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: UK to Orlando, Florida
Fly from your airport to Orlando and be privately transferred to your four-star hotel for a seven-night stay.
Day 2 – 7: Orlando, Florida
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.
Day 8: Orlando, Florida to Port Canaveral, Florida (Embarkation Day)
After check out, be privately transferred to the port to board Carnival Mardi Gras for you seven-night Caribbean cruise.
Day 10: Cozumel, Mexico
Arrive on the Mexican island of Cozumel. One of Mexico's most popular ports of call, it's home to several natural parks and a rich coral reef surrounded by tropical fish. San Miguel, Cozumel's only town, offers a great selection of bars, cafes and restaurants alongside seafront shops and boutiques selling handmade Mayan souvenirs. Follow sightseeing jungle trails, wander botanical gardens with natural lagoons, or view dolphins and sea turtles in their natural habitat.
Day 11: Costa Maya, Mexico
Costa Maya on Mexico's southern Caribbean coast is today's port of call. Spend the day relaxing on nearby Mahahual Beach or fish for local tuna, snapper and marlin on a fishing tour. Enjoy a diving adventure amongst the nurse sharks and moray eels or get up close to the local sea life on a dolphin swim. Venture inland to admire the turquoise waters of Laguna Bacalar - the Lake of Seven Colours - and the mystical Chacchoben Mayan Ruins.
Day 12: Mahogany Bay, Honduras
Mahogany Bay is nestled on the stunning Western Caribbean Island of Roatan. Known for its untouched beauty, Roatan is a popular stop with cruise goers. Ride the chair lift to Mahogany Beach, a 10-acre private island featuring an 825-foot-long white-sand beach with a beach volleyball court and a plethora of watersports. Soak up the sun on the pristine beach, or try something more adventurous such as a kayaking tour or catamaran cruise. The port’s welcome centre offers duty-free shopping and places to eat.
Day 15: Orlando, Florida to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and be privately transferred back to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.