Explore the Eastern Caribbean on this brand new Royal Carnival Ship,

“Mardi Gras”

After this cruise, you’ll wish you didn’t have to go home.

Dates: January 14-21, 2023
Departs: Port Canaveral
Visit: Eastern Caribbean (San Juan, Puerto Rico – Amber Cove, Dominican Republic – Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos)
Ship: Mardi Gras, Carnival Cruises
All-Ages: LDS Singles 

Attention!

~ As of March 10, 2022, everyone must be fully vaccinated in order to cruise with Carnival and will need to provide documentation of recieving a negative covid test result within 72 hours of departure.  Your vaccination card and negative Covid test are required to board the ship. 

Things change, for updates and exemptions on Carnival’s latest Covid-19 health guidelines please view this link.

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Have a Fun Filled Vacation on Carnival’s Mardi Gras

 

*Mardis Gras from Carnival… “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! So here’s a brand-new ship with a familiar name. With this 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 Mardi Gras still 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 now. Come on down!”

You and other LDS Singles will get to enjoy all the amazing ship amenities as well as beautiful weather, spectacular sunsets, and much more.  Set sail for the Eastern Caribbean aboard the brand new 2021 Mardi Gras by Carnival.

 

BOLT: ULTIMATE SEA COASTER

Plenty of folks come to a Carnival cruise ready to chill, but if it’s a thrill you’re seeking, this is also the vacation for you. Meet BOLT™: the fastest — and first! — rollercoaster at sea. Strap in and zoom your motorcycle-style speed machine around an open-air course high, high above sea level. You know how on most rollercoasters… actually, never mind. Forget other coasters because this all-electric thrill ride puts you in the driver’s seat. That means you actually get to control how fast you go, so hit the gas and try for the fastest time, go for the biggest thrill — plus some amazing 360° ocean views! That’s why we call this the Ultimate Sea Coaster™. And for the folks who choose to chill: go light on the pedal, and this just might be the coaster for you!

WATERWORKS

Wanna splish — and splash — the day away? Head on over to WaterWorks™, Carnival’s onboard waterpark. First up, there’s the Twister Waterslide™, hundreds of feet of spiraling awesomeness that starts you off high in the air and gets you down low with one of the fastest, wettest rides you’ll find anywhere. Select ships have side-by-side racing slides, which make serious competition seriously fun. Wear your speed suit for Speedway Splash, which features hundreds of feet of racing action, plus special lighting effects you’ll experience on the road to victory. DrainPipe™ ends with one major swirl of a finish, while PowerDrencher™ takes soaking seriously — imagine the biggest bucket of water you’ve ever seen, raining down on you from above. And this isn’t just kids’ stuff — the young at heart are encouraged to zoom and splash around too! (WaterWorks configurations vary by ship.)

FAMILY FEUD LIVE

Family Feud™ has been delighting viewers at home for generations, but you’ve never had the chance to buzz-in on a cruise ship. At least not till you’ve experienced Family Feud™ Live, now on Mardi Gras™ and  coming to Carnival Celebration™ and Carnival Jubilee™. On every sailing we’re hosting four unique games on an authentic Family Feud™ set, right down to the iconic Face-Off podium, plus all the excitement of Fast Money. There’s even a version where kids can get in the game! Since we know how much entertainment the host can bring to the game, Family Feud™ Live is emceed by none other than your cruise director. So if you’re game, sign up your team of five for an audition. Don’t worry, we won’t judge you… but your fellow cruisers will, so make sure your team brings that Family Feud spirit to the audition. You can even join the studio audience for an evening of four shows… where folks will get plucked from the audience to compete in the “Insta-family” version of the game!

PLAYLIST PRODUCTIONS

Everyone has those perfect songs that never fail to get them moving. Playlist Productions™ brings lists like yours to life! Your favorites become full-blown musical productions featuring singers and dancers bringing down the house. Shows vary by ship, but there’s a playlist for every music lover. Need a few examples? How about the spicy sounds of Amor Cubano™, the movie-magic soundtrack of FLICK™, or Vintage Pop™ with its 20s-jazz-meets-modern-hits? Release your inner rock-n-roll patriot during America Rocks™! Enter the center of groove with the passionate Heart of Soul™. Feel the arena-shaking sounds of Epic Rock™, the piano-pounding sounds of 88 Keys™, the totally bad-meaning-good 80s Pop to the Max™, plus the funky, sophisticated… and not-at-all exclusive Studio VIP™, where everyone’s welcome to come and get down!

