"The ship itself and the crew really made it a good voyage despite some shortcomings.We chose this cruise last minute when we decided that we would be okay since we were fully vaccinated, and the ship still had good cabins available (plenty of good cabins as it turned out!..."Read More
1-10 of 76 Port Canaveral (Orlando) to the Eastern Caribbean Carnival Mardi Gras Cruise Reviews
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 ...
Normally avoid spring break but this was a family trip so deferred to them
Lovely ship, toned down Carnival decor.
Good cabin design and soundproofing. Awesome shower door
Very efficient embarkation/debarkation
Excellent service everywhere, clean and well maintained public areas
Food is just OK. Slightly better in the “street” venues such as the ...
Overall the trip was great. So many places to eat. Service was good most days. Lots of pools. Good entertainment.
The negative: children running everywhere unsupervised and very disrespectful. Some rooms got egged with boiled eggs. Knocking on doors and then running away late at night. They were running in the halls and ran into several people.
Overall embankment and disembarking were ...
My wife and I chose this cruise because we like the big ships, and the dates/price were right. We usually cruise Royal Caribbean, so this was a change. This was our 16th cruise, second on Carnival.
We arrived at our chosen boarding time, and the process was smooth and quick.
Our cabin was a balcony near the aft end of the ship. Good location, however, the Roller Coaster was 4 decks ...
First cruise since Covid hit, we decided to re-start with a newer ship. Sailed on the Carnival Freedom 8 years ago and were pleasantly surprised with the overall experience.
First impression was positive, ship is beautiful, size wasn’t intimidating as we’ve been on Symphony of the Seas in the past. We did find the lack of a true Centre atrium a bit strange, there’s an open theatre mid ship ...
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. ...
We are Platinum level with Carnival. Prior to this trip the experience on Carnival has been very consistent, it didn’t matter what ship you sailed, there was always familiarity. Post-pandemic we booked the Mardi Gras to experience something different, and it didn’t disappoint.
Embarkation, muster drill and disembarkation have never been easier. The innovation of new processes is likely a ...
We chose this ship because it is newer and has the BOLT roller coaster! There were six of us traveling. We had three rooms on Deck 15: two balcony rooms and one interior across the hall. The Eastern Caribbean itinerary was a plus also, since my brothers had never been to any of those ports.
Embarkation: went as smoothly as it can when there are thousands of people all checking in at the same ...
My wife and I sailed on the Mardi Gras in February of 2022 and wanted to invite some friends to enjoy it all again.
We ended up with 7 couples. The best part of the Mardi Gras is all the food options that are included.
I recommend doing the open dining option. This gives you access to ChiBang and Cucina Del Capitino as well as the main dining room as an option. You do not have an assigned ...
I traveled with 3 other friends on the Mardi Gras for a New Year's cruise. We departed out of Port Canaveral on 12-31-22. These are the highlights of the trip:
Port Hotel: (I've stayed here every cruise and service is great)
Radisson Resort at the Port
8701 Astronaut Drive
Cape Canaveral, Florida 32920
One night was $182
Shuttle to the ship $6
Day of Departure
If you ...