Legend Of The Seas

Legend Of The Seas cruise ship
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Royal Caribbean

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5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Best Of Philippines Cruise
21 Sep, 2016 - 26 Sep, 2016

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Legend Of The Seas Review and Specifications

Specifications of Legend Of The Seas

Flag Bahamas
Builder CH. DE L'ATLANTIQUE
Year of built 1995
Speed 24 kn
Length 264 m
Beam 35 m
Gross Tonnage 69472 gt
Passengers 1830 - 2196
Crew 735
Passengers-to-space ratio 31
Decks 11
Decks with cabins 5
Last Refurbishment 2013

Review of Legend Of The Seas

Launched in 1995, Legend of the Seas is the first Vision-class Royal Caribbean ship, together with Vision, GrandeurEnchantmentRhapsody 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

Legend of the Seas itinerary program is based predominantly on Australia cruises from Brisbane, and on Southeast Asia voyages sailing out of Singapore

Cabins

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.

Source: CruiseShipDeckPlan.com

Legend Of The Seas wiki

Year built 1995

Last refurbished (scheduled refurbishment) 2013

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)

Operator RCI (Royal Caribbean International (RCI)

Christened by Cindy Pritzker

Official website link RoyalCaribbean.com

Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com

  • Passenger decks: 10
  • Cabin grades number: 26
  • Total number of cabins: 915 (of which 87 Suites, 144 Balcony rooms)
  • Dining Rooms: Romeo & Juliet
  • Restaurants and food bars: Windjammer (buffet), Park Cafe (deli), Chops Grille (steakhouse), Izumi (Asian)
  • Lounges & Bars: Anchors Aweigh, Concierge, Diamond, Viking Crown (nightclub), Optix (teen), Adventure Ocean (kids), R Bar, Ben & Jerry’s, Schooner, Cafe Latte-tudes, poolside bars
  • Amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Room-Service, Adventure Ocean (Youth program), Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry.
  • Vitality at Sea Spa, 4 jacuzzis, 3 pools, Rock-climbing Wall, Outdoor Theater, Nursery
  • Royal Caribbean Legend of the Seas is one of the Vision-class vessels. Her sister in the fleet is Splendour Of The Seas (TUI Discovery since 2016). The other RCI ships in this class are EnchantmentGrandeur, Rhapsody, Vision.
  • Legend was built in 1995 in France, by the shipbuilding company Chantiers de l'Atlantique. Godmother of the vessel is Cindy Pritzker, wife of Jay Pritzker, member of the Board of Royal Caribbean. The maiden voyage began on the 16th of May, 1995.
  • In the RCI fleet, Legend is the ship that has sailed the most. During her career, the veteran has changed destinations in all continents of the world – in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Alaska, Central America, South Pacific, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, the Baltic and the Middle East.
  • Like on all Royal Caribbean cruise ships, Legend's atrium is called "Centrum", and on the top of it is the best observation place on the ship - the Viking Crown observation lounge. Public rooms are well let in the sunshine due to their large glass expanses. The ship is a classy, bright, elegant, with a charming ambiance of marble, brass, glass and live palm trees. As one of the older RCI vessels, Legend was extensively refurbished in 2013, receiving a lot of the line's famous upgrades, like the Giovanni’s and the Izumi restaurants, the Chef’s Table, the R Bar, the steakhouse Chops Grille, the huge outdoor movie screen, better Wi-Fi coverage, the Centrum's new aerial entertainment, the Park Cafe deli, the digital signage.
  • On June 2, 2016, RCI announced that in April 2017 Legend of the Seas will be sold to Thomson Cruises and renamed TUI Discovery 2. Legend's last RCI cruise was scheduled for March 13, 2017 (13-night Suez Canal repositioning from Dubai to Barcelona). All scheduled cruises (February 20, 2017 onward) were canceled, including the entire 2017 Mediterranean season (departures from Venice Italy, June through October), five round-trip Brisbane Australia departures (Feb 20, Mar 2, 9, 21 and 31), plus the scheduled relocation cruises from Australia to Asia and Europe - 18-day Brisbane to Hong Kong (Apr 9), 7-day Hong Kong to Singapore (Apr 27), 13-day Singapore to Dubai (May 4) and 16-day Suez Canal Dubai to Venice (May 18).
  • The new repositioning 2017 itineraries were February 20 (11-night Brisbane to Singapore), March 3 (10-night Singapore to Dubai) and March 13 (13-night Dubai to Barcelona).
  • The ship's last RCI cruise was the 13-day Suez Canal transition (March 13-26) from Dubai to Barcelona. All booked on the affected itineraries received a full refund, the option to re-book on another RCI ship plus onboard credit (used on the re-booked cruises). All with purchased through Royal Caribbean airfare were also fully refunded. Those with their own flights were refunded for the airline change fee. Travel agency commissions were protected for all paid in full cruises.

