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Mardi Gras Cruise Review

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Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Mardi Gras

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 11, 2021

Ship: Mardi Gras

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 5201

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 months ago

Review summary

Booked last minute and had a great time. Ship was awesome.


5 out of 5
We arrived on time and were in the ship in 45 minutes

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
So many good options on the ship! Only ate in the main dining room twice. Dining room meals took a long time servers were very busy.

Piazza Piani

4 out of 5

Better than the deli! Line was always pretty long and wish it was opened until 11!

Bonsai Teppanyaki

5 out of 5

Great experience booked it last minute. Had the steak and lobster it was excellent.

Big Chicken by Shaq

5 out of 5

Great new venue! My new go to over guys burger.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Almost too much to do! Enjoyed the ropes course, water slides, pools were fresh water instead of salt which was awesome!

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Yuyu was awesome rules were much stricter than in other ships.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Great staff but some were very busy. Dining room waiters had a lot of tapped each night. Cabin steward was great and gave us ice everyday without us even having to ask.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Took me a few days to get the hang of the layout very different form other carnival ships. Some areas were very crowded while others were completely empty.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our spa interior was all the way forward so we were very close to the spa. Room was decent size but the bathroom was tiny with exception to the shower which was very spacious.

Ship tip

Book teppanyaki early! It fills up quick but is so worth it!

Ports of call

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
One of my favorite stops. Carnival port area is fun with pool and bars. We did a city tour and had a great time.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5
Always a good stop but we were there early and not many restaurants were open. Wish we would’ve stayed later!

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
Easy embarkation and debarkation.


5 out of 5
Awesome. We stayed in the ship until about 9:30 we were in no rush. Walked right off and just had to do the face scan. So easy!
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