Why We Cruise: The Food Helps Explain

Why We Cruise: The Food Helps Explain

ABOARD CARNVAL MARDI GRAS IN THE CARIBBEAN SEA — I just can’t do it all. In seven days aboard Carnival’s new megaship Mardi Gras, it’s impossible to do (or eat) everything offered on board. “There is no way you can do it all in seven days,” Carnival Corporation...
Carnival Cruises: Primed for Kids’ Return

Carnival Cruises: Primed for Kids’ Return

By Eileen Ogintz ABOARD CARNIVAL MARDI GRAS IN THE CARRIBEAN SEA — Christine Duffy can’t wait. “I miss seeing all the happy kids. And happy kids make parents and grandparents happy,” said Duffy, the president of Carnival Cruise Line which pre-pandemic...
On Carnival Mardi Gras: What Pandemic?

On Carnival Mardi Gras: What Pandemic?

By Eileen Ogintz ABOARD CARNIVAL MARDI GRAS in the Caribbean Sea — Besides their new grandbaby, Gary and Christine Posavad have a new love–Carnival’s new ship Mardi Gras. They’ve already sailed the megaship four times since the inaugural cruise at the...
Carnival Mardi Gras’ New Orleans vibe

Carnival Mardi Gras’ New Orleans vibe

By Eileen Ogintz ABOARD THE CARNIVAL MARDI GRAS IN THE CARIBBEAN SEA — It is the first sea day aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s new megaship Mardi Gras and it is harder than you might think deciding where to go for brunch or lunch if you prefer. For the...
Back to the future: Carnival’s new Mardi Gras

Back to the future: Carnival’s new Mardi Gras

By Eileen Ogintz PORT CANAVERAL, FL — Thirteen ships—including the brand new flagship Carnival Mardi Gras—are sailing from six US ports. And that’s just four months into Carnival Cruise Line’s restart, said Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy at...