TUI Discovery 2 ship

Year built 1995 (as Legend of the Seas)

Last refurbished (scheduled refurbishment) 2017

Flag State (registered in) Malta

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

  • Passenger decks: 10
  • Cabin grades number: 15
  • Total number of cabins: 915
  • For more information on facilities and cabins see the review of TUI Discovery 2 deck plans at CruiseShipDeckPlan.com.
  • Dining Rooms: Main restaurant
  • Restaurants and food bars: Two a la carte restaurants, Chef's Table, Lido restaurant, Café, Snack bar.
  • Lounges & Bars: Broadway Show Lounge, five-storey Atrium & Bar, Sky Bar, Pool Bar, The Coffee Port, Lounge Bar, Cocktail & Piano bar.
  • Oceans Spa, Beauty Salon and Gym, 2 swimming pools, 4 jaccuzis, solarium, Rock climbing wall, Minigolf, Outdoor Movie Screen, 24-hour Room service (extra charge), casino, Thomson Kids' Club, Video Arcade, library with Internet access, Broad Street Shops, Photo Gallery, self-service laundrettes.
  • TUI Discovery 2 cruise ship (former ms Legend of the Seas) will be acquired by the Thomson cruise line in April 2017. The vessel's name was announced in early June 2016. With the names of both former RCI ships, the parent company TUI Cruises decided to change the traditional "Thomson" name with "TUI" for the sole reason to popularize the German brand in the UK market.
  • Thomson's Discovery 2 ship joins the fleet in September 2017. Another former RCI ship in the UK fleet is TUI Discovery (former Splendour of the Seas). Both "Thomson TUI" ships are the line's biggest ever (each with 915 staterooms, 40% of which are with private balconies). Other new for the Thomson fleet features are the multiple dining options, 9-hole mini-golf course, large casino, indoor swimming pool. The theater lounge is 800+ seats. The transformed RCI Legend is Thomson's second ship with Outdoor Movie Screen and Rock-Climbing Wall. It is also the line's second vessel to be operated with an all-inclusive drink package included as standard amenity.

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).

  • TUI Discovery 2 cruises are available for booking since July 21, 2016.
  • The inaugural cruise's ports of call are Barcelona, Valencia, Porto, Ibiza, Marseille. The Canary Islands repositioning is in September 2017.
  • Since both Thomson ships Majesty and Spirit will leave the fleet in the end of 2017, it was a possibility Discovery 2 to replace them for year-round operations in southern Europe. Both ships currently sail in the Eastern Mediterranean (leaving from Limassol Cyprus and Malaga Spain) and Canary Islands (departing from Tenerife and Gran Canaria).

Legend Of The Seas related cruise news

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.

