Universal Orlando stay plus cruise the Caribbean on Carnival Mardi Gras

A perfect cruise and stay holiday designed to enjoy the best of the Universal Orlando theme parks combined with an exciting fun cruise on Carnival Mardi Gras.

7-Nts Carnival Mardi Gras
Gratuities & $100 On Board Credit
3-Nts Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando
Exclusive theme park benefits, including FREE^ Universal Express Unlimited ride access

Return flights from London to Orlando

Universal Orlando Resort stay

  • 3 Nights Loews Portofino Hotel at Universal Orlando
  • Inspired by the Famed Seaside Village of Portofino, Italy
  • 3 Beautifully Themed Swimming Pools; Jogging & Walking Paths
  • 9 Restaurants & Lounges
  • Exclusive theme park benefits, including FREE^ Universal Express Unlimited ride access, so you can skip the regular queues at some of the most popular attractions at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure (requires theme park ticket).
  • Complimentary Shuttles & Water Taxis to Universal Orlando Theme Parks & Universal CityWalk

Carnival Mardi Gras Caribbean Cruise

  • 7 Nights Caribbean Cruise Carnival Mardi Gras
  • Launched 2020 – Incredible New Fun Features
  • BOLT! – The First Ever Rollercoaster at Sea
  • Grand Central – Floor to Ceiling Windows & a Ton of Entertainment
  • Spa & Fitness Centre
  • Selection of Dining Options & Bars
  • Theatre Playlist Productions
  • New Staterooms & Suites Including Family Staterooms
  • Includes Gratuities & $100 On Board Credit

Offer based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing

Experience Universal Orlando Resort’s three world-class theme parks with an on-site stay at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and enjoy exclusive theme park benefits, including FREE^ Universal Express Unlimited ride access, so you can skip the regular queues at some of the most popular attractions at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure (requires theme park ticket).

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando captures the very meaning of the expression “the good life”, Italian style. Authentic Italian amenities combined with the beautiful setting of an elegant piazza and harbour, recreates the true essence of Italian hospitality at this award-winning Premier hotel. Guests are inundated with extra specialities exclusive to Loews Portofino Bay Hotel which makes for a truly spectacular holiday fulfilling only the highest expectations.  Enjoy priority seating at select restaurants throughout the resort and for all that souvenir shopping during the day, make the most of the complimentary delivery of merchandise purchased throughout the resort to your hotel.

Spend a day or two at one of the three themed swimming pools either relaxing on a lounger at the private, quiet Hillside Pool or playing on the Roman aqueduct themed water-slide at the Beach Pool. With a sandy beach, two hot tubs and beach cabanas it will be easy to spend hours in the Florida sunshine. For an upmarket pool experience head to the Villa Pool, hire a private cabana and lay back with a cool beverage in the plush lounge chairs. The Splendido Bar & Grill caters for poolside refreshments and with activities galore including the weekly “dive-in” movie, all ages will love this stunning playground.

In true Italian style there are several piazzas throughout the resort, the grandest being the Harbor Piazza, where you can take a stroll through cobblestone streets and sidewalk cafes with Italian sports cars parked by the harbour. The host of the quarterly “Harbor Nights” wine tasting and jazz event (entrants must be 21+ with a valid photo ID), and the nightly “Musica della Notte” (weather permitting) show with live Italian music, it’s definitely a place to spend quality time with friends. Spoilt for choice there are nine restaurants and lounges in the resort featuring Bice Ristorante and Mama Della’s Ristorante. A favourite eatery is Trattoria del Porto with outdoor dining overlooking Harbor Piazza, casual dining with 5-star cooking techniques. After dinner enjoy a cognac and espresso at Bar American or The Thirsty Fish, perfect for viewing the sunset while sipping wine and catching up on the day’s events.

After a day of amazing rides and exotic shows the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate is a guest room at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. Mediterranean style luxury and opulent amenities will sooth and instantly refresh with marble accents and elegant furnishings. Treat yourself to a Club Level room and enjoy access to the Portofino’s Club Lounge with world-class service and hospitality. Added touches including signature bathrobes, personal concierge, continental breakfast, hors d’oeuvres with complimentary beer and wine finishing off with an evening turn-down service.

Spend an hour at the Mandara Spa® and luxuriate in a relaxing massage or treatment or wander through the on-site shopping at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel which is refreshingly good with boutiques, upscale shops and rare works of art.

After your stay at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando it’s time to travel to the cruise port and board the incredible Carnival Mardi Gras; let the good times begin!

Launched in 2020 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.

If you’ve ever fancied riding a rollercoaster around an open-air course high above sea level then now is your chance. Mardi Gras will introduce you to BOLT, the fastest and first rollercoaster at sea! You’re in the driver’s seat and you control how fast you go, take in the amazing 360 degree ocean views and whizz around and dare yourself to go full speed ahead.

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. 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 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.

The Serenity Adult-Only Retreat is the place for the grownups to have some quiet time. Laze in peace with the sea breeze and adult only bar. Meet new friends, reconnect with a love one or just do nothing at all. Cloud 9 Spa is an oasis of relaxation with facials, body wraps, thermal suites and more.

Lazy sunshiny days turn into fantastic evenings on the Carnival Mardi Gras, you would expect nothing less than the best night time entertainment and it’s served up in large quantities. Get up and groove at the Playlist Production theatre and have a belly full of laughs at the Punchliner Comedy Club; a Carnival favourite. Bars, restaurants, lounges, a Casino, clubs and theatre are all part of the evening fun.

When it’s time to retreat to your stateroom for a good night’s rest there are a choice or luxurious options. Choose the exclusive location near the Havana Bar & Pool and stay in a Havana Stateroom featuring unique decor, extra large outdoor chill space plus a luxurious rain shower (must be 12 years or older). Whether it’s an interior stateroom or full blown suite, sumptuous linens and thoughtful layouts provide the best experience for cruising guests.

Cloud 9 Spa staterooms feature exclusive decor and in-room amenities to help soothe and rejuvenate including spa bathrobes, slipper and toiletries by Elemis. Enjoy priority spa reservations and unlimited access to the thermal suites, free fitness classes and exclusive discounts.

A perfect cruise and stay holiday designed for everyone to enjoy the best of the Universal Orlando theme parks combined with an exciting cruise of a lifetime on Carnival Mardi Gras.

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Fun Cruise & Stay
10 Nights
Port Canaveral, FL, USA

Departing London, other departure dates and UK airports available. Based on 2 sharing

Departure Dates

30 Apr, 2022, 7 May, 2022, 14 May, 2022, 21 May, 2022, 28 May, 2022, 10 Sep, 2022, 17 Sep, 2022, 24 Sep, 2022
Interior Stateroom Fr £1449pp
Family Harbor Ocean View Fr £1531pp
Balcony Fr £1569pp
Ocean View Suite Fr £1869pp
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