Due to set sail in 2020, the concept of Carnival's new cruise ship, Mardi Gras, is centered on providing guests the ability to curate their own cruising experience. The liner will feature many never-before-seen attractions. With six themed zones for passengers to experience, there's fun for everyone. Here's everything you need to know about the Mardi Gras cruise ship, from the interesting zones to the destinations you can expect to visit.

Grand Central

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Located in the atrium, Grand Central welcomes guests as they embark on this state-of-the-art passenger ship. Providing the perfect relaxing location for a coffee break or a signature cocktail, Grand Central is also home to an array of evening entertainment options. This three-deck atrium boasts floor to ceiling windows with stunning sea vistas. Sit at Piano Bar 88 and join in a sing-a-long of your favorite tunes or have a laugh at The Punchline Comedy Club featuring top headliners. Nearby dining options include Bonsai Sushi and Bonsai Teppanyaki.

French Quarter

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Embodying the festive nature of New Orleans, the French Quarter zone offers a selection of NOLA-inspired restaurants and jazz clubs. Carnival’s Mardi Gras is proud to present Emeril’s Bistro 1396, the first-ever Emeril Lagasse restaurant to open on a cruise ship. The menu includes many of Emeril’s signature dishes including barbecue shrimp, fresh seafood ceviche and — of course — gumbo and jambalaya.

Summer Landing

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After a busy day of sightseeing excursions, Summer Landing is the ideal spot to kick back and relax. The area is outfitted with plenty of poolside lounge space. Guy Fieri, a longtime Carnival partner, provides the fare courtesy of Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse and Brewhouse.

La Piazza

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Experience a taste of Italy within the La Piazza zone. With European-inspired decor and roaming musicians, passengers will feel like they’ve just disembarked in Rome. Serving family-style Italian favorites, Cucina Del Capitano is sure to please every member of your travel party.


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Lido is the spot to cool off and enjoy some family fun in the ship’s poolside zone. There are plenty of casual dining options including Guy’s Burgers & Seafood Shack. Enjoy the ocean breeze during Dive-In Movies and enjoy plenty of complimentary soft-serve at Swirls, the ship's 24-hour ice cream shop.

The Ultimate Playground

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The Ultimate Playground is home to Bolt, the first ever roller coaster on the sea. This action-packed zone is where passengers can experience Carnival Waterworks, which features three spiraling slides. Sports Square offers a mini golf course, a full basketball court and plenty of ropes to climb.


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Each of of the 20 stateroom categories feature space-saving design, ergonomic features and state-of-the-art technology. From staterooms ideal for couples to family suites complete with board games, videos and family-themed movies, Mardi Gras has a living space perfect for all travelers.


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Carnival’s Mardi Gras offers a selection of year-round voyage options. Guests can choose the Canada & New England Cruise departing from New York or choose the Western Caribbean or Eastern Caribbean cruises.

Glide across the ocean on a transatlantic cruise departing from New York City to your choice of either Barcelona or London.

If a Mediterranean Cruise is on your bucket list, Mardi Gras offers cruising options from Venice with stops in some of Italy’s most romantic ports, along with a voyage that departs from Barcelona and stops at several of the most popular Mediterranean cities.