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Carnival Horizon Overview

By Cruiseline.com

Designed from the ground up for no-frills fun, Carnival Horizon offers an exhilarating array of activities and entertainment for families and budget-conscious cruisers looking for a modern mega-ship cruise experience. Horizon is the newest ship from Carnival Cruise Line, so travelers can expect the latest, most cutting-edge amenities: pedal a bike high above the sea on SkyRide, the ship’s suspended bicycle course, or enjoy friendly competition with a game of basketball, soccer, or mini-golf at the SportSquare athletic area. Passengers looking to beat the heat can twist down The Cat’s Hat waterslide at the wet and whimsical Dr. Seuss WaterWorks water park, which is currently only available on Carnival Horizon.

There’s no shortage of entertainment options on Horizon, either. Check out Playlist Productions’ themed musical extravaganzas or visit the Carnival Multiplex, which features a large-screen IMAX theater for a 3D experience, or take the stage yourself and channel your inner rock star to compete for prizes in Lip Sync Battle: Carnival. And while kids engage in supervised, sea-themed play at Camp Ocean, parents can grab a margarita and enjoy hammock time at Serenity, Horizon's adults-only oasis, or retreat to one of Cloud 9 Spa’s exclusive thermal suites.

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Casual dining is king on Carnival ships, and Horizon has more options than you’ll be able to try in a single 7-night sailing: Guy’s Burger Joint, Ji Ji Asian Kitchen, Seafood Shack, Bonsai Sushi, and Cucina del Capitano are just some of the popular onboard options. Horizon also boasts the world’s first Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse, where cruisers can indulge in classic barbecue favorites paired with exclusive craft brews. For formal and elegant dining, Fahrenheit 555 is the go-to spot with its classic steakhouse menu, and Chef’s Table offers an exclusive private dining experience for 12 lucky guests.

Carnival Horizon currently sails out of Miami year-round, offering multiple Caribbean itineraries. Voyages to the Western Caribbean include ports of call in Ocho Rios, Cozumel, Montego Bay, and Grand Cayman, while Horizon’s Southern Caribbean cruises are destined for ports in Curacao, Aruba, and Bonaire. Horizon also sails to the Eastern Caribbean, stopping at Grand Turk, Nassau, and Amber Cove.

Best For

Carnival Horizon’s active, family-friendly approach to cruising make it a great vessel for multigenerational groups, plus its fares are significantly lower than ew ships from other cruise lines.

Things to Consider

With nearly 4,000 passengers, public spaces are bound to be crowded, and the ship’s family-friendly approach to cruising means there’s always lots of children on board. Carnival Horizon probably won’t appeal to travelers seeking poolside relaxation or a quiet cruise experience.

Ship Highlights

  • SkyRide suspended bicycle course
  • SportSquare athletic area
  • Carnival Multiplex featuring a large-screen IMAX theater
  • Dr. Seuss WaterWorks
  • Serenity adults-only retreat
  • Cloud 9 Spa, featuring thermal suites
  • Lip Sync Battle: Carnival
  • Playlist Productions’ themed musical extravaganzas
  • Carnival Seaside Theater
  • Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse
  • Havana Bar & Pool
  • Night Owls late-night daycare
  • Punchliner comedy club
  • CLUE: The Murder Mystery Game
  • Hasbro, The Game Show
  • Kid-friendly programs, including Camp Ocean, Circle C, and Club O2
  • Cherry on Top candy-and-more store
  • Three swimming pools and six whirlpools

Carnival Horizon Cabins

1987 cabins and 53 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
(55 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $103 per night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
(26 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $116 per night
Balcony Balcony
(118 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $151 per night
Suite Cabin Suite
(16 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $246 per night

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Carnival Horizon Dining

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Chef's Table Chef's Table
5.0
(4 Reviews)
Seafood Shack Seafood Shack
5.0
(2 Reviews)
Bonsai Teppanyaki Bonsai Teppanyaki
5.0
(2 Reviews)
Meridian Restaurant Meridian Restaurant
5.0
(2 Reviews)

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Carnival Horizon Onboard Activities

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The Library Bar The Library Bar
5.0
(1 Review)
SKYBOX Sports Bar SKYBOX Sports Bar
5.0
(1 Review)
Piano Bar 88 Piano Bar 88
5.0
(1 Review)

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Carnival Horizon Deck Plans

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672 Carnival Horizon Reviews

I love the Horizon and its destination by aknworah

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

I loved the cruise and look forward to taking another one in a few years.

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Stressed by Mickeygwat

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

I was totally disappointed with the way the back to back was handled, I was disappointed with the way the Assistant Matri d spoke to us during dinner service.

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Great Time on the Horizon by rweeks

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

We had a great time and are looking forward to our next cruise.

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338 Carnival Horizon Tips

hendheat
May 08, 2018

Bring your own hand sanitizer and use often. The crew does a good job of keeping things clean for the most part, however the buffet is a free for all and not mandatory to use hand sanitizer before entering any food line like Princess cruise ships. There are some really disgusting people out there that think "their shit don't stink" and want to share their nasty, grimy germs!!

PrashantMahabir
Mar 03, 2018

A small quantity of non-alcoholic beverages (i.e., sparkling water, sodas, juice, and milk) packaged in cans or cartons may be brought onboard on embarkation day and must be in the guest's carry-on luggage. A small quantity is a maximum of 12 sealed, unopened cans/cartons of 12 oz each per person.

roncluff
Apr 17, 2018

Loved the 2nd deck. Did not notice the motion.

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