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Mardi Gras Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Mardi Gras

7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 07, 2021

Ship: Mardi Gras

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 15303

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 months ago

Review summary

My wife and I and our 15 yr old had a good time on the ship. Boarding took maybe 30min and a good new thing is the life jacket presentation was private and took 5min. Bathroom and doors operate by wave of hand button, and hand sanitizers stations are everywhere. Rollercoaster Bolt is $15.00 fee, Fahrenheit Steakhouse is $35.00 a person and it was worth it. Shaq chicken was phenomenal. Flamingo Restaurant employees Anak and Lilly were awesome took very good care of us! Backyard Band performed in the barbecue pit and they should be in the main theatre! They did a Stevie Wonder tribute and nailed it. They were so good they did music by request and if they didn't know it they searched it got the lyrics and performed it, like The Isley Brothers I requested! General Electric Violin performed good shows as we sat and sipped on cocktails. Punchliner comedians Jim Burke and Azeem both were above average and they were hilarious! MC Andy was good, but we didn't like any of the DJ's. All the cruise DJ's music were very repetitive and lots of talking on the microphone. Plenty of pool chairs and pool beds were available. To book food reservations, all you do is use the app on your phone and it will tell you when your table is ready to avoid lines and crowds. When not outside masks were required but all guests didn't adhere to this rule. Can't leave out our room attendant AHMAD! Ahmad was awesome! Anything We needed he provided, and if he didn't know the answer he would search and find out and got back to us with the information. AHMAD went above and beyond and we appreciate his professionalism and attention to detail he provided on our cruise! You have to attend adult Family Feud gameshow! The Dating Game show was last sail day and 2pm time, and Carnival should consider changing this schedule. Buffet was average, tacos and Guy's burger were good, Guy's pig & anchor was ok. The pizza was ok and like ice cream its 24hours. Room service was above average and for $5.00 you could order barbecue wings or chicken strips. I ordered room service on the last day at 1:00am and they were still open. Overall it was a good time but no vacation is perfect. Considering this is a brand new ship the entire staff overall was friendly, and the guests as well. Didn't do any excursions and stayed on the ship the entire cruise.


5 out of 5
Quick and precise

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Impressive The Flamingo, Fahrenheit 55 Steakhouse, Guy burger, and Shaq snack were top notch

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Puinchliner, Family Feud , Pool, fitness center, Line dancing participation, basketball, miniature golf, track, were enjoyed on the ship. Didn't do the rollercoaster it was an additional $15.00 fee.


3 out of 5
DJ talked more than he played music by pool, and the variety of music was average. Shows were average as well.

Children's Programs

No small kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Top notch service

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Me and my son are both over 6' so it was tight in the room. The bathroom was the smallest of all the cruise ships I've sailed on.

Ship tip

Sailing at 60% capacity on a huge ship there will be plenty of pool chairs and minimal wait lines

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

4 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

3 out of 5

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

3 out of 5


5 out of 5
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