Carnival Legend is a Spirit-class cruise ship. Along with the majority of her sisters, she is owned by Carnival Corporation & plc, and operated by Carnival Cruise Line. Built by Kværner Masa-Yards at its Helsinki New Shipyard in Helsinki, Finland, she was floated out on December 17, 2001, and christened by English actress and author Dame Judi Dench in Harwich, Essex, UK, on August 21, 2002. Her maiden voyage, Carnival's first cruise in Europe, was a three night journey from Harwich to Amsterdam and return.
Eighty percent of Carnival Legend's staterooms have ocean views and eighty percent of those have private balconies. She was the first Carnival ship to offer alternative dining options and an onboard wedding chapel.
In 2013 Carnival Legend offered a series of Baltic and Mediterranean cruises from April to November. The ship has since offered a 7-day cruise to the Western Caribbean from Tampa, Florida.
Following the success of the Carnival Spirit, Carnival Legend underwent a major dry-dock refurbishment in February 2014 and then moved to Australia. Carnival Legend is the second Carnival ship to feature the Green Thunder at-sea water slide and is scheduled to sail seasonally from Sydney on 8-12 day cruises to the Pacific Islands from September 2014 to April 2015.
Carnival Legend currently sails Australian itineraries in the winter, and Alaskan cruises in the summer.