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Summary

When we launched our first ship, 1972’s TSS Mardi Gras, we knew we were shaking things up. We made cruising a lot less stuffy, a bit less fancy, and the kind of fun everybody could enjoy Nobody expected this ship to change the cruise world, but… here we are!

And if it happened again, it wouldn’t surprise us. In 2020 we’ll be launching a brand-new ship with a familiar name. You guessed it: Mardi Gras. We 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! at the top of its lungs.

We’re building this new Mardi Gras to live up to that legacy, so start daydreaming now about what’s to come! For starters, imagine the greenest cruise ship in North America, the first to be powered by clean-burning liquefied natural gas (or “LNG”). Add innovative entertainment features, like being the first ship ever with an onboard rollercoaster: BOLTTM. And give this thrilling ship of your dreams a unique look and layout – when designing this one we started from square one.

If you’re as excited as we are, if you’re just ready to choose fun both-feet-first… sign up today and you’ll be the first to find out when the ship’s on sale, plus you’ll get an exclusive offer.

Everybody can enjoy Mardi Gras, sailing from Port Canaveral in 2020. Come on down!

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Entertainment

Playlist Productions

How about a show, to go? Our theater full of amazing musicals cruises along with you.

The Punchliner Comedy Club
Hope you packed your funny bone – our onboard comedy performances are designed to tickle ’em just right.

Stage Shows
Grab a seat in our main stage area for a performance that may literally knock your socks (or flip-flops) off.

Dive-In Movies
Settle in to a poolside lounge chair – or even the pool itself – as you take in a big-name movie under the stars.

Piano Bar
Finally. A bar where singing along isn’t just tolerated, it’s strongly encouraged.

More Options…

  • Live Music
  • Karaoke
  • Nightclub

Dining

Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse | Brewhouse
You know what they say: where there’s smoke, there’s great beers too! Enjoy BBQ faves freshly-smoked right there… plus exclusive microbrews.

*Additional Charge

Bonsai Teppanyaki
Bonsai Teppanyaki features seafood, meat and tofu specialties masterfully prepared at your table.

*Additional Charge

Big Chicken
It’s always chick o’clock at Shaq’s new onboard restaurant

Guy’s Burger Joint
Take a big juicy bite of one of the best burgers at sea, brought to you by none other than celebrity chef Guy Fieri.

BlueIguana Cantina
Head on down to our Mexican cantina, where the food is fresh an the atmosphere is fresher.

More Options…

  • Cucina del Capitano
  • JiJi Asian Kitchen
  • Steakhouse
  • Dining Room
  • Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast
  • Lido Restaurant
  • Fresh Creations
  • Seafood Shack
  • Swirls
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Bonsai Sushi
  • The Chef’s Table
  • Seaday Brunch
  • JavaBlue Cafe
  • Pizzeria del Capitano
  • Steakhouse Selections
  • The Carnival Deli
  • Kids’ Menus
  • Breakfast Grill
  • Bottomless Bubbbles
  • Chef’s Choice
  • Dining Room Breakfast
  • Good Eats
  • Kids’ Meals for Campers
  • JiJi Asian Kitchen (Lunch)
  • Salad Bar
  • Sweet Spot
  • Special Diets
  • Cooking Demonstration

Spa and Fitness

Cloud 9 Spa

Cloud 9 Spa isn’t just a spa, it’s a shrine to relaxation.

Cloud 9 Spa: Thalassotherapy Pool
Not an easy word to say, but for relaxation and rejuvination, it’s one worth learning.

Cloud 9 Spa: Thermal Suite
In these rooms the thermostat only has one setting: \”perfect\”.

Massage
If you’re all about feeling good, we’ve got a massage to match.

ZSpa
Finally, a spa worth tweeting about.

More Options…

  • Facial Treatments
  • Men’s Services
  • Medi-Spa
  • Hair & Beauty Salon
  • Jogging Track
  • Fitness Classes
  • Fitness Center
  • Acupuncture
  • Sky Fitness

Kids, Teens, & Family

Seuss at Sea

Just you wait and see what there is to see at Seuss at Sea!

