"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..."Read More
Jim and Paula
1-10 of 29 Port Canaveral (Orlando) Carnival Mardi Gras Cruise Reviews
We disembarked Mardi Gras on Saturday after a B2B – cruise number 45 for us the way we count them (we count B2B’s as a single cruise). The cruise can be summarized in one word: Wow! This is not your father’s (or grandfather’s) Carnival – it’s way better! We liked it so much that we are returning in December for another B2B!
Embarkation was easy, even with the additional vaccination and ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Sept 11, 2021
Room Stewart Jaya
Captain Vincenzo Alcaras
My time Dinning
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.
Boarding process not what we expected. Scheduled arrival time of 10:30 but due ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 - ...
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 ...