Carnival Legend Aussified

Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2013 | 0 comments
We wrote in May about the Carnival Legend making the move Down Under to serve the Aussie market alongside her sister ship the Carnival Spirit. Carnival has revealed that she will not be coming as-is, but they have a few tricks up their sleeve to ensure she will fit right in to her new home in September 2014.

In preparation for her seasons in the South Pacific, the Legend is getting some great new features.

All Aussies and kiwis love a good pub, and the Carnival Legend will be fitted out with the popular Carnival Redfrog Pub.  Here passengers will be able to hear live music, play foosball and enjoy a cold beer in a typical relaxed pub atmosphere.

Sushi is also popular down in the southern hemisphere, along with any and all Asian cuisine! Bonsai Sushi is coming to the Carnival Legend, and allows passengers the opportunity to enjoy rolls, sashimi, sake and more amongst the bonsai trees.

What else could one need but lollies? Cherry On Top is a candy store, and you will revert to childhood upon entering. Rows of brightly-coloured lollies and chocolates is certainly a wonderful sight!

The Serenity Retreat is another feature being added to the Carnival Legend, and it's a good one! Child-free and stress-free, this is the spot where adults can go to put their feet up by the pool, have a quiet drink or swing in a hammock.

Green Thunder is a Carnival feature that was designed especially for Australia, already installed on the Carnival Spirit. The steepest and fastest waterslide at sea, it appeals to the thrillseeking nature of southern hemisphere dwellers. There is also a waterpark with giant tipping bucket for the kiddies.

Other nods to the Aussie market are set to include abolishing tipping for the southern cruises, Australian power points, and new menu items. Also, in a move that will truly endear the ship to Australasians everywhere, they intend to improve the quality of the coffee!

Cruise Sale Finder has great prices on Carnival Legend cruises- have a look here to browse and book! Book between the 19th of July 2013 and the 26th of July 2013 and receive up to $200 onboard credit, and get a reduced deposit.