Carnival Legend spends a good part of the year cruising out of Australia, where you can book a cruise at Carnival Australia. In the northern hemisphere’s summer, when it is winter in the southern hemisphere, the Legend moves to America where it cruises to Alaska through Carnival America. While transitioning across the Pacific Ocean it cruises to (or from) Hawaii. At least for now. Ships do change homeports sometimes.
Like all cruise ships, the Legend has a variety of rooms to choose from. Cruise ship accommodations vary from basic inside rooms to fancy suites. Budget travelers can save money by booking an inside room. Not all rooms in the same category are of equal size or have the furnishings arranged the same.
Inside rooms are the smallest rooms on the ship and of course have no outside view, but they cost significantly less and provide a place to sleep with plenty of storage space for two and most people don’t spend a significant amount of time in their cabin anyway. Some do have bunks so those on a really tight budget could put 3 or 4 people in an inside room, but they would not have a lot of floor space for small children’s toys or much room to move around when everyone is in the room. Some people like inside rooms because they can have total darkness for sleeping at any time of the day.
The rooms with a window have significantly more space than the inside rooms. These rooms are quite comfortable for 3 or 4 people and cost significantly less than a balcony room. The windows provide a nice view and a lot of the window rooms are located on deck 1, convenient to the gangway at ports and to the shops, theater, casino, and dining room while onboard.
Balcony rooms give passengers their own little bit of outside space. It’s nice to have a balcony if you like to sit outside in private, or for easy photo access to outside from the cabin. Some cabins have bunks that fold into the ceiling if they are not needed and drop down when more people use the room.
Some of the balcony cabins on the Legend have connecting doors between rooms, making them a good choice for a family needing more space than one room provides. All of the standard size rooms (inside, window, and balcony) have private bathrooms with a shower, sink, and toilet. The shower has shampoo and body wash dispensers and bars of soap are provided for the sink.
People who want a little luxury with their cruise can book an Ocean Suite, which has more floorspace than the balcony cabins and the addition of double sinks and a whirlpool bathtub in the head (bathroom on a ship.)
The Grand Suites are great for honeymooners or anyone else who wants to make their cruise really special.
The grand suite has more square footage and a separate dressing area. It also has a bidet, which may be a good thing or a bad thing depending on personal opinion.
Grand Suites have an extra-large balcony. This one has loungers as well as chairs.
The Legend also has two more suite categories. Junior Suites have a standard size balcony and suite amenities like a walk-in closet and whirlpool bath. The Vista Suites include a wrap-around balcony and a wall of windows. Ocean, Grand, and Vista Suites come with VIP check-in.
When booking your stateroom it’s a good idea to check the deck plans. Find the type and location of the cabin you want. Sometimes certain cabins are smaller or larger than others of the same category. It’s also a good idea to check the plans for the decks above and below your chosen deck for potentially noisy places if you are a light sleeper.
If you would like to see photos showing the inside of Carnival spa cabins, wheelchair accessible cabins, or an inside room with bunks please view my blog about the accommodations on the Carnival Splendor.
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For a complete list of blogs about cabins see My Cruise Stories Ships and Cabins page.