When we launched our first ship, 1972's TSS Mardi Gras, we made cruising a lot less stuffy, a bit less fancy, the kind of fun everybody could enjoy. Nobody expected this ship to change the cruise world, but… here we are! Next year we're 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. Oh, and this new Mardi Gras shouts “fun!” at the top of its lungs. This ship introduces Zones — six themed areas packed with brand-new experiences for eating, drinking and spectacularly getting down to fun. There's BOLT™, the first-ever rollercoaster at sea, Emeril's Bistro 1396™ from yes-that-Emeril, Family Feud™ Live for everybody... plus incredible new bars like The Brass Magnolia and Fortune Teller. Everybody can enjoy Mardi Gras, sailing in 2021. Come on down!

Cloud 9 Spa Balcony

Cove Balcony

Ocean View


Cloud 9 Spa Ocean View (Obstructed View)

Aft-View Extended Balcony

Havana Cabana

Premium Interior

Guaranteed Balcony

Carnival Excel Corner Suite


Carnival Excel Aft Suite

Extended Balcony

Ocean Suite

Havana Forward-View Extended Balcony

Cloud 9 Spa Clove Balcony

Family Harbor Ocean View

Forward-View Extended Balcony

Junior Cove Balcony

Carnival Excel Suite

Cloud 9 Spa Suite

Cloud 9 Spa Forward-View Extended Balcony

Cloud 9 Spa Interior

Guaranteed Ocean View

Havana Interior

Havana Cabana Suite

Carnival Excel Presidential Suite

Family Harbor Interior

Family Harbor Ocean View Suite

Havana Vista Suite

Why book your Mardi Gras cruise with us?