Set off from Florida & sail to ports across the Eastern Caribbean aboard the brand-new Carnival® Mardi Gras™. (This trip does not include a host.)
Escape the everyday with a well-deserved DreamBreak and enjoy your DreamTrips™ Membership a different way — on your own, instead of in a group! Your DreamBreak does not include a host, so you can create your own adventures, your way.
The Caribbean Sea is yours to discover as you board a brand-new ship and set off from Florida for vibrant ports in Turks and Caicos, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and St. Thomas.
But first, you’ll have a full day at sea to take advantage of all the Carnival Mardi Gras has to offer! Launching in 2020, this New Orleans-inspired ship will debut amazing features such as the first roller coaster at sea, BOLT™, and 6 themed “neighborhoods.” With a comedy club in Grand Central, a jazz club in the French Quarter and a pool and hangout areas in Summer Landing — and so much more — you’ll find something fun to suit everyone in the family!
After dropping anchor at the island of Grand Turk in Turks and Caicos, you can explore its palm-dotted beaches, colonial ruins and prime snorkeling locales. You’ll continue to the northern coast of the Dominican Republic for a day in beautiful Amber Cove, where bottlenose dolphins are happy to frolic with curious visitors. Then it’s onto San Juan, Puerto Rico, featuring the second-oldest cathedral in the Americas, followed by St. Thomas, home to Blackbeard’s Castle, a 17th-century Danish watchtower now dedicated to the area’s storied pirate history.
As you sail back to Florida, you’ll have another 2 days at sea to explore more of your brand-new ship! Why not go for a ride on the sea coaster? Strap into the motorcycle-like seat and get ready for an adrenaline rush like no other as BOLT takes you on an open-air, top-deck course high above the water (rides are at an additional cost). Hold on for that hair-raising high-speed funnel turn! Once you reach Florida, you’ll disembark ready to plan your next amazing cruise.
What we love:
• Grand Turk is the site of Christopher Columbus’ initial landfall during his famous voyage in 1492.
• Amber Cove is the gateway to Puerto Plata, only a 20-minute taxi ride away. There, you’ll find beaches, markets, museums and 16th-century San Felipe fort.
• Puerto Rico is home to a number of rum distilleries, including the famous Casa Bacardi just outside San Juan.