Your Next Cruise Awaits Aboard Carnival's Mardi Gras

If you are looking for a vacation of a lifetime, then we have just the thing! Mardi Gras®, Carnival’s most innovative ship yet, is now sailing from Port Canaveral, FL to exotic destinations in the Caribbean. The best part, she’s introducing a whole new level of fun, that can be felt throughout her 20 decks and six themed zones, inviting everyone on a personalized vacation experience that’s filled with food, drinks, and fun. For the adrenaline-seekers, there’s BOLT™: The Ultimate Sea Coaster™ the fastest – and first! – rollercoaster at sea. For those looking for flavor and just plain good times, there’s The Brass Magnolia or Fortune Teller where Carnival’s unnaturally talented bartenders will be pleased to conjure up the perfect cocktails. And if you’re looking to enjoy a little indulgence at sea, we have that too, Mardi Gras offers a full range of suites with exclusive perks! Carnival Excel Suites pack even more, like concierge service and access to Carnival’s new resort-style, open-air enclave, Loft 19™. In other words, on this ship, there’s something for everyone!

Get Funderstruck on Carnival! If you’ve ever sailed on a Carnival ship you’ll know, nothing feels quite like it. Funderstruck is the funnest feeling ever. It’s when you’re shocked and amazed by the power of Carnival Fun. Whether it’s the thrill you get from unforgettable onboard action, destinations that live in your memories forever, or deliciously fun dining you're still craving seconds for, one thing is for sure: a Carnival cruise is the only place to get Funderstruck. Choose Fun!

The Ship

Mardi Gras Carnival’s most innovative new ship is sailing from Port Canaveral, and introduces a whole new level of fun, that can be felt throughout her 20 decks. From the first-ever roller coaster at sea BOLT™: The Ultimate Sea Coaster™ to six themed zones, Emeril’s Bistro 1396™, the first restaurant at sea from renowned chef Emeril Lagasse, Family Feud™ Live for everybody... plus incredible new bars like The Brass Magnolia and Fortune Teller, she invites everyone on a personalized vacation experience that’s filled with food, drink, and fun.


Mardi Gras’ staterooms are major innovations in the field of helping you get ready for fun or relaxing after a long day.

Havana staterooms

Havana stateroom guests have exclusive access to the Havana Bar & Pool. This stateroom features classic, Old Havana decor and is perfect for cruisers who may want to take advantage of the social aspect of the pool area. All Havana stateroom guests must be 12 or older.

Cloud 9 Spa staterooms

Ideal if you’re hoping for an extra pampering experience on your cruise, a Cloud 9 Spa stateroom allows quick and easy access to Cloud 9 Spa, where you can whisk yourself away for relaxation. Cloud 9 Spa staterooms are decorated in relaxing, spa-inspired colors. Perfect for couples or solo cruisers looking for the ultimate in luxury.

Family Harbor staterooms

Best for families (with kids all ages), Family Harbor staterooms are next to the Family Harbor lounge, which offers breakfast, snacks, board games and video games. Some family-friendly staterooms accommodate up to five people and have an extra bathroom. Ideal for groups who prefer connecting doors.

Plus, with more than 180 suites across 11 styles, Mardi Gras’ Carnival Excel Suites are going to make your vacation dreams come true! All suites on Mardi Gras will include an amenities package offering you amazing perks. Our accommodations have been designed to exceed your expectations and help you enjoy an extra special Choose Fun vacation!

Carnival’s Excel Suites

The ultimate, luxury category of Carnival’s suites is on Mardi Gras: the Excel Suites. These suites have exclusive, suite-level amenities, unlimited access to a new resort-style, and an open-air enclave called Loft 19™. Within Loft 19 guests will enjoy dedicated, concierge phone line, priority Main Dining Room time assignments, upgraded bathroom amenities and more.

Loft 19

Book an Excel Suite and enjoy access to one of Carnival’s new concepts, Loft 19. Located on the ship’s highest deck, Loft 19 is a secluded retreat designed like those of the world’s finest resorts. It has a full bar and private pool. Spacious cabanas have extras like fresh fruit, chilled towels, lunch delivery and concierge service. Carnival’s Excel Suite guests receive priority status when reserving a Loft 19 cabana.


Whether it’s casual munching or elegant sit-down dining, you will never be hungry aboard Mardi Gras –. From breakfast to late night munchies, this ship has a number of mouth-wateringly delicious dining options – and most of it is included! From new options like Big Chicken, Emeril’s Bistro 1396 and Street Eats, to fan favorites like Guy’s Pig and Anchor Smokehouse /Brewhouse, Seafood Shack and Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse, your taste buds will have a flavor-blasting celebration every day.

