I want your advice. I found that I can pay for upgrades on my free cruise, so that means a seven-day in January '09 for me. I am torn between several ships, all of which make a stop at Grand Cayman (I'd like to go back to Jamaica, sorta kinda). I could do the Valor, but the decor is't up to my taste. I could go back on the Triumph, which by them it should have gone through a dry dock and been refreshed/updated with the Seaside theater. The last ship would be Legend out of Tampa, which would have less passengers.
I'd like to know your opinion on Valor and Legend. How is the layout on Legend? Is a extended balcony worth it (how extended is it?), Id the Lido deck area crowded because it doesn't have the stepped deck area between Lido/Panorama?....I tink you guys get the general idea what I am looking for.....
2007 Victory & Triumph
2008 Conquest & Liberty
2009 Valor, Freedom, and Splendor
2010 Glory and Liberty
The Valor was a great ship, but as you said before I did not care for the decor at all... Seemed odd to see Rosie the Rivetor in on spot then Superman in another. The Legend suited all our needs not to small and not to big but the layout was a little odd you have to go down to get across the ship. We had the large extended balcony and honestly never used the extra portion. We actually had to leave the balcony several times due to being clam shelled by smokers to the sides and the top. That part just sucked.
Carnival Liberty 18Sept10 rm1004 Great Room
Disney Wonder 25Oct09 rm6132
Carnival Freedom 20Sept09 rm1008
Carnival Destiny 25Oct08 rm1120
Carnival Legend 30Sept07 rm6232 Great Balcony
Carnival Valor 10Sept06 rm1011
Carnival Holiday 08May06 rmE47
Commodore Enchanted Isle 09Sept98 rm465