All about the Carnival Mardi Gras

The Carnival Mardi Gras is a fairly new ship, being built in 2021. It's considered a large size ship. Coming in at 1,130 ft long and 137 ft wide, it's roughly the length of 3.1 football fields, as wide as 2.6 tractor trailers and the same height as a 17 story building. The Mardi Gras pays homage to Carnival's first ship, also named the Mardi Gras. It's the first ship to have a roller coaster at sea.

Carnival Mardi Gras Ship

The Carnival Mardi Gras can hold 5,282 based on double occupancy (two people per room) and more when you take into account 3rd and 4th passengers. When you compare the total tonnage of the ship to the number of passengers, the Mardi Gras has a space ratio of 35. Depending on the ship, this number can range from 30 to 52 (with a bigger number meaning more space per person) so this ship has less space per person than average.

Mardi Gras
Gross Tonnage181,808
Passenger Decks17
Passengers (double occupancy)5,282
Passenger to Crew Ratio2.6
Space Ratio (tons of ship per passenger)35

Dining Establishments

Emerils Bistro 1396
Emeril's Bistro 1396 on the Mardi Gras
Bonsai Sushi
Bonsai Sushi on the Mardi Gras

Food is a big part of any cruise, and on the Carnival Mardi Gras, there will be plenty of it. You have 26 different dining options to choose from. Of those options, 16 are complementary, or included with your cruise fare. The other 10 options have an additional fee. Some options are a set price and some are a'la cart menu pricing. 62% of the dining options are included which means if you're watching your budget, you won't feel like you're missing out by not going to a lot of extra fee dining places.

RestaurantRestaurant TypeDress CodeCostType of Food
Big ChickenQuick serveCasualIncludedChicken
Blue Iguana CantinaQuick serveCasualIncludedMexican
Bonsai SushiSit downCasualA la cartAsian
Bonsai TeppanyakiSit downCruise casualFlat feeAsian
ChiBangSit downFormalIncludedMexican / Chinese
Cucina Del CapitanoSit downCruise casualFlat feeItalian
Emeril's Bistro 1396Sit downFormalA la cartCreole
Fahrenheit 555 SteakhouseSit downFormalFlat feeSteakhouse
Fresh CreationsQuick serveCasualIncludedSalad
Guy's Burger JointQuick serveCasualIncludedAmerican
Guys Pig and Anchor BarBQueQuick serveCasualIncludedBBQ
Guys Pig and Anchor SmokehouseSit downCasualA la cartBBQ
JavaBlue CafeQuick serveCasualA la cartCoffee
Lido BuffetBuffetCasualIncludedBuffet
Main Dining RoomSit downCruise casualIncludedMain dining room
Mongolian WokQuick serveCasualIncludedAsian
Piazza PaniniQuick serveCasualIncludedSandwiches
Pizzeria del Capitano Quick serveCasualIncludedPizza
Rudi's SeagrillSit downFormalFlat feeSeafood
Seafood ShackQuick serveCasualA la cartSeafood
Street EatsQuick serveCasualIncludedGlobal
SwirlsQuick serveCasualIncludedDessert

There are also plenty of bars available on this ship. Alcohol is not included in the base price of this cruise ship. To see if you would save money with a drink pacakage, try our Drink Package Calculator.

Pools and Hot Tubs

Beach Pool on the Carnival Mardi Gras
Beach Pool on the Carnival Mardi Gras

Nothing beats relaxing by a pool with a nice drink in hand as you feel the fresh sea breeze pass by you. The problem is that with thousands of people on a ship, there's not always room. We're a firm believer that if you want to just spend all day for 7 days in a pool, a cruise isn't for you. You would have a much better bet choosing a resort with a huge pool complex. That being said, a quick dip in the pool can be nice on a hot day. The Carnival Mardi Gras has a total of 6 pools and 7 hot tubs.

Tired of loud kids and splashing? 1 of the pools and 2 of the hot tubs are adults only. 2 of the pools are exclusive access, which means there's either an extra charge to access them or you need to book a certain class of cabin to have access to them.

Mardi Gras
Total Pools6
- Pools - General Access3
- Pools - Adults Only1
- Pools - Exclusive2
Total Hot Tubs7
- Hot Tubs - General Access5
- Hot Tubs - Adults Only2
- Hot Tubs - Exclusive0


There are quite a few things to do on the Mardi Gras. These are the main amenities that are available. Some are included in the cost of the cruise, while other have an additional charge.

Mardi Gras
Adult Only Relaxation AreaIncluded
ArcadeA la cart
Brewery TourFlat fee
CasinoA la cart
Comedy ClubIncluded
Cooking ClassFlat fee
Fitness CenterIncluded
Jogging TrackIncluded
Mini golfIncluded
Outdoor gymIncluded
Pool-side MoviesIncluded
Roller CoasterFlat fee
Ropes courseIncluded
Splash parkIncluded
Thermal SuitesFlat fee
Water slidesIncluded

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