Carnival Mardi Gras: Is Aft Excel Suite Worth The Price?

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When Carnival Cruise Line introduced Mardi Gras, it rolled out several new stateroom categories, including the Excel Suites. Among the most jaw-droppingly gorgeous of them are the aft corner suites with wraparound balconies. They ain’t cheap… but the real question is whether they’re worth the high price tag. Having just spent a week in one, […]

Review: Does Carnival Mardi Gras Live Up to the Hype?

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Long before Carnival Mardi Gras launched, it was receiving a near-deafening amount of buzz. The mainstream media focused on the ship’s roller coaster (with an occasional mention of this being the first cruise ship in North America fueled by liquefied natural gas). But among cruise lovers and watchers, the words most often used were “game-changer,” […]