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Carnival Horizon

119 reviews
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Common Areas (1 661)
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Passengers: 3 960   |   Crew: 1 450
Passengers to crew: 2,73:1
Passengers to space: 34,1:1
Launched: 2018   


  • Deck 1
  • Deck 2
  • Deck 3
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
Additional decks
Deck 1 layout
  Interior (4B)  
  Porthole (PT)  
  Ocean View (6A)  
  Deluxe Ocean View (6M)  
  Interior (4A)  
  Deluxe Ocean View (6L)  
  Interior Upper/Lower (1A)  


Cabin size: 185 - 260 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 174
Accessible rooms: 27
Maximum passengers: 4
Number of cabins: 887
Traveller rating
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savhkat wrote a review Jun 2020
Palm Coast, Florida9 contributions5 helpful votes
Loved the Horizon and all there is to do on that ship. However, we purposely booked a cabin act overlooking the Havana Pool since we wanted the Havana amenities. Our cabin was way too small for us. But we loved sitting in a cabana on the Havana deck by the pool and all we had to do was press the button for bar service. Loved it! Food was great and I like to try the Rare Finds on the dinner menu. One night I tried Ox Tongue and it was delicious. I was the only one at our table to try it. I hope to see that again on a menu as truly was delicious. It was fork tender and like filet mignon. Our cabin steward Myat was top-notch and really liked him. He did a great job. We signed up for the Chefs Table for my hubby’s birthday. I did the Chef’s Table on the Liberty and loved it. But this time..,,,ooolala, it was over the top! The presentation of each dish was truly amazing. Everyone cruising should book the Chefs Table Atleast once! Price ranges -$75-$90 depending on length of cruise.
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jmillsma wrote a review Apr 2020
Boston, Massachusetts9 contributions7 helpful votes
I travelled on Carnival Horizon during February break 2020. The ship was full to capacity. Overall, we enjoyed the ship, but there were lines for everything. A line to get onto the boat. A 20 minute line just to get a pager to wait for dinner (we didn't know ahead of time to get the Carnival app, which would have avoided the issue, but we were able to download it without paying for wifi later in the cruise). The deck chairs near the pool were always full unless you got there early. Too many people in the hottub. The bars were always crowded, and the bartenders frequently ignore us. Our pre-teen kids had a "bubbles" drink package, but frequently I would have to accompany them to the bar to get served. Dinner service was often slow and dragged out. The food was pretty good, but if you are in a hurry (e.g. to get to a shore excursion), the buffet was the only good option. Lines to get off the boat for shore excursions. Lines for the tender to get back on the boat. We recently went to an all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic, with none of these problems, and I would definitely do that again before doing another cruise.
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juliew7411 wrote a review Mar 2020
Chicago, Illinois14 contributions5 helpful votes
This ship is beautiful. My husband and I are avid cruisers. To me the ship had more of a hotel feel to it. They sky ride was amazing and thrilling at the same time. You must try it (bring close toed shoes). My only complaint is the elevators. You have to go to a kiosk and put in the floor you wish to go to and it will tell you what elevator to go to. The elevators never came or if they did, they were packed. It was very frustrating.....especially in the gangway.
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janunder wrote a review Mar 2020
Fredericton, Canada149 contributions74 helpful votes
This was our first cruise. We had a 1st level outside room and were surprised when it had 2 separate bathrooms. This came in really handy with 4 people trying to get ready at the same time. We loved this ship and found the staff amazing. We never ran out of food options (and never paid extra) and hardly touched the buffet ever. I enjoyed being waited on for a change. My 13-year-old loved the kids club and he is usually shy. My 11-year-old was at the oldest year of the little kids club and didn’t love that because she was with the preschoolers. She will enjoy going back as a 12-year-old.
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HospitalityPros wrote a review Mar 2020
Beverly Hills, California287 contributions123 helpful votes
We had a wonderful 8 day Southern Caribbean Cruise aboard the Carnival Horizon. (TIP-No waiting to onboard as we had purchased the FTTF pass. Our balcony room on deck 9 was clean and ready by 10 am, and was well suited for our family of four. The Horizon is a newer ship and was clean as a whistle, well laid out and chalked full of fun activities for all ages. The "live" shows were fun to watch and well done, the music venues (Tip- Havana Bar -Latin high energy music is worth a visit) spaned to the entire range from Jazz to Country and available until the wee hours of the morning, and the watersides a refreshing sight on a hot sea day! The dive-in movies, pools, (Tip - pool on AFT 10 has fewer people using it) spas and endless lounge chairs made outdoor relaxing easy and fun. Bars galore, (TIP- get the prepaid drink package) with the Alchemy Bar being one of our favorites on deck five. (TIP -Aft deck 10 Tides bar has fewer people and much easier to get drinks and is also located adjacent to the Seafood Shack and Pizza place. Customer service was attentive and all of the crew a pleasure to interact with (Tip- give your room steward a tip in advance and they will take great care of you). Each crew member seemed to enjoy their job and worked diligently to keep the common areas clean and comfortable. Food? Subjective at best. We found the free venues such as the buffet, main dining room and Guys Burgers over crowed at peak time with longer than usual lines The buffet food was average.( TIP- breakfast being the best with eggs to order) and the Main Dining Room, although a step up from the buffet, served standard fare on white tablecloths. (Tip- you can order all of the appetizers or desserts you want, and even multiple entrees to try. Something the cruise lines don't tell you) Insider Tip - you can get free lunch at the Italian and Asian restaurants. Dinners are extra $$. Insider Tip - when dining in the main dining room, be sure to ask for bottled water, one pp. Why pay for bottled water in your room ($3,95 each) when here you can get it for free? As far as Guys Burgers goes? Fantastic! Give it and Guys Pig & Anchor (extra $) a try. (Tip- Pig & Anchor has a good menu of smoked meats including Prime Rib and offers live music of the evening) Guys offers onsite brewed beer that is super yummy as well. JiJi Asian is another good option (extra$) at $15pp. Our favorite of all time? 555 Steak House. Extra $$$ but OMG, the food! (Tip- Go the first night and get a FREE bottle of wine). Lobster, Rib Eye, Lamb and more served and cooked to perfection! (Tip-The 24/7 Pizza Parlor located AFT on the ship at deck 10 has amazing pizza and even offers ship-wide delivery for only $5!) Many folks have complained about the new elevators on the Horizon being difficult to use. Not so. Push the button for the floor you want x the number of people in your party and follow the direction to the lettered elevator you need to be on. Simple and easy. Camp Ocean is soooo much fun for the kids 2-17 and gives parents a much-needed break! Our six year old loved it and couldn't wait to go see his new Camp Ocean friends. (Tip- The camp is FREE until 10pm and then a nominal fee until 1am. Check the schedule daily for hours and camp activities) Overall, as you can tell by now, we really enjoyed the Carnival Horizon and would cruise again on her in the future. Spacious, clean, friendly staff with tons of activities to keep our vacation going when not in port.
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