Wonderful Southern Caribbean not so wonderful Horizon

Carnival Horizon Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 41

Overall rating:

3.2 out of 5
Carnival Horizon

8 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 20, 2018

Ship: Carnival Horizon

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Pretty enough ship but will not be looking to book on this ship again. I'm not a big fan of the larger ships.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
With many venues where to eat, the quality/selection of food in the MDR has gone down. The buffet for breakfast is ok but my BIG complaint is they always cooks onions with the sausage, Guys burgers great, the Pig and Anchor was ok, We had a late night in Curacao so when we got back around 6:30 and went to Lido to eat there wasn't anything on the buffet I enjoyed, the deli was packed and had to wait 45 minutes for pizza. Wish they would keep the burger place open later on these nights. Oh and the pizza, people either didn't realize there was a line or just didn't care and just walked up got pizza. I said something a couple of times to them but they just walked away I did have one say they were on vacation so they could do what they wanted. That's why we had to wait.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
First sea day had problems finding a place to sit back at TIdes pool. The rest of the trip we could find a place. Problem I had was in the evening when I saw kids running, jumping and horse playing in the pool without adult supervision. Also wish they would have more activities on port days. I didn't get off in Grand Turk (doesn't interest me) or La Romana. Yet there was very little in the way of activities. We each bought three books each and were done with them by the end of the third day.


3 out of 5
When will they learn that they need to make the Limelight bigger. Didn't go the shows. Enjoyed sitting the Atrium and listening the New Age Violin trio.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Clean ship , the layout leaves little to be desired. Need someone at each elevator bay on embarkation day to explain how they work. Also maybe a paper in your cabin with the instructions on it.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

1 out of 5
Just embarked here

Grand Turk Island

1 out of 5
Didn't get off the ship. About the only thing to do here is swim and drink.

La Romana, Dominican Republic

1 out of 5
Stayed on ship

Willemstad, Curacao

4 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5


4 out of 5
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