It’s more than just a cruise…

When you join Cheri’s Travel Spot on this fun 7-night getaway cruise, you’ll experience all the amazing amenities that Carnival’s Mardi Gras has to offer PLUS a special invitation to our private LDS Singles activities we’ll be throwing onboard!  Every cruise is a little different but here are a few examples of what may be on your next cruise.

  • Welcome Party
  • Group Dining
  • Costume/Theme Nights
  • Game Night
  • Group Meetups at the Bolt Coaster, Nightly Shows, water slides, high ropes, pool area, hot tubs and more…
  • Shore excursions (optional and additional charges may apply)
  • This cruise is not a church sponsored event but LDS Standards are expected to be maintained

Staterooms and Pricing

Pricing is per person and includes all taxes, gov’t and port fees.  Rates are subject to change based on availability at time of booking.  If there are any additional past guest, resident or other rates available you will be booked at the best rate.

  • Deposit $250 Per Person, due at booking
  • Final Payment Due October 1, 2022
  • Gratuities $97.93 per person (will be charged to your card at the end of the cruise)
  • If any reservations are made on or after Oct 1, 2022 then full payment is due at time of booking

  • Reservations are non-refundable

Interior Stateroom

Here’s the most affordable way to experience Mardi Gras, without cutting even a single corner in the comfort department. With an Interior stateroom you’ll get a full private bathroom, your choice of bed size and layout — covered in linens you can feel at home in — all of which make this truly a great spot for curling up after a long day’s fun.

Single: $1,467.86          Double: $823.86
Triple: $666.86           Quad:    $588.36

** Remember these rates are per person **

Ocean View Stateroom

These comfy rooms with a view let you take in the scenery as you sail toward your beautiful destinations. And how about those views? Nowhere on land will you find anything like ‘em. But the views aren’t all that matters here — Ocean View staterooms on Mardi Gras are a little bit bigger than Interior rooms and most feature a supremely loungeable couch for those times when neither lying nor standing will do.

Single: $1,801.86         Double: $992.86
Triple: 779.53               Quad: $672.86

** Remember these rates are per person **

Balcony Stateroom

Balcony staterooms are proof that while it’s great to be cruisey… on vacation, breeziness is a virtue too. And any time you’re in your well-appointed Balcony stateroom aboard Mardi Gras, you’re just steps away from the outdoors by way of your private open-air oasis. Designed for kicking back al fresco, you’re in for some amazing ocean views… views so stunning you’ll just have to feel ‘em to believe ‘em.

Single: $2,027.86              Double: $1,103.86
Triple: $853.53                  Quad: $728.86

** Remember these rates are per person **

Know before you go

  • Fly into Orlando Airport (MCO)
  • When booking Flights make sure to arrive no later than 11:00am on Saturday, January 14, 2023 and leave no earlier than 12:00pm on Saturday, January 21, 2023.  It’s recommended to fly in a day early.
  • This getaway is not a church sponsored event but LDS Standards are expected to be maintained.

Not Included:

  • Travel Insurance, highly recommended since life happens, and the only way you are covered if you happen to test possitive before boarding the ship. (Contact Cheri’s Travel Spot for pricing)
  • Shore Excursions
  • Drinks.  If you drink lots of soda purchase the endless bubbles card before you board the ship.  It’s a huge savings if you pre purchase it.
  • Specialty Dining.  There are several specialty dining restaurants on the ship that are not included in the cruise rate.
  • Spa treatments

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1:  Saturday, January 14, 2023 – Port Canaveral, FL  Board 11am-2:30pm

Make sure to be on the ship no later than 2:30pm. You must show your vaccination card and negative covid test less than 48 hours for departure in order to boar date ship

If you are flying in today, your flight needs to arrive to ORLANO no later than 12:00pm in order to go get to the ship.  Uber, Lyft, and Taxi’s are available.

We will have a welcome meeting in the early evening and dinner as a group.  The night will continue with several entertainment options such as shows, comedy, and dancing.

If you get to town a day early, check out the Space Center, Universal Studios, or popular Cocoa Beach.

