Mardi Gras is a time of celebration and indulgence in the French Quarter. The city’s Carnival season begins on Tuesday, February 10th, 2019 with the annual parade.
The carnival cruise line news is a countdown to Mardi Gras.
Mardi Gras is just four days away from setting sail for the first time. This week, we’ll look at a different aspect of the much-anticipated Carnival Cruise ship and see why it’s become one of the most popular cruise ships in the world.
Guests onboard the Mardi Gras will be able to enjoy a wide range of new and exciting activities, including the first roller coaster at sea, ‘BOLT,’ guest favorites like the adults-only retreat Serenity, a new class of premium suites called the Excel-class suites, and now, a brand-new retreat experience called ‘Loft 19′.
New Excel Class Suites for Carnival Mardi Gras
Onboard the Mardi Gras, there are 180 suites, each with its own amenity package, priority boarding and debarkation, priority main dining room seats, plush bathrobes, and bottled water upon arrival. Carnival, on the other hand, is taking the facilities a step further with the launch of the luxury Excel-suites.
The Excel suites, a new type of suites, will be introduced during Mardi Gras. Guests who book one of the ship’s 32 Excel class suites get access to the ship’s newest private retreat, Loft 19, as well as a dedicated concierge phone line, guaranteed specialty dining times, complimentary soda package, room service and laundry, sparkling wine, fresh fruit basket upon arrival, and upgraded bathroom amenities.
Carnival Excel Suites, the new premium category, are split into four categories and include a total of 32 suites:
- Carnival Excel Presidential Suites: Located on Deck 17, the Carnival Excel Presidential Suites are two of the most spacious suites in the fleet, offering the most expansive balconies on any Carnival ship with spectacular views and with a hot tub and shower on the balcony.
- The Carnival Excel Aft Suites are a collection of 12 cabins that overlook Summer Landing and include separate living and sleeping spaces, spacious balconies with spectacular ocean views, a heated outdoor hot tub, and sitting places for al fresco dining and relaxation.
- The Carnival Excel Corner Suite has twelve suites on the ship’s port and starboard sides, each having its own bedroom space, living area, and wraparound balcony with seating and dining places.
- Carnival Excel Suite — There are six suites on Decks 10, 11, and 12 of the Carnival Excel. There are sleeping, dining, and resting facilities in each. On the balcony, there is an eating space as well as loungers.
Excel Suite for Mardi Gras Afternoon (Render Courtesy: Carnival Cruise Line)
Loft 19 is a new luxury private retreat in the heart of the city.
‘Loft 19′ is a fresh new Carnival Cruise Line idea inspired by private retreats in the world’s most opulent hotels. Despite the fact that Excel-suite guests have unrestricted access to ‘Loft 19,’ the Cabanas must be reserved and paid for.
Carnival Cruise Line Announces a New Secluded Mardi Gras Retreat
An infinity pool, complete bar service, 108 sun loungers, and 12 cabanas will be available at ‘Loft 19′. Beverages, luxurious robes and cold towels, fresh fruit, lunch delivery, and a specialized concierge service will be available in the cabanas. Everything you’ll need for a peaceful day is right here.
Guests who are not staying in an Excel suite may book a Cabana by calling 1909 or visiting the Loft 19 reception desk in person on embarkation day. Cabanas are $500 per day for a short period during the pre-inaugural cruises; the regular price is $650.
Keep in mind that Excel suite guests have first dibs on Cabanas, so you’ll have to be fast to secure one for the day. From 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., the private enclave will be open. This week, Carnival Ambassador John Heald released a film called “Loft 19.”
Loft 19 – Mardi Gras (Rendering Courtesy: Carnival Cruise Line)
More Suites for Mardi Gras
Aside from the 32 Excel suites, the ship has a total of 148 suites scattered throughout it. Many of them, such as the Ocean Suites, Havana Suites, Family Harbor Suites, and Cloud 9 Spa Suites, will be recognizable to passengers who have traveled on Carnival ships previously.
- Ocean Suites — The ocean suites, by far the most common aboard Mardi Gras, include ergonomically comfortable sleeping and sitting spaces.
- Havana Suites, inspired by the tropics, feature private patios with swing chairs and direct access to The Lanai.
- Extra-large Family Harbor Suites — These suites are situated on Deck 4 midship, in the Family Harbor Lounge, which is devoted to families. The Family Harbor accommodations include nautical-themed cabins with wide windows and toddler seats.
- Six Cloud 9 Spa Suites are available, each with unique spa benefits like as two fitness classes, access to the ship’s Thermal Suite, and a scrub kit.
Carnival Cruise Line provided this image.
She offers something for everyone, whether it’s peace and relaxation in Loft 19, Latin fun in the Havana bar area, family fun in the Family Harbor apartments, a soothing Spa experience, or experiencing Mardi Gras in one of the fantastic guest rooms.
Also read: Everything You Need to Know About Carnival’s Mardi Gras Cruise Ship
As she departs from her homeport of Port Canaveral on July 31, passengers will be able to experience Mardi Gras for the first time. Mardi Gras will visit San Juan, Puerto Rico, Amber Cove, Dominican Republic, and Nassau, Bahamas on her maiden trip. This week on Cruise Hive, we’ll be exploring every aspect of the Carnival Cruise Ship, so stay tuned for more updates on Mardi Gras.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is the presidential suite on Carnival Mardi Gras?
The presidential suite on Carnival Mardi Gras is $10,000 per night.
How much is Carnival Loft 19 Mardi Gras?
Carnival Loft 19 Mardi Gras is $99.
Where is Carnival Mardi Gras ship right now?
Carnival Mardi Gras is currently docked in the port of Galveston, Texas.
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