Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras brings its flair for fun to a number of destinations in the Caribbean. Carnival has three brand new and distinctive concepts on Mardi Gras that are making big waves in the cruise world:

Carnival’s Excel Suites: The ultimate, luxury category of Carnival’s suites is debuting 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.

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.

In addition to fan-favorite Carnival features, there’s even more to love that’s new on Mardi Gras. This ship is the first with distinctive zones that offer mini-onboard excursions to different “worlds” and experiences.

  • The French Quarter zone is a  nod to New Orleans, and it features Emeril's Bistro 1386, the first restaurant at sea from chef Emeril Lagasse.
  • The Ultimate Playground zone features Bolt the ultimate sea coaster, the first roller ever on a cruise ship.
  • Summer Landing delivers casual classics , with BBQ from Guy Fieri at Guy's Pig & Anchor, poolside bar The Watering Hole… plus Swirls soft serve .
  • Lido has the Red Frog Tiki Bar,and the first-time-fresh Street Eats, which serves up fast-good bites like empanadas, falafel and bao buns. 

The new features aboard Mardi Gras’ staterooms will provide comfortable and stylish spaces regardless of which category guests choose.

In addition to the newest Excel Suite concept, Mardi Gras has all the other exceptionally comfortable staterooms you’ve come to expect: from interior, ocean view and balcony staterooms, as well as traditional suites. Staterooms feature settings that cater to everyone, whether it’s a family, a couple,  or a group.