Day 2:  Sunday, January 15, 2023 – Fun Day at Sea

Today is a day to explore the ship and get to know your fellow LDS Singles Cruise buddies. There will be multiple private events going on throughout the day.  You’ll receive a detailed itinerary of events the week prior to departure. Some of the fun things to explore on Mardi Gras…

  • Multiple Restaurants
  • Pools & hot tubs
  • Mini-golf/Basketball/Volleyball/courts
  • Bolt The Ultimate Sea Coaster
  • High Ropes
  • Family Fued
  • Lido Deck pool area and their Mega Deck Party
  • Cherry On Top candy store and ice cream station
  • Fitness Center
  • Cloud 9 Spa
  • Dance clubs
  • Nightly Entertainment

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Day 3:  Monday, January 16, 2023 – Fun Day at Sea

Today is a day to explore the ship and get to know your fellow LDS Singles Cruise buddies. There will be multiple private events going on throughout the day.  You’ll receive a detailed itinerary of events the week prior to departure. Some of the fun things to explore on Mardi Gras…

  • Multiple Restaurants
  • Pools & hot tubs
  • Mini-golf/Basketball/Volleyball/courts
  • Water Slides
  • Groove for St. Jude
  • Loft 19
  • Fortune Teller at The French Quarter
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Fitness Center
  • Cloud 9 Spa
  • Dance clubs
  • Nightly Entertainment

Day 4:  Tuesday, January 17, 2023 – San Juan, Puerto Rico 7am-4pm

Explore the fortresses or El Morro and Castillo de San Cristobol.  Walk old San Juan to see the colorful architecture and taste the vibrant local flavors.  Or soar in the tropical forest reserve on an adventurous zipline excursion.  You may also leave the ship to explore the local shops, restaurants, and tourist attractions on you own.  You’ll love the fun activities here.

  • Eat, Drink, Walk – Puerto Rican Flavors
  • Extreme Zipline Adventure and The Beast
  • Top 10 Must See of San Juan Tour

Make sure to be back on the ship no later than 3:30pm

Day 5:  Wednesday, January 18, 2023 – Amber Cove, Dominican Republic 9am-6pm

Experience the adventure of a lifetime in the Dominican Republic’s best kept secret and natural wonder, the Waterfalls of Rio de Damajagua, one of Amber Cove’s top shore excursions. Delight in an experience of a lifetime, feeding, dancing and playing with dolphins. Enjoy the thrill of a boogie-board ride through the lagoon with your new dolphin friend.  Enjoy an all-inclusive beach day at your own personal beach oasis.  Or enjoy the islands finest luxury catamarans offering you an opportunity to treat yourself like a millionaire for the day and enjoy a fun filled adventure on the high seas.

  • Waterfalls of Damajagua – Adrenaline Adventure
  • Dolphin Swim and Ocean World Day Pass
  • Mega Truck Country Ride
  • Delux Catamaran Sail and Snorkel
  • and more…

Make sure to be back on the ship no later than 5:30pm

Day 6:  Thursday, January 19, 2023 – Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos 7am-4pm

Join us on unforgettable experience, from adventurous snorkeling through underwater canyons, seeing the most beautiful reef walls and drop offs, to interacting with wild sting rays in the shallows.  Explore the lustrous island of Grand Turk in our savvy HXT Electric Hummer is a fun, cool and eco-friendly way to tour the entire island. Enjoy a white sand beach, turquoise water, an all-inclusive island lunch and unlimited beer and rum punch at Grand Turk’s premier beach location. Enjoy a scenic tour through the beautiful Grand Turk! Visit a museum, take a cooking class and soak in rays on the beach — all part of this fun-filled combination tour.

  • Snorkeling and Stingray Adventure
  • Island Exploration by Hummer
  • All inclusive Private Beach Break
  • Local Conch Recipes, Sightseeing, Museum and Lunch
  • and more…

Make sure to be back on the ship no later than 3:30pm

Day 7:  Friday, January 20, 2023 – Fun Day at Sea

Today is a day to explore the ship and get to know your fellow LDS Singles Cruise buddies. There will be multiple private events going on throughout the day.  You’ll receive a detailed itinerary of events the week prior to departure. Some of the fun things to explore on Mardi Gras…

  • Multiple Restaurants
  • Pools & hot tubs
  • Mini-golf/Basketball/Volleyball/courts
  • The Punchliner Comedy Club
  • Serenity Adult Only Retreat Area
  • Fitness Center
  • Cloud 9 Spa
  • Dance clubs
  • Nightly Entertainment

Day 8:  Saturday, January 21, 2023 – Port Canaveral, FL  Disembarkment starts at 7:00am

If you are flying out today, make sure your flight leaves no earlier than 12pm to account for disembarkment, customs, travel to airport, and security check-in.

For those that don’t need to get off the ship right away we will meet at 8am at the buffet for a last breakfast farewell.  You will need to exit the ship by 9:30am

If you get to stay longer in town, check out the Space Center, Universal Studios, or popular Cocoa Beach.

"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore" ~ Andre Gide