Carnival Cruise Line has announced that the 2,124-pax ‘Carnival Legend’ will reposition to Port Tampa Bay in October, 2019.
She is undergoing an extensive two-week-long drydock that is taking place at the Vigor Shipyard in Portland, Oreg.
A variety of food and beverage concepts are being added, including Guy’s Burger Joint, developed in tandem with Food Network’s Guy Fieri, the poolside RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Tequila Bar, and the Mexican-themed BlueIguana Cantina.
Enhancements to Camp Ocean, a marine-themed kids play area, and Circle “C” catering to 12- to 14-year-olds, as well as the ship’s retail shopping outlets, are also underway.
Following the drydock, ‘Carnival Legend’ will operate a summer schedule of seven-day Alaska cruises from Seattle, then reposition to Australia with a series of departures from Sydney and Melbourne in the fall and winter.
In the summer of next year, she will return to Seattle for another series of seven-day Alaska cruises before repositioning to Tampa in the Autumn of 2019.
According to local media, the renovations are expected to boost the local Portland economy by around $45 mill during her 12-day visit to the shipyard. She arrived on 2nd May.