Surprisingly enough, the theme for the decor on the Carnival Legend is…..Legends. While it’s not completely obvious, the stuff legends are made of does pop up all over the ship. The Legend spends part of the year sailing for Carnival Australia out of Sydney and the other part sailing to Alaska for Carnival in America, with ocean crossings and stops in Hawaii between the two.
The atrium is the center showpiece of many cruise ships, including the Legend. You have to go up high though to find the giant painting of Colossus at the top of the Colossus Atrium. In between the glass elevators on the opposite wall of the atrium from the painting there are openings where people can look down to the atrium floor or up to Colossus on the wall.
The hallways to the staterooms are all lined with a variety of pictures from all sorts of legends. There you find everything from dragons to unicorns to genies. Each picture is monochrome, but different decks have different colors.
The firebird lounge, which hosted activities including the comedy shows, had brightly colored Arabian Nights type scenes on the walls and phoenixes on the lights.
Medusa is all over Medusa’s Lair, a nightclub used for other functions in the daytime.
Some of the decor on the Legend wasn’t obviously about legends. It had a lot of intricate tile work on floors and stairways around the ship.
At night the pool had everchanging light colors.
The chapel had some lovely stained glass windows.
Hallways through the public decks of the ship often had seating by the windows.
The enchanted forest is a sort of secret area that most passengers probably never find. It loops around behind the stage at the bow and has rows of little tables with chairs next to portholes. Stairways from the enchanted forest access Circle C, Camp Carnival, and the arcade. Most people probably go straight to Camp Carnival on deck 5 and never see these hallways.
The ship had three stairways. All of them had large vases (behind glass) in the corners. Two had paintings in the center and one had pictures made of metal.
The Legend had some elevator art that seems a bit inappropriate for a family-friendly ship, but not so entertaining as the art in one of the elevators on the Splendor. Considering it had the same decorator as the Splendor (Joe Farkus) it is not too surprising. (The Splendor was originally destined for European line Costa and had quite a bit of nudity in the decor including naked toilet man in one elevator.)
Cruise ships often have fancy lighting fixtures. The Legend had these stacked lights painted with phoenixes in the firebird lounge.
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Carnival is so different from other cruise ships in their decor and color choices. Some people love it but I just think it’s funky. Thanks for sharing the pics!
They had the same designer for many years and many ships. The Breeze was the first completely done by someone different and its Caribbean Casual decor looks nothing like the Joe Farkus ships. https://mycruisestories.com/2012/11/24/carnival-breeze-ship-decor/
The pool looks really good. It looks like it has a giant purple jelly fish in it. How late did you have to stay up to get a picture of the pool with no people in it?
Not so much a matter of staying up late as it is of getting up very early and wandering about when there’s nobody much around but the night crew.
I love the Medusa.