What’s On Carnival Cruise Line’s Newest Ship Carnival Mardi Gras For Families


Already creating buzz amongst cruise fans Mardi Gras is now open for sale of its inaugural schedule for 2020. 

 Mardi Gras will offer a diverse schedule with six to 15 day sailings visiting top destinations throughout Europe and the Caribbean beginning in summer 2020. Is Carnival Mardi Gras for families? Check out the latest images of family friendly facilities onboard Mardi Gras.

Guests can choose from more than 20 different stateroom categories and multiple levels of spacious and luxurious suites, more than on any other Carnival ship.  A range of stateroom options provides guests the opportunity to further personalise their holiday experiences.

Including special staterooms and suites such as Family Harbor, Havana Cabana and Cloud 9 Spa accommodations. As well as a wide selection of suites, balcony, ocean view and interior staterooms.

“For Mardi Gras, we’ve developed some truly exciting and diverse itineraries that will provide our guests with opportunities to experience and explore top destinations in Europe and the Caribbean,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “These itineraries will serve as the perfect complement to the unique shipboard experience that Mardi Gras will offer. We’ve begun releasing some of the new stateroom designs to our guests and travel agency partners as part of today’s announcement and plan to share additional details over the coming weeks.”

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Exciting Inaugural Season For Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras will offer an exciting inaugural schedule providing guests with many opportunities to experience and explore stunning and historic destinations including a UK sailing. The schedule includes:

  • A nine-day maiden voyage from Copenhagen to Southampton from 31st August to 9th September 2020 calling at Kiel, Gothenburg, Oslo, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge and Le Havre.
  • A 14-day trans-Atlantic crossing from Southampton to New York from 9th to 23rd September 2020, with stops at Las Palmas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Funchal and Ponta Delgada.
  • A six-day cruise round-trip from New York to Portland, Maine and Saint John, New Brunswick from 24th to 30th September 2020.
  • A 15-day Carnival Journeys voyage departing New York on 30th September 2020 and arriving in Port Canaveral on 15th October 2020, calling at Amber Cove, San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, St. Kitts, Aruba, Curacao and Grand Turk, positioning the vessel for year-round voyages to the Caribbean.


CCLrollercoaster on Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras Will Then Offer Year-Round Caribbean Departures from Port Canaveral

Following a special eight-day Caribbean cruise from Port Canaveral on 16th October 2020,  Mardi Gras will kick off its seven-day programme from the Space Coast on 24th October 2020, offering two different three-port, seven-day itineraries. Alternating weekly to the eastern and western Caribbean featuring some of the region’s most beautiful and popular ports.

  • Eastern Caribbean cruises will visit San Juan, Amber Cove and Grand Turk.
  • Western Caribbean sailings will stop in Cozumel, Costa Maya and Mahogany Bay (Isla Roatan).

Additional Information

Keep your eyes peeled as we will be sharing additional details on the exciting ship. And on the six themed zones that will provide Mardi Gras guests with many ways to Choose Fun and have a great Carnival cruise holiday over the coming weeks.

And here are a few more pictures of Mardi Gras, she looks fabulous!


SportS deck on Mardi Gras


  • Sarah Christie

    Sarah also writes for Mini Travellers Family Travel Blog and Extraordinary Chaos Craft and Lifestyle Blog. Both are award-winning blogs with a travel and family focus. She is married and has two boys, aged 18 and 22, who all love cruising as a family. Nothing is better than waking up every day in a new port with new and exciting things to explore. She aims to share how cruising as a family with young adults is the perfect choice for family travel. Her boys are sporty and love the activities, sports and dining options cruising offers. Sarah has worked with brands such as Walt Disney World, Mark Warner, Ikos Resort, Center Parcs, Laura Ashley, Belling and Next.

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