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Carnival Mardi Gras -Is It The Right Cruise Ship For You?

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Is the Carnival Mardi Gras the right cruise ship for you? With the addition of the Mardi Gras to the extensive Carnival Cruise Line’s vast variety of ships, the this all new class of ships takes cruising to the next level. Going on vacation is always an adventure but for thrill-seekers who want a truly memorable journey, the Carnival Mardi Gras is a cruise ship that offers an experience like no other.

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Named after the famous New Orleans festival, the Carnival Mardi Gras features several unique attractions that will please every family member. TSS Mardi Gras was first launched in 1972 as the fifth Fantasy-class vessel. At that time, Mardi Grass was less fancy. However, a multi-million dollar refurbishment in 2019 updated this ship to feature the latest and greatest in cruise ship offerings.

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The Mardi Gras is the first of two “XL-Class” cruise ships, among the largest in the world. It is specially designed for Carnival Cruise Line’s “Fun Ship 2.0” program, which features several new and improved amenities for guests to enjoy.

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With the second in this new category of cruise ships, the Carnival Jubilee scheduled to take to the seas in November is this new, exponentially larger class of ships the right cruise ship for you and your family?  Let’s take a closer look at the Carnival Mardi Gras which is guaranteed to provide a vacation that will be remembered for years to come.

Key Features That Make Carnival Mardi Gras Unique:

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  • The Carnival Mardi Gras is the first cruise ship onboard to use liquefied natural gas (LNG), a type of fuel that eliminates hazardous pollutants.
  • This ship can carry 6338 passengers at 185,000 GT.
  • The Mardi Gras has 18 decks, including a two-story atrium lobby and a three-deck promenade.
  • The accommodations include 2,641 staterooms, including 1,130 balcony rooms and 44 suites.
  • The vessel has over 20 dining options, including Bonsai Sushi, Cucina del Capitano, and Guy’s Burger Joint.
  • The Mardi Gras features the first-ever roller coaster at sea in addition to the water park,  adults-only pool, and a sports complex that are synonymous with the Carnival name.
  • The ship features all the extras that you have come to love about Carnival including the Cloud 9 Spa,  casinos, and two different theaters-one for the live stage shows and one located in the main atrium.
  • Mardi Gras has six distinct zones, each one themed and combining food with entertainment

 Onboard Activities

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Onboard activities are plentiful during the Carnival Mardi Gras. For adrenaline junkies, there is the first-ever roller coaster at sea, Bolt: Ultimate Sea Coaster. Nature lovers will enjoy the onboard farm-to-table restaurant, Grand Market. And for those who want to relax and be pampered, the ship has a spa, an adults-only pool, and a sports complex. There are lots of offerings for everyone on the Carnival Mardi Gras with so many options.


Carnival Mardi Grass offers several dining options, so guests will never go hungry. From fine dining at the Bonsai Sushi restaurant to more casual fare at the Guy’s Burger Joint, there is something for everyone. And with 20 bars and lounges onboard, guests will never be far from a refreshing drink.

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Dining options include Cucina Del Capitano, Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse, Seafood Shack, Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse, Brewhouse, Bonsai Sushi, Bonsai Teppanyaki, Big Chicken, View Galleryemeril’s Bistro 1396, Street Eats, Rudi’s Sea Grill, And Chibang!


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The Carnival Mardi Gras offers a variety of entertainment options for guests to enjoy. The ship has a theater, a casino, and many bars and clubs. There is also live music and shows throughout the ship. And for those who want to dance the night away. Guests will never be bored during the Carnival Mardi Gras with so much to do.

Staterooms Designs:


Carnival Mardi Gras offers a variety of stateroom designs to accommodate every type of traveler. It features interior staterooms, ocean view staterooms, Cloud 9 Spa, Ocean View, and suites. All of the staterooms are spacious and comfortable, with plenty of storage for luggage. And for those who want a little extra space, the suites offer a separate living area and a balcony.

Deck Plans:

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Carnival Mardi Gras has 18 decks, offering something different for guests to enjoy. The ship has a two-story atrium lobby, a three-deck promenade, and a pool deck with a water park. There is also a Cloud-9 spa, a casino, and a theater. And for people who want to stay active, the ship has a sports complex.

Fun Zones:

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The Carnival Mardi Gras has six distinct fun zones, each one themed and combining food with entertainment. The zones include the French Quarter, where guests can enjoy Cajun cuisine and live music; Summer Landing, which features a water park and a pool; and the Cloud 9 Spa, where guests can relax and be pampered.

 How The Shipboard Experience Differs From Other Cruises:

When you step onboard the Carnival Mardi Gras, you’ll immediately feel the excitement in the air. The ship is full of energy, and there’s a sense of anticipation for the fun that’s about to be had.

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The Mardi Gras is unlike any other cruise ship out there. It has more than 18 decks, each packed with incredible amenities and activities. There’s something for everyone on board, from the youngest cruisers to the most seasoned travelers.

The Ports of Call for Carnival Mardi Gras

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Like others in the Carnival Cruise Line fleet, this ship visits some of the most popular ports of call globally. From the sunny beaches of the Caribbean seas to the historical landmarks of Mexico, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. First-time cruisers will love exploring all the different ports of call, and seasoned travelers will appreciate the convenience to visit multiple destinations in one trip.


This new way of cruising with Carnival is sure to provide a vacation that will be remembered for years to come. With its unique features and amenities, the ship is sure to please every family member. So if you’re looking for a cruise that offers something for everyone, look no further than the Carnival Mardi Gras. It is one of the largest and most anticipated ships in the Carnival fleet, and it is sure to provide an unforgettable traveling experience for all who sail on it.