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 - Orlando
Fly from your selected UK airport to Orlando and make your way to the 4* Radisson Resort for your 3 night pre stay.
Day 2-4: Orlando
Orlando in Florida is home to many famous theme parks and a popular year-round destination. Enjoy exhilarating rides at Universal, Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, and many more. Escape the crowds and admire the natural scenery of Florida as you take a stroll through the quiet Nature Preserve of Tibet-Butler. Hire a paddle boat and row down the waters of Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando, or thrill-seekers can go alligator watching on an airboat tour on Lake Tohopekaliga. Delight in some downtime and watch a movie, play mini golf, and enjoy drinks and karaoke at the handful of bars and nightclubs at Universal City Walk. Make the most of the sun and unwind on Tampa Bay beach, the ultimate relaxation spot. After checkout make your way to the port to embark on board Mardi Gras.
Day 4: Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral is your entrance to the Theme Park Capital of the World, Orlando. A full day here will leave you wanting more, from the wonder of Cinderella's at Walt Disney World to the magical Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, there is something to keep every child young or old entertained. Alternatively relax yourself on the sands of Cocoa Beach and take in some of Florida's famous sunshine.
Day 7: San Juan
San Juan is the capital of and the largest city on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. Explore the cobblestoned buildings of Old San Juan with its 16th-century El Morro and La Fortaleza fortresses, San Juan National Historic Site and Spanish colonial buildings. New San Juan is awash with tropical beaches, luxury hotels, world-class dining and designer shopping. Pay a visit to Casa Blanca Museum, Museo del Nino and Galeria National. Make a whistle-stop tour of the sights on the free trolley bus or take a scenic stroll along Paseo de La Princesa. Learn about the art of rum making on the Bacardi Distillery Tour or enjoy the tranquillity of San Juan Botanical Garden.
Day 8: Amber Cove
The Caribbean's newest cruise port - Amber Cove - overlooks the Bay of Maimon on Dominican Republic's northern coastline, just outside Puerto Plata. This 25-acre complex boasts a four-acre Aqua Zone, the unique 360-Degree Bar, plentiful designer shops, a 650-foot-long zipline, water sports, cabanas to rent, and hammocks alongside the water. Pay a visit to the Plastic Artists Art Galleries, Amber Museum, Brugal Rum Factory, San Felipe Fortress, and San Felipe Cathedral in Puerto Plata. Try your hand at windsurfing and kite boarding at Sosua and Cabarete, or swim with dolphins, stingrays and sharks at Ocean World Adventure Park.
Day 9: Grand Turk
Grand Turk is the capital island of the Turks and Caicos and the place where Christopher Columbus first made landfall on his initial voyage to the New World in 1492. Find many Colonial-style buildings and ruins and explore the Turks and Caicos National Museum to discover the islands' history. Try snorkelling and diving off the reefs or whale watch for humpback whales off the coast. Cockburn Town is the centre piece of the island; discover a wonderful selection of historical buildings and an unforgettable rustic charm.
Day 11: Fly Orlando - UK
Disembark in Port Canaveral and make your way to the airport for your flight back to the UK.