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Mardi Gras Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Mardi Gras

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 06, 2021

Ship: Mardi Gras

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 12481

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 months ago

Review summary

Overall, a really great experience on a truly awesome ship! This new design is a game-changer for Carnival. Looking forward to the next time on this ship!


4 out of 5
Embarkation was somewhat hectic. It was very hard to hear the announcements as they called out the numbers that were being boarded. Other than that, it was a fairly easy process.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The specialty restaurants were awesome, especially Emeril's and Rudi's. However, the MDR food quality was not the norm. The food in the Steakhouse was excellent, but the service was sub-par.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Enough great activities to keep you busy for the entire week!


5 out of 5
The performers, including comedians and singers/dancers were awesome!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very efficient and welcoming as usual.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The layout was much different from any other Carnival ships, so it took a couple of days to get our bearings, but it was definitely a magnificent ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Size was great, except for the bathroom. The shower was huge, but it seems as if they took space away from the rest of the bathroom to increase the shower size. Very tight fit. The only other downside for this cabin was the noise from the BOLT, which is a few decks right above. However, you get used to it after the first couple of days. Also, it doesn't run at night. Lastly, we loved the extra space on the balcony.

Ship tip

Pick a cabin in the rear (aft) of the ship because the elevators midship and forward get crowded really fast. We were glad that we never really had to wait for an elevator up or down in the rear section of the ship.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Walked on our own. Went to Barrachina for Pina Coladas! Worth the walk!

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
Great shopping and awesome liquor prices. Much better than on the ship!

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5
Walked around a little bit and stopped at an outdoor bar for drinks! Nothing special!


5 out of 5

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