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Carnival Horizon Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
Carnival Horizon

8 Night Eastern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 28, 2018

Ship: Carnival Horizon

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Felt they tried to put too much on this ship, so many spaces were too small. I did enjoy the thrill theater which is something that is only available on this ship. We enjoy arcades so we were disappointed in how small & nonfunctional it was. The one on the Sunshine was better. Daughter loved the Dr. Seuss waterpark. Overall I had a great vacation!!


4 out of 5
Very smooth. Had no issues at all.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Buffet was mediocre. Wasn't much of a variety. Dining was hit or miss but our staff was great!

Warehouse Video Arcade

1 out of 5

Was way too small especially with this ship being so big. Many of the games were not working either. Didn't go back after the 1st day.

Shake Spot

5 out of 5

Loved all the shakes I had here. The staff was great also.

BlueIguana Cantina

4 out of 5

Food was always on point here.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Enjoyed the comedy shows, night parties and karaoke. Was always something going on, I was never bored. Was disappointed in the arcade. It was very small & most of the games were not working. Loved the thrill theater! Definitely worth the $5.50.


5 out of 5

Loved the change. They made it so much easier to navigate through your pictures.


4 out of 5

Children's Programs

4 out of 5
My daughter liked the camp but she said the camp on the Sunshine was better.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Our Steward and waiters were awesome! Most of the bartenders were pretty good.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Ship was pretty clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our cabin was very clean & spacious. Had 2 bathrooms and decent closet space.

Ports of call

New York, New York

3 out of 5
My home port so I'm used to it. Nothing special.

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5
Water wasn't as clear as usual. Didn't do an excursion this trip but did one last time.Had a good time though.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

2 out of 5
My 2nd time visiting this port. Didn't get off the ship this time because I didn't enjoy it the first time. Was able to really enjoy the ship while at this port.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

4 out of 5
Had a good time! Didn't do an excursion here, stayed and enjoyed the pool & food at port.


2 out of 5
Was supposed to be able to have a quicker smoother disembarkation being that a had a child with special needs with me. The wait was way too long!!

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