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Mardi Gras Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
Mardi Gras

7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 04, 2021

Ship: Mardi Gras

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11223

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 months ago

Review summary

It’s a big ship, but a beautiful big ship & well designed. I would love to go back on it again in the future. Looking forward to its sister ship the Celebration.


4 out of 5
Keeping in mind covid, we weren’t sure what to expect. It went quite smoothly. Checkin was easy - then you sat & waited like everyone else(platinum included). They had many tv monitors around that would of been nice to see your zone being called because it was very difficult to hear the announcements. They carnival employees couldn’t even hear the announcements clearly either.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
We decided to do anytime dining. You had 3 restaurants listed on your sail & sign card to choose from. They encouraged you to use the carnival hub app- which we found very useful for dining menus to entertainment locations etc. Loved Shaq’s chicken, Guy’s pig bbq was awesome & had that for dinner one night. Palm dining room was very nice & James Bond was our high light. Him & his servers were outstanding.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Serenity pool very nice- many servers to take care of you. Very nice shade in that area too. Aft pool was also very nice, Shaq chicken is right there. You can have a nice breeze when ship is moving.


5 out of 5
Center Stage Band was fantastic. Saw many shows there. Electric violins were amazing.

Children's Programs

No kids with us

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We appreciate all the staff on our first cruise post covid. So nice to see them & happy passengers.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
It is a beautiful ship- I would love to go back on it. Loved the layout of the buffet seating areas.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Really loved the layout- had many USB ports, really like the night light in bathroom. The whole lighting was very nice - balcony door is a slider & much better to use than a door. Loved the shower - had a foot bar, the shower door was like a pivot .

Ship tip

Go on the roller coaster -

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

4 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Repeat traveler here. Stayed on ship.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

4 out of 5
Repeat traveler here. Stayed on ship.

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

4 out of 5
Repeat traveler here. Got off for a brief period.


5 out of 5
It went smoothly as well. We waited in the theater. They had you place your luggage against the wall in the order you came in theater. Then when cleared by customs she let your row go pertaining to where your luggage was.
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