One of the highest rated Carnival cruise ships is the Carnival Legend, which is rated four out of five stars by U.S. News & World Report as of 2015. The expert rating for this ship is 3.5 out of five, and the average customer rating is 3.7 out of five.
The ranking also takes into account the health rating of the Carnival Legend, which is a five out of five. The Legend was built in 2002 but underwent improvements in 2011 and 2014. The customer-to-staff ratio is nearly 2:1, making this ship one of the most personalized of the Carnival fleet. The ship also offers a variety of dining options, including two main dining rooms, two speciality restaurants and a buffet.