Carnival Horizon ship stats

  • Price:

    $$$$
  • Size:

    XL
  • Total Passengers:

    5,101
  • Total Crew:

    1,450
  • Passenger to Crew Ratio:

    3.52
  • Built:

    Apr 2018
  • Number of Decks:

    14
  • Total Cabins:

    1,987
  • Cabin Categories:

    54
  • Gross Tonnage:

    133,500
  • Length:

    1,055
  • Beam:

    122

Carnival Horizon overview

By Cruiseline.com - Updated Mar. 6, 2020

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.

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.

Carnival Horizon 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

Before you book

Why sail on Carnival Horizon: 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.

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

Carnival Horizon ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.6
  • Children's Programs 4.1
  • Entertainment 4.4
  • Food and Dining 4.2
  • Onboard Activities 4.3
  • Service and Staff 4.6
  • Ship Quality 4.5

Carnival Horizon cabins

1987 cabins and 54 cabin categories.

Inside Cabin

Inside

(107 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $82/night
Oceanview Cabin

Oceanview

(51 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $112/night
Balcony Cabin

Balcony

(209 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $146/night
Suite Cabin

Suite

(22 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $261/night

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Carnival Horizon dining

Chef's Table

Chef's Table

4.9
(8 Reviews)
Guy's Burger Joint

Guy's Burger Joint

4.8
(58 Reviews)
Bonsai Sushi

Bonsai Sushi

4.8
(5 Reviews)

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Carnival Horizon onboard activities

Club O2

Club O2

5.0
(1 Review)
SKYBOX Sports Bar

SKYBOX Sports Bar

5.0
(2 Reviews)
Carnival WaterWorks

Carnival WaterWorks

4.9
(11 Reviews)

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1236 Carnival Horizon Reviews

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Great to be traveling again by Cherraz

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Carnival Horizon / Destination: Caribbean - Southern

All I can say is the ship was not crowded, the workers were truly thrilled to be back to work. Everyone was so friendly and they couldn’t do enough for you. It was great to get back to sailing.

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Honeymoon by brooklynnzmom12

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Horizon / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

Must go on carnival. They will try to suck your pockets dry. We spent $800 onboard with specialty dining and buying items.

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Carnival convert - because of this cruise, I'll sail with Carnival again by ErikInFL

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Horizon / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

I chose this cruise because it was inexpensive, not liking Carnival after a number of sailings in the past. I boarded with the intention that it would be a one and done experience and then move on and never consider Carnival again. Well, my outlook has changed. The ship was beautiful. The activities on board entertained us when the ports didn't. The staff...they are the primary influencers who got us to change our minds. They made our trip the best that it could be.

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715 Carnival Horizon tips

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.

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!!

daviesfam81

Jun 24, 2018

Other free (included food): Pig & Anchor: on Sea Days. Pig & Anchor also has fees on non-sea days and off lunch hours. Good Food though!!! Deck 11 for Capitana Italia and the Asian rest. for lunch (both included at lunch hours). For dinner you have to pay at these 2 places.

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