292.5 m (959'07")
Carnival Legend was the fourth cruise ship in a series of new Panamax-Max size cruise for Carnival Corporation and operated by Carnival Cruise Lines and Costa Crociere. The first ship in the series, Costa Atlantica, was delivered in June 2000, and the sister ships Carnival Spirit and Carnival Pride in 2001, Costa Mediterranea in 2003 and Carnival Miracle in 2004
Carnival Legend and her sister ships set a new standard for balconied accommodations. Balconied staterooms have become a much sought after amenity with today's passengers and the task was to meet that demand in the design. In designing a more narrow superstructure, one more deck with passenger staterooms could be added. In the superstructure most of the staterooms face the sea, and the technical spaces, including the air conditioning machinery, are placed in the center of the ship, behind the passenger corridors.