Legend Of The Seas Review and Specifications
Specifications of Legend Of The Seas
|Builder||CH. DE L'ATLANTIQUE|
|Year of built||1995|
|Gross Tonnage||69472 gt|
|Passengers||1830 - 2196|
|Decks with cabins||5|
Review of Legend Of The Seas
Launched in 1995, Legend of the Seas is the first Vision-class Royal Caribbean ship, together with Vision, Grandeur, Enchantment, Rhapsody and Splendour. The ship cost US $325 million to build and was last refurbished in 2013, with next scheduled refurbishment in 2017.
History - construction & ownership
Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. RCI is a cruise line brand established in Norway and currently based in Miami, Florida. As of September 2015, the line controls a 17% share of the world cruise market, with 23 cruise ships in service and other three on order. All vessels under the Royal Caribbean brand have had their names ending with "of the Seas" since 1991. Sister brands owned by Royal Caribbean Ltd. are Azamara Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, CDF Croisières de France and Pullmantur Cruises.
The 69,472-ton, 1,800-passenger Legend of the Seas is one of Royal Caribbean's older cruise liners. Travelers may think that Royal Caribbean's Legend is just like her Vision-class siblings. These comparatively medium-sized cruise ships share some common features, but together with all the usual facilities - 7-deck-high Centrum, elaborate major dining venue and Royal Caribbean's signature circular Viking Crown Lounges - the Vision-class ships are also known as the "vessels of light" as a result of effective sea views afforded by glass canopies and massive floor-to-ceiling windows. The most distinguishing feature of Legend of the Seas, however is not found onboard - it's where the ship sails. The liner is based year-round in Asia, and offers a dizzying diversity of voyages from South Korea, Japan, China and Singapore. This regional deployment creates a really international guest mix consisted of folks from China, Japan, Australia, Europe and the United States.
In spring 2017, Legend of the Seas will be transfered to the UK cruise line and will be sailing as TUI Discovery 2. No financial details for the deal have been disclosed yet. The final sailing of Legend of the Seas for the US company will start on March 13, 2017.
Cruise itinerary program
Most Legend of the Seas staterooms are 150-190-sq.foot balcony (395). There are a total of 915 staterooms in 26 categories. 17 are the wheelchair accessible rooms. The largest aboard Legend of the Seas are the Royal Suites (1000 ft2).
Dining options - Food & Drinks
The main Dining Room, Romeo and Juliet, is an elegant mix of tan and cream. Overhead, in the middle of the 2-deck room, a light fixture made of crystals and giant mirrors create a flowerlike structure. Tables are available in a variety of configurations seating from 2 to 8 people. At lunchtime, Romeo & Juliet changes into Brasserie 30, which has a salad bar and dishes from noon to 1:30 p.m. The Windjammer, located on Deck 9 forward, is Legend's nautically themed buffet. A chef at a special omelet station can make an omelet for you while you watch. The Windjammer is also a good fee-free casual dinner option. You'll find the same fare as in the dining room, but you'll have to serve yourself from the buffet. Park Cafe, situated in the adults-only Solarium, is a dining option added during the 2013 refurb. It offers free light fare throughout the day, such as sandwiches, salads, soups, carved meats, cookies and other light desserts.
Follows the complete list of Legend of the Seas restaurants and food bars.
- Romeo & Juliet Restaurant (1020-seat aft Dining Room; offers Brasserie 30 lunch on seadays; Chef's Table)
- Windjammer Cafe lido buffet restaurant (546-seat, offers Early Breakfast at 6:30 a.m., Breakfast between 7:00-11:30 a.m., Lunch 11.30-3:30 p.m. and Dinner 6.30-9:00 p.m.)
- Chops Grille (62-seat specialty restaurant; reservations recommended)
- Izumi (Asian specialty restaurant)
- Park Cafe (84-seat deli restaurant; complimentary - serves the Solarium area).
Entertainment options - Fun & Sport
Most public rooms onboard Legend of the Seas are located on Decks 4 and 5, all radiating out from the central 7-story atrium full of glass elevators and faux palm trees. On Deck 4, there’s flashy Casino Royale, the crowded That’s Entertainment Theatre, the nautically themed Schooner Bar for relaxation and piano entertainment, and the Champagne Bar which offers musical entertainment as well. Deck 5's central area is dominated by a number of small shops, while Anchors Aweigh Lounge offers a mix of live music and dancing. Up at the top of the ship, on Deck 11 is the Viking Crown observation lounge turning into a disco by night. For kids, the playroom Adventure Ocean is stocked with toys and games. As for teens, there is the Optix Teen Disco and a video arcade.
Follows the complete list of Legend of the Seas lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.
