Better then expected

Mardi Gras Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Mardi Gras

7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 11, 2021

Ship: Mardi Gras

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 months ago

Review summary

Not having sailed Carnival for over 7 years (had 17 sailings prior ) Switched to other lines but this ship made us think to come back to visit Mardi Gras again and any future new ship of Carnival


5 out of 5
It took us 17 min to get on ship it was fast we expected long time considering the size of ship and new protocols

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food everywhere was excellent

The Brass Magnolia

5 out of 5

Fabulous New Orleans style bar with New Orleans style drinks and great bartenders

Street Eats

5 out of 5

If you couldn’t find something I like about the streets and all the variety offered every day you were on the wrong ship

Pizzeria del Capitano

5 out of 5

Convo still has the best pizza of all the cruise lines and we’ve been on at least seven Cruise lines

JavaBlue Cafe

5 out of 5

Who doesn’t like a place that serves milkshakes with liquor in them Greek coffee drinks your drink package is good here for everything great breakfast in the morning just pick up and go

Guy's Pig & Anchor Smokehouse / Brewhouse

4 out of 5

Barbecue was good service was good we only went once since they were so many other options under on the ship they were much better

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

Geissberger can’t be beat anywhere in the Seas on land

Fortune Teller Bar

5 out of 5

This is a bar you must go to it has exceptional drinks special drink you’ll never see anywhere else must do on your list

Cucina del Capitano

5 out of 5

Great pizza great pasta good service very good desserts


5 out of 5

Going in at your bank we were skeptical but after the first time we ate there two more times everything was great the only thing that wasn’t good was the steak otherwise all the food was very good

Brass Magnolia Bar

5 out of 5

Bar staff great drinks excellent service great always a great New Orleans style drink and bar

Bonsai Sushi

5 out of 5

Fair prices for this pay restaurant very big portions double size what you d get on land

BlueIguana Cantina

5 out of 5

Best breakfast burritos anywhere best tacos great salad bowl s

Big Chicken by Shaq

5 out of 5

Everything has been said about this place it’s great great great especially for breakfast

Bar della Rosa

5 out of 5

Grand drink s grand bartender s excellent Italian alcoholic beverages

Alchemy Bar

5 out of 5

Fabulous always the perfect drink is made the bartender s were great

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Summer Landing

5 out of 5

Great spot to be always welcome here

Serenity Adult-Only area

5 out of 5

Just wanted the deck is always great on the Carnival ship the one on the ship comes close to equaling the serenity decks on Royal Caribbean


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff outstanding

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship best ever Carnival experience

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was an extended balcony and very roomy and very clean

Ship tip

Try all the free food options all great we ate at Chi Bang 3 times and Shacks chicken for breakfast at least 5 times and had shakes and great coffee's at the coffee bar

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
Best cruise port

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Always great been 15 times to Cozumel

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

3 out of 5


5 out of 5
Took us 17 minutes and we were off and in our car by 8am
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