Big Chicken

When your Chief Fun Officer, Shaq, wants to build a restaurant onboard, you start warming up immediately. Big Chicken brings poultry know-how and good taste to the table - from delicious chicken sandwiches to early morning chicken biscuits, Big Chicken changes the game.

Emeril’s Bistro 1396

Emeril Lagasse’s first restaurant as sea, touts his love for Creole cuisine and authentic bayou flavors and fun from New Orleans. If you haven’t had the pleasure, we are talking about fried oysters, duck & sausage gumbo, po-boy sandwiches and more. Get ready for Emeril’s faves all day… and because flavors this big don’t just sleep in, they’ll be offering breakfast too with choices like shrimp and grits, breakfast po-boys and bananas foster crepes!


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You’ll detect some delicious Chinese and Mexican culinary traditions in the atmosphere at Chibang!™, our new restaurant… but even more importantly, you’ll notice them on your plate! We’ve brought together favorite dishes from the two cuisines, into an amazing menu that invites you to spread your culinary wings across the Pacific. Try a little from each side by mixing, matching, and sharing in a dinner of flavor explorations.


Mardi Gras™ is full of fun new ways to spend your time, but definitely isn’t leaving the fan favorites ashore.

Throughout the ship’s 20 decks and in each of these six Zones, you will find fun, and memorable ways to create your own personalized vacation. Here are just a few to get your Mardi Gras vacation daydreaming going.

French Quarter

If "big" and "easy" sound about right for your vacation, you might just make the French Quarter on Mardi Gras™ your home zone. For one thing there’s the spectacularly, authentically delicious Emeril’s Bistro 1396™, developed in partnership with yes-that-Emeril. Just steps away is entertainment clearly influenced by the world-renowned Crescent City nightlife — yep, The Brass Magnolia bar features not only great drinks but also hot jazz, live. What’s more, you’re just steps away from sipping mystically at the Fortune Teller bar, and definitely save time to browse some funky little shops.


If you've cruised with us before, you know Lido... but aboard Mardi Gras this poolside zone features even more delicious and fun experiences among the familiar flavors. Evolving the classic poolside rum-bar was a tall order, but RedFrog Tiki Bar will be serving up the good stuff across two decks' worth of South Pacific atmosphere. Also, first-time-fresh is Street Eats, bringing together highlights from the world’s fast-good cuisine like empanadas, falafel and bao buns. Shaq's latest Big Chicken restaurant is here, and fan-fave spots like Guy's Burger Joint, Seafood Shack, and BlueIguana Cantina.

The Ultimate Playground

Don't let the name fool you — this zone is ages everybody and up. Of course, The Ultimate Playground starts with BOLT, the first rollercoaster at sea, an all-electric thrill ride that puts the power of speed in your hands. But that's only the beginning — this playground has the largest Carnival WaterWorks ever with three huge spiraling slides, plus SportSquare is here featuring an entire mini-golf course, full-court basketball, and a ropes course. And, of course, more. Ultimate enough for you?


It’s not every day you take the whole family on vacation. So, it has to be super-fun for the kids and you too, of course. With plenty of do-your-own-thing options for the whole crew, we’ve filled our indoors and outdoors with imaginative features and unique experiences that shouldn’t be missed, some fan favorites onboard Mardi Gras are, Family Feud Live™, hosted by the ship’s cruise director, the show will take place in Mardi Gras’ Grand Central zone. Every sailing will host four unique games where you can choose to participate or join the studio audience for a chance to compete in the “Insta-family” version of the game!

You also don’t want to pass up Punchliner Comedy Club its laugh out loud funny.

And exclusive to Carnival, from the whimsical and always wonderful world of Dr. Seuss comes Seuss at Sea™, where your whole family will enjoy extra special experiences as the fantastical world of Dr. Seuss comes to life around them.

That’s not all your kids can have a blast at a range of award-winning youth programs like Camp Ocean™ (ages 2 -11) where they’ll have supervised fun-filled activities. And because we really want to make sure everyone is a happy camper, young teens can go hang out, meet new friends, and enjoy some pretty awesome dance parties at Circle “C”® (ages 12 – 14) & Club O2® (Ages 15 – 17). How great is that?


On a Carnival cruise, you’re in for a comfy, and relaxing stay! Big, fun families and relaxations enthusiasts alike can cruise with customized staterooms to fit the needs of any type of fun seeker. Whether you go for an Interior stateroom or step up to the sunshine of an Ocean View or the breeze of a Balcony, every room features soft linens, a dedicated room steward, and all the perks you could hope for. Plus 24-Hour Room Service. So, you're in the mood for some good eats, but you’d rather stay in your comfy, cozy stateroom? Really, who could blame you? Simply pick up the phone and order something from our tasty room service menu. And since you get hungry when you get hungry, room service is available any time of the day (or night) and delivered right to your door.

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