Carnival Mardi Gras

When Carnival launched their first ship, 1972’s TSS Mardi Gras, they made cruising a lot less stuffy, a bit less fancy, the kind of fun everybody could enjoy. Nobody expected this ship to change the cruise world, but… here we are! In 2020 they will be launching a brand-new ship with a familiar name. You guessed it: Mardi Gras. They aren’t just paying homage to our first ship — in cruising circles this name suggests innovation, signals the start of something big. And it shouts “fun!”


    • 180800

    • Tonnage
    • 2020

    • Built Year
    • 1745

    • Crew
    • 6630

    • Pax Capacity
    • 8

    • Bars
    • 3

    • Pools
    • 1

    • Casinos
    • Panama

    • Registration Country

Sailings

Sail Date Cruise Line Ship Destination Departs Length Price You Save Discounts
Aug 31, 2020Carnival Mardi GrasEuropeCopenhagen9$1,649
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Sep 09, 2020Carnival Mardi GrasTransatlanticLondon14$1,099 
Sep 24, 2020Carnival Mardi GrasCanadaNew York (Manhattan)6$649 
Sep 30, 2020Carnival Mardi GrasCaribbean - SouthernNew York (Manhattan)15$1,359
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Oct 16, 2020Carnival Mardi GrasCaribbean - EasternPort Canaveral8$969
Onboard Credit!
Oct 24, 2020Carnival Mardi GrasCaribbean - EasternPort Canaveral7$669 
Oct 31, 2020Carnival Mardi GrasCaribbean - WesternPort Canaveral7$659 
Nov 07, 2020Carnival Mardi GrasCaribbean - EasternPort Canaveral7$659
Onboard Credit!
Nov 14, 2020Carnival Mardi GrasCaribbean - WesternPort Canaveral7$629
Onboard Credit!
Nov 21, 2020Carnival Mardi GrasCaribbean - EasternPort Canaveral7$814 
Nov 28, 2020Carnival Mardi GrasCaribbean - WesternPort Canaveral7$629
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Dec 05, 2020Carnival Mardi GrasCaribbean - EasternPort Canaveral7$649
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Dec 12, 2020Carnival Mardi GrasCaribbean - WesternPort Canaveral7$659
Onboard Credit!
Dec 19, 2020Carnival Mardi GrasCaribbean - EasternPort Canaveral7$1,009 
Dec 26, 2020Carnival Mardi GrasCaribbean - WesternPort Canaveral7$1,109 
Jan 02, 2021Carnival Mardi GrasCaribbean - EasternPort Canaveral7$689 
Jan 09, 2021Carnival Mardi GrasCaribbean - EasternPort Canaveral7$679 
Jan 16, 2021Carnival Mardi GrasCaribbean - EasternPort Canaveral7$679 
Jan 23, 2021Carnival Mardi GrasCaribbean - WesternPort Canaveral7$649
Onboard Credit!
Jan 30, 2021Carnival Mardi GrasCaribbean - EasternPort Canaveral7$659
Onboard Credit!
Feb 06, 2021Carnival Mardi GrasCaribbean - WesternPort Canaveral7$689 
Feb 13, 2021Carnival Mardi GrasCaribbean - EasternPort Canaveral7$729
Onboard Credit!
Feb 20, 2021Carnival Mardi GrasCaribbean - WesternPort Canaveral7$669
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Feb 27, 2021Carnival Mardi GrasCaribbean - EasternPort Canaveral7$699
Onboard Credit!
Mar 06, 2021Carnival Mardi GrasCaribbean - WesternPort Canaveral7$729
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Mar 13, 2021Carnival Mardi GrasCaribbean - EasternPort Canaveral7$759
Onboard Credit!
Mar 20, 2021Carnival Mardi GrasCaribbean - WesternPort Canaveral7$759 
Mar 27, 2021Carnival Mardi GrasCaribbean - EasternPort Canaveral7$809
Onboard Credit!
Apr 03, 2021Carnival Mardi GrasCaribbean - WesternPort Canaveral7$789 
Apr 10, 2021Carnival Mardi GrasCaribbean - EasternPort Canaveral7$689
Onboard Credit!
Apr 17, 2021Carnival Mardi GrasCaribbean - WesternPort Canaveral7$679
Onboard Credit!
Apr 24, 2021Carnival Mardi GrasCaribbean - EasternPort Canaveral7$679 

Ship Information


  • Maiden Voyage: 2020
  • Tonnage: 180,800 tons
  • Length: 1,130.00 feet
  • Avg Speed: 17.00
  • Passenger Capacity: 6,630
  • Normal Crew Size: 1,745
  • Registration Country: Panama
  • Cabin Features

    • Babysitting
    • Children Activities
    • Children Playroom
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone
    • Television
    • 24-Hour Room Service
    • Youth Program
  • Special Requests

    • Adjoining Cabins
    • Special Dietary Meals
    • Wheelchair Accessible Cabins
  • Fitness Facilities

    • Basketball Court
    • Fitness Center
    • Jogging
    • 3 Swimming Pools
    • 1 Children Swimming Pools
  • Services

    • 8 Bars
    • Beauty Salon
    • 1 Casinos
    • 2 Clubs
    • Hottub
    • Internet Access
    • Library
    • Movie Theatre
    • Shops
    • Showroom
    • Spa

Dining

Dining Info Coming Soon!

Age Restrictions

Guests are required to be 21 years old (on embarkation day) to travel. Guests under the age of 21 must be accompanied in the same stateroom by a parent or guardian 25 or older. The exceptions Carnival will make to this policy are: 

Married minor couple - The booking must be documented that the couple is married. The couple must have proof of marriage at embarkation or they will be denied boarding without the benefit of a refund. 

Domestic Partners/Same-Sex Union minor couple - The booking must be documented that the couple are legal Domestic Partners/Same-Sex Union. The couple must have legal proof of partnership/union at embarkation or they will be denied boarding without the benefit of a refund. 

Guest ages will be verified at embarkation. Guests not conforming to this policy will be denied boarding and assessed a 100% cancellation penalty. NO exceptions will be made at embarkation. 

The Group policy is slightly different because of stricter group terms and conditions including mandatory chaperones, damage deposits and other considerations. Please call for more details.

Tipping

It is customary to extend gratuities/tips to the shipboard staff for their services. How much to tip is a personal matter and completely up to the guest. Our recommended guidelines in regards to what is appropriate are as follows:

Service Per Guest, Per Day
Dining Room Services $6.10
Stateroom Services $3.90
Alternative Services: distributed to kitchen, entertainment, guest services and other hotel staff members. $2.00
Total Gratuities $12.00

 

  • For beverage purchases, 15% of the bill is automatically added to the Sail & Sign charge.
  • Room Service staff may be tipped as service is rendered.
  • Tipping applies regardless of the dining options selected, such as eating at the casual dining restaurant or Open Seating Dining. 

 

Cruise Duration
Total Amount Per Guest, Per Cruise
2
$24.00
3
$36.00
4
$48.00
5
$60.00
6
$72.00
7
$84.00
8
$96.00
9
$108.00
10
$120.00
11
$132.00
12
$144.00
13
$156.00
14
$168.00
15
$180.00
16
$192.00
17
$204.00
18
$216.00


There are two ways of extending gratuities to the shipboard staff as follows:

Gratuity Program

  • For the guest's convenience, we automatically add the recommended gratuities to the guest's on board Sail & Sign Account on embarkation day.
  • Should a guest not be satisfied with the service they receive, they can contact the Guest Services desk while onboard. This will allow us to address their concerns in a timely and appropriate fashion. At the discretion of the guest, they may adjust the gratuities at any time while onboard. Gratuities will be deemed undisputed unless a request to modify is received prior to disembarking the ship.
  • Guests less than two years of age are not required to extend gratuities.
  • For Cruises-to-Nowhere, all gratuities must be pre-paid and automatically added during the booking process.
  • For cruises that begin in Barbados, all gratuities are pre-paid and automatically added during the booking process.

Prepaid Gratuity Program

  • Gratuities are pre-arranged and can be added at the time of booking or anytime up to the sail date. If already booked, guests can contact their Travel Professional to add prepaid gratuities; if booked directly with Carnival, contact us at 800 764-7419.
  • All guests on each booking must prepay the gratuities with the exception of children less than two years of age.
  • Should a guest not be satisfied with the service they receive, they can contact the Guest Services desk while onboard. This will allow us to address their concerns in a timely and appropriate fashion. At the discretion of the guest, they may adjust the gratuities at any time while onboard. Gratuities will be deemed undisputed unless a request to modify is received prior to disembarking the ship.
  • The dollar amount for gratuities will appear in the Miscellaneous Charge field on the booking. The guest’s E-Document will indicate if gratuities have been prepaid.
  • Guests, who have prepaid their gratuities as of 7/07/14 (at a rate of $11.50 per guest, per day) for cruise departures 10/09/14 and onward, will not be affected by the increase. 

