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Carnival Horizon Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
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Carnival Horizon

8 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 12, 2019

Ship: Carnival Horizon

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 11263

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall, it was a great cruise and I would recommend it to all interested!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Awesome! We were able to go right to our room and our keys were waiting on us...we even took our luggage with us!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Dining room was great, buffet was good but the options were very limited...they had 4 stations of the exact same thing (I guess to accommodate the large amount of people!). However, the specialty restaurants were amazing! We frequented the Seafood Shack 3 almost 4 days in a row! (as well as the awesome 24hr pizza! & delivery!!). JiJi Asian restaurant was AMAZING! I love the attention we were given by staff from the time we walked in until we left! Food was FABULOUS!!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
My hubby did the Sky Ride bike and LOVED IT! We never got into the swimming pools or hot tubs because there were too crowded with intoxicated folks! (No Thanks!). Didn't get a chance to do any other activities.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
IMAX theatre was so much fun...saw two movies!! Thrill theatre was great too! Comedy shows were awesome, we saw a few of them. Also saw a couple of variety shows that were REALLY good! So much fun! We watch a couple of outdoor late movies which was such a real treat!

Children's Programs

We did not have children with us

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service and staff on this ship were INCREDIBLE!! Everyone was so kind, courteous, helpful polite! Our Stateroom attendant Bagus, never interrupted us while in the room but was always there when we needed him! He kept our room perfect every day!! While in the Lido buffet café, the cart staff, Felipe and Renderlyn were just a total joy to be around! All of the staff was great 99% of the time!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Everything was perfect in this area! We loved the new design of the elevators where you select your floor before the elevator arrives! That was super cool and efficient!!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
I can some it up in one word...AWESOME!! We were in a great location close to the outdoor movie screen (far enough not to be disturbed) and the Lido deck buffet too! The room and bathroom were large (for a cruise) and very, very comfortable for the hubby and I.

Ship tip

Be prepared for the large crowds!! (4K people!)

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

4 out of 5
We didn't do anything but board and unboard the ship here, but the luggage handling carousel used when we got off the ship was a TOTAL DISASTER and caused a lot of confusion and ciaos! They need to improve this right away!!

Grand Turk Island

3 out of 5
We took a bus tour that was kind of nice! Our first stop on the tour was really sad...because it was early, most things were closed or just starting to setup. Also, there were donkeys at one stop where the we were allow to feed & pet them. Some of the children were taunting the donkeys and had to be told to stop by staff. One of the baby donkeys wouldn't go near the people (I don't blame it!)

La Romana, Dominican Republic

3 out of 5
We tried to get on a bus guide tour and the information booth on the island as soon as we got off the ship and was told they were shut down for the day. The staff at the booth were very unpleasant and appeared they did not want to be bothered! Not a good experience here so we went back to the ship!

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
We did a bus tour that was awesome! Loved it!

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
We walk around which was wonderful and at ate at a local restaurant where the food was good but VERY pricey for what we were served. Lovely area though! We wish we had done more!

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
This was all GREAT regarding the ship...however, Miami's port and the baggage handling carausel were terrible! Very ciaotic!!
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