Carnival Horizon to Burmuda

Cruise giant Carnival's next ship will spend part of its first year sailing from New York to Bermuda.

Currently under construction at a shipyard in Italy, the 3,954-passenger Carnival Horizon will operate short, four-night voyages to the island destination during the spring and summer of 2018, the line revealed Wednesday.

The trips will be in addition to previously announced, eight-night Caribbean cruises that the 133,500-ton vessel will begin operating out of the Big Apple in May 2018.

The Bermuda voyages will depart on Thursdays and feature a full-day visit to Bermuda. Departure dates include May 24, June 21, July 19, Aug. 16 and Sept. 13, 2018.

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As previously announced, Horizon is spending its first summer in New York before moving to Miami to operate year-round, six- and eight-night voyages to the Caribbean.

Horizon will be a sister to the nine-month-old Carnival Vista, Carnival's first new ship since 2012 and its largest ever.

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Like Vista, Horizon will feature an 800-foot-long peddle ride around its top deck and an IMAX Theater — both of which were firsts for the industry when they debuted on Vista. Horizon also will have a massive WaterWorks aqua park with a giant water tube slide, a major feature of Vista.

In addition, Carnival says Horizon will feature several dining and bar concepts and outdoor spaces that are unique to the ship.

Horizon will debut in Europe on April 2, 2018 with a maiden voyage out of Barcelona. The 13-night Mediterranean sailing will feature calls at Livorno, Civitavecchia (near Rome), Naples, Messina and Cagliari, Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Corfu, Greece; and Valletta, Malta.

The ship will operate three more Mediterranean sailings out of Barcelona before re-positions across the Atlantic to New York.

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6 Answers

4 nights to Bermuda ?  I guess it's for Carnival diehards who want to see the new ship,  and not for anyone who actually wants to see Bermuda.    I'll pass.   I'd rather take Norwegian for 7 nights on their new ship, the Escape.   At least I'll have time to hit a beach or two, AND go into Hamilton for a day.

True -- I cannot see going on a 1 stop cruise if it is only docked for a few hours. May as well be a 4 day cruise to nowhere.

If (read that as whenHappy) I go to Bermuda, it will be a 7 night cruise with a few days on the Island.

I will do the Bermuda again with NCL. Last time we had a great time, Next visit we have a lot already planned.

Bermuda cruises don't seem to get discounted much.  I wonder if Carnival is trying this in an attempt to avoid rock bottom prices on these filler cruises between the 8 days?

Would any other destination even be feasible in 4 days other than New England? 

I'd bet for the price they'll try to charge, you could do a nice 7 day out of Florida.

If they discounted this enough, I might be open to a booking just to see if I like the really big ships.

And in that scenario, one day of Bermuda beats the heck out of one day in Nassau :)

 

I'll be on the Vista in a few months........I'll let you know what I think of her.  I'd be find with a 4 day and only one port,  but I enjoy sea days.   It could be a fun getaway for locals,  I would not see flying in from the west coast for that cruise.

 

 

Not  a lot of discounts for several reasons.

Its a very popular cruise, and Bermuda can and has, placed a limit on how many ships can come in for the season.

and

Bermuda I believe charges the highest port charges of any Caribbean ( I know, I know....just pretend ) port of call .

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