Mardi Gras and the Caribbean
Enjoy Mardi Gras in New Orleans on the Celebrity Constellation
14 Days | February 28 - March 13, 2025
Starting At $CUSTOM
On your Mardi Gras and Caribbean cruise, take in the electrifying music, dazzling floats, and teeming crowds of New Orleans from your own private grandstand. Catch colorful beads as Mardi Gras crews float by. In the Caribbean, discover many of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Some long and straight, some tucked between cliffs, some brilliant white, some volcanic black. All gorgeous and serene.
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February 28 – Arrive Tampa
Today arrive into Tampa and transfer to your hotel. After hotel check in, the rest of the day is on your own.
March 1 – Board the Celebrity Constellation
This morning after breakfast, enjoy some free time to explore Tampa. Early this afternoon, board your motorcoach and transfer to the Port of Tampa to board the Celebrity Constellation. The Celebrity Constellation continues to set new standards in modern luxury. New outdoor spaces and updated technology will give your travelers a fresh feel, while out at sea.
March 2 – Day at Sea
Today is a full day at Sea.
March 3 – New Orleans
Cruise to New Orleans, Louisiana, with Celebrity Cruises. The home of Mardi Gras, is also a beautiful, romantic and colorful city to explore. The food, the music, the sights are all unique and utterly charming. Enjoy the pre Mardi Gras festivities and overnight on the ship.
March 4 – New Orleans
Today is Mardi Gras day! Step off the ship and head into the French Quarter to get your spot to watch the parade floats and many festivities that make up one of the most iconic parties in the world. For an additional fee, you can purchase a private viewing area along one of the parade routes. Enjoy the day in the French Quarter, then return to the ship for your overnight stay.
March 5 – New Orleans
Enjoy one last day in New Orleans. The ship will set sail at 4:00 p.m.
March 6 – Day at Sea
Today is a full day at sea.
March 7 – Key West
Ernest Hemingway made wild, colorful Key West his home, and you will want to do the same. Home to modern-day adventurers, artists and poets, the island’s charming Old Town teems with restaurants, bars and unique shops. Add pristine coral reefs, coconut palms and a laid-back attitude that’s truly contagious, and it’s easy to see why so many visitors to Key West never leave.
March 8 – Day at Sea
Enjoy a full day at sea.
March 9 – Roatan, Honduras
Off the northern coast of Honduras lies a mecca for divers and snorkelers. Between the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef and numerous shipwrecks just off the coast, there is plenty to explore beneath the waves. On land, the Gumbalimba Preservation Park is teeming with wild monkeys, parrots, iguanas, and more. Get a bird’s-eye view of the island and get your adrenaline pumping with a zip line adventure.
March 10 – Costa Maya, Mexico
Costa Maya boasts beautiful beaches on the Caribbean Sea, which is ideal for divers and snorkelers alike who enjoy exploring the beautiful Banco Chinchorro coral reef that lies just off the coast. History buffs will surely love exploring the lesser-known Mayan ruins, Cacchoben and Kohunlich; meanwhile there’s something for everyone at the new shopping mall, which, while great for shopping, also features a central plaza with saltwater pools and ‘swim-up’ bars.
March 11 – Cozumel, Mexico
Amid the largest coral reef in the West, this Caribbean island lures anglers, divers, snorkelers, and beachgoers. Fish the flats or head out to blue water to hunt for big game—mahi-mahi, marlin, sailfish, and more. Bring your dive card with you on your cruise to Cozumel and witness all the natural wonders waiting below the surface, like neon tropical fish, swaying sea fans, and vibrant coral colonies. Or, go snorkeling to see the show without a dive card. Curl up on the beach in a hammock with a cold one. At Playa Mia, you can even fly down Twin Twister waterslides. Go shopping for beautiful Mexican silver, amber, and other artisanal gifts in San Miguel. Or, hop a ferry to charming Playa del Carmen, on the mainland, and stroll along la Quinta Avenida for more inviting restaurants, bars, and shops. Down the coast from Playa, you can explore the ancient Maya city of Tulum, perched impressively on a cliff, overlooking the brilliant sea and powdery beach below. Cozumel cuisine means fresh seafood. Savor the catch of the day served on a banana leaf, or enjoy it marinated in lime juice, cilantro, onion, and tomato. Of course, this is the place for Mexican classics like tacos, guacamole—and margaritas.
March 12 – Day at Sea
Today is a relaxing day at sea.
March 13 – Return to Tampa
Today arrive back into Tampa and depart for home.