- That’s Entertainment Theatre (800-seat, features grand production shows with dance, acrobatics, comedy and games)
- Photo Gallery & Shop; Art Gallery
- The Centrum (7-deck atrium and social hub, offers aerial acrobatics entertainment); Anchors Aweigh Lounge (550-seat show entertainment lounge); Diamond Club & Lounge; Concierge Club (suite and past guests only); Viking Crown Lounge & Nightclub
- R Bar (33-seat cocktail bar); Cafe Latte-tudes Bar (36-seat specialty coffee bar, Starbucks Coffee); Schooner Bar (104-seat piano bar)
- Centrum Boutiques (duty-free; clothes, perfumes, accessories, jewelry, logo souvenirs, General Store/alcohol and cigarettes)
- Casino Royale (240-seat)
- Royal Caribbean Online center (Internet computers room; 24-hour)
- Vitality at Sea Spa & Fitness Center
- Solarium lounge (includes Cafe Bar, pool bar and adults only pool area)
- Outdoor Movie Screen
- Video Games Arcade; Optix Teen Center & Disco Club; Royal Babies & Tots Nursery
- Adventure Beach; Adventure Ocean kids lounge area
- Sports Court (golf simulator, table tennis, basketball court); Legend of the Links mini golf course; Jogging Track; Rock-climbing Wall.
Legend Of The Seas wiki
Year built 1995
Passenger capacity / crew capacity 1830 (2174 max) / 730
Dimensions (Gross tonnage weight / LOA length) 69,130 tons / 866 ft (265 m)
Flag State (registered in) Bahamas
Ship builder Chantier de L'Atlantique (France)
Building cost USD 280 mill
Ship owner Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL)
Christened by Cindy Pritzker
Official website link RoyalCaribbean.com
Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com
TUI Discovery 2 ship
Year built 1995 (as Legend of the Seas)
Ship builder Chantier de L'Atlantique (STX France)
Building cost USD 280 mill
Ship owner TUI Cruises
Operator Thomson Cruises
Christened by -
Official website link Thomson.co.uk
Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com
TUI Discovery 2 itineraries
Thomson's Discovery 2 cruise itinerary program (home-port, exact itineraries and dates) will be announced shortly. What is known for sure is that the ship will operate on Mediterranean cruises (leaving from Malaga Spain) and Canary Islands cruises (out of Tenerife to ports in the Canaries, as well as Morocco and Funchal Madeira).
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Legend Of The Seas Itineraries 2016
The below listed Legend Of The Seas cruise prices on 2016 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Royal Caribbean fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.
|19 Oct||Departing from Hong Kong, China|
|21 Oct 08:00 - 17:00||Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines|
|23 Oct 08:00 - 17:00||Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines|
|24 Oct 11:00 - 20:00||Kota Kinabalu, Borneo, Malaysia|
|28 Oct 07:00 - 18:00||Benoa, Bali, Indonesia|
|31 Oct 07:00 - 16:00||Darwin, NT Australia|
|03 Nov 09:00 - 17:00||Cairns, Queensland, Australia|
|04 Nov 10:00 - 18:00||Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia|
|06 Nov||Arriving in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|13 Dec||Departing from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|16 Dec 08:00 - 17:00||Noumea, New Caledonia|
|17 Dec 08:00 - 17:00||Lifou Island, New Caledonia|
|18 Dec 08:00 - 17:00||Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu|
|19 Dec 08:00 - 17:00||Champagne Bay, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu|
|22 Dec||Arriving in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
Legend Of The Seas Itineraries 2017
The below listed Legend Of The Seas cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Royal Caribbean fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.
|06 Jan||Departing from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|09 Jan 08:00 - 17:00||Champagne Bay, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu|
|10 Jan 08:00 - 17:00||Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu|
|11 Jan 08:00 - 17:00||Lifou Island, New Caledonia|
|12 Jan 08:00 - 17:00||Noumea, New Caledonia|
|15 Jan||Arriving in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|15 Jan||Departing from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|19 Jan 07:00 - 18:00||Auckland, New Zealand|
|20 Jan 08:00 - 19:00||Tauranga, New Zealand|
|21 Jan 13:00 - 19:00||Napier, New Zealand|
|22 Jan 09:00 - 17:00||Wellington, New Zealand|
|23 Jan 08:00 - 19:00||Akaroa, New Zealand|
|24 Jan 08:00 - 18:00||Dunedin, New Zealand|
|25 Jan 16:00 - 17:00||Fiordland National Park, New Zealand|
|29 Jan||Arriving in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|29 Jan||Departing from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|01 Feb 08:00 - 17:00||Mare Island, Tadine, New Caledonia|
|02 Feb 09:00 - 18:00||Noumea, New Caledonia|
|03 Feb 08:00 - 17:00||Isle of Pines, New Caledonia|
|04 Feb 08:00 - 17:00||Mystery Island, Vanuatu|
|05 Feb 08:00 - 17:00||Lifou Island, New Caledonia|
|08 Feb||Arriving in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|08 Feb||Departing from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|11 Feb 08:00 - 17:00||Champagne Bay, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu|
|12 Feb 08:00 - 17:00||Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu|
|14 Feb 08:00 - 17:00||Suva, Viti Levu Island, Fiji|
|15 Feb 08:00 - 17:00||Lautoka, Fiji|
|17 Feb 08:00 - 17:00||Mare Island, Tadine, New Caledonia|
|20 Feb||Arriving in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|