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Carnival Mardi Gras Cruise Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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28 reviews
In San Juan.
Public area.
Balcony stateroom.
Narrow doorways... Don't eat too much.
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Carnival knows how to cut corners
"Carnival knows how to cut a corner!! We sailed Mardi Gras out of Port Canaveral August 21, 2021. The fourth sailing for this ship. We were about 70% full with 4,200 pax we were told. The ship maximum is said..."Read More
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Fantastic Cruise (with a few hiccups)

Review for Carnival Mardi Gras to Caribbean - Eastern

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jordanaire
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We flew from Georgetown, KY then rode shuttle to Cocoa Beach for our night-before cruise stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites. We really enjoyed the hotel and the staff. It is located about a 15-minute drive to the port terminal. That night, my wife's cousin took us to Gator's Seafood for dinner. It was excellent! The next morning, our shuttle from the hotel arrived at 10am and took us to the port ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Great food choices, some poor design choices

Review for Carnival Mardi Gras to Caribbean - Eastern

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cfrance44
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Overall outstanding ship with lots of activities, very few public areas for lounging inside and will probably be crowded when at full capacity. We were about 58% full and the ship never felt crowded at all. Something to think about here... the listed capacity is 6500 passengers (that's with more than 2 people in many staterooms, Max capacity), while the Royal Caribbean Oasis class can carry 6700 ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


1st time on Mardi Gras

Review for Carnival Mardi Gras to Caribbean - Eastern

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daredneck
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Mardi Gras Sept 11, 2021 Port Canaveral Room Stewart Jaya Captain Vincenzo Alcaras My time Dinning OVERALL WOW This Ship is an eye opener from the minute you board. One week is not enough time to visit all. Mardi Gras must be the quietest ship I have ever had the pleasure to sail on. COVID Boarding process not what we expected. Scheduled arrival time of 10:30 but due ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Great New Ship - Entertainment not so good - Hungry at might for something other than pizza

Review for Carnival Mardi Gras to Caribbean - Eastern

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Danvillelady619
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We wanted to sail on the Mardi Gras, since it was new and sounded fabulous. We were scheduled on the Panorama twice before getting cancelled. Third time scheduling a cruise the charm! Mardi Gras is big and spacious. Our stateroom was standard with lots of closet space and USB ports. We were on deck 15 right below the Lido. At night it was very noisy, as it seemed they were moving furniture ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Update to New and Different

Review for Carnival Mardi Gras to Caribbean - Eastern

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ratso999
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

My previous review was on the second ever cruise taken by the Mardi Gras. We took it again 5 weeks later and offer this updated information Embarkation - instead of taking nearly 90 min. to get on the ship this time was less than 34 min. If you show up before your assigned 30 minute window , you won't be able to even enter the terminal! If you do manage to sneak in, there's a second ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Greatest cruise yet

Review for Carnival Mardi Gras to Caribbean - Eastern

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lescas
10+ Cruises

September 11, 2021 First this is our 3rd carnival cruise, dream, magic and Mardi Gras. We have sailed 24 times, so not new to cruising. We arrived the night before, stayed with family in winter garden. Rented a car from Alamo at mco to port Canaveral, which is very close to the ships terminal. No problems at all. Rental Shuttle dropped us off at our designated time slot 12-12:30, ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Amazing cruise!

Review for Carnival Mardi Gras to Caribbean - Western

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lecach
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We were on the 9/4 sailing on Mardi Gras. The lead up to the cruise was stressful with getting covid tests but it was so worth it!. We loved the ship and wearing masks wasn't a big deal to us. The many different dining areas were great. We liked that Guys has its own area now. We had dinner in the main dining room 4 nights. One night we dined in Cucina which was free right now. It was SO good - ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Really nice cruise except for a few hiccups

Review for Carnival Mardi Gras to Caribbean - Western

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wannabetraveler
10+ Cruises

We were on the Mardi Gras with only 60% capacity. I have been on large ships before and the Mardi Gras does not have the space for a lot of people. The Center Stage area was spacious and beautiful, but it was still too small for some of the events /crowds. For Bingo, there was standing room only even if you got there 1/2 hr before the start time. They did have clip boards in the front/stage ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Great New Ship

Review for Carnival Mardi Gras to Caribbean - Western

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kar4056
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

A group of five of us went on the new Carnival Mardi Gras. It is a beautiful ship with a very pleasant and soothing tropical decor. From what I was told by a crew member, the ship sailed at about 65% capacity. Although it is Carnival’s largest ship, it never seemed overcrowded even though many of the venues (ie. comedy clubs, bars, restaurants) were relatively small. I am assuming that was due to ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Traveled with disabled person


Great musicians, not so great shows

Review for Carnival Mardi Gras to Caribbean - Western

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Jim and Paula
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

After multiple cancellations we were very excited to be back on a cruise! First, the good: The service folks were top notch everywhere we were. Cabin steward, dining room waiters, bar staff just couldn't have been better nor friendlier. Center Stage Band featuring Coco and Calvin were fantastic. The Backyard Band at Guy's Pig and Anchor were excellent (except when they got in the ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


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