Veterans Day 2023 Cruise
November 11 - 18, 2023
Vacation at a Glance
Join us for our first Veterans Camaraderie Cruise November 11 - 18, 2023. We will be sailing for 7 days aboard the magnificent Mardi Gras by Carnival Cruise Lines. Enjoy a Veterans Appreciation Gathering hosted by the Cruise Director. Hang out at Heroes Tribute Lounge and drink with a brother or sister, or enjoy the food at various dining venues! Whatever you might want to do, the choice is yours! Come and meet new and old friends!
When Carnival Cruise Lines launched their first ship, 1972's TSS Mardi Gras, they 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 they are! So here’s a brand-new ship with a familiar name. With this Mardi Gras® they aren't just paying homage to their 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!
Ports of Call
Cozumel is proof that Mexico can do ‘island flavor’ with the best of the Caribbean. It may not be the biggest island in the sea, but Cozumel offers a huge variety of things to do, see, taste and explore. This island just happens to be perched atop a coral reef, which promises hours of snorkeling or scuba diving fun. Cruises to Cozumel dock at the island’s heart — just minutes from San Miguel’s seafront shops and the white sand beach at Chankanaab National Park. Drift among star corals and sea fans on a Cozumel diving excursion or simply kick back on the beach beneath your own palm palapa as the turquoise waves roll in. With non-stop zip line action, ancient discoveries at the nearby Mayan ruins, or time spent with your toes in the sand, a cruise to Cozumel may just top your best vacations list… before you even get home.
Cruise to Cozumel for a scuba diving adventure along the Great Mesoamerican Reef.
Enjoy a leisurely day of snorkeling with iridescent fish at Chankanaab National Park.
Swim with the flippy guys at Dolphinaris.
Costa Maya, Mexico
Cruise to Costa Maya for an irresistible blend of serene beaches, action-packed activities and the best flavors south of the border. Mexico’s vivid Caribbean coast will appear just beyond the dock when your Carnival cruise visits Costa Maya. Silver dolphins, bright yellow angelfish, turquoise waves, ivory sand — these are just some selections from Costa Maya’s palette that you can expect to see on your Carnival Costa Maya adventure. Inland from the port are more brilliant hues, from the otherworldly shades of blue at the Lake of Seven Colors to the white stone pyramids of the ancient Maya. This bounty of beauty is yours to explore when you cruise to Costa Maya.
Peek under the surface with the partially-excavated Chacchoben ruins.
Get your wheels spinning with vehicle options like bikes, ATVs, and more.
Scuba dive with moray eels and docile nurse sharks in the Great Mesoamerican Reef.
Mahogany Bay, Roatán
Cruise to Mahogany Bay and you’ll feel like you won the island lottery. With silky-sand beaches and diamond-clear seas, the island of Roatan is one of the Caribbean’s hidden gems. And there’s no better way to experience this natural paradise than on a cruise to Honduras. The largest of Honduras’s Bay Islands is a real beauty, built on a backbone of volcanic rock and ringed by the world’s second largest coral reef. Carnival cruises to Roatan promise superb diving and fishing, plus totally swoon-worthy beaches. The lush landscape of the wildlife reserves and pristine marine parkland of Roatan awaits you on your cruise to Mahogany Bay in Honduras.
Swim in the sparkling turquoise seas off West Bay.
Ride the Magical Flying Beach Chair on the castaway island at Mahogany Bay.
Dine on savory Honduran specialties in local West End restaurants.
Watch resident capuchin monkeys cavort in Gumbalimba Park when you cruise to Honduras.
Pricing and Rooms
Pricing is based on 2 people per room*
Deposits are $375 per person and are due at the time of booking
The final Payment is due August 7, 2023
Port Fees and Taxes
Carnival Vacation Protection
Hidden Adventures Travel Co Planning Services
*Pricing for past guest rates and solo, triple, or quad occupancy may affect the deposit amount.
Balcony staterooms were designed for maximum sea breeze and the most stunning views, so look to a balcony if you’re looking to cruise with a view aboard Mardi Gras. Any time you’re in your room, you’re just steps away from your own personal outdoor oasis, featuring the sort of sea view you can also feel.