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Carnival Mardi Gras Review

5.0 / 5.0
143 reviews

Lots of fun, but also lots of people

Review for the Eastern Caribbean Cruise on Carnival Mardi Gras
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Feb 2023

This was our first cruise since COVID started, and we wanted to go back on Carnival because that was the first cruise we had on our honeymoon 5 years prior. We had finished 3 cruises at that point with the 3 major lines, Carnival, RC, and NCL. My expectations were that because this was a newer ship with Carnival that there would be lots to do, and that we'd get to try a bunch of new restaurants. All that happened, and lots more. However, there were also a few negatives that took this from being a 5 star cruise to a 3 star one.


- Food is great all across the ship and in the dining rooms as well. So much is included that we never found ourselves wanted to try to the upcharge items. The standouts were Shaq's Big Chicken, Guy's Burgers, and Cucina del Capitano. I also really loved Java Blue for breakfast and Blue Iguana as well. The breakfast burritos with the crispy hash browns are amazing. Only a couple of things were really bad, which I will point out later.

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