Carnival Mardi Gras Cruise Reviews

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187 reviews
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Great Food and Week with some Hiccups
"I can’t say enough about how great the food is on this ship.• Room 5203 will have its cove balcony covered with a metal gate and locked when you arrive due to refueling of the ship along with other balconies in this area...."Read More
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Great Ship with more positive than negative

Review for a Caribbean - All Cruise on Carnival Mardi Gras

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sunnybears
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Great cruise - great ship -- great service -- easy check-in and very organized departure. Food was amazing and the (free) dining choices were more than most all other ships. Anytime dining was the biggest disappointment - very disorganized and confusing - long wait if you do not sign-in on the app B4 the 5:30 dining start time ... not exactly "dine when YOU want". Also weary of the ...
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Sail Date: April 2024


Great trip!!

Review for a Caribbean - Eastern Cruise on Carnival Mardi Gras

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RobPat
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Mardi Gras was a beautiful ship. We had a great cabin attendant. He always was so friendly and helpful. There was so many places to eat. We ate in the main dining room and all our food was very good. The only meal I got that I was disappointed in was I got the strip steak. It was not a good quality steak but besides my steak we enjoyed all our meals. We ate in the Bonsai Teppanyski one ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Not sure if I was a total fan

Review for a Caribbean - Eastern Cruise on Carnival Mardi Gras

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K-S Famliy
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

This is one HUGE cruise ship. We specifically sailed on this ship for our cruise, even though we had already traveled to all the ports of call. Pros: Cabin- we traveled with 2 adults and 1 child. Upgraded balcony room on deck 10. Balcony was huge with 2 chairs, end table, and large lounge chair for sunbathing. We will be forever spoiled with this balcony for future cruises. Rooms have ...
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Sail Date: March 2024

Traveled with children


Never sail on Carnival again!!

Review for a Caribbean - Eastern Cruise on Carnival Mardi Gras

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MaryEllen Fournier
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We were so looking forward to this cruise because it was traveling to a couple of islands that we had never been to. First, Our luggage was late getting to our room so my husband could not change to go to dinner that night and speaking of dinner, very chaotic way of trying to organize people getting to their tables, very confusing how to use the app, and once they said our table was ready, it was ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


Don't Do It ! Carnival Mardi gras

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Carnival Mardi Gras

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Naples4u
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We went on this cruise with my family, 12 of us. It was a C- at best 1. The dining room looks like a low class dining hall. The service was fair the food was ok not great 2. Breakfast in the Dining room, need a reservation, can't just walk in. A reservation starts with a 10 minute wait. No one was in the dining room. No reason for a wait. 3. Ship was crowded, had to get to a show ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


Ports of Call aren't all that....

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Carnival Mardi Gras

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Toomny
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

This was to be our very first cruise-so at the tender age of 67, my wife and I booked an Excel aft corner suite on the Mardi Gras. We were on deck 15-one deck below the common lounging/pool areas at the rear of the ship. While the suite was magnificent, and the wrap around balcony with our own private hot tub was beautiful, being underneath that noise machine was, in retrospect, a mistake. We ...
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Sail Date: February 2024

Cabin Type: Carnival Excel Aft Suite


Great look of the ship in the Mardi Gras theme great variety of dining options included

Review for a Caribbean - Eastern Cruise on Carnival Mardi Gras

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Canadian Christine
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This was my second Carnival cruise.Boarded at Port Canaveral easy drive from Orlando so consider hiring a car if you have a few people in your group. Loved the overall look of the ship the Mardi Gras but not as easy to get familiarized and find your way around. Many dining options included and loved the layout of buffet area in smaller rooms. Dining room experience less than I am used to ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


All Done With Carnival Cruising

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Carnival Mardi Gras

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DebbieOst
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I last sailed about 12 years ago on Carnival and loved it. I was shocked at how much Carnival has slipped. The cruise was totally boring - I will not sail with Carnival again. There were weird cost-cutting actions. There was no aspartame (equal) or flavored coffee creamers. The coffee cups were small and the coffee not very good. No juice except in the morning. Water, ice tea and lemonade ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


Interracial couples watch out

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Carnival Mardi Gras

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Ryan Harris
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

Please if you are an international couple going on one of the newer ships I recommend you don’t. I leave a detail review on the BBB but I had nothing but racist interaction from the workers and plenty from the guests. For example me and my girl was dancing and some random lady pulled her off of me and said no. Like what is the actual heck? Or when you sit down at the casino and the only black guy ...
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Sail Date: January 2024

Traveled with children

Traveled with disabled person


Disappointed--bigger doesn't always mean better

Review for a Caribbean - Eastern Cruise on Carnival Mardi Gras

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amartyparty
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

I was overall disappointed in this cruise ship, seemed they made it bigger to hold more passengers, but less about making the actual cruise experience more enjoyable for the cruiser...the ship is compartmentalized into small sections, no grand center no high ceilings, small theater, small or low ceilings in dining rooms, events had small venues had to wait in long lines if planning to ...
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Sail Date: January 2024

Traveled with disabled person


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