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Carnival Legend Arrives in Barcelona With Fresh Upgrades

Carnival Legend just completed a dry dock and arrived in Barcelona to kick off a summer of European cruises. Besides regular maintenance and refreshes, this Spirit-class ship got some nice upgrades as well.

Carnival Legend finally gets a Seaside Dive-in Theater

Carnival Legend is one of the only ships in the fleet that doesn’t have a big-screen outdoors so guests can enjoy movies under the stars. This refurb finally fixes that and they added a Dive-in Theater screen by the Avalon main pool between Guy’s Burger Join and Blue Iguana Cantina.

Medusa’s Lair Dance Club downsized

When they originally debuted, Carnival’s Spirit-class ships all sported two-story dance clubs on Decks 1 and 2 of the ship. These spaces were fairly large and had Joe Farcus over-the-top aesthetic. On the Legend, the dance club was called Medusa’s Lair and had large sculptures of Medusa’s head along with snakes along the columns and walls.

Like they did on the Legend’s sister-ship, the Pride, Carnival removed the lower level of the club. The space will still serve as a dance club, but can now also be used for other events throughout the cruise like trivia and games.

Addition of Chef’s Table and cabins

Using the extra space from the lower level of Medusa’s Lair dance club, Carnival was able to add a new dedicated space for the Chef’s Table as well as five new cabins. Chef’s Table is an elevated dining experience where just 12-16 guests will enjoy course after course of fine dining. It is an additional fee of $99 per person.

Legend gets a Heroes Tribute Bar

The old sports bar on the Legend has been renovated and rethemed to the Heroes Tribute Bar. This bar is dedicated to the men and women of service in our country and has proved very popular since its debut on the Carnival Panorama. The space still has big-screen TVs showing the games, but it also features memorabilia and pictures from those in all branches of the service.

Casino updates

The Casino on the Legend also got a bit of a face lift during this dry dock. The casino sports a new layout and new machines were added. Unfortunately, they didn’t add a dedicated non-smoking annex like they did in the refurbishments on other Carnival ships.

Refreshes and updates

In addition, the Legend received a few refreshes of existing spaces. The steakhouse was rethemed to Fahrenheit 555 and the spa to Cloud 9 Spa. The kid’s clubs all got updates and a new mini-golf course was installed.

Legend is moving around

After its summer in the Mediterranean, the Legend will move to Tampa in October, where it will run Caribbean sailings for the winter before it moves on to San Francisco and Galveston in 2025.

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Randy Young

Randy Young is the founder and editor-in-chief at Cruise Spotlight. He has been in marketing for 19 years and has been cruising for just as long. Over the years, he's worked with products like TVs, copiers, light bulbs, and EV chargers, but cruising has always been his passion. There's nothing Randy likes more than the first couple of hours on a ship, exploring every nook and cranny and seeing how it's different from everything else out there. He's known for providing detailed and analytical coverage of cruising to help cruisers get a comprehensive picture of a ship's offerings.