21 Super cool reasons your teen will love cruising on Carnival's Mardi Gras cruise ship.

21 Reasons Your Teen Will Love Carnival’s Mardi Gras


The whole family will love this ship but here you will find 21 cool reasons that your teen will love cruising on Carnival’s Mardi Gras ship.


21 Super cool reasons your teen will love cruising on Carnival's Mardi Gras cruise ship.
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Carnival Cruise Line’s new ship Mardi Gras sails out of Port Canaveral Florida to the Caribbean. This innovative new ship is designed with six distinct themed zones with fun in mind. The six zones are Grand Central, French Quarter, Summer Landing, La Piazza, Lido and the Ultimate Playground.


This ship has so many exciting features that the whole family will love but this post focuses on 21 reasons your teens will love this ship.


21 Reasons your teen will love the Mardi Gras cruise ship.


1. Bolt


There is no way that this can’t be mentioned first. Bolt is the very first roller coaster at sea. So innovative and looks like such fun! There is an extra charge for this though, the cost is currently $15USD per ride.


Bolt, Carnival's roller coaster at sea on the Mardi Gras.  Just one of 21 reasons your teen will love sailing the Mardi Gras
Bolt on Carnival Mardi Gras – how cool is that. Photo by Carnival Cruise Lines


2. Teen Clubs


Each teen club has it’s own designated cool area to hand out with new friends, watch movies, play video games, karaoke and other ativities.


There is no charge to take part in the teen clubs.


3. 3 Large Waterslides


There are 3 large twisty, spiraling waterslides that are a part of Waterworks on Carnival’s Mardi Gras. It looks like such a fun way to enjoy an afternoon in the Caribbean. No extra charge for Waterworks.






4. Mini Golf


Located in Sports Square which is part of the Ultimate Playground zone you will find mini golf, another activity available for no extra charge.


The Playground is one of the ones on the new Carnvial Mardi Gras ship.  This area includes several of the reasons your teen will love cruising on the Carnival Mardi Gras.
Rendering of the Playground zone on Carnival Mardi Gras. This zone includes several of the reasons your teen will love Cruising on Mardi Gras. Photo by Carnival Cruise Line


5. Ropes Course


Also in Sports Square is a ropes coures they call Sky Course. This is yet another free activity.




6. Basketball Court


A fun way to get some exercise on the cruise ship. Challenge your family or new friends to a game or shoot a few hoopes yourself. This is free to use.


Cruising with teens - the activities are one of the reasons teens will love Carnival Mardi Gras
Photo from Pixabay


7. Volleyball


The basketball court converts to a volleyball court. No extra charge here either.




8. Video Arcade


There is a charge to play each game but it is a popular activity.




9. Pools


Lounging in and around the pools never gets old.


Lounging in and around the Beach Pool on Carnival Cruise Line's Mardi Gras is just one of 21 reasons your teen will love sailing the Mardi Gras.
Rendering of the Beach Pool on Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras. Just 1 of 21 reasons your teen will love cruising on Mardi Gras. Photo by Carnival Cruise Line


10. Dive in Movies


Curl up in a lounge chair poolside with a blanket and popcorn while you watch a movie on the giant outdoor screen. All for no extra charge.




11. Sky Fitness


An outdoor fitness area complete with punching bags. This area is free to use.




12. Evening Deck Parties


On one or two nights of your cruise there will be a mega deck party that the whole family will enjoy. It takes place poolside on the lido deck (weather permitting). This is a must do on your cruise.


Carnival Cruise Line's deck parties are just one of the 21 reasons your teen will love Carnival's ship the Mardi Gras.
Deck parrties are just one of 21 reasons teens will love Carnival Mardi Gras. Photo by Carnival Cruise Line




13. Cherry On Top Candy Store


While it’s not much of an activity, this cute inviting candy store is popular with kids, teens, and adults. This unfortunately is not included in the cost of your cruise.


jelly beans
Image by Jondolar Schnurr from Pixabay




14. Zspa


Carnival’s spa service for 13-17 year olds. A fun way to make your teen’s vacation that much more memorable. They offer salon services, facials, massages, manicures and more. You can find the menu and prices here. There is a cost for these services.



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15. Bottomless Bubbles





16. Guy’s Burger Joint


Guy as in celebrity chef Guy Fieri. These burgers truly are amazing, and the best part is they are included in the cost of your cruise. This is a far bigger draw for my family that I would have expected. Whenever I mention cruising, the first thing my family asks is “is there Guys’s burgers?”.


Guy's Burger Joint is just one of the 21 reasons your teen will love cruising on Carnival's Mardi Gras ship
A delicious burger from Guy’s Burger on Carnival
Photo by Carnival Crusie Lines




17. Shaq’s Big Chicken


This food venue is new and making it’s debut on the Carnival Mardis Gras. It is offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner options all with no extra cost.





18. Blue Iguana Cantina


Another free food option, what teen doesn’t like food. Here you will find tacos and burritos. They are delicious and available for breakfast and lunch.


The Blue Iguana Cantina on Carnival Cruise Line is just one of 21 reasons that your teens will love cruising on Carnival's Mardi Gras ship.  Their burritos are delicious.  Make sure to try their breakfast burritos as well.
A burrito from Blue Iguana Cantina on Carnival Cruise Lines.
Photo by Carnival Cruise Lines



19. Pizzeria del Capitano


Yummy pizza available 24 hours a day at no extra cost. Perfect for a late night snack.




20. Swirls Soft Ice Cream


Chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry soft service ice cream is available 24 hours a day at no additional charge.




21. Lido Marketplace Buffet


Food, food, and more food. A large buffet serving up breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Another food option at no additional charge and with something for all tastes.


While this lists 21 super cool reasons your teen will love the Carnival’s Mardi Gras, there are so many more. Cruising is such a great choice for a family vacation and a sure way to make priceless memories to last a lifetime.




21 Super cool reasons teens will love cruising on Carnival Cruise Line's Mardi Gras cruise ship.



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