Fodor’s Expert Review
Fifty years ago, the TSS Mardi Gras took to the water, marking the beginning of Carnival Cruise Line. In 2021, a new Mardi Gras arrived. This much bigger (the fleet’s largest by far) and bolder ship proved every bit as revolutionary as the original. This ship introduces Zones (similar to the neighborhoods on Royal Caribbean Oasis-class ships) and these six themed areas offer Carnival loyalists brand-new experiences for eating, drinking, and exploring the newest fun ship. Read More
There’s BOLT, the first-ever rollercoaster at sea, Emeril’s Bistro, on-stage games like Family Feud Live, the stunning Grand Central atrium with three decks’ worth of floor-to-ceiling windows, new bars like The Brass Magnolia and Fortune Teller, serving existing favorites like Guy’s Burgers, Shaq’s Big Chicken, Pizzeria del Capitano (the best pizza at sea, and available 24/7), the famed Lido Deck buffet, 24-hour self-service, soft-serve ice cream, and world-class music and original entertainment from Carnival’s in-house Playlist Productions.