Mardi Gras Trip Report, Day 3: Just Another Perfect Sea Day

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By day three of most cruises, I’ve somewhat settled into a pattern. I think that’s true for a lot of people. The first day we wander around a new ship feeling like we’ll never get our bearings. On day two, we catch ourselves about to go the wrong way. “Nope, the Alchemy Bar is that […]

12 Bars & Lounges on Carnival’s Mardi Gras [PHOTOS]

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It’s no secret to any Carnival fan that the cruise line’s ships are filled with fun bars and lounges featuring different themes and menu items. The brand’s newest ship, Mardi Gras, is no exception to this fact! Not only will loyal cruisers find some of the bars they already know and love like the Alchemy Bar and […]

U.S. Virgin Islands Bans Cruise Ships Unless All Eligible Guests Are Vaccinated

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With COVID-19 cases on the rise and just 35 percent of its population fully vaccinated, the United States Virgin Islands has made the decision to ban cruise ships from its ports unless all passengers ages 12 and up are fully vaccinated. “Guests unable to show proof of vaccination will not be allowed to sail,” Royal […]

Royal Caribbean Reveals When Remaining Cruise Ships Will Sail

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Royal Caribbean has announced that its entire fleet is scheduled to be sailing again by spring 2022. The next group of returning ships will set sail in September with Oasis of the Seas’ first cruise — a seven-night to the Bahamas — from Cape Liberty, New Jersey. In November, Navigator of the Seas will arrive in Los Angeles to […]

San Juan Welcomes First Cruise Ship Visit in 16 Months

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Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship Mardi Gras has officially made her first port of call during her maiden voyage. Mardi Gras departed Port Canaveral on Saturday, July 31, on a seven-night cruise to the Caribbean. After two sea days, today the ship arrived to Pier 4 — the berth that Carnival Cruise Line usually uses — in Old […]

Mardi Gras Trip Report, Day 2: Sip & Sea Day

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Waking up at sea never gets old. I’m pretty sure I could easily be one of those people you read about who, when they retire, live out their lives on cruise ships. That was my first thought as I stepped out onto the balcony of my Ocean Suite stateroom on Mardi Gras, which as you probably […]