Would hate to see this ship at full capacity!

Mardi Gras Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Mardi Gras

7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 02, 2021

Ship: Mardi Gras

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 17224

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 month ago

Review summary

Overall I would not like to be on this ship at full capacity. It felt cramped at less than 60%. Most venues are small and crowded especially at night when everyone is onboard. It would be a great ship with less venues and more space!!


5 out of 5
It went quick. Was on the ship in less than 30 minutes

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Loved Rudi's Seafood, Cucina, Big Chicken, Guy's BBQ and Guy's Burgers. ChiBang's food was good but it was way too noisy! I couldn't hear my husband that was sitting next to me!!

The Brass Magnolia

4 out of 5

Nice but the chairs were way too close to each other and hard to get around.

Street Eats

2 out of 5

Most of the time it was closed.

Seafood Shack

4 out of 5

The steamed shrimp were great but the fish and chips were way too greasy!!

Rudi's Seagrill

5 out of 5

The Island Spice is a must have drink!! I wish I could have gotten it elsewhere on the ship! The food was great also!

Palm Restaurant

5 out of 5

Sea Day Brunch was great!

JavaBlue Cafe

3 out of 5

They need more than 1 register especially for people who just want to pick up a bottled drink and go. The lines were too long!!

Guy's Pig & Anchor Smokehouse / Brewhouse

5 out of 5

Food was great except for the chicken- avoid it! It way over done!!

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

Awesome and never crowded just hard to get to if you have mobility problems.

Fortune Teller Bar

1 out of 5

The Russian bar tender needs to learn that lime juice is a fruit! My husband asked her multiple times for a drink with no fruit because he is allergic to fruit so she makes him a drink with lime juice in it!!

Cucina del Capitano

5 out of 5

Awesome as always!


3 out of 5

Food was good. Atmosphere was terrible! Way too loud! I couldn't hear my husband next to me!!

Bonsai Teppanyaki

4 out of 5

Food tasted great, the show was only so-so compared to other ships and cruise lines.

BlueIguana Cantina

5 out of 5

With all the food venues, this was rarely busy and was able to get food quick!

Big Chicken by Shaq

5 out of 5

This is definitely the best chicken at sea!!!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Loved the Serenity area!

Serenity Adult-Only area

5 out of 5

Love the layout and a lot of places to sit but can get crowded on sea days.

Mardi Gras Casino

5 out of 5

I love the layout!!

Cloud 9 Spa & Thermal Suites

5 out of 5

Awesome but crowded at times.


5 out of 5
The Center Stage Band was awesome!! Too bad they are no longer there!

Mardi Gras Theater

3 out of 5

Too small!!

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Most waiters were nice and friendly but one waiter in the casino was very rude to my friends when my friends ordered a drink from another waiter.

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
The layout is terrible for people who are wheelchair bound like my husband. The elevators are too small along with the bathrooms in the staterooms!

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
This is a wheelchair accessible room with a pole at the foot of the bed. The shower is too small for an accessible room.

Ship tip

The only decks that go from front to aft are 6, 7, 8 and 16

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

3 out of 5

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

4 out of 5


5 out of 5
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