Mardis Gras Night on the Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage is one of the the most anticipated evenings of the seven-day cruise because it enables cruisers to connect with their inner craziness and live out their childhood fantasies.
Tom Joyner let a parade down the Royal Promenade of the Royal Caribbean “Navigator of the Seas” cruise ship as thousands lined up on either side of the parade route, many dressed in their own zany and weird outfits. You can certainly discern by the following photos that many people invest a great deal of time, money and considerable thought into their custom-made costumes that work to shock, awe, delight and cajole their fellow cruisers.
After the Joyner-led parade down the middle of the promenade, pandemonium erupted as cruisers danced the night away, led by legendary hip hop emcee Doug E. Fresh. It was pure, unadulterated bedlam that lasted long into the night.
Check out below at some of the best and craziest outfits of Mardis Gras Night of the TJFV 2012.
— terry shropshire