Enjoy your first 5 nights at the Crowne Plaza Orlando – Universal located on Universal Boulevard, just a quick walk from Orlando’s world-renowned International Drive and just 10 minutes away from Universal Studios.
After the thrill of Orlando take to the seas on Carnivals brand-new Mardi Gras. The Carnival Mardi Gras has a familiar name paying homage to the first ever Carnival ship yet with even bigger and better new experiences that go way beyond the imagination. Living up to the Mardi Gras legacy, this ship is all about fun introducing Zones; six themed areas packed with brand new experiences. State rooms and suites are full of all the mod cons and added luxuries, this is the perfect cruise for those wanting to sample cruise ship “firsts” with new innovations and range of activities for all ages and occasions.
There are six themed zones hosting a range of shopping, activities and entertainment for all, starting with the Grand Central zone, an atrium with a difference. Floor to ceiling windows bring in the ocean views, enjoy a cup of coffee, live music or an evening show. Dining spots like Bonsai Sushi and Bonsai Teppanyaki are nearby, as is The Punchliner Comedy Club. The French Quarter is lined with bars and eateries serving everything from small plates to classic Hurricane cocktails straight from the bayou. New Orleans nightlife comes on board with a hot jazz club and there’s more to be unveiled nearer the time to a big fan fare. Summer Landing is the place to kick back and relax outdoors featuring a Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse with freshly smoke favourites and cold beer. The La Piazza zone stands for flavour featuring Italian favourite’s server family style. Musicians roam the Piazza providing an authentic soundtrack; explore the Mediterranean restaurants and bars whilst the sun goes down. The Lido is a renowned part of any Carnival cruise and aboard the Mardi Gras this poolside zone features even more delicious and fun ways to spend a day. Tons of casual dining spots are found here, take in a Dive-In Movie, sample Guy’s Burger Joint, the New England-inspired Seafood Shack and BlueIguana Cantina taco spot. Not forgetting the favourite Swirls, free soft-serve available 24 hours a day! The Ultimate Playground starts with BOLT and also has the largest Carnival WaterWorks ever built with three huge spiralling slides, plus SportSquare featuring mini-golf, basketball, a ropes course and much more. The Havana Bar & Pool is the place to relax by day and becomes a hot dance spot by night.