Carnival Legend Upgrades Revealed
Carnival Cruise Lines officially opened sales for Carnival Legend itineraries in Australia today, and they announced details of the upgrades the ship will receive in preparation for her arrival Down Under in September 2014.
The cruise line has hand-picked the most popular features of its 24-strong fleet for Carnival Legend, with these set to be tailored based on insights into Aussie cruisers garnered since Carnival Spirit started sailing in our waters last year.
Highlights of the upgrades include a southern hemisphere first - Carnival Cruise Lines' own RedFrog Pub. This laid-back yet lively pub is set to be a popular spot with Aussie cruisers, complete with foosball and live music, prerequisites for any great pub!
Responding to Australians' love of the outdoors and adventure, Carnival Legend will also receive the popular Green Thunder waterslide. Designed and built specifically for Australians when Carnival Spirit went into drydock before sailing to our shores, Green Thunder is the steepest and fastest waterslide at sea, set inside Carnival Waterworks, a splash zone also featuring a giant tipping bucket and racing slides.
With quality Japanese cuisine being so popular throughout Australia, Carnival Legend will have Bonsai Sushi added so that guests don't suffer from wasabi withdrawals. This Japanese-inspired sanctuary will feature new and classic favourites, including traditional sushi, sake and sashimi.
For the sweet-tooths onboard, Cherry on Top will be a well-stocked 'candy-and-more-store' where guests can indulge on confectionery favourites and collect tasty take-home souvenirs.
Carnival Cruise Lines Director for Australia and New Zealand, Jennifer Vandekreeke commented: "Carnival Legend will be stacked with exciting new features for Aussie guests."
Like her sister ship, Carnival Spirit, Carnival Legend will offer guests the same wide spaces, child-free Serenity retreat, 16 bars and lounges and upgraded fitness centre. Legend will also receive some of the most popular Carnival Spirit 'Aussifications' including no tipping, Australian power points, new menu offerings and an upgrade tot he onboard coffee to ensure a perfectly brewed blend.
Unique Upgrades to the Australian Market:
- RedFrog Pub
- Bonsai Sushi
- Cherry on Top
Popular Aussifications that were Successful on Carnival Spirit:
- Carnival Waterworks with Green Thunder Waterslide, Twister Waterslide and SplashZone
- Aussie power points
- Aussie pokies
- No tipping required or expected
- Aussie terminology on the menus (prawns not shrimp, capsicum not peppers)
- Aussie style menus including Aussie bacon, local meat and produce
- Upgraded coffee and fully trained barista staff
- Aussie comedians and music
Features already on Carnival Legend which are also popular on Carnival Spirit:
- Nouveau Restaurant
- Serenity deck - adult's only
- 16 bars and lounges
- Upgraded fitness centre
Further information about Carnival Legend's dry dock upgrades will be made available in the coming months, but in the meantime, call your Cruising Specialist on 1300 954 661 for information on itineraries, pricing and availability to book your cruise on the newest ship to Australia!