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Carnival – Mardi Gras

Overview

If the name Mardi Gras rings a bell it’s because this new ship is named after the first Carnival Ship to set sail in 1972. With innovative features and new experiences, this ship is living up to its fun–fueled legacy. As the first Carnival XL Class ship, it’s the largest in their entire fleet. Become a part of history and reimagine what cruising looks like aboard the Carnival Mardi Gras.

Grand Central

The Grand Central zone is where your vacation begins. With three stories carrying floor to ceiling windows, you’ll be able to catch best views. With a stage perfect for live entertainment, and bars with craft cocktails, you can start your vacation the right way.

French Quarter

With a name like Mardi Gras, it’s no surprise that there is a French Quarter zone on the ship. You will feel like you’ve just stepped into the heart of NOLA! This zone is lined with bars, lounges, small shops, and authentic Louisiana eateries like Emeril’s Bistro 1396.

Summer Landing

If your plan is to soak up as much sun as possible, then this will be your favorite zone. Summer Landing features an easy going vibe making it ‘the greatest chill spot at sea’. Get some BBQ at Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse | Brewhouse and enjoy a cold pint of beer, poolside.

La Piazza

This zone is designed to transport you to Italy with its authentic flavors and décor. With meals served family style and a fun atmosphere this is the perfect place for people of all ages to connect over food and fun.

Lido

If you’re looking for a laid back area with Carnival favorites like Guy’s Burger Joint and BlueIguana Cantina then look no further than the Lido deck. With pool and Jacuzzi to help you relax and free soft– serve ice cream, this zone will be your go–to spot for cooling off.

The Ultimate Playground

With the first roller–coaster at sea ever, this zone truly is the Ultimate Playground. Enjoy from a variety of activities like mini–golf, rope courses, basketball and Carnival WaterWorks slides. If you’re looking to get your adrenaline pumping, then this zone is perfect for you!


General Dining & Dessert

Lido Restaurant

Choose from indoor or outdoor seating for breakfast, lunch and dinner in this casual dining spot. Enjoy fresh foods from the Mongolian Wok, Chef's Choice, Salas Bar, Carnival Deli and more. You can also find pizza and soft serve here 24 hours a day!

Seaday Brunch

Sleep in a bit more and enjoy brunch with a selection of french toast, huevos rancheros, loaded max–n–cheese and so much more. Discover your new favorite brunch place at sea with Seaday Brunch.

Dining Room

Drop in daily and enjoy a rotating menu of delectable favorites like steak, roasted duck, scallops and prime rib. These gourmet dinners are included in your fare and feature three courses that are guaranteed to be filling but never stuffy. Enjoy a beautiful dinner without the frills and all of the fun. Don't be surprised if you catch a few waiters table–dancing!

Swirls

With so many dining options make sure you leave room for dessert! If you love an ice cold sweet treat, then head over to Swirls. Enjoy frozen yogurt and soft–serve ice cream 24/7 if you're looking to beat the heat in the day or end the night on a sweeter note.

Sweet Spot

If your sweet tooth is insatiable then take a trip to this spot. Pick from specially–made marble chocolate cheesecake, lemon cream pies, cherry crumble squares and more. If you're looking for something sweet but healthy then enjoy from a selection of fresh fruit medleys. There is something for everyone’s sweet tooth at the Sweet Spot.


Grab and Go – Dining Options

Guy's Burger Joint

Guy Fieri has picked up a thing or two from his time on the road and knows how to make the best burgers. This lunch spot features a variety of fresh–off–the–grill burgers and hand–cut fries. Don't forget the topping bar that allows you to make these burgers truly your own.

Big Chicken

As Carnival's Chief Fun Officer, NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal has created a dining experience where it is always chicken o'clock! Satisfy your chicken craving with your choice of chicken strips, chicken sandwiches and wraps with tasty sides like potato salad and jalapeño slaw.

Bluelguana Cantina

Make taco Tuesdays an everyday thing with BlueIguana Cantina. Enjoy freshly made burritos, tacos and so much more! The homemade tortillas and salsa bar take this casual dining experience to the next level with amazing food for everyone in the family.

Pizzeria del Capitano

Enjoy an amazing pizza 24–hours a day made from imported Italian flour, fresh mozzarella and your choice of toppings. With ingredients that pass the captains high standards, enjoy pizza your way.

Fresh Creations

If you're looking for lighter options on board then look no further than Fresh Creations. After an afternoon of lounging, enjoy a freshly topped salad with your choice of protein and dressing. With dozens of vegetable varieties, you can create your own or order from a few designed specialties.

JavaBlue Café

If you were up all night having a great time onboard your caffeine fix is just a few steps away with JaveBlue Café. Whether you're craving a cappuccino or a cold drink featuring a fun twist, this café has you covered.


Specialty Dining

Emeril's Bistro 1396

This ship offers up some authentic New Orleans cuisine that will make you think you're at the French Quarter in New Orleans. This is Emeril Lagasse's first–ever restaurant at sea, specially designed to share his favorite authentic bayou flavors. Enjoy fried oysters, BBQ shrimp, duck and sausage gumbo, jambalaya and so much more!

The Chef's Table

This once–in–a–lifetime experience is designed to treat your taste buds with a multi–course dinner hosted by the Master Executive Chef. If you're looking for a select, VIP experience then reserve your spot now because space is extremely limited. This intimate dining experience features cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, full–service dinner and tour of the galley in operation. Enjoy your dinner in a unique setting with dishes not found on any other menu in the ship.

Guy's Pig & Anchor Smokehouse | Brewhouse

If you're craving brisket, sausage, baby back ribs or anything in between, then head over to Guy's Pig & Anchor Smokehouse. This restaurant is a meat lover's dream with its own applewood smoker and fresh cuts prepared every morning. Pair your meal with some Parched Pig craft brews, specially crafted for this dining experience.

Guy's Pig & Anchor Bar–B–Que

Guy Fietti knows good BBQ, and when it comes to this lunch spot he isn't cutting any corners. Enjoy authentic dishes like Championship Pork Butt, Smoked Round of Beef, Smoked Andouille Sausage and Guy's famous Blue Ribbon Chicken. Don't forget the amazing sides like Mac Daddy Mac n' Cheese, Old Skool Potato Salad and Collard Greens.

Bonsai Teppanyaki

One–part meal, one part performance – and all parts unforgettable – the Bonsai Teppanyaki experience is designed to delight guests in this immersive dining experience. With selections of filet mignon, grilled tofu or an impressive array of fish, shrimp and lobster there is something for everyone. Asian flavors mix with expertly prepared dishes in front of your eyes making any lunch or dinner here unforgettable.

Bonsai Sushi

If you're looking for a unique Sushi experience at sea then look no further than Bonsai Sushi. With its affordable menu of delectable sushi, sashimi, soups, sides, sakes and desserts, experience a wide variety of Asian flavors.

JiJi Asian Kitchen

With dishes designed to delight and challenge your taste buds, treat yourself to the exotic selections at JiJi Asian Kitchen. These enticing dishes like slow–braised Wagyu beef short ribs or Singapore chili shrimp are offered in a thoughtfully–designed space. If you're craving a different dining experience, then look no further.

Seafood Shack

This New–England style seaside spot offers an amazing selection of fresh lobster rolls and seafood buckets. Satisfy your seafood cravings while enjoying an amazing ocean view at the Seafood Shack.

Cucina del Capitano

Enjoy an array of antipasti, entrées, pasta and desserts family style in an authentic Italian trattoria setting. With a wide array of fresh pasta and a rustic Italian country–home atmosphere you'll forget you're dining at sea.

Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse

Book a table for a delectable evening at the FAHRENHEIT 555 Steakhouse. Enjoy from an array of mouthwatering premium cuts of beef to a fantastic selection of seafood, gourmet appetizers and an extensive wine list. Make it a romantic date night or bring the whole family and enjoy an amazing dinner at sea.

Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast

Explore the whimsical world of Dr.Seus with the whole family. If you've ever wondered what "Green Eggs and Ham" truly taste like, then look no further than this interactive breakfast experience. Meet the stars of the Dr.Seuss world as the walk around for special photo opportunities. Your family can enjoy from a selection of gravity–defying pancakes to "Moose Juice" 'n' "Goose Juice".


Bars & Lounges

Havana Bar & Pool

Located close to the Havana Staterooms & Suites, this section of the ship is designed to transport you to the tropical paradise of Cuba. Feel like you're in the countries capital with dècor inspired by this historic city and a selection of cocktails to match. The relaxation pool makes it an exclusive paradise retreat by day and the bar dancefloor makes it a hot dance spot by night.

Alchemy Bar

Mix and match unique flavors for a craft cocktail experience on a new level. This unique vintage–themed cocktail 'pharmacy' is perfect for any adult looking to cure their thirst for a different bar experience.

Beer Station

Be your own bartender with this self–serve beer station. Enjoy a pint of the special in–house brew ThirstyFrog® Red or classics like Heineken and Miller Lite.

Wine Bar

From the wine novice to the wine enthusiast you'll be able to find your perfect glass of wine. With a large selection of red, white, rosé or blends you can order by the glass or by the bottle.

Piano Bar 88

With sing–a–long games and live performances enjoy the sweet melodies of live piano music at Piano Bar 88. With beverages to accompany the live entertainment, this is the go–to spot to lounge the night away.


Staterooms

Family Harbor Staterooms & Suites

Strategically located near the Family Harbor Lounge, these rooms offer quick access to exclusive breakfast spots, snacks and family fun!

These rooms get the whole family excited about sailing with its nautical themed dècor and exclusive perks like kids eat free at most onboard specialty restaurants and a free evening of Night Owls babysitting service.

Cloud 9 Spa Staterooms & Suites

For those looking to really unwind and relax, the Cloud 9 Spa staterooms & suites offer exclusive dècor and amenities designed to pamper guests at every turn.

With spa bathrobes, toiletries by Elemis, unlimited access to thermal suites and priority spa reservations these rooms take relaxation at sea to the next level.

Havana Staterooms & Suites

With its unique design, you'll feel like you're in the tropical capital of Cuba.

Located near the Havana Bar & Pool with a members–only relaxation pool, experience this unique chill spot. If you're looking for more outdoor space, then step up to a Havana Cabana. If you're looking for even more space, step into a Havana Cabana suite.

Suites

Sail with VIP status when you book a Suite. Never miss a beat with priority line access when getting on or off the ship and enjoy extra space and amenities.

With an extra–large balcony there's room for the whole family to enjoy the views! This is the ultimate way to experience the Mardi Gras.

Balcony Staterooms

If you're looking to enjoy the ocean breeze then a balcony stateroom offers the perfect open–air oasis. Let the natural sun into your room and kick back al fresco!

Ocean View Staterooms

With amazing views and more space, enjoy ultimate comfort as you sail. Lounge on the couch and enjoy the scenery as you sail towards beautiful destinations.

Interior Staterooms

Experience the Mardi Gras ship in an affordable stateroom without cutting corners on comfort and style. Curl up after a long day with your choice of bed size and feel at home with soft linens and your own private bathroom.


ALL THE PERKS: IN EVERY ROOM

With all this comfort and all these standard features, it'll be hard to get homesick aboard the Mardi Gras.

• Dedicated room steward • Soft, cozy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®) • Individual climate control • Plenty of closet and drawer space • Television • Bathrobes upon request • In–room safe for valuables


Activities

For the Family

BOLT: Ultimate Sea Coaster
For all those thrill seekers and adrenaline buffs, venture to the Ultimate Playground zone for an unforgettable experience. Bolt: Ultimate Sea Coster, is the fastest – and first! – rollercoaster at sea. Located at the highest level on the ship, feel like your flying above the ocean on this thrill ride to remember.

Waterworks
Experience hydro–delight at WaterWorks with twin racing slides, a giant dumping bucket and three large–scale spiraling slides. Fill your day with adventure in this aquatic playground fit for every member of the family.

Family Harbor Lounge
Located near the Family Harbor staterooms and Suites this exclusive spot has dining, snacks, board games during the day and fun family movies at night. Find the perfect place to hang out and have some fun for guests of all ages at the Family Harbor Lounge.

SportSquare
If you're a fan of some competition then look no further than SportSquare. Make new friends over an exciting game of basketball or mini–golf. Challenge your friends to a game of pool, foosball or ping–pong. If you’re looking to push yourself to new heights then journey to SkyCourse, an exciting ropes course high above the sea.

Dive–In Movies
Catch a blockbuster film on the top deck at the open air Dive–In Movies. Relax poolside on a lounge chair, snuggle up with a blanket, munch on some popcorn and enjoy an unforgettable night at the movies.

Make it with Michael
Take a break from the sun and explore your creative side at Make it with Michaels. With a variety of craft projects like bracelets, key chains and picture frames these special sessions will help you create something special to commemorate an amazing vacation.

Punchliner Comedy Club
With family performances in the day and adult only shows at night, there is something for every age range. Have a great time and laugh till it hurts with fresh performances every night.


For the Adults

Serenity Adult–Only Retreat
For those adults looking to unwind from all the excitement on board, then Serenity will become your go–to place for relaxation. Aboard the Mardi Gras you can experience the excitement of unique family–friendly experiences while also leaving room for some "me time ". This pool and lounge area is the perfect spot to grab a drink, soak up some sun and enjoy the views.

Cloud 9 Spa
Indulge in a facial or a full–body massage. At Cloud 9 Spa, relaxation and wellness are the ultimate goals. Take a dip in the Thalassotherapy pool, with water infused with skin–loving vitamins for a truly rejuvenating effect. Step into a thermal suite and choose from dry heat to Aroma steambaths to fit your detox goals.

Hair & Beauty Salon
Look your best while on vacation at the hair and beauty salon where you can get your hair and nails done by professionals. Go beyond the usual treatments with services like teeth whitening and so much more.

Fitness Center
Never miss a workout, even on vacation with this state of the art fitness center. With machines designed to work out every muscle in your body and fitness classes for all fitness levels, there’s no excuse to leave your exercise routine on land.

Skyfitness
If you're looking to stay fit but still want to enjoy the ocean breeze, then head over to Skyfitness. With a variety of exercise options, amazing views and endless fresh air, you're sure to have an unforgettable workout.

Nightclub
For guests who are 18+ and are looking to put on their dancing shoes, the Nightclub is the perfect spot! With DJs who are spinning the hottest hits or throwback jams, their playlists are designed to get the party started and going all night.

The Fun Shops
Commemorate an unforgettable vacation by picking up something sparkly like a piece of fine jewelry or a nice watch. Get exclusive discounts on your favorite beauty products and fragrances. Whatever your preferences are, the Fun Shops have something for you.

Casino
With a variety of table games like poker and slot machines galore, test your luck and win big! Come back for casino tournaments and blackjack all while enjoying a drink at the casino bar.


For the Kids

Camp Ocean
Imagine all the fun of summer camp, at sea. At Camp Ocean, children 2–11 years old can enjoy a variety of fun games and activities. At mealtime kids can eat together with their new friends and enjoy group activities throughout the ship.

Circle "C"
Cruise, chill and connect at Circle C but only if you're between the ages of 12–14. Tweens have their own space to mingle and enjoy with friendly counselors who know how to have fun. Group activities are designed to help them get out of their shell and create lifelong memories.

Club O2
Let your teens have an oasis of their own at Club O2 with activities designed for high schoolers ages 15–17. They can partake in activities like movies, karaoke jam sessions and so much more.

Night Owls
Nighttime is a fun time for both kids and adults. At Night Owls parents can be sure that their kids are well taken care of for a nominal fee, while they are enjoying the nightlife aboard. Designed for kids 6 months to 11 years old, with supervised parties, music, activities and games.

Build–A–Bear Workshop at Sea
Imagine being able to create a cuddly bear to commemorate an amazing vacation. At Build–A–Bear Workshop at Sea, guests of all ages can see their stuffed friends come to life in fun shapes like dogs, sharks, bears, bunnies and so much more!

Video Arcade
With state of the art games, guests of any age will find something fun to do at the Video Arcade. Challenge your friends to a classic game of air hockey or one of the many virtual racing games. This arcade is open 24 hours so the fun never stops!



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