WaterWorks
Built for some serious splashing.

Camp Ocean
At Camp Ocean, 2-11 year-olds stay busy, keep active and have fun as they enjoy all new ocean-themed activities in supervised, age-based groups.

Cherry On Top
There’s a candy store on the ship? Sweet!

Club O2
This is Club O2, the just-for-teens hangout on board Carnival.

More Options…

  • Circle “C”
  • SportSquare
  • Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast
  • Night Owls
  • Build-A-Bear Workshop at Sea
  • Seuss-a-palooza Story Time
  • Dive-In Movies
  • Pools
  • Seuss-a-palooza Parade
  • Zspa
  • Mini Golf
  • Vido Arcade
  • Twister Waterslide
  • Basketball
  • Arts and Crafts
  • SkyCourse

Activities

BOLT Rollercoaster

Get ready to ride!

In another cruise industry first, Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi GrasTM will feature the first-ever roller coaster at sea when it debuts in 2020, providing an unforgettable and unique open-air thrill ride on the line’s newest and most innovative ship.

Built by Munich-based Maurer Rides, BOLTTM : Ultimate Sea CoasterTM is a heart-pounding rush of adrenaline offering nearly 800 feet of exhilarating twists, turns and drops with riders reaching speeds of nearly 40 miles per hour.

Taking cruise industry innovation to new heights, BOLT is an all-electric roller coaster that allows two riders in a motorcycle-like vehicle to race along a track 187 feet above sea level, enabling guests to experience the sea in an exciting new way with breathtaking 360-degree views.

Cherry on Top
There’s a candy store on the ship? Sweet!

*Additional Charge

Make it With Michaels
Make creativity happen with an onboard arts and crafts sesion designed by the experts at Michaels!

Build-A-Bear Workshop at Sea
Make cuddly new friends at sea.

*Additional Charge

Cooking Demonstration
Taste what happens when our chefs demonstrate how they make some of your favorite onboard foods.

*Additional Charge

Atrium
There’s no place at sea as welcoming as the atrium — the welcome-aboard center.

More Options…

  • Mixologist Competitions
  • Bingo
  • Onboard Internet
  • Art Exhibitions
  • Mini Golf
  • Alchemy Martini Tasting
  • Games
  • Art Seminars
  • Video Arcade
  • Volleyball
  • Art Auctions
  • Art Games
  • Basketball

Events

Mega Deck Party
A deck party this ‘Mega’ can only happen on a deck this ‘Lido.’

Groove for St. Jude
Do good. Feel good. And help some kids – also good, right?

Holidays Aboard
Holidays are some of the greatest days…and definitely some of the best to be enjoying a cruise.

Sailaway Party
Get ready to have an absolute blast, from the moment we get going.

Bars and Lounges

Havana Bar
Step into the Havana Bar and enjoy an authencially Cuban experience as you cruise.

Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse | Brewhouse
You know what they say: where there’s smoke, there’s great beers too! Enjoy BBQ faves freshly-smoked right there… plus exclusive microbrews.

Alchemy Bar
For the perfect antidote to all that pre-vacation stress, try a unique cocktail custom-concocted by our mix-masters.

Cheers!
Say “cheers” to celebrating with a full glass – all cruise long!

Mixologist Competitions
Calling all cocktail captains: come mix it up, pour it over ice… and let’s raise some spirits.

More Options…

  • Piano Bar
  • Alchemy Martini Tasting
  • Casino Bar
  • Beer Station
  • Wine Bar
  • Cruise the Vinyards

Casino

Carnival Players Club
Your Sail & Sign card is the key – play and earn special perks, private invitations and great offers.

Slots
On your next cruise, try your luck at one of our state-of-the-art slot machines!

Blackjack
There’s great blackjack action – hit the tables.

Drinks On Us!
The secret to free drinks in the casino… is no secret at all.

Casino Bar
Finding a great drink here is never a roll of the dice.

