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Carnival Legend begins Europe service with newly added features

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Carnival Legend's spa was rebranded as Cloud 9, with the salon pictured at left. At right, Deshauna Barber's army boots displayed in the new Heroes Tribute Bar
With a dry dock just completed ahead of the May 30 embarkation at Barcelona, the 2002-built Carnival Legend begins its European season with additional offerings, new spaces and updated public areas.

The major enhancements include a new Heroes Tribute Bar & Lounge, which serves as a gathering place for the many active-duty military and veterans that sail with Carnival Cruise Line. Currently on 13 Carnival ships, Heroes Tribute Bars showcase authentic military mementos, and Carnival Legend features the army boots of Deshauna Barber, godmother of Carnival Vista and a captain in the US Army Reserve.

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Over the next four months, the new-look Carnival Legend will sail 16 Europe cruises embarking from Barcelona, Dover and Civitavecchia (Rome)

Chef's Table, refreshed steak house, rebranded spa

Also new on board are Chef’s Table, Dreams Studio and a dedicated space for Carnival Adventures (shore excursions). In addition, the ship’s steak house has been refreshed and renamed Fahrenheit 555, the casino has been expanded and the spa rebranded as a Cloud 9 Spa and Fitness Center.

The retail shops were also refreshed and, on the top deck, a new mini golf course was installed. For younger cruisers, the youth program’s Circle C and Camp Ocean spaces were updated as well.

16 Europe cruises

Over the next four months, Carnival Legend will sail 16 Europe cruises embarking from Barcelona, Dover and Civitavecchia (Rome) to destinations across Spain and Portugal, the UK and Iceland, Italy and Greece.

In October, Carnival Legend will reposition via a trans-Atlantic 'Carnival Journeys' cruise to its new homeport of Tampa. Next year, Carnival Legend’s sister, Carnival Miracle, will operate the Europe season and add Lisbon as a departure point.