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: Southampton, UK
Arrive in Southampton and embark onboard the NEW Carnival Mardi Gras for your fourteen-night transatlantic cruise to New York.
Day 5: Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Arrive in Las Palmas, the capital of Gran Canaria. Explore the impressive Santa Ana Cathedral, Plaza de Santa Ana, Palacio Regental, and the Bishop's Palace in Vegueta - the oldest part of the city. Spend the day sunbathing on Playa de Las Canteras, regarded as one of the world's best beaches, or enjoy live Canarian folk music and dancing at Pueblo Canario. Relax in the idyllic surroundings of Parque Doramas or enjoy a leisurely coffee on Plaza Cairasco. Discover national treasures dating back from Roman times at El Museo Canario. Admire the indigenous flora and fauna at the Jardin Botanico Viera y Clavijo, travel to the famous Maspalomas dunes or join a trek to the Bandama Caldera.
Day 6: Santa Cruz, Tenerife
Santa Cruz de Tenerife is one of the island's best kept secrets. Santa Cruz De Tenerife, known locally as Santa Cruz, is a bustling centre of culture and activity. Visit the Museum of Man and Nature and discover the evolution of the Canary Islands. Alternatively, head to the award-winning Loro Parque wildlife park and come face-to-face with amazing animals and exotic birds. Head down to the Downtown Santa Cruz shopping district and enjoy a superb range of shops and tapas bars. Soak up the sun on the golden sands of La Teresitas beach or hike around the surrounding mountains and savour the picturesque views.
Day 7: Funchal, Madeira
It is very easy to see why Madeira has gained the name of 'The Garden Island'. Lush greenery with an array of tropical fruits, this island is a favourite on many cruise itineraries. Take gondola ride to the mountain village of Monte to experience some of the most breathtaking views of the island, then take the thrilling way down on a local toboggan, winding and bending over the cobbles; this is something you won’t want to miss. For wine lovers, venture out into the vineyards and experience some of the famous wine of the region.
Day 9: Ponta Delgada, Azores
Ponta Delgada is the capital of São Miguel island in the Azores. Stroll along the waterfront promenade and enjoy lunch at one of the many seafood restaurants. Explore the renaissance bastions and battlements at São Brás Fortress and enjoy a unique photo opportunity in front of the city's Portas de Cidade gateway. Venture out of the city to admire the clear-blue waters at Lagoa de Fogo crater lake and bathe in natural springs at Ponta de Ferraria.
Day 15: New York City, New York to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and make your way to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.