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Carnival Horizon Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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4.7 out of 5
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Carnival Horizon

8 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 04, 2019

Ship: Carnival Horizon

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 2419

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

MIKE PACK, CRUISE DIRECTOR, IS ON POINT. HE MAKES YOU GLAD YOU CHOSE THIS SHIP. HIS ENERGY IS CONTAGIOUS. WE CAME ON THIS CRUISE BECAUSE HE WAS ON OUR CRUISE DECEMBER 2018. IF YOU WANT TO BE CATERED TO, RELAX, SEE BEAUTIFUL PLACES, AND EAT AN ABUNDANCE OF DELICIOUS FOOD, CRUISE ON THE HORIZON. IT'S AN EXPERIENCE YOU WON'T SOON FORGET. CAN'T WAIT FOR THE PANORAMA AND THE MARDI GRAS. OH, MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE QUEST. (ONLY IF YOU ARE VERY OPEN MINDED AND DON'T GET EASILY OFFENDED OF COURSE. IT'S SO MUCH FUN TO WATCH.) WE'VE GONE TO SEVERAL. LOOK FORWARD TO IT EACH TIME.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
THE ASSIGNED TIMES FOR EMBARKING HAS MADE A POSITIVE WORLD OF DIFFERENCE

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
10/10! ALTHOUGH I DID NOT GO TO A SPECIALTY RESTAURANT, THE MAIN DINING AND THE BUFFETS WERE ALWAYS SPOTLESS WITH PLENTY OF OPTIONS.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
THE ONLY REASON THIS ISN'T A 5/5 IS BECAUSE I WISH THE POOLS COULD BE AT LEAST DRAINED HALF WAY AND REFILLED MIDDAY DUE TO THE AMOUNT OF SUNBLOCK AND WHATEVER ELSE GETS IN THERE (?) DUE TO SO MUCH USE. PLUS IT WOULD NOT ONLY MAKE IT LOOK MORE CLEAN AND CLEAR, IT WOULD BE MORE REFRESHING SINCE IT WARMS UP SO MUCH THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
THE MUSIC NEVER DISAPPOINTS. IT HELPS INVOLVE THE PASSENGERS. THE TALENT ON BOARD THE HORIZON IS AMAZING.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
"T" OUR ROOM STEWARD WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND TO ACCOMMODATE US THE ENTIRE CRUISE. HE ALSO HELPED END THE SMOKING ON THE BALCONY NEXT TO US. HE ASKED EVERYDAY IF THERE WAS SOMETHING HE COULD DO TO MAKE OUR STAY BETTER. THERE WASN'T. HE WAS AMAZING. "ERIC" AT DINNER WAS SO PERSONABLE AND MADE DINNER TIME SO MUCH FUN. MY GRANDDAUGHTER IS VERY SHY, HE MADE HER FEEL SPECIAL EACH NIGHT AND SHE LOVED INTERACTING WITH HIM. THE ENTIRE WAIT STAFF DID SUCH A GREAT JOB. THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
IT WAS ALWAYS CLEAN. VERY IMPRESSED WITH THAT. IT WOULD BE NICE IF THE ATRIUM WAS A LITTLE ROOMIER, NOT ENOUGH SEATS TO WATCH ALL THE FUN THAT GOES ON AT NIGHT. REGARDLESS, WE MADE SURE WE SQUEEZED IN AFTER OUR LATE DINING TIME TO WATCH ALL THE DANCING AND FUN. WHEN MIKE MAKES AN ANNOUNCEMENT IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO HEAR HIM. THE SPEAKERS NEED TO BE LOUDER LIKE WHEN DR. E WOULD MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT ON OTHER SHIPS. WE ALWAYS HEARD HIM LOUD AND CLEAR. PLEASE TRY TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS. IT'S NOT GOOD TO NOT BE ABLE TO HEAR YOUR CD CLEARLY WHEN HE SPEAKS.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
IT WAS ALWAYS CLEAN. "T" WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND TO MAKE SURE OF THAT. THERE WERE 4 OF US AND DIDN'T HAVE A PROBLEM AT ALL WITH THE SPACE. ONLY COMPLAINT WAS THE AIR CONDITIONER DIDN'T COOL IT OFF WELL. WE WERE ON THIS SHIP IN DECEMBER AND OUR ROOM WAS ALWAYS NICE AND COOL. MY DAUGHTER WAS IN A SUITE THIS CRUISE TOO. HER ROOM WAS FREEZING ALL THE TIME. (WHICH I LOVE)

Ship tip

THE FAMILY HARBOUR ROOMS ARE AN EXCELLENT CHOICE. ESPECIALLY WITH CHILDREN. THE COFFEE AND ICE CREAM MACHINES ARE ALSO NICE TO HAVE SO CLOSE. WE ALWAYS STAY ON DECK 2 FOR THIS REASON. JUST WISH THE FOOD WAS AVAILABLE LONGER OR AT LEAST THERE SHOULD BE SOMETHING ON THE BAR FOR WHEN YOU RETURN FROM A PORT OF CALL SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO TO THE BIG BUFFET. OTHEREWISE, IT'S A NICE BONUS TO HAVE.

Ports of call

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
OUR 4TH TIME AT THIS PORT. IT'S THE BEST SHORE SNORKELING WE'VE DONE OUT OF SEVERAL OTHER PORTS WE'VE BEEN TO. THE CARNIVAL CHAIRS THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO USE (FREE), AND THE MARGARITAVILLE BAR AND POOL AREA (ALSO FREE TO USE) CAN'T BE BEAT. THE CATAMARAN/SNORKEL EXCURSION IS ALSO EXCELLENT. THE SHOPPING IS CONVENIENT AND PLENTIFUL TOO RIGHT IN PORT.

La Romana, Dominican Republic

2 out of 5
WE DIDN'T VENTURE OUT OF PORT HERE. IT LOOKS DIRTY AND DIDN'T HAVE A NICE BEACH CLOSE BY. THE SHOPPING OPTIONS IN PORT AREN'T ANYTHING TO SPEAK OF. I WILL HAVE TO BOOK AN EXCURSION NEXT TIME SO I CAN SEE WHAT'S OUT THERE. MY DAUGHTER WENT ON THE DOLPHIN EXCURSION (AN HOUR DRIVE FROM PORT) AND ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. SAID IT WAS WELL WORTH THE DRIVE.

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
WE LOVE CURACAO. BEEN THERE 3 TIMES. THE ATMOSPHERE RIGHT OFF THE DOCK IS PERFECT. THE SHOPPING IS THE BEST, AND THE BEACHES ARE SO BEAUTIFUL. WE WENT TO MAMBO BEACH THIS TIME. SO PRETTY, AND LIVELY. PLENTY TO DO AND SEE. I WILL BE TRYING A DIFFERENT BEACH WHEN WE RETURN IN DECEMBER ON THE SAME CRUISE AS THIS ONE. CAN'T WAIT.

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
THIS TIME WE DID THE SEA BOB EXCURSION. WOW. THIS WAS SO FUN. THE GUYS AT ARASHI BEACH MADE THIS EXPERIENCE SO WONDERFUL. THERