Step inside the innovative staterooms of the Carnival Mardi Gras, your gateway to ultimate relaxation. These staterooms were designed based on careful research and guest feedback to optimize comfort, storage space, and lighting. Cool blues and gentle whites give off a relaxing, ocean-like theme. Your stateroom is the perfect paradise for when you need a break from all the action.
In addition to a new design, Carnival Mardi Gras introduces more categories of stateroom and ship-within-a-ship areas than ever before. Havana staterooms and suites are located next to the exclusive Havana Bar & Pool. Back are the Havana Cabana suites with private patios with hammocks, first seen on the Carnival Panorama. Wellness gurus will want to be sure to pick a Cloud 9 Spa stateroom or suite, where they can enjoy luxurious amenities and priority spa access. Families with small children will appreciate the Family Harbor staterooms, with their free babysitting services and convenient location next to the family-friendly Family Harbor Lounge. No matter how you choose to cruise, there's a stateroom option that's perfect for you!
Dining & Gastronomy
The Carnival Mardi Gras has more dining options than ever before. It features expanded options by celebrity chef Guy Fieri. The popular barbecue joint Guy's Pig & Anchor Smokehouse now features its very own Brewhouse, serving an all-new selection of Parched Pig craft beers, all brewed onboard. A craft brewery at sea? You better believe it – the Carnival Mardi Gras is raising the bar.
Another first at sea is Emeril's Bistro 1396, run by the TV chef Emeril Lagasse. Let yourself be swept away and experience a taste of New Orleans onboard. In addition to classic Creole dishes like fresh gumbo, po-boy sandwiches, and more, you can enjoy live jazz, boutique shopping, and the signature Hurricane cocktail, all in the nearby ship's area of the French Quarter.
If you're feeling a little less adventurous, rest assured that all your favorite casual and for-fee dining experiences from Carnival Cruise lines are back: Bonsai Teppanyaki, the New England-style Seafood Shack, Asian fusion at JiJi Asian Kitchen, tacos at the BlueIguana Cantina, fine Italian at La Piazza, a classic Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse, and much, much more.
Entertainment and Activities
The Carnival Mardi Gras has an unparalleled array of family-friendly activities at sea. In addition to the first-of-its-kind roller coaster "Bolt," the WaterWorks water park has been expanded to include three full-size water slides, a high ropes course, and more wet and wild activities than ever before. Another first is "Family Feud" at sea, where you can have your chance to shine on reality TV before a live audience. In addition, you can enjoy Broadway-style entertainment by Playlist Productions, live music at the Grand Central atrium, or have a few laughs at the Punchliner Comedy Club, which features both family-friendly and mature humor at various shows.
But maybe cruising for you is less about the activities and more about relaxing? Never fear – there are plenty of spots on the ship where you can get away from it all. Perhaps you'd like to spend the day getting pampered at the Cloud 9 Spa, where you can indulge in a healing facial or wrap, let your worries melt away under the hands of an expert masseuse, or lounge the day away in the thermal suites. Need a break from the kids? The Serenity Adult-Only Retreat is the place to be, with its private sun deck and nearby bar. If you're looking for a little more privacy, be sure to check out Loft 19, another exclusive sun deck with private cabanas and an infinity pool.
On Carnival cruises, the daytime dress code is resort casual, with shorts, long skirts, and bright Hawaiian shirts being popular choices of wear. Evening dress code is cruise casual, where passengers are encouraged to wear long pants or skirts, nice shirts, and close-toed shoes. One or two nights per cruise will feature a cruise elegant dress code, where passengers should wear at least smart-casual clothing but may also don formal wear if they so choose.