We joined the LEGEND of the SEAS in Brisbane for the 11 night New years Cruise to the
South Pacific on the 30 th of December 2015.
As we had booked a Junior Suite we had priority boarding and were on board in 15 minutes
and settled into our Suite ..Being an older ship than the other two we had cruised on we
did not expect any thing other than a well patronised vessel . And thats just what we got..
a bit tired ,balcony rusting in parts,carpets well worn and that old lived in smell.I didn,t mind
as this is what makes a cruise .
Our first glitch was my partners suitcase not being delivered for a good 3 hours,when we enquired , we were told that it had been singled out for safety reasons !!This turned out to be
her hair roller thing which after being x-rayed looked like a rectangle with a cord ..which caused some alarm to the security team on board.We eventually got it to the cabin 4 hours after its arrival on board..better safe than sorry, so no bitch by me.
Our Suite was on deck 8 ,starbord aft qtr,away from the atrium which was noisy at times and
away from to much traffic and lifts..only problem was it was directly below the gym and was
a bit noisy in the morning ,but quiet after 5pm..so you got your peace and quiet most of the time.
Again being a smaller ship than the OOSTERDAM and CELEBRITY SOLSTICE,the amount of bars was limited and three dining options were adequate. The Buffet style cafeteria
was ok for snacks etc,so we opted for open sitting in the Romeo and Juliet Restaurant most days.It had excellent food and a nice selection of wines and the service was fantastic.
The Japanese fusion restaurant IZUMI was a bit mediocre for the price and CHOPS GRILL
was far better and well worth the extra.
The entertainment was proffesional and constantly changing. Always something happening so boredom is a choice not an option..
As with all cruising beware of the drink tab and other purchases..using the ship pass you sometimes are not aware of how fast the bill can increase and at the end converting the bill to US dollars can be a bit of a shock..beware !!
The ports offered on the cruise were varied,Noumea,Vila, and because Fiji was off the itinerary because of a cyclone we went to Champagne Bay, a great choice and beautiful
port of call..
The ship behaved well in a bit of swell heading back to Brisbane and no discomfort or loss of sleep .
Overall a nice voyage, though I am a bit spoilt by the newer ships and next time a newer vessel..As I am writing this,I have read that the Legend has been sold to Thompson Cruises
and so should have at least another 5-10 yrs of life..she will see about 40 yrs of cruising by the time she becomes razor blades.