Carnival Mardi Gras Review

5.0 / 5.0
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Mardi Gras (Not Ultra At All)

Review for the Eastern Caribbean Cruise on Carnival Mardi Gras
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10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Mar 2023
Cabin: Extended Balcony

My wife and I sailed on the Mardi Gras for the 1st time on a Casino Ultra cruise March 18 2023. Tips for anyone thinking of sailing on this ship. Don't Do It. The food is probably the worst food we have ever had on a cruise line we ate at both the main dining rooms as well as specialty restaurants and they were both very bad. In most cases we ended up at Guy's Burgers to find edible food. As for the Ultra daily gifts we received two bag chairs a set of straws a dozen cookies and two Ultra drinking glasses. As for casino comps after around 10,000 in casino play we received one specialty dining comp when we requested another night at a restaurant we were told they needed more action. I don't know what my fellow cruisers played but I saw no one playing at the level I do. On past cruises with both carnival and Norwegian we are usually treated very well by our host that was not the case here. The boat had almost 5000 passengers so you can imagine the shore excursions were all packed. Last but not least the entertainment was also some of the worst we have seen on a cruise ship. I heard multiple guest complaints about food and activities. We have another cruise scheduled for Alaska in June thanks to this experience I just moved it to Norwegian.

Cabin Review

Extended Balcony

Mediocre at best

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