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Carnival Legend

Fun ship with a cruise pedigree that is legendary

Carnival took delivery of the 86,000-ton Carnival Legend, the 17th "Fun Ship" in the fleet, in August 2002.

The 2,124-passenger vessel left the Kvaerner Masa-Yards in Helsinki for Harwich where she was “officially” named on August 21, 2002, by the ship’s godmother, Oscar-winning British actress Dame Judi Dench.

Carnival Legend of Carnival Cruise Lines
Most of Carnival Legend’s staterooms offer an ocean view

The third in Carnival’s Spirit-class, Carnival Legend, which cost approximately $375 million, features 12 passenger decks housing 16 lounges, bars and nightspots, four swimming pools, a corkscrew water slide, an Internet cafe, a 14,500-sq-ft health spa and salon, indoor and outdoor promenades, a nine-deck-high atrium, an on-board golf programme, a duty-free shopping mall, wedding chapel, a video arcade, and an 1,800-sq-ft children’s play area, part of the line’s top-rated “Camp Carnival” program.

Three restaurants, including an expansive poolside eatery featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner alternatives and a 24-hour pizzeria, a two-level 1,250-seat full-service dining room with extensive menus and wine lists, and an intimate “steakhouse-style” supper club offering prime aged beef, along with crab claws from Miami Beach’s world famous Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant, are available, as well.

Additionally, 80 per cent of the Carnival Legend’s staterooms offer an ocean view with 80 per cent of those featuring private balconies.

Vital statistics

Operated by Carnival Cruise Lines
Built by Kvaerner Masa-Yards, Finland
Entered service: August 2002
Cost: $375 million
Registered: Panama
Gross tonnage: 86,000 tons
Passengers: 2,124
Decks: 12
Lifts: 15
Crew: 1,030
Officers: Italian
Cabins: 1,062 including

Length: 959ft
Width: 106ft
Draught: 26ft
Engines: diesel-electric

Facilities

One main, two-deck dining room (two sittings), alternatiove dining options, show lounge, casino, library, spa, three swimming pools (two outside, one inside), gymnasium.

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