carnival Legend cruises

9

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise G842
Departs: Sydney

$1,149

$128

9

DEC

Carnival Legend cruises

8

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise G843
Departs: Sydney

$1,149

$144

17

DEC

Carnival Legend cruises

10

NIGHTS

Pacific Islands Cruise G844
Departs: Sydney

$1,799

$180

17

DEC

Carnival Legend cruises

10

NIGHTS

Carnival Legend cruise G844
Departs: Sydney

$1,799

$180

27

DEC

Carnival Legend cruises

12

NIGHTS

Pacific Island Cruise G901
Departs: Sydney

$2,299

$192

Carnival Legend — Ship Review Rating: 4.1 out of 5 based on 143 ratings.

Life aboard Carnival Legend
Carnival Legend is based in Sydney from October through to April each year, and most of her cruises visit Pacific islands over 7 to 12 nights (including 4 to 6 sea days). Island groups visited are New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji. In April and September each year take a trans-Pacific cruise bridging Sydney and Hawaii via French Polynesia. Other possibilities are to sail from Sydney to the Queensland coast, or to New Zealand’s north island around the Christmas/New Year period. From time to time there are short ‘taster’ cruises, or 5 nights to Tasmania. In 2018 Carnival Legend will homeport in Melbourne for a few months. Carnival Legend is prepared for the Australian market – power points, menus, entertainment, and facilities, informed by what works for Carnival Spirit. There’s the entertainment show Hasbro. Other popular new features include the Red Frog Pub, Bonsai Sushi, candy store Cherry On Top and the Dr Seuss at Sea kids program. Because of her higher speed, Legend can spend more time visiting ports during her cruises.

Carnival Legend began service in 2001, and was most recently refitted in 2014. At 85,920 GT she carries 2,124 passengers, yet gives the feel of not being particularly crowded. The ship was modified for the Australian market, and provides local cuisine, beers and wines, newly-trained baristas for better coffee, Australian comedians, Australian currency and power, and no tipping. The ship features alternative restaurants, onboard wedding chapel, an 80 percent ratio of outside cabins, and creative touches such as museum-quality artwork and “designer” martinis. Carnival Legend has a children’s pool area with a “giant soaking water bucket.” This “Fun Ship” has a nine-deck-high atrium, onboard golf program, duty-free shopping mall, video arcade, a great alternative restaurant, and creative touches such as museum-quality artwork and “designer” martinis. Carnival Legend has received top marks from past guests for the quality of its entertainment and facilities for families and children. The Night Owls program also offers nightly babysitting between 10 pm and 3am, which is designed as a “fun filled slumber party at sea” (extra charge).

Accommodation
The 20 cabin categories include interior staterooms, ocean view rooms, ocean rooms with French doors (but no balcony), ocean rooms with private balcony, and four grades of suites. Eighty percent of the cabins are outside; 80 percent of those staterooms have private balconies. Each cabin has a gift amenity basket in its bathroom. All staterooms include flat-screen TVs, safe, AC, mini-bar fridge, beach towels, hair dryer, bathrobes to wear during your cruise, and Carnival Comfort Bed with plush mattresses, good quality duvets, linens and pillows. Standard cabins are a good size. Most with twin beds can be converted to king-size bed. Good design and soft lighting add to a feeling of spaciousness in interior staterooms.

All five Suite categories have a large lounge and sleeping area, large bathroom with twin wash basins, and whirlpool bathtub. The best suites and cabins are those on the aft-facing decks. The 6 Grand Suites mid-ships are largest in area. Suites qualify for priority check-in at port. Some cabins can accommodate a third and fourth person, and most cabin categories are fitted with inter-connecting doors to suit families. There are no single cabins, and 16 wheelchair-accessible cabins. A room service menu is available 24-hours, for a small charge.

Food and Dining
The ship has a single two-deck Truffles Restaurant with a choice of fixed-time dining at two seatings, or flexible “Your Time Dining”. Dining assignments can be booked before the cruise. Allow for one or two nights “Dress Elegant”. Menus change daily and service is excellent. Breakfast and lunch are open seating. The International Food Plaza on the lido deck is an extensive casual eatery, with sections that include small buffet counters, salad counters, a dessert counter, a 24-hour pizzeria, ice cream/frozen yoghurt station, and deli.

The Nouveau Restaurant (dress up, reservations only, cover charge), for steak and seafood with your selected wine, is a superb fine-dining experience not to be missed. There is a poolside grill Fat Jimmy’s C-side BBQ that offers burgers, hot dogs and the like. Hot coffee is available at drinks stations throughout at no cost, but the offerings at the specialty coffee and patisserie European-Style Café are tempting. The Chef’s Table (for 12, reserved, pay) takes you on a galley tour, then fine cuisine. Drinks are available at 16 bars. The ship offers 24-hour room service, ranging from basic continental-style breakfast fare to a variety of sandwiches and desserts.

Entertainment
There is something for everyone. New to the Australian market will be Playlist Productions, with special effects in theatres and bars ship-wide. Follies is the main show lounge spanning three decks presents large production shows and cabaret acts backed by a live show band. There’s an alternative show lounge, Firebird Lounge, on the lowest deck. Night is the time for late buffet snacks, R-rated comedy, and Medusa’s Lair for dancing. Billie’s Piano Bar and Medusa’s Lair Dance Club with bar have live music in the evening.

