Mardi Gras, named after Carnival’s first ship in 1972, the TSS Mardi Gras, is one of the largest vessels in the Carnival Cruise Line fleet. Making its debut in August 2020, the ship will feature six themed “Zones” - Grand Central, French Quarter, La Piazza, Summer Landing, Lido and The Ultimate Playground. These zones will contain brand-new experiences for eating, drinking and fun. The Ultimate Playground is home to BOLT™, the first-ever rollercoaster at sea! The Mardi Gras will also include Carnival favorites such as the Alchemy Bar, Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse and the Serenity adults-only retreat, making it a ship enjoyable for guests of all age groups!
Mardi Gras features innovative staterooms, ranging from simple but spacious Interior or Ocean View rooms, to more lavish Balconies and Suites. The Havana Cabana Suite features Cuban-inspired décor, and a luxurious lounging area with deck chairs as well as a swinging chair. Guests who book a Carnival Excel-level suite have access to the exclusive outdoor lounge Loft 19, which has plenty of chairs, an infinity pool, and comes with priority Cabana rental reservations.
Enjoy a wide range of onboard activities including Bolt™: the fastest - and first! - rollercoaster at sea, as well as WaterWorks Water Park and mini golf. The Serenity Adult-Only Retreat allows guests over the age of 18 to escape and lounge in the sun, while guests staying in Carnival Excel-level suites can enjoy complimentary access to Loft 19, equipped with cabanas, comfy lounge chairs and an infinity pool! In the evening, join in on the open-air Lido Mega Deck Parties and Dive-In Movies.
In addition to the main dining options and 24-hour Room Service available onboard, guests can enjoy Emeril's Bistro 1396 - celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse's first-ever restaurant at sea, as well as Guy Fieri's Pig & Anchor Smokehouse and Burger Joint. Check out Bonsai Sushi or Bonsai Teppanyaki, where master chefs prepare signature seafood, meat and tofu dishes right in front of your eyes! Big Chicken is celebrity Shaquille O'Neal's newest all-day chicken shack, and debuts on the Mardi Gras!
Choose from a variety of bar and lounge options including the Havana Bar, where you can try café Cubano (Cuban coffee) in the day or drink authentic Cuban cocktails while dancing to live music well into the night. In the mood for a cocktail? The Alchemy Bar has endless combinations of spirits, fresh juices, syrups, and spices hand-crafted by skilled mix-masters.
Experience a wide range of nighttime entertainment including Playlist Productions, a series of full-blown musical productions that bring your favorite musical playlists to life. Prepare to be entertained with Lip Sync Battle: Carnival, The Punchliner Comedy Club, Dive-In Movies, karaoke, nightclubs and more!
Unwind at the Cloud 9 Spa, with massages, facials, body wraps, thermal suites, and a Thalassotherapy Pool that will provide you with the ultimate relaxation experience. The ship also has a fully stocked Fitness Center and a variety of fitness classes to choose from, including yoga, pilates, indoor cycling and boot camp.
At Camp Ocean kids will have a blast in supervised, age-based groups: Penguins (2 to 5 years), Stingrays (6 to 8 years) and Sharks (9 to 11 years). They'll enjoy age-appropriate activities like arts and crafts, games, dancing, movies and video games. When it’s mealtime, kids eat together and get their own kid-friendly menus. The whole time, Carnival's experienced counselors will be there to make sure everyone in these groups has an awesome time. For a nominal charge, parents can take advantage of the additional Night Owl program, where kids get to stay up late having fun while parents can also enjoy themselves well into the night.
Enjoy the onboard duty free shops and boutiques that are available on all Carnival cruise ships. Selling everything from beauty and apparel and fine jewelry and watches, to tax- and duty-free liquor, and even 'Cherry on Top' - a candy and ice cream shop that's fun for all!
Fuel supplement may apply. Savings advertised are based on specific cabin types and sailing dates, and may not be available for all cabin types/sailings.