Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 9
Helpful Votes: 113

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
Mardi Gras

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 31, 2021

Ship: Mardi Gras

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 5417

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 months ago

Review summary

For a new ship, new crew and 15 months off I have no complaints and can't wait to do it again once the crew is up to full speed.


5 out of 5
It was very smooth once the ribbon cutting ceremony was over. We had no problems getting from the parking structure through the terminal.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The Palm restaurant MDR was a little slow the first couple days but improved every day after that. Our wait team were excellent.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
If you can't find something to do on this ship you aren't trying.


5 out of 5
Every band, soloists, specialty act I watched were top notch. The playlist players were spot on and the Cruise Director's show was high energy. Don't miss it.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All the service crew were great. Cromguest services, Java Blue, Pixels, the shops and bartenders never missed a beat.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
She's big and beautiful. It will take a couple of days to get used to her but once you do it gets easier to navigate.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
It was our first time in a Cove Balcony and it was a little smaller than what I expected.

Ship tip

Take your time to explore the ship and enjoy all she has to offer. You may have to come back to get everything in but it will be worth the return trip. We are going back in Novmber

Ports of call

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
Most of the shops were closed and there is a major pier expansion project going on. I can't wait to see it when it's completed next year.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
The shopping area at the end of the pier is well laid out and very clean. A great place for souviner shopping.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5
We took the walking tour and unfortunately got caught in a rain storm. The city itself was quite nice and I will definately go back.


4 out of 5
Disembarkation was a little disorganized but for the first trip out after such a long pause it wasn't terrible.
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