Legend of the Seas
The first of Royal Caribbean's six Vision-class ships has been so well looked after it’s hard to believe she’s more than 20 years old. With a capacity of 1,832 guests, Legend of the Seas is a big ship that’s very humanly scaled — she looks positively petite compared to her Oasis- and Quantum-class fleetmates. If you like your ships easy to navigate and filled with expansive views, this is the vessel for you.
What We Love
Open Space: Legend of the Seas offers a wonderful amount of open deck space, from the upper deck jogging track to the multi-level pool deck.
Cool New Features, Classic Cruise Feel: She might not be the newest kid on the block, but Legend of the Seas has benefited from some jazzy updates. She now sports a brand new outdoor movie screen, stem-to-stern Wi-Fi, the retro-cool R Bar, the intimate Chef’s Table dining experience, Chops Grille, and Asian-fusion dining venue Izumi.
Best Known For
Let There Be Light: Legend of the Seas features massive banks of floor-to-ceiling glass in nearly every public room — including the spectacular, two-story main dining room. Not all ships have a visual connection with the sea, but this one definitely does.
Adult-Only Solarium: When poolside relaxation is in order, head to this grown-up retreat, which has a retractable canopy for when the weather's inclement.
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Who It's Best For
Those Seeking to Cruise Australia: Legend of the Seas has been homeported down under year-round since 2015.
Anyone Who Thinks Bigger Isn't Better: Don’t want to sail with 6,000 of your not-so-best friends? Legend of the Seas scales the onboard mayhem back to pre-mega-ship days.
Don't Say We Didn't Warn You
Some Staterooms Are Small: Many interior staterooms are a tight 132 square feet, and some oceanview staterooms aren’t much bigger, measuring just 151 square feet. The cabins are well-designed, but that can’t compensate for the lack of space. Expect to bump into each other quite a bit while dressing for dinner.
Aaron Saunders is a Calgary-based contributor to ShermansCruise.com.
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Legend of the Seas at a Glance
- Line: Royal Caribbean
- Number of Passengers: 1832
- Ship Size: Large
- Launch Date: 1995
- Refurbish Date: 2013