Carnival Legend to Offer Panama Canal and Trans-Pacific Voyages

Prior to its deployment to Australia in fall 2014, Carnival Cruise Lines' Carnival Legend will operate two cruises – a 13-day Panama Canal cruise and a 23-day trans-Pacific voyage – that will position the vessel for its new seasonal schedule from Down Under.

The 13-day Panama Canal cruise will depart Tampa, Fla., Aug. 17 and arrive in Long Beach, Calif., Aug. 30, 2014.  Carnival Legend will visit George Town, Grand Cayman; and Cartagena, Colombia; prior to the Panama Canal transit followed by day-long calls to Puntarenas, Costa Rica; and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. 

Carnival Legend will then operate a 23-day trans-Pacific voyage that departs from Long Beach Aug. 30, arrives in Sydney, Australia, Sept. 22, 2014. In addition to the crossing of the equator that includes all the traditional maritime celebrations, the voyage will have extended visits to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Papeete (Tahiti), Bora Bora and Moorea, French Polynesia; Suva, Fiji Islands; and Noumea, New Caledonia. 

The two voyages can be combined to create a 36-day cruise that has 10 destinations across three continents.

Prior to these voyages, Carnival Legend will undergo a multi-million dollar renovation that will add innovations that are part of the line’s Fun Ship 2.0 product enhancement program.  These include a WaterWorks aqua park, the RedFrog Pub, a full-service sushi restaurant called Bonsai Sushi and Cherry On Top, a candy store with various confections, apparel and novelty items.

The trans-Pacific crossing will position Carnival Legend for a seasonal program from Australia that kicks off Sept. 24, 2014, and encompasses eight- to 12-day cruises from Sydney calling at a variety of destinations within the Pacific, including New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji.

Reservations are currently being accepted for all of these Carnival Legend’s departures. 

For more information, visit www.GoCCL.com.

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