  • Casino Prize Games
  • Table Games
  • Poker
  • Scratch-Offs
  • Casino Tournaments

Facts

  • Inaugural Cruise: October 2020
  • Length: 1,130 feet
  • Beam: 137 feet
  • Cruising Speed: 17 knots
DateCruiseShipDepartureReturnMin PriceSave up to*
20210320
20 Mar 21
7 Day Exotic Western CaribbeanMardi GrasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral$1,211Select-68%
20210327
27 Mar 21
7 Day Exotic Eastern CaribbeanMardi GrasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral$1,295Select-66%
20210417
17 Apr 21
7 Day Exotic Western CaribbeanMardi GrasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral$1,099Select-71%
20210424
24 Apr 21
7 Day Exotic Eastern CaribbeanMardi GrasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral$1,113Select-70%
20200831
31 Aug 20
9 Day Northern European CruiseMardi GrasCopenhagenDover (London)$2,389Select-38%
20200909
09 Sep 20
14 Night 13 Day Transatlantic VoyageMardi GrasDover (London)New York$1,650Select-65%
20200924
24 Sep 20
6 Day Canada CruiseMardi GrasNew YorkNew York$1,073Select-72%
20200930
30 Sep 20
15 Night Carnival Journeys - Southern CMardi GrasNew YorkPort Canaveral$2,084Select-57%
20201016
16 Oct 20
8 Day Exotic Eastern CaribbeanMardi GrasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral$1,468Select-61%
20201024
24 Oct 20
7 Day Exotic Eastern CaribbeanMardi GrasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral$1,091Select-71%
20201031
31 Oct 20
7 Day Exotic Western CaribbeanMardi GrasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral$1,060Select-72%
20201107
07 Nov 20
7 Day Exotic Eastern CaribbeanMardi GrasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral$1,043Select-72%
20201114
14 Nov 20
7 Day Exotic Western CaribbeanMardi GrasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral$1,015Select-73%
20201121
21 Nov 20
7 Day Exotic Eastern CaribbeanMardi GrasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral$1,239Select-67%
20201128
28 Nov 20
7 Day Exotic Western CaribbeanMardi GrasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral$1,001Select-73%
20201205
05 Dec 20
7 Day Exotic Eastern CaribbeanMardi GrasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral$1,043Select-72%
20201212
12 Dec 20
7 Day Exotic Western CaribbeanMardi GrasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral$1,071Select-71%
20201219
19 Dec 20
7 Day Exotic Eastern CaribbeanMardi GrasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral$1,574Select-58%
20201226
26 Dec 20
7 Day Exotic Western CaribbeanMardi GrasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral$1,700Select-55%
20210102
02 Jan 21
7 Day Exotic Eastern CaribbeanMardi GrasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral$1,127Select-70%
20210116
16 Jan 21
7 Day Exotic Eastern CaribbeanMardi GrasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral$1,113Select-70%
20210123
23 Jan 21
7 Day Exotic Western CaribbeanMardi GrasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral$1,057Select-72%
20210130
30 Jan 21
7 Day Exotic Eastern CaribbeanMardi GrasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral$1,085Select-71%
20210206
06 Feb 21
7 Day Exotic Western CaribbeanMardi GrasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral$1,113Select-70%
20210213
13 Feb 21
7 Day Exotic Eastern CaribbeanMardi GrasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral$1,183Select-69%
20210220
20 Feb 21
7 Day Exotic Western CaribbeanMardi GrasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral$1,085Select-71%
20210227
27 Feb 21
7 Day Exotic Eastern CaribbeanMardi GrasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral$1,141Select-70%
20210306
06 Mar 21
7 Day Exotic Western CaribbeanMardi GrasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral$1,169Select-69%
20210313
13 Mar 21
7 Day Exotic Eastern CaribbeanMardi GrasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral$1,225Select-67%
20210403
03 Apr 21
7 Day Exotic Western CaribbeanMardi GrasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral$1,253Select-67%
20210410
10 Apr 21
7 Day Exotic Eastern CaribbeanMardi GrasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral$1,127Select-70%
20210109
09 Jan 21
7 Day Exotic Eastern CaribbeanMardi GrasPort CanaveralPort Canaveral$1,113Select-70%