Beautiful Ship but Forget the Havana

Mardi Gras Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Mardi Gras

7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 13, 2021

Ship: Mardi Gras

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8269

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 month ago

Review summary

A beautiful ship with many dining options and bars. Havana area was smaller compared to other ships it is on. No Hot tubs in the Havana area. Rooms and bathrooms are smaller all around. We enjoyed the Teppanyaki Grill and Rudis SeaGrill. The Steakhouse, the food was really good, but service was horrible. Be sure to visit the Fortune Teller Bar and try all their drinks. Each one is different and many give some really neat effects. We did not visit the roller coaster, but our friend went and really enjoyed it. We tried to go to all venues on this ship, but you really need 2 weeks to check it out entirely. Shows were good, there was 2 different venues to see the shows. There was a Mardi Gras show near the end of the cruise, we totally missed it because the Hub app did not give specifics on the show. But people that went said it was the best. The comedy club still is too small, but bigger than on other ships. 3 nights they had 2 of the comedians on stage in the main theater, which worked because there were more seats. Overall it was a great cruise. I would go back again and check out more venues.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All the venues were very good to excellent, the service in the Steakhouse was just terrible. Waiter acted like he never waited on a table before

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
really didnt do much as far as activities


5 out of 5
excellent shows, but the new app does not give descriptions of the shows as the printed daily paper gave better descriptions

Children's Programs

no children with us

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Room steward was excellent, provided fresh towels in the evening along with ice even though we only had morning service. Bartenders were great at the specialty bars, but very slow in the Havana bar. Service in the steakhouse was horrible

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Havana Cabana, was small but comfortable. Bathroom is so tiny you really cannot get dressed in there.

Ship tip

Dont bother paying extra for Havana area. Not the same as on Horizon or Vista or Panorama. No hot tubs and tiniest coldest pool ever

Ports of call

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
walked around port area

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
nice port but weather prevented doing too much

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
Love this port, took an off the boat tour to visit Sloth, Monkeys and Parrots. Toured the island and played 'tourist'


5 out of 5
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