Debuting in Australia on the 24th of September next year, the Legend will remain for the season and Carnival have planned for it to return in subsequent seasons, with a view to being homeported in Queensland. Jennifer Vandekreeke, Carnival Director for Australia and New Zealand, compared Queensland with Florida when speaking to the Gold Coast Bulletin yesterday- Florida being the home of cruising in North America. She and other cruise lines would also like to see a cruise terminal being built on the Gold Coast.
The Carnival Legend is a Spirit-Class ship, a Class which introduced some great innovations for Carnival including wedding chapels, museum-quality artwork and an impressive 80% of total onboard cabins having windows, balconies or portholes letting in natural light. The ship has 3 restaurants of which one is a specialty steakhouse, and plenty of things to keep passengers busy during the day and in the evenings. There are four swimming pools, a jogging track, a mini golf course, sports and activites, shopping and a number of bars and lounges for nighttime entertainment, as well as a casino, comedy club and theatre.