The cruise was amazing!

Mardi Gras Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Mardi Gras

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 09, 2021

Ship: Mardi Gras

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 12214

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 month ago

Review summary

I have already booked another cruise on the Mardi Gras for August 2022, looking forward to it.


5 out of 5
The embarkation was very easy, well planned and no problems what so ever.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
I only ate in the MDR for Sea Day Brunch and it was wonderful and the services were great. I ate at Shaq's Big Chicken 2 times and the chicken was great. The potato salad was to die for! I did the Italian place for lunch and dinner it was excellent as always, ate at Chibang, had both Mexican and Japanese it was ok. Ate at the Bonsai Teppanyaki one night it was very entertaining and the food was excellent. There are so many places to eat other than the MDR I couldn't get to them all. I will have to plan on another cruise on the Mardi Gras to check them all out.

Fortune Teller Bar

5 out of 5


Cucina del Capitano

5 out of 5

The food services were great and the food was wonderful as always.


5 out of 5

Mexican was excellent!

Brass Magnolia Bar

5 out of 5

The service was great, staff was very personable.

Bonsai Teppanyaki

5 out of 5


Big Chicken by Shaq

5 out of 5


Bar della Rosa

5 out of 5

This bar was excellent! Good fast service!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
I loved the Serenity deck it is one of the largest I have seen on any Carnival ship. The pool on Deck 8 was wonderful as well. Did not ride the rollercoaster but my friends did and said they loved it.

Cherry on Top

4 out of 5

Not as big of a selection as I have seen on other ships.


5 out of 5
The entertainment was excellent the entertainers that they had on the ship were amazing, the shows were great. The Grand Central entertainment was the most amazing show I have ever seen with Carnival. The music in the lounges/bars was wonderful, the piano bar is a must-see.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff went above and beyond to make sure all your needs were met. The cabin stewards to the wait staff, the bartender's everyone greeted you by name and were so happy to be there. They made you smile.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
They never stopped cleaning the ship. The staff was always wiping, dusting, sweeping mopping every area of the ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Inside Premium I loved it, it was an inside cabin but had a sofa in it which made it feel much bigger. I posted some photos of the cabin.

Ship tip

You can't see it all in one cruise!

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
Easy embarkation and debarkation, traffic is never bad at Port Canaveral.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Did not get off the ship, I stayed on the Mardi Gras because there was so much to do and see on the ship.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
Walked around in Amber Cove, sat by the pool, and ate lunch.

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Didn't get off the ship, Nassau is not my most favorite place.


5 out of 5
The process was very easy, off the ship and in my car on my way home by 9am.
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