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Carnival Legend

Author: Lori Steelman
Date of Trip: July 2012

The Steakhouse was wonderful! I got the crab cake, lobster bisque, filet and lobster with the wasabi mashed potatoes. Wow!! The service was excellent too. Glad we decided to eat there.
Stuffed and tired, we picked up the kids and headed back to the cabins. The kids really enjoyed Camp Carnival. I wasn’t sure if A would like it or not, but she wanted to go back the next night for the party-so she definitely liked it!

Day 6-Grand Cayman

We did not plan an excursion for Grand Cayman, just wanted a relaxing day at the beach, etc..
We tendered off of the ship and headed for Margaritaville for a bite to eat. They had a waterslide that went into the pool. The kids were in heaven! I was in heaven once I got my pina colada and cheeseburger in paradise! It was scrumptious! We stayed here for a while and then did a little shopping for some good rum and found it...Big Black Dick. Also got some rum cakes. We then got a taxi to 7 mile beach. We paid $3 per person for the taxi and then $2 per adult to use the beach at Royal Palms. Very beautiful! We stayed there the rest of the afternoon relaxing, swimming and snorkeling in the beautiful blue water. Love this place!
Headed back to the ship, had a nap and then got ready for dinner. We ate on the Lido Deck again. The kids went to the Camp Carnival party and had a blast. The Camp Carnival workers would have brought the kids back to our cabins around 3:00 am, but my sister went ahead and picked them up at 1:00 am and brought A back to our cabin. She can hang later than I can!

Day 7-Fun Day at Sea

Our last day. Boo. It was a fun day at sea though! I got up, again, very early so that I could wash a load of clothes. I am glad I got there early, because by the time I was done-around 8-there was a line of people waiting. The laundry was right across from our cabin, so that worked out well. My sister, A and myself were out at the pool as soon as I was done-ready for a DOD. It’s five o’clock somewhere. The boys joined us later. We stayed at the pool the majority of the day, watched the ice carving guy do his thing and just hung out, people watching. Good times! We ate dinner in the MDR and went for a game of putt-putt afterwards. I won..yay me! Time to pack. Boo again.
They brought our Big Black Dick coconut rum and cashew wine that we had bought to our cabin that night. I had also purchased a couple of bottles from the store on the ship, which they brought as well.

The kids did use the water slide one time, but I can’t remember which day it was. They liked it...it was a little slow going down it though. A couple of adults had to push themselves all the way down it because they just wouldn’t go.

Day 8-Home

Got up bright and early to disembark. Ate breakfast in the MDR-the only time-and it was pretty good. Had a very nice, attentive waiter.
Went to the Atlantic deck to wait to be called. Found seats and the kids played cards until they called our number-10. We got off of the ship around 9:45 and were at the car by 10:15 and on the road shortly thereafter. Back to Georgia we go.

I would love to cruise on this ship again. I feel like I might be disappointed on any other ship now. However, I cannot travel to Europe just cruise on the Legend next year, as she is headed across the ocean. I will just have to try another and hope that she is as fun as the Legend.

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