Carnival Mardi Gras will make its splash into the Carnival fleet in 2020. Paying homage to the 1972 ship, TSS Mardi Gras, this rebuild was designed with fun in mind. Cruise top destinations throughout Europe, Canada and the Caribbean with 5,282 guests and a team of 1,745 dedicated staff. This exciting ship packs six themed area zones brimming with brand-new experiences for eating, drinking, and having lots of fun. Jump on board the first-ever rollercoaster at sea, BOLT™, for an action-packed ride around the tremendous Waterworks open-air waterpark. Indulge in relaxation at Cloud 9 Spa or Serenity Adult-Only Retreat to completely unwind during your cruise. The on-board eateries include everything from laid-back cafes and dessert takeaways, to stylish evening restaurants and VIP dining. Evenings offer theatre-style performances at Mardi Gras and nights of laughter at The Punchliner Comedy Club. Staterooms are stylish and well-equipped; enjoy a plethora of home-style amenities and idyllic ocean views as you cruise to your dream destinations on board Carnival Mardi Gras. Experience the ultimate family-friendly holiday and make memories that will last you a lifetime!
Jawblue Cafe is the place to be for a fresh brew, accompanied by a pastry. Be sure to reserve a seat at The Chef's Table to indulge in a series of delectable plates as the chef puts on the main event of live show cooking. Pull up a seat at either Flamingo Restaurant or Palm Restaurant on Deck 6 for an exquisite dining experience and a generous range of dishes. Tuck into divine steak cuts, lobster, or lamb as you pair haute cuisine with a calm atmosphere at Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse. Sample freshly-made sushi, soups, sakes, and desserts at Bonsai Sushi, or watch the chef prepare your main courses at Bonsai Teppanyaki. Serving up enticing dishes in an eclectic space, the exotic menu as Jiji Asian Kitchen will both challenge and delight your senses. Grab a slice at Pizzeria Del Capitano, or Guy's Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse promises the best brisket, sausage, baby back ribs, and dry-rubbed chicken. Guy's Burger Joint boasts the best burger and fries combination in a rustic atmosphere; be sure to stack those toppings. Settle your sweet tooth with some scrumptious sweet treats at Cherry On Top.
Chill in the pool or bar area at Havana Bar & Pool; take a cocktail with you to soak up the tropical sun rays. Tides Pool Bar offers a similar feel on Lido Deck as you unwind at the water's edge or in the spa. Piano Bar 88 provides calm surroundings and the sounds of melodic piano-playing. Soak up panoramic views of your cruise experience as you sit with a delicious drink in Atrium Bar. Alchemy Bar is a vintage-themed cocktail bar with professional mix-masters and enticing combinations of spirits, fresh juices, and spices. Make new friends in Limelight Lounge over a glass of wine or two as you share your travel aspirations.
There's plenty on board Carnival Mardi Gras to keep you entertained both day and night. Take a stroll around The Fun Shops for the chance to bag a bargain. Dr Suess Bookville is a great stop to grab an enticing read for the journey ahead. Cloud 9 Spa is a time for relaxation; enjoy a massage, facial, or body wrap. The fitness facilities are also a go-to for those who have an exercise regime to maintain. Serenity Adult-Only Retreat is the place for guaranteed relaxation as the kids play elsewhere. Let the teens and tots burn their energy at Waterworks; a giant waterpark with large spiralling slides and a spacious swimming pool. Bolt: Ultimate Sea Coaster™, the very first rollercoaster at sea will zoom you all around the open-air course of the waterpark as you fill with thrill. Havana Bar & Pool is the perfect place for a drink and a dip. Jump around the Sportsquare for a game of football, volleyball, pool, foosball, ping pong, and more. By night, The Punchliner Comedy Club will put a smile on your face with help from the very best comedians. Mardis Gras Theater gives you the opportunity to get up and groove with full-blown musical productions, or test your luck out at Mardi Gras Casino.
Day 1: Fly UK - New York
Fly from your selected UK airport to New York and make your way to the 3* Wyndham New Yorker Hotel for your 4 night pre stay.
Day 2-4: New York, USA
Ever evolving and ever electric, New York is a timeless city that’s always alive with amazing things to see and do. First up there’s the iconic skyline, with its dizzyingly tall skyscrapers and buildings you’ll recognise from the movies. Then there’s the non-stop nightlife: from Times Square bright lights to Broadway musicals, world class clubs to hip little hangouts.
Manhattan has got retail therapy well and truly covered, with everything from huge department stores to thrift store chic. Delicious food, gorgeous green spaces and galleries galore – there’s so much to pack into a break in the city that never sleeps. Just walking along the pavements and soaking up the unmistakable Big Apple vibe is a treat in itself.
Day 5: New York, USA (Embarkation day)
After checkout make your way to the port to embark on board Mardi Gras.
Day 7: Portland, New England
Today, you'll arrive at the vibrant New England port of Portland. Portland is the largest city in Oregon State, with a reputation for eclectic nightlife, manicured parks, and natural beauty. Admire the surroundings in Washington Park, where you’ll find the Portland Japanese Garden, 15 miles of trails to explore, and a variety of animals in Oregon Zoo. The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry makes for an interesting day out discovering the fascinating exhibits. The choices here are endless - maybe take a historic tour, enjoy hiking along the coastlines or in the woodlands, take advantage of the biking trails, or explore the iconic New England lighthouses in the area.
Day 9: Saint John, Canada
St. John's is the capital city of the Newfoundland and Labrador province and sits off Canada's Atlantic coastline. Explore local culture and history at The Rooms - the Provincial Museum, Provincial Archives, and the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador. Discover Earth's geological makeup using interactive exhibits at Johnson GEO Centre or stroll along Water Street — one of the oldest streets in North America. Admire panoramic views from Signal Hill National Historic Site or visit old Cape Spear Lighthouse at Cape Spear. Explore the unique fishing village of Quidi Vidi Village, home to the Mallard Cottage national historic site and Quidi Vidi Inn of Olde. Journey by boat past Bay Bulls to view the puffins and seabirds on Puffin Island.
Day 11: Fly New York - UK
Disembark in New York and make your way to the airport for your flight back to the UK.