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Carnival Mardi Gras

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Carnival Mardi Gras

Carnival Cruise Line brings a breath of fresh air with their ship Mardi Gras. Offering the ideal cruise for all types of guests, Carnival Mardi Gras introduces six zones onboard, with each one presenting a completely different atmosphere. There is plenty onboard for thrill seekers, but equally for those who simply want to unwind and relax. For all things delicious, explore the divine cuisine area! Or simply kick back with a drink and enjoy the entertainment. Mardi Gras has you covered from the start right until the end of your unforgettable holiday.

Onboard Carnival Mardi Gras cruisers will love the amount of choice they have when it comes to dining. Find everything from classic comfort food like pizza and burgers, to elegant creations using the finest and freshest ingredients. Restaurants include:

  • Seafood Shack- dine on luscious lobster in a roll, platter, or bowl, or delicious fried buffalo shrimp, or a tasty New England-style chowder.
  • Bonsai Teppanyaki- be part of a live restaurant experience with chefs cooking your food on a hot plate in front of your eyes.
  • Bonsai Sushi- try Bonsai Sushi, a Carnival Cruises favourite serving fresh and delicious traditional Japanese food.
  • BlueIguana Cantina- a Mexican restaurant serving all your traditional Mexican favourites, like burritos, tacos, and of course not forgetting those refreshing margaritas.
  • Guy’s Pigs & Anchor Smokehouse- choose barbecue ribs, chicken, or other succulent meats in the house of all things BBQ, a fun venue with a lively atmosphere.
  • Cucina del Capitano- this family-style restaurant serves delectable Italian dishes of all kinds; pastas, fish dishes, meat, plus a few vegetarian options.
  • Pizzeria del Capitano- for all those pizza lovers out there, how does 24-hour pizza sound? Enjoy a range of different - unlimited - pizza at any time of day.
  • Mediterranean Seafood Restaurant- those who enjoy fish should dine at this warm and inviting seafood restaurant, which also offers friendly Mediterranean-style hospitality.
  • Swirls- thanks to this 24-hour ice cream station, guests will never struggle to get their sweet fix. Located in the Lido area, pop along whenever the time is right.
  • Rudi's Seagrill- whose smile will be bigger: yours as you tuck into delicious seafood dishes or the smiley-face presentation of each plate?
  • Emeril's Bistro 1396- get your Creole cuisine here in the French Quarter such as gumbo and jambalaya.

Carnival Mardi Gras boasts entertainment to please all kinds of cruisers, from those looking for something subtle and soothing to those who want bold and lively action.

There are a number of atmospheric bars and lounges onboard, where guests can chat with fellow cruisers, sip on a glass of wine or something fruity, get lost in a book, or maybe play a game of cards or two. These include Piano Bar 88, where you’ll find a resident pianist keeping you entertained, and the Brass Magnolia jazz club in the French Quarter, where talented saxophonists take to the stage with their renditions of popular music. The Grand Central Zone also offers live music and pop-up acts on stage, and La Piazza has musicians wandering around to help provide a calming and pleasant ambience.

Other ways to spend an evening include going along to the Punchliner Comedy Club, where hilarious comedians will keep you giggling for hours, or why not snuggle up with your loved ones to watch a film at the outdoor, poolside Dive-In Movies?

Any guests looking to workout during their cruise holiday can not only make use of the SportSquare, and play games like football, volleyball, and basketball, but they can also use the onboard jogging track. As well as this there is an extensive gym onboard, a range of fitness classes that can be attended, and also an outdoor gym area where you can work out while enjoying the last of the sun on a warm evening.

After a workout, or even a long day out exploring, consider treating yourself to some time spent in the onboard Cloud 9 Spa. Here you can choose from a wide range of relaxing and luxurious treatments, or simply chill out on a lounger, or in the sauna and steam room.


Sunny sea days can be well spent on the top deck at SportSquare playing all sorts of games like mini golf, pool, or table tennis. Or up in the clouds with a thrilling suspended bike ride on SkyRide, or flying through the SkyCourse ropes. The Carnival Corporation has also teamed up with Dr.Seuss Enterprises, and together developed plans for all kinds of Dr. Seuss-themed entertainment onboard. From an exciting water park, to character parades and story time, children will find no end of fun things to do.

A splash around Carnival WaterWorks is the ideal way to cool off during warm weather, and adults looking for some more relaxed chill time can make the most of the Serenity Retreat. Before the end of your cruise, be sure to leave time for browsing the onboard shops.


When they're not having fun on shore excursions or making the most of the exciting onboard facilities, kids on Carnival Mardi Gras will love spending time in the children's clubs:

  • Camp Ocean- comprising Penguins for 2-5 year olds, Stingrays for 6-8 year olds and Sharks for 9-11 year olds, Camp Ocean is designed for a good time. Whether your little ones like to get arty, sporty or musical, there's something for everyone. Plus, when evening arrives, Night Owls is on hand so that parents can enjoy a child-free night out.
  • Circle C- dance parties, outdoor films, head to head games; these are just a hint of what 12-14 year olds can get up to at their own exclusive area onboard.
  • Club O2- a teen escape where 15-17 year olds can relax and make friends away from their parents.

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