September 2, 2005
Embarcation was delayed 2 hrs. due to a problem with passengers on previous cruise not having proper documentation to reenter US. As a result, we had no time to eat before the life boat drill. This was our 2nd voyage on this ship and we hardly noticed the "urns".
The ship is layout very well -- traffic flows freely and you never feel overwhelmed by the amount of passengers.
Loved the extended balacony which unfortunately spoiled us for anything less. Cabins are large with ample closet and drawer space. Real TV stations like TNT in the cabins.
Lido buffet very well layed out and spacious. Lots of variety of food. Loved the barbeque ribs and yummy NY cheesecake! No problem with seating. Pizza always hot and fresh.
Dining room staff can tell whether you like your choice or not and will offer something else. Pasta is available as a starter or main course. Meals took a little over 1 hour but never felt rushed. Loved the nightly entertainment by wait staff.
3 production shows in 8 days were each better than the other. No down time, very fast paced.
CD Brett and Tory, his assistant both great. Tory is just a ball of non stop energy.
Photographers did a great job overall and especially with getting young children to pose. Lots of different backgrounds for portraits.
Lots of free things given away -- free cruise, pearls thrown out during port talk, raffles in the shops, etc. Bingo never less than $250 in pot.
Capt. did excellent job keeping us away from 3 tropical storms. Legend sails very smoothly in rough seas.
8 days were not enough! Lots of activities on 4 seas days. Really felt relaxed coming back into NY. Only negatives -- longer cruise wanted and different ports.