Cabins

Inside

Inside

Category Code(s): 4A,4B,4C,4D,4E,4F,4G,4H,4I,4N,4O,4S,4T,FA,HA

  • Beds: two twin beds (convert to king)
  • Bathroom: shower-toilet-sink
  • Interactive flat-screen TV
  • telephone
  • 110 AC current
  • Individual climate control
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Non-stocked mini bar unit
  • 2-closets
  • Desk and ottoman seat

Oceanview

Oceanview

Category Code(s): 6A,6B,6S,FE

  • Carnival Comfort Beds - Twins that convert to King
  • Closet
  • Desk
  • Ottoman Seat
  • Sofa
  • Coffee Table
  • Shower, Toilet, Sink
  • Hair dryer
  • Phone
  • USB Outlet
  • Climate Control
  • Safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Flat Screen TV
  • 110 AC power outlet.

Balcony

Balcony

Category Code(s): 7C,7S,7X,7Y,8A,8B,8C,8D,8E,8F,8G,8J,8K,8L,8M,8N,8P,8V,BL,HE,HG

  • Carnival Comfort Beds - Twins that convert to King
  • Closet
  • Desk
  • Ottoman Seat
  • Sofa
  • Coffee Table
  • Shower, Toilet, Sink
  • Hair dryer
  • Phone
  • USB Outlet
  • Climate Control
  • Safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Flat Screen TV
  • 110 AC power outlet
  • Balcony has 2 patio chairs and small table

Suite

Suite

Category Code(s): CS,DS,HS,HU,LS,OS,OT,SS,SV

  • Carnival Comfort Beds - Twins that convert to King
  • Closet
  • Desk
  • Ottoman Seat
  • Sofa
  • Armchair
  • Coffee Table
  • Shower, Toilet, Sink
  • Hair dryer
  • Phone
  • USB Outlet
  • Climate Control
  • Safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Two Flat Screen TV's
  • 110 AC power outlet
  • Privacy room curtain divider.
  • Havana Cabana Suites (HS) feature patio chairs, hammock chair, table (the patio is elevated 4 steps down to the outer deck)

Life on Board

Dining

Bonsai Teppanyaki

Bonsai Teppanyaki

It’s a meal, a performance, and it’s definitely unforgettable. The Bonsai Teppanyaki experience is set to delight guests aboard Mardi Gras. Take a little time out of vacation to sit down to a selection of tempting appetizers, before your chef prepares the main course featuring selections of meats, tofu, fish, shrimp or lobster… right at your table.

Chef's Table

Chef's Table

When you cruise on Mardi Gras, make sure to reserve a seat at The Chef’s Table. At this small gathering of foodies you’ll indulge in a cascading series of delectable plates as our chef… honestly, kind of shows off a little! And that’s a great thing for guests gathered around the table for dinner. Close your eyes as you savor a series of courses for the main event, but prepare to have them opened during a galley tour — a behind-the-scenes appetizer event that offers a look at where all that magic gets prepared.

Cucina Del Capitano

Cucina Del Capitano

At Cucina del Capitano on Mardi Gras, who you’ve got gathered around the table is truly as important as what’s being served there. At our table you’ll enjoy delicious Italian favorites — we serve them family-style because we know that sharing large plates and sharing tales of your day’s adventures goes hand-in-hand. Speaking of which, our walls are adorned with old snapshots from our officers’ family albums, proving that the rustic Italian-farmhouse atmosphere definitely isn’t for show.

Emeril's Bistro 1396

Emeril's Bistro 1396

In 2020 Mardi Gras will set sail with Emeril Lagasse’s first-ever restaurant at sea: Emeril’s Bistro 1396™. Everybody knows about Emeril’s love for Creole cuisine, and now you’ll enjoy the authentic bayou flavors and fun New Orleans is known for on your vacation. If you haven’t had the pleasure, we’re talking about fried oysters, duck & sausage gumbo, po-boy sandwiches, fresh ceviche and more.

Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse

Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse

Haute cuisine meets atmosphere at Fahrenheit 555, a dining experience that stands toe-to-toe with some of the best steakhouses on land. Except this one’s at sea — aboard Mardi Gras. Ours features your choice of steak cuts, lobster, lamb and more… and inside, there’s even a full bar that pours great pairings. Outside, there’s seating for dining al fresco. These are the building blocks of an amazing experience — delectable elements that combine with great service to offer an evening to remember.

