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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, 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.

Carnival Mardi Gras’ Six Zones

  • Grand Central – A bustling spot where you can meet other guests, chill out on the luxurious furniture while, and enjoy spectacular views out of huge windows.
  • Lido - Discover the main pool area, where you can splash around in the water, sunbathe on a lounger, or watch Dive-In Movies under the sun or stars.
  • The Ultimate Playground – Enjoy this fun zone for adults and kids, which boasts some fantastic attractions including a rollercoaster that reaches 40mph!
  • French Quarter – this gorgeous area is inspired by New Orleans and is home to a nightclub, a jazz club, lounges and restaurants. Sip a cocktail, or dance the night away.
  • Summer Landing - The place for a little relaxation, here you can lounge by the pool with a book and a cocktail, knowing you’re close to bars and restaurants.
  • La Piazza – in this European-style area you’ll find many restaurants such as Cucina Del Capitano, and entertainment during the day and into the night.
  • Onboard Mardi Gras cruises 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
  • 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?

    The onboard gym has an array of top of the range equipment and also offers some wonderful views of the surrounding sea and ports, thanks to some generous windows. In addition to this, look after your health and wellness by spending time in the Cloud 9 Spa. Here you can truly pamper yourself with a treatment from the extensive menu and simply relax in the tranquil facilities.

    This cruise ship offers so much to do that each day can be as fun-filled and busy or chilled and slow-paced as you like. Thrill seekers will love the sea’s first ever rollercoaster called BOLT, an 800-foot long family-friendly ride which climbs to fantastic 40mph! Plus there’s SportsSquare, where guests can group together to play a game of basketball, or show off skills at the mini-golf course. The SkyCourse ropes course is another popular option, where adults and mini-cruisers can go and test their strength. As well as these active options, Mardi Gras also offers pools, whirlpools, and sun loungers, where you can simply relax under the beaming sun taking the occasional dip when it gets a little too warm. There are a number of shops too, so you can experience a high street atmosphere while browsing a range of goods – from luxury jewellery and clothes to duty-free liquors.

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