What a wonderful ship.

Mardi Gras Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 47

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Mardi Gras

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 11, 2021

Ship: Mardi Gras

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 11308

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 months ago

Review summary

This ship is awesome. From the food to the amenities this ship is awesome. The crew was amazing, maybe the best we’ve ever had. Beautiful, well organized, we loved Mardi Gras!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Port Canaveral is So easy!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All the food we ate was exceptional except for Bonsai Teppanyaki. Had no flavor or seasoning.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We enjoyed the pools, Bolt the roller coaster, hit tubs and more.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Just ok. Seems like they were down some musicians and entertainers. Only two playlist production shows. And one of those only had one showing. Very odd. Patrick Duffy from the piano bar had to leave the ship due to an emergency. There were no horns in the bands that we’ve seen on earlier cruises. Entertainment seemed lacking.

Children's Programs

Are you kidding?

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All the service was impeccable. Best we’ve had on a ship.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Mardi Gras is amazing. Crew were constantly cleaning. We were very happy with the ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
This was the perfect cabin. The balcony is a semi circle. You can see forward and to the side. The beds are firm, but I like them that way. We slept great! The shower will fit two easily. Plenty of storage in this cabin.

Ship tip

Eat at Emerils! The shrimp and grits and the sweet potato waffle were our favorites at breakfast. The shrimp scampi, BBQ shrimp and the jambalaya were our lunch/dinner favorites.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
Easy embarkation.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
We did a self guided walking tour. We loved Old San Juan. So beautiful. We had great food at Barrachina and Pirilo’s.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

4 out of 5
Nice port area. It’s Carnival’s port so I wish there were some complementary food and drink options.

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
We walked to Junkanoo Beach and did some snorkeling on our own. It was awesome.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Easy peasy. I was in a taxi headed to get my car at 7:32 in the am. Earliest I’ve ever been off a cruise ship.
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