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Carnival Mardi Gras Review

5.0 / 5.0
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A Wonderful Week on the Carnival Mardi Gras

Review for Carnival Mardi Gras to the Western Caribbean
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Nov 2021
Carnival Mardi Gras Cabin large balcony at no extra cost that can accommodate a lounger; and the cabin has a pullman bed which is great with three people, so that the couch can be used for sitting.
Balcony cabin Carnival Mardi Gras - longer than basic with no additional cost, can accommodate a lounger if you ask for it

Our family of three had a great week on the Cozumel, Costa Maya, Roatan itinerary of the Carnival Mardi Gras. We had a balcony cabin which I highly recommend for the larger than ordinary balcony size (many on deck 10, at no additional cost) which can and did accommodate a lounger, which we asked be added for us. You can spot the larger than usual balconies if you study the deck plans; don't bother asking Carnival about it, they will report it's the ordinary size, but you can see from the deck plans that it is truly quite a bit longer. In addition, it had a pullman bed for our daughter, who is an adult, leaving the sofa for sitting, which is so important, in addition to extra room to put things. There is no problem for an adult to climb up the ladder to the upper birth, I climbed up there. The whole week the service was excellent, both in the cabin and in all dining areas. Abdi was our stateroom attendant, and he was excellent. We enjoyed all the food too, and lobster in the dining room was perfect! ...must mention the baked Alaska also. There were so many dining venues and we got to a lot of them...all complementary, We don't pay for the restaurants that charge, it's just not needed when there is so much great food included in the price. The only disappointment was the "tea" on a sea day - they forgot to serve us tea, the only sandwich was cucumber, there were no scones, and the cake was boring. Also, even that limited tea food was only offered once; it was laughable. Not a high tea or authentic "tea" to look forward to. Otherwise no complaints, except for a lack of mask enforcement. Only about 60% of people wore masks, even in the small elevators with many signs requiring masks. With no mask "police," we left many elevators with people not respecting us or the rules. The Serenity deck areas are wonderful! Don't miss going to visit them. The entertainment was varied and in many venues...talent was good and the shows were innovative. I did miss the paper menus being handed out, but they were always given to me when I asked. It was a wonderful week and all three of us wish we were still on board!

Cabin Review

Cabin had a nice pullman bed, good so that the couch can actually be used for sitting if you have two or three people and not four. It can accommodate four. We asked for a lounger to be added on the balcony and our wish was accommodated.

Port Reviews

Costa Maya

If the weather is good and sea is calm, the beaches are beautiful and the water is heavenly!


So many beautiful beaches, good shopping, and Chankanaab is always a delightful state park to visit.


If you dock in Mahogany Bay, it's nice to look around for a little while, but since we love the living coral reefs, we always head to the West Bay beaches, on our own or on an excursion to Tabayana Beach. The snorkeling is excellent: a beautiful reef system, beautiful fish and shells, and such a nice way to spend a day.

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