I have been reading many reviews about the nightlife on the Legend not being all that great. My husband and I are a young couple(20s) that love going out and enjoying all that nightlife has to offer....bars, dancing, etc. We will be sailing on the Legend on 6/30...please tell me what I have been reading isn't so!
We were on the Legend for the 15 nite transatlantic cruise in Sept. and we thought the nightlife was great. We have been on many cruises and have never had a bad one. A cruise is what you make of it. IF you decide before hand you are not going to have a good time trust me you won't.
Just being on a beautiful ship with your honey is great. I'll take that over work any day.
Let me know if I can answer any of your questions about the ship.
We loved her.
Thank you for your response. We are so excited about going on our first cruise and everytime we hear something negative we worry that we picked the wrong ship for us. It is not possible for us to not have a good time. Eight nights alone with my husband and the kids staying with their grandparents, is enough for me! Although, I am wondering how I will hold up being away from them for that long...
Did you have any spa treatments? If so, were they over priced?
What was your favorite activity to do on the ship?
On formal nights, did most women wear gowns or cocktail dresses?
Sorry....I have so many questions. I can't wait!!!
We're sailing on the Legend on Mar 10, just a week away, and we can't wait either. This will be my 15th cruise, the 4th on Carnival. The nightlife really depends on the time of year you're sailing and your fellow passengers. Since you will be sailing in June, it should be hopping. I agree with Vicki, a cruise is what you make it. However, we've experienced a couple of cruises where the crowd was just older and the clubs didn't jam til the wee hours. You shouldn't have a problem. Generally, Carnival nightlife is usually good. Hope this helps.
I agree, one of my associates and his in-laws will be on the same cruise along with their kids. Where there are kids, you will usually find parents looking for a good time. This ship has something for everyone but not always at the very same time. Bring you highlighter and mark all of the things that you want to do for both day and night. Average 50 minute spa treatments run about $100 plus tip. Prices do vary though.
we sailed the ledgend jan 21-29.
it was awesome...
the piano bar was a fav. spot of ours, frank the piano man knew so many songs.
downstairs from that was satchmos, great fun there as well, the band is great ! it was full most nights.
there is also a disco that is open later than the rest, I think it is call madusas, we went and looked there but didn't go down into the pit, the people were all having a good time.
I love seeing the karaoke, last year I wrote down "love shack" and got up to make a fool of myself ( I am 53 yrs. )..then I saw by the following people that they take this karaoke thing quite serious..I didn't repeat my performance on the ledgend :-) .
we very much enjoyed the golden fleece supper club..we did it twice and found it to be of excellent value..go hungry or stay home :-)
another thing that I so enjoyed was having my own balcony.
hope this helps .
what destinations are you going to ? we did the western
I'm taking the same cruise you took on 04/11/03. I also am concerned about ports, nothing good about any. I am hoping ship will make up for it and most of the Carib is very poor anyway. Any port or excursion worth doing?
Just returned from the Legend 3/2/03 cruise. The stops were awesome. If you want to have some great fun in Barbados go to the Boatyard. It has a beach and a bar. We enjoyed a relaxing day on the beach and then went to the bar in the evening. When the DJ announces at the bar "this is an adult party, so please move your children to the restaurant"-- he means it.. The party atmosphere was fantastic!
Now the nightlife on the ship was a different story. This sailing was definitely a mature crowd. The nightlife on the boat was what you made it. The casino bar was the only place that offered a party atmosphere, although the entertainers in the other bars did their best to get the older crowd involved.
We talked to others on the Legend and many were disappointed and referred to it as the AARP cruise. I wouldn't go that far, but it definitely was an older crowd. Many of the guests were in the casino (packed every night) and just as many must have retired early and went to their cabins.
Overall, it was a great cruise but I wouldn't do an eight day cruise again. We've cruised the last four year in March on seven day cruises and the crowd was much younger (I'm in my 30's) and it was more of a party atmosphere. The active nightlife is what my husband and I enjoy about Carnival.
A final observation: many of the retired folks we met were from Florida who booked last minute at a great cruise rate -- about $400 or less for an eight day cruise. A great bargain for folks who have the flexibility to take advantage of a great offer, so maybe my Legend experience isn't typical.