Departure
Itinerary ports
16 September 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Jeju & Kagoshima Cruise
Prices starting
from $808
16 Sep        Departing from Xiamen, China
18 Sep 09:00 - 17:00        Jeju Island, Cheju, South Korea
19 Sep 08:00 - 17:00        Kagoshima, Japan
21 Sep        Arriving in Xiamen, China
21 September 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Best Of Philippines Cruise
Prices starting
from $851
21 Sep        Departing from Xiamen, China
23 Sep 07:00 - 18:00        Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines
24 Sep 07:00 - 15:00        Boracay Island, Philippines
26 Sep        Arriving in Xiamen, China
26 September 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Jeju & Kagoshima Cruise
Prices starting
from $714
26 Sep        Departing from Xiamen, China
28 Sep 14:00 - 22:00        Jeju Island, Cheju, South Korea
29 Sep 13:00 - 19:00        Kagoshima, Japan
01 Oct        Arriving in Xiamen, China
01 October 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Japan & Korea Cruise
Prices starting
from $762
01 Oct        Departing from Xiamen, China
03 Oct 13:00 - 21:00        Jeju Island, Cheju, South Korea
04 Oct 08:00 - 18:00        Busan, Pusan, South Korea
05 Oct 08:00 - 18:00        Nagasaki, Japan
06 Oct 07:00 - 16:00        Kagoshima, Japan
08 Oct        Arriving in Xiamen, China
08 October 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Kagoshima & Miyazaki Cruise
Prices starting
from $670
08 Oct        Departing from Xiamen, China
10 Oct 12:00 - 22:00        Kagoshima, Japan
11 Oct 07:00 - 15:00        Miyazaki, Japan
13 Oct        Arriving in Xiamen, China
18 October 1 nights / 2 days, one-way from Xiamen to Hong Kong
18 Oct        Departing from Xiamen, China
19 Oct        Arriving in Hong Kong, China
19 October 18 nights / 19 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Brisbane
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
06 November 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Rock The Boat 6 Cruise
06 Nov        Departing from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
09 Nov        Isle of Pines, New Caledonia
10 Nov        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
13 Nov        Arriving in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
13 November 8 nights / 9 days, round-trip Cruisin Country No 6 Cruise
13 Nov        Departing from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
15 Nov        Isle of Pines, New Caledonia
16 Nov        Mare Island, Tadine, New Caledonia
17 Nov        Mystery Island, Vanuatu
18 Nov        Noumea, New Caledonia
21 Nov        Arriving in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
21 November 11 nights / 12 days, round-trip South Pacific - Fiji Cruise
Prices starting
from $839
21 Nov        Departing from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
24 Nov 08:00 - 17:00        Isle of Pines, New Caledonia
26 Nov 09:00 - 18:00        Lautoka, Fiji
27 Nov 08:00 - 17:00        Suva, Viti Levu Island, Fiji
29 Nov 08:00 - 17:00        Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu
02 Dec        Arriving in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
02 December 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip Sampler Cruise
Prices starting
from $279
02 Dec        Departing from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
05 Dec        Arriving in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
05 December 8 nights / 9 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $558
05 Dec        Departing from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
08 Dec 08:00 - 17:00        Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu
09 Dec 08:00 - 17:00        Mystery Island, Vanuatu
10 Dec 08:00 - 17:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
13 Dec        Arriving in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
13 December 9 nights / 10 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $629
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
22 December 8 nights / 9 days, round-trip South Pacific - Christmas
Prices starting
from $978
22 Dec        Departing from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
25 Dec 08:00 - 17:00        Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu
26 Dec 08:00 - 17:00        Mystery Island, Vanuatu
27 Dec 08:00 - 17:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
30 Dec        Arriving in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
30 December 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip South Pacific - New Year Cruise
Prices starting
from $979
30 Dec        Departing from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
02 Jan 08:00 - 17:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
03 Jan 08:00 - 17:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
06 Jan        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.

Departure
Itinerary ports
06 January 9 nights / 10 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $699
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 January 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip New Zealand Cruise
Prices starting
from $1216
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 January 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $698
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 February 12 nights / 13 days, round-trip South Pacific & Fiji Cruise
Prices starting
from $838
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
20 February 11 nights / 12 days, one-way from Brisbane to Singapore
Prices starting
from $698
20 Feb        Departing from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
22 Feb 13:00 - 15:00        Cairns, Queensland, Australia
26 Feb 08:00 - 13:00        Darwin, NT Australia
03 Mar        Arriving in Singapore
03 March 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Singapore to Dubai
Prices starting
from $925
03 Mar        Departing from Singapore
04 Mar 15:00 - 23:00        Pulau Penang Island, Malaysia
08 Mar 08:00 - 20:00        Cochin, India
10 Mar 07:00 - 18:00        Mumbai, Bombay, India
13 Mar        Arriving in Dubai, Port Rashid, UAE
13 March 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Dubai to Barcelona
Prices starting
from $804
13 Mar        Departing from Dubai, Port Rashid, UAE
19 Mar 23:00 - 15:00        Suez Canal
22 Mar 06:00 - 18:00        Piraeus, Athens, Greece
24 Mar 07:00 - 18:00        Valletta, Malta
26 Mar        Arriving in Barcelona, Spain