Legend of the Seas (Royal Caribbean International)

Overview

Legend of the Seas was the first Vision Class ship to be operated by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. She is the most travelled of the Royal Caribbean Cruises fleet. Since 1995 Legend of the Seas has been based in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the South Pacific, Alaska, Central America, Caribbean, the Baltic, Mediterranean and the Middle East.

With a long career at sea, the ship has become just that, “a legend of the seas”. While every effort is made to keep Legend of the Seas modern and up to date, some parts of the ship have been described as out-dated, this does not detract from the cruise experience, some of the majesty that a ship such as Legend of the Seas has is that she has a character all of her own making her popular with repeat cruise passengers.

Dining on board Legend of the Seas caters to all passenger tastes; you can enjoy the formal experience of traditional cruise-dining in the main restaurant, or dine at your own leisure in the Windjammer. As well as these two main dining halls, there are a number of themed and specialist eateries that are designed to take your fancy. Royal Caribbean chefs provide an excellent level of service and cater for specialist dietary requirements.

The main formal dining experience on board Legend of the Seas is the decadent Romeo and Juliet dining room.  This two-tier venue is adorned with polished metals and modern style lighting. The menu offers chef’s special dishes each day, the level of service in the Romeo and Juliet is first class.

Visit the Windjammer Café, for “in your own time dining”. This buffet style restaurant is open all day serving hot and cold dishes, with a huge selection to choose from you’ll always find something you like. The Windjammer can get busy at peak times of the day due to its popularity with guests; do prepare yourself to queue during some peak times.

If you’ve a sweet tooth, or travelling with children, a great place to visit is Ben & Jerry’s, the popular ice-cream parlour on board Legend of the Seas is the ideal place to indulge yourself in some of the richest and most diverse range of ice cream flavours. Perfect for any sunny day.

A great place to meet up with fellow passengers is the Latté-tudes Café, serving Seattle’s finest coffee, speciality cakes and pastries, plan your day with a caffeine buzz whilst enjoying the view.
Another very social location on board Legend of the Seas is the Anchors Aweigh lounge, this huge bar-space is the ideal meet up location before or after dining, sip a cocktail or just relax with a good book.

For active passengers Legend of the Seas comes with many facilities to exercise, there is a jogging track on deck 10, plus an outdoor rock climbing wall if you really want to get an adrenaline rush. There is a sports deck on deck 9 whereby you can also take a trip to the Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Centre, or take a dip in one of the many whirlpools and ease those muscles.

Staterooms are having recently been refurbished are modern, bright and clean and come with flat screen TV/ radio, mini-bar, en-suite shower facilities, vanity area and 24 hour room-service.

Trivia

Legend of the Seas became Royal Caribbean’s official British ambassador in 2005, sailing from the home port of Southampton in England. Menus, wine offerings and even teabag options were tweaked to reflect British tastes.



Ship info

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean International
Status: In service
Ship size: Mid-size ship
Ship class: Vision
Sister ships:
Passengers: 2,074
Staterooms: 902
Total crew: 726
Ship length: 264.3 m
Ship beam: 32.0 m
Ship draft: 7.6 m
Tonnage: 63,130
No. of decks: 11
Elevators: 8
Service speed: 24.0 knots
Onboard currency: US Dollar
Registry port: Nassau (Bahamas)
IMO number: 9070620
Call sign: C6SL5
 

Build details

Shipyard: Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France
Build date: 1993
Build cost: Approx £175 million GBP
Entered service: 1995


 

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