Guy's Pig & Anchor Smokehouse

Guy's Pig & Anchor Smokehouse

With choices like brisket, sausage, baby back ribs and dry-rubbed chicken, our pros do the smoking right there over hickory wood before serving them up at your table. You’re in Guy Fieri’s house — Mardi Gras has Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse | Brewhouse. Now about the brews: this house of BBQ tradition doesn’t just satisfy your hunger — you’ll also enjoy our all-new, exclusive line of Parched Pig™ craft brews. There’s a smoked porter, a farmhouse ale, a hoppy IPA and a toasted amber, all brewed just feet from your table. Tip: Come by and check out the free menu at lun

Jiji Asian Kitchen

Jiji Asian Kitchen

A modern restaurant inspired by a millennia-old society, JiJi Asian Kitchen on Mardi Gras serves up enticing dishes in an eclectic space that brings not just good food — but also good fortune — to the table. You’ll enjoy your meal among Asian prayer rolls and Mongolian-inspired fabrics in this unique culinary experience. JiJi offers a full-service menu featuring a mix of exotic and familiar dishes designed to challenge and delight your senses.

Seafood Shack

Seafood Shack

A good seafood dish… mmm, quite the catch. However you like yours — roll, bowl or platter — Seafood Shack is Mardi Gras's place for you to cast your net. Imagine a seaside spot in New England, where the locals gather for great meals served with a bit of a breeze and a lot of a view. (That said, nowhere on land will you get 360-degree ocean views like ours!) Look to Seafood Shack for rustic favorites like Crab Cake Sliders, Lobster BLT, Fried Buffalo Shrimp, Snow Crab and more.

Spa and Beauty

Cloud 9 Spa

Cloud 9 Spa

True or false: cruises are a time for relaxation. Our answer: whether you’re all action all the time, or chill to the core, everybody needs a chance to take it easy! And nobody will find an easier spot than Cloud 9 Spa aboard Mardi Gras.

Onboard Activities

BOLT: Ultimate Sea Coaster

BOLT: Ultimate Sea Coaster

Aboard Mardi Gras you’ll meet BOLT™: the fastest — and first! — rollercoaster at sea. Strap in and zoom your motorcycle-style speed machine around an open-air course high, high above sea level. You know how on most rollercoasters... actually, never mind. Forget other coasters because this all-electric thrill ride puts you in the driver’s seat.

Family Feud

Family Feud

The show has been delighting viewers at home for generations, but you’ve never had the chance to buzz-in on a cruise ship until Family Feud™ Live hits Mardi Gras. On every sailing we’ll be hosting four unique games on an authentic Family Feud™ set… right down to the iconic Face-Off podium, plus all the excitement of Fast Money.

Serenity Adult Only Retreat

Serenity Adult Only Retreat

Somebody at Carnival knows just what you need, and it’s pretty much exactly the Serenity Adult-Only Retreat. Look, you’ll still be on the same ship as the kids, the hoopla, and all the Carnival-style excitement… but you could easily forget, because when you’re at Serenity you could not be further from it all. The world you’ll find yourself in is one of complete peace, sea breezes and, of course, a nearby bar.

Night Life

Havana Bar & Pool

Havana Bar & Pool

On Mardi Gras you’ll find the Havana Bar & Pool. Good find — the relaxation pool is an exclusive retreat to paradise by day, and the bar becomes a hot dance spot when the sun goes down. Grab a seat at the bar and order up a handcrafted Cuban cocktail like a traditional daiquiri or classic mojito.

Playlist Productions

Playlist Productions

When was the last time you got up and grooved… at the theater? Playlist Productions takes songs you know and presents them like you’ve never known them before. Past favorites become full-blown musical productions featuring multi-talented performers absolutely bringing down the house with song, dance… and superstar attitude.

The Punchliner Comedy Club

The Punchliner Comedy Club

Mardi Gras has its own Punchliner Comedy Club in the Grand Central zone, and up on stage you’ll find some real pros who know how to wedge a little laughter into anyone’s evening. You can count on these comedians to not hold back either.

Sports and Fitness

Sports Square

Sports Square

You’ll find an oasis of friendly competition at SportSquare, located at The Ultimate Playground on Mardi Gras. Take on friends at mini-golf, battle strangers at basketball, or push yourself to new heights at SkyCourse... or to record-setting low times at the jogging track. SportSquare gets you in the game with soccer and volleyball (the b-ball court converts!), brings pool, foosball and ping-pong to the table, and rounds things out for shaping up with your choice of stationary bikes and elliptical machines. Are you game?

Waterworks

Waterworks

For those who flock to waterparks just ready to make a splash, we’d suggest sliding on over to WaterWorks aboard Mardi Gras. Three large-scale spiraling slides, a giant dumping bucket, twin racing slides and more — you know, the works — are all practically overflowing for your hydro-delight.


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