Good time, Great fun, a bit disorganized!

Carnival Horizon Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Reviews: 4
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Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
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Carnival Horizon

6 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 17, 2019

Ship: Carnival Horizon

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 7351

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Had a wonderful time! Your trip is what you make it! Carnival the fun ship has some issues to work on to keep up with the times, but we will be back! #lovetocruise!


3 out of 5
Disorganized, workers would send you to the opposite end of terminal where it was bottle necked due to groups & tours boarding when remaining terminal was clear of passengers

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was wonderful, buffet left much to be desired. A ship of this size and carnival was only operating 1/2 of the buffet. Needless to say we avoided this area.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Sky bikes were amazing! Ropes course is always fun!


5 out of 5
Saw a few of the shows! Amazing performances! Comedians are always good for some laughs!

Children's Programs

No kids!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff in main dining were awesome! Room steward Roselyn was great, keep a clean & tidy room as well as always all smiles when we saw her in the halls! Bar staff left much to be desired! Most acted as if it was trouble to assist you & heaven help if you ask for a soda! Waitstaff running around pool decks were great, friendly, just had to cover a lot of territory and took a while for return.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Amazingly clean, lay out was a bit chopped up took a while to navigate where you were trying to go. I can’t believe the lack of bar assistance in or near the buffet. To get a drink other then fake juice or coffee you had to track a mile & hope you food wasn’t cold when you finally got your drink! Install soda machines as you did the beer machines in the buffet!!!!! Norwegian & Royal Caribbean have been doing this for years! Catch up carnival! Absolutely love the Destination Elevators, except for luggage day (but that’s always crazy)

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
New mattresses, fridge in room (wasn’t expecting in an interior) very accommodating!

Ship tip

Deck 6 go all the forward & venture outside! Amazing view and always quiet with no passengers!

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
We love Miami!

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

5 out of 5
We did the mystic mountain sky lift! Was a beautiful site! Good recommend for people who just wanna see the views spend some pool time (waterslids & bobsled ride were a little over rated but fun with kids)

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Grand Cayman is always laidback & beautiful! Took a overrated trip to Hell & a wonderful trip to the Turtle reservation. Good shopping good food! Loved it!

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Loved Cozumel! We always visit an all inclusive resort ( mr sanchos this trip)


3 out of 5
They tried to organize it, but sent people all over the ship to wait! Then you had to fight for elevators to self assist your own luggage! Seriously should have had self assist gather on a floor to be able to exit smoothly. I can see having people with checked luggage meet on Deck 5 in a hallway or lounge to disembark. Then announcements weren’t made to let people know when sections could proceed to the exits. this seemed to be a big issue on port days to. Lack of announcements for the all clear to exit.
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