- Photo by Andy Newman/CCL
Carnival Legend refurbishment and a few longer cruises, too.
Just in time for a summer season of Alaska cruises, Carnival Legend is currently in the midst of an extensive refurbishment in Portland, Oregon. And in 2019, Carnival Legend cruises from Florida at Port Tampa Bay will begin.
The 2,124-passenger Carnival Legend will receive several of Carnival’s trademark food and beverage venues. These include Guy’s Burger Joint, poolside RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Tequila Bar, and the Mexican-themed BlueIguana Cantina. Camp Ocean and Circle “C” for kids, will also see an enhancement.
After the dry dock, the ship will head to Alaska this summer (2018), for a series of seven-night Alaska cruises from Seattle. When the season ends, Carnival Legend will move to Australia for cruises from Sydney and Melbourne during the fall and winter. When summer in North America returns, the ship will cruise back to Seattle and repeat the seven-night Alaska cruises from Seattle.
In the fall, Carnival Legend will transit the Panama Canal and reach her new home in Port Tampa Bay in October 2019.
Before relocating to Tampa in 2019, Carnival Legend will cruise several longer Carnival Journeys voyages. These include a nine-day Alaska cruise from Vancouver, a 16-day Hawai’i cruise from Vancouver and a 15-day Panama Canal full transit from Los Angeles to Tampa.
Panama Canal cruise details
Carnival Legend departs on a 15-day Panama Canal cruise from Los Angeles on Oct. 12 and arrives in Tampa on October 27, 2019. The 15-day Panama Canal cruise will visit Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Quetzal in Guatemala and Puntarenas on the Pacific side of Costa Rica. After the full Panama Canal transit, Carnival Legend will call at Cartagena and Santa Marta in Colombia, and Grand Cayman.
When Carnival Legend arrives in Port Tampa Bay, the current Carnival Miracle will be repositioned – homeport to be announced.
On October 27, 2019, Carnival Legend will begin its seven-day western Caribbean cruises. Ports will include Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Mahogany Bay and Belize or Costa Maya.
Another longer voyage will be on Jan. 25, 2020 when the ship will set out on a special eight-day voyage that includes a partial transit of the Panama Canal as well as port calls at Limon and Grand Cayman.
Carnival Legend will offer a round-trip 14-day Panama Canal cruise from Tampa Dec. 1-15, 2019. This cruise will make port at Cozumel, Mexico and Limon in Costa Rica before a partial Panama Canal transit. On the way back to Tampa, ports will include Cartagena, Aruba, Curacao and Grand Cayman.
Longer nine-day Alaska cruise
Carnival Legend will operate a special nine-day Alaska cruise round-trip from Vancouver on Sept. 17-26, 2019. A day-long call at Icy Strait Point is planned that features the world’s longest zipline. An extended cruise through Glacier Bay and the popular Alaskan ports of Sitka, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan are also on the itinerary.
Say “Aloha” to Hawai’i
Carnival Legend sets out on a 16-day Hawaii voyage from Vancouver on Sept. 26 and arrives in Los Angeles on Oct. 12, 2019. The voyage includes longer visits to four of Hawai’i’s islands and includes the popular destinations, including Hilo and Kona on the Big Island plus Kauai, and Honolulu on Oahu.
Reservations are now available. Visit Carnival for more information.
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