Cruise NewsCarnival Cruise Ship Scheduled for $45 Million Makeover

Carnival Cruise Ship Scheduled for $45 Million Makeover

If you are cruising to Alaska with Carnival Cruise Line this year we have good news. A Carnival cruise ship has departed Sydney, Australia and is scheduled for a $45 million makeover just in time for the 2018 Alaska cruise season.

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Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Legend is on a 17 night cruise from Sydney to Hawaii with port stops in Bora Bora and Tahiti.  The cruise ship will then sail an 11 night cruise to Vancouver and undergo a two week dry dock.

While Carnival Legend is in dry dock, the cruise ship will receive a $45 million makeover. When cruise ships go into dry dock, they receive routine hotel maintenance (new beds etc) and cosmetic upgrades in public areas that include lighting, new carpet, tile work, and wall coverings. However, that won’t be all the cruise ship is receiving.

Carnival Cruise Line is adding a Carnival WaterWorks to the cruise ship that includes water slides and a PowerDrencher bucket.  The pools will be renovated and the fitness center is receiving new equipment.

A Bonsai Sushi restaurant will also be added as well as a Cherry on the Top candy store.

Carnival Legend will emerge from dry dock on May 14, a day before the ship’s first cruise to Alaska in 2018 from Seattle.  Once in Seattle, Carnival Legend will sail seven night cruises to the 49th state with port stops in Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan, and Victoria, British Columbia.

A few of the cruises will visit Tracy Arm Fjord instead of Glacier Bay.

Carnival Cruise Line’s dry dock schedule for their cruise ships can be view here.

Carnival Legend is a 88,500 gross ton cruise ship that went into service in 2002.  The cruise ship carries 2,100 passengers and 930 crew members.

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Cruise NewsCarnival Cruise Ship Scheduled for $45 Million Makeover


  1. The Legend will dry dock in Portland, Oregon at Vigor Industrial. The company I work for out of Hood River, Oregon will be refurbishing several public areas on board.

    • We will be on the Legend for our Alaskan Cruise at the end of June. We certainly will be enjoying all the upgrades and new amenities. Thank you for all your hard work Mr. Wesner.

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