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Carnival Horizon Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Carnival Horizon

6 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 31, 2019

Ship: Carnival Horizon

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Loved the ship, hated the ports. I feel like we always visit the same ports and they just get more and more crowded. The ship was fresh and new and the staff was great. We loved the trivia and PG comedy shows. The kids had a blast at the sports area as there were so many different things to play. The food was exceptional.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
They were very organized and we didn’t have to wait at all.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Best food we have ever had on a ship. It was amazing.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
So much for the kids to do. Great sports area and loved all the poolside activities.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Went to the PG comedy shows every time and they were great.

Children's Programs

My kids didn’t use the camp this time.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
So updated and nice and new. Loved being on a new ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

4 out of 5
Didn’t see much but the view outside our balcony was lovely.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

5 out of 5
We did the river tubing safari and loved it. Food at the end was WAY over priced but drinks were reasonable. I think we were lucky to be in a smaller group as those that arrived on busses were in huge groups.

George Town, Grand Cayman

2 out of 5
We went to Calico Jacks. Bar was cool, food was good and prices were reasonable but chairs were PACKED in leaving no beach and it was crazy crowded.

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
We loved Playa Mia in the past but it was super crowded this time. There were 7 ships in port and I heard everywhere was crowded. Lots for the kids to go but probably wouldn’t go back. Last time we did the all inclusive. This time we just did entry and bought our food and drink separate. Menu was much better than the buffet and drink options are better. Actually ended up spending less.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Super easy. We always get a porter because you make it through customs faster. He showed us the shorter line.
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