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Mardi Gras Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
Mardi Gras

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 23, 2021

Ship: Mardi Gras

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9240

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 months ago

Review summary

I will definitely book the Mardi Gras again. I will just book a larger cabin. The ship is gorgeous.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
There was a slight delay after an accident at the port, but it was fairly easy. Make sure your DOB is on your vaccine and covid test. There will be a delay if not. Even though it's on everything else you present.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Plenty to eat 24 hours a day. We didn't make it to half of the restaurants.

Pizzeria del Capitano

3 out of 5

Only two types of pizza to choose from. A little disappointed. Not much to write home about.

Piazza Piani

5 out of 5

Food was amazing. Great choices to choose from for grilled sandwiches.

Palm Restaurant

5 out of 5

Greatest staff you can ask for! They were attentive and friendly. The restaurant was beautiful!

Limelight Lounge

3 out of 5

If you are going here for a Trivia during the day it's fun and comfortable. If you are going for the evening music that's a completely different rating. It's loud and raunchy!

Lido Marketplace

4 out of 5

Typical buffet restaurant. Decor was nice. Food was average. Breakfast only serves bacon a few days each week. Not good for those of us who can't eat sausage.

Guy's Pig & Anchor Smokehouse / Brewhouse

5 out of 5

We were here several times. Only one time to actually eat. It's a fun area and the food was great!

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

Food is awesome! Burgers are delicious! Toppings you can choose from are amazing!

Bonsai Teppanyaki

5 out of 5

Food was amazing! Staff was hilarious! Dinner was fun with lots of singing and eating.

Bonsai Sushi

5 out of 5

Very friendly staff and fun to watch make the sushi. We sat at the bar around the chefs.

Big Chicken by Shaq

5 out of 5

Food was delicious and very fresh!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Found our favorite place to relax and spent the week at that pool. Bolt, the roller coaster was a blast. The water slides are awesome too.

Cloud 9 Spa & Thermal Suites

3 out of 5

Very pricey. Had my husband a visit prepaid for. Because of delay getting on the ship, we missed the appointment. They rescheduled at the higher price and it took until the last day of the cruise to get my credit. Then they get very pushy and try to sell you items you do NOT need.

Tides Pool and whirlpool

5 out of 5

Great location for sun and relaxation!

The Fun Shops

4 out of 5

There are a large variety of shops to choose form. I was amazed we could not find a shop with incidentals like toiletries and small items. Hope you don't forget anything.

Serenity Adult-Only area

4 out of 5

Plenty of room to relax in the sun or shade.

Pixels

5 out of 5

Great place. Not a lot of staff around. Everything was digital. You ordered your pictures and then came back later to pick up.

Mardi Gras Casino

5 out of 5

This is one of the largest Casinos I've seen aboard a ship. It was fun with plenty of places to play. I liked that there was a smoking side and non-smoking side.

Guest Services

5 out of 5

We had to go to Guest Services several times. Very friendly and helpful staff.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Stage shows were so-so. They were not the best we've seen onboard. We saw a "Broadway" show that only had one Broadway song in it at the Mardi Gras Theater. And then we saw a show at Center Stage that made no sense at all. Songs we unusual, although the singers were amazing.

Mardi Gras Theater

3 out of 5

Decor was beautiful. Seats were comfortable. Plenty of room for everyone. We had fun at the Family Feud event. We had family competing. The evening Broadway show was a disappointment.

BOLT Ultimate Sea Coaster

5 out of 5

This is a must do! It is fun and exciting! Don't forget to look around as you go. The ocean view is amazing!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our main dining staff was amazing. They quickly learned our names and remembered our preferences. They were personable and became like family. Our cabin steward was absolutely wonderful.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
This ship is so large do not expect to see everything. It's impossible. We walked the ship several times, but still did not find everything. It's absolutely stunning and beautiful!

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
It was not the largest balcony room we've been in. I was shocked by the size when we arrived. But with only 2 in the cabin it worked. It wasn't any larger than my daughter's inside across the hall.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

4 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
Took way to long to wait for shuttles. If you are flying or needing to leave quickly to drive, book early departure from ship.
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