Carnival Fail

Mardi Gras Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall rating:

3.4 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: 10331

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 6 months ago

Review summary

This was the most disappointing experience as Carnival lost one piece of luggage; did not live up to the expectations of a "flagship".


4 out of 5
The process went smooth. Port seemed a little disorganized - but they attempted to keep things flowing

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food just didn't seem to have any "pizazz". The pizza was cold and had no taste. Best food on the ship was Guy's Burgers - and the lobster tail.

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

Food was delicious!Servers were entertaining

Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Service was awesome!Food was outstanding!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Unless you are in to drinking - there are limited activities. Even activities for families seemed to all be held in bars


3 out of 5
We were only able to attend one show and the musicians were great. All the other shows were in high traffic areas where you couldn't focus - or in a bar where you could only hear the drunks and the bar equipment.

Children's Programs

Did not travel with children

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Room steward was average; most of the servers in the restaurants were great.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Need less areas not focused on gambling and drinking. Areas were clean - but why wouldn't they be as we had a shipload of Carnival dignitaries.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The rooms are much smaller; bed was great; balcony was great - except we spent more time cleaning it than the ship's personnel; shower was OK for us - but a larger person would have trouble.

Ship tip

Be prepared for a ship full of alcohol. CARRY YOUR OWN BAGGAGE - Don't trust them with it. Check your account DAILY

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

4 out of 5
Only used to get on and off ship

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5
Dirty; too many people trying to sell you things.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

4 out of 5
Thoroughly enjoyed being able to walk around without pressure from locals.

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
Again - not clean; too many people trying to sell things. Did not feel comfortable


4 out of 5
Moved fairly quickly -
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