This news is extremely exciting for us as we love the value that Carnival provides, and Europe happens to be our favorite cruise itinerary. John Heald has been hinting to a UK-based ship for some time, and we suspected it might be a Spirit-class ship, just because the size really seems to work for Europe. Another exciting part of this announcement is that the Legend is not sticking to the normal itinerary of the Western Mediterranean, but is branching out to not only just the Baltics, but also the British Isles. Carnival has reported increased success in reaching British passengers in the past year, and this deployment is a step in affirming that relationship.
The Spirit-class ships are usually among the highest-rated ships for Carnival at 88,000 gross tons. With a longer, more sleek look than some of their fleetmates, these ships are usually praised for layout, and all feature Carnival's Supper Club.
What do you think of the news? Does a Carnival ship in Europe make you more likely to cruise there?