Trinidad Carnival will be back in action in 2023 after skipping two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While it may be too late to book flights and accommodations for Trinidad Carnival 2023, there is a solution. 

Epic Carnival Experience wants everyone to play mas next year. According to Loop News, Epic Carnival Experience “aims to address the issue of accommodation in light of the expected high influx of visitors for Carnival.”

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What does Epic Carnival Experience offer?

Carnival goers will be able to sail Royal Caribbean’s Rhapsody of the Sea from February 16 to 22nd. The ship will act as a hotel for travelers and will sail from Barbados to Trinidad and travelers will have the chance to experience Carnival. 

The experience was stated by Trinidadian Jonathan Mack, who now lives in Hawaii. 

Mack tells Loop News he was inspired to start Epic Carnival Experience after his wedding in 2014. He was born on a Carnival Monday and is dedicated to promoting Trinidadian culture on a global scale.

“I brought 50 people from around the world, US, Israel, Europe, around the world to experience Carnival. I got married the Saturday after Carnival in Tobago. Trying to accommodate 50 people in hotels, Airbnb and whatnot was a nightmare, managing the transportation for 50 people was terrible too on top of which maneuvering in Carnival to get tickets for fetes, events and costumes were its own logistical nightmare so I said damn, we need to come up with a way to accommodate this,” Mack tells Loop News. 

He was also inspired by the Jamrock Reggae Cruise, which is also held on a Royal Caribbean ship. 


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The Epic Carnival Experience

Mack put together a committee once he came up with the idea. Committee members include DJ Private Ryan and Walshy Fire of Major Lazer.

Guests can book tickets to fetes such as Soca Brainwash, Scorch Duck Work, and more through the experience. Costumes for the parade of the bands will also be available as an add-on.

Visit the Epic Carnival Experience website to register.

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