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Mardi Gras Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 27

Overall rating:

4.2 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: 14235

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 month ago

Review summary

Absolutely loves this cruise. We must come back on the Mardi Gras, there was too much to do and experience, so did not get to do Bolt or the ropes course. Unfortunately for me my foot could not tolerate the walking in Costa Maya, so must go back to experience that port.


5 out of 5
Best and fastest Embarcation I have experienced in 6 cruises.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The food was amazing, with the exception of the Italian place, it was very sub par in my opinion (I grew up in a very successful Italian Restaurant.

Cucina del Capitano

3 out of 5

Very sad. There were groups of staff in clusters of 3 or 4 standing around chatting together. It took nearly 45 minutes for us to be served. Once the food came out the Chicken Parm, (Chef's choice) was thin, chewy, and cold! Would definitely not pay for this venue!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Very much enjoued


4 out of 5
I found them to be very good. A couple of the vocalists were amazing.

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
We don't have kids so don't have opinion.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service was spot on. Our Room Steward, Solman, was AMAZING!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Absolutely beautiful ship!

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The cabin was pretty awesome, except a tight squeeze between bed and wall to get to the balony. There was no coffee maker and there was no electric plug near the bed for my APAP, so had to use an extension cord which was not long enough, so had sleep on the opposite side that I am used to. It was a tad bit inconvenient

Ship tip

If you had foot issues, like I do (plantar fasciitis), be aware it is a LONG ship and requires a lot of walking. There are however, PLENTY of seats along the way to rest.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Efficient and clean. Although a bit echoey and had to rely on my husband to understand the announcements.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

4 out of 5
Loved our adult beach day. The hawkers in the port was pretty agressive though.

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

4 out of 5
Monkeys, birds and insects was fine, but beware there is a LOT of walking with stairs and dirt trails.


4 out of 5
Fairly smooth, we had early flight out and we got to the MDR as we were told to do at the time we were told, but by that time the place was packed. We almost missed out flight.
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