For years, Carnival Cruise Lines' president Bob Dickinson has said that the cruise line would venture into Europe when the time was right. So, next year, the 88,500-ton, 2,100-passenger Carnival Legend will sail one 12-day Northern European cruise and a 15-day trans-Atlantic sailing from London (Harwich) in conjunction with the ship's delivery from Kvaerner Masa-Yards in August of 2002.

The 12-day cruise will sail from Harwich Aug. 24 and call at Copenhagen, Wamemunde, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, and Amsterdam.

The crossing departs Sept. 5 and includes calls at Le Havre, Cork, Reykjavik and St. John's before arriving in New York on Sept. 20.