Daytime activities include the customary art auctions, karaoke, "game show mania," ballroom dancing, comedians, bingo, library and Internet café. Adults have the large action-packed Club Merlin Casino. For adults, an open-air deck called Serenity will have a child-free pool, spas, sun lounges and a bar. Take an aerobics class, work out in the revamped gym, refresh with a beauty treatment and massage. There’s a mini-golf course, jogging track, and deck games. Teens enjoy their own parties and movies at Club O2, junior teens at Circle “C”, and pre-teens at Camp Carnival. Entertainment extends to the humungous Green Thunder waterslide and pools. Late-night child care is available for a charge.





































Explore the decks

Carnival Legend deckplans

Carnival Legend deckplan

Cabins on Deck 11 (Aloha Deck)

AA
Suite with balcony
AB
Mini-suite with balcony
BB
Outside with balcony
CC
Outside
J
Inside
  • Sofa bed
  • Two pullman beds
  • Handicapped facilities
  • Four pullman beds
  • One pullman bed
  • Connecting staterooms
  • Sofa and pullman bed

Cabins

The 20 cabin categories include interior staterooms, ocean view rooms, ocean rooms with French doors (but no balcony), ocean rooms with private balcony, and four grades of suites. Eighty percent of the cabins are outside; 80 percent of those staterooms have private balconies. Each cabin has a gift amenity basket in its bathroom. All staterooms include flat-screen TVs, safe, AC, mini-bar fridge, beach towels, hair dryer, bathrobes to wear during your cruise, and Carnival Comfort Bed with plush mattresses, good quality duvets, linens and pillows. Standard cabins are a good size. Most with twin beds can be converted to king-size bed. Good design and soft lighting add to a feeling of spaciousness in interior staterooms.

All five Suite categories have a large lounge and sleeping area, large bathroom with twin wash basins, and whirlpool bathtub. The best suites and cabins are those on the aft-facing decks. The 6 Grand Suites mid-ships are largest in area. Suites qualify for priority check-in at port. Some cabins can accommodate a third and fourth person, and most cabin categories are fitted with inter-connecting doors to suit families. There are no single cabins, and 16 wheelchair-accessible cabins. A room service menu is available 24-hours, for a small charge.

Decks
Carnival Legend

Carnival Cruises

Ship facts

Star rating: Carnival Legend star rating
Maiden voyage: 2002
Number of decks: 12
Tonnage: 85920
Cabins: 1062
Passenger capacity: 2124
Number of crew: 930

What's onboard? ▼

  • Gift shops
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Main Dining Room
  • Fixed and flexible time dining
  • SeaDay Brunch, Breakfast Grill
  • Kids menu, pizza, ice cream
  • Room service menu 24-h (extra)
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Chef’s Table (for 12; pay; includes galley tour)
  • Steakhouse (dinner)
  • Steakhouse Restaurant
  • Bonsai Sushi (Japanese)
  • European-style Café
  • Green Eggs & Ham breakfast
  • CASUAL DINING
  • The Taste Bar snacks, Kids menus
  • International Food Plaza, 10 stations
  • Café, coffee, drinks, ice cream, patisserie, deli
  • Specialty sweet store
  • Freshie’s Corner snacks
  • Internet café
  • Bars & lounges, multiple
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Main Show Lounge
  • Atrium social centre & shops
  • Karaoke with live band
  • Live music, comedy, DJs, dancing, karaoke, game shows, pool parties
  • Sports Bar
  • Nightclub
  • Casino
  • Conference room
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Swimming pools (3)
  • Whirlpools (5)
  • Spa & treatments
  • Beauty, Hair, for men & women
  • Fitness Centre, programs, jogging track
  • Yoga, Pilates (pay)
  • Serenity Adult Retreat
  • Sports Court
  • Mini-golf course
  • Pool & deck parties
  • Library for quiet time
  • UNDER 18
  • Camp Carnival (2-5,6-8,9-11)
  • Build-A-Bear Workshop by Sea (summer 2017)
  • Circle “C” (12-14)
  • Club O2 (teens)
  • Video arcade
  • Babysitting late night (pay)
  • Night Owls (under 12) care till 3 am (pay)
  • OTHER
  • Wedding packages (inquire)
  • Shore excursion desk
  • Wi-Fi, Mobile phone service
  • Laundrette self service (pay)
  • Wheelchair access good
  • Elevators

What's included? ▼

  • Gratuities when an Australia-based ship
  • All main meals on-board
  • Coffee, tea & milk 24 h
  • Sit-down or anytime dining choice
  • Alternative dining (extra charge)
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Kids clubs & teen programs (2-17 yrs)
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Special needs requests (2 weeks’ notice)
  • Service animals accepted (vaccinated)
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers
  • Wedding and Vow Renewals (pay)

What's excluded? ▼

  • Gratuities when not an Australia-based ship per person/day: US$12.95, US$13.95 suites (2+ yrs)
  • Gratuities are voluntary & can be modified/removed on request at Guest Relations after boarding
  • Service charge when not from Australia ports: Beverages 15%
  • Can pre-pay when booking, Barbados must pre-pay.
  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Alternate specialty dining venues (unless specified)
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Babysitting, childcare services (1 to 11 y, 10pm-1am)
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Cabins may change for operational reasons
  • Credit/debit card 1.5% service fee
  • REMINDERS
  • Passports 6 mth validity. Youth IDs Australia domestic
  • Check stateroom ‘responsible adult’ requirements when booking
  • Confirm with bank and ship ahead of cruise your credit/debit card intentions

Happy Customers

Clean Cruising could not have been more helpful and we will have no hesitation using their services again. Thank you"

Reviewer: Valma M,
Date: 6 February 2016
Rating: 10

Rating: 9.8/10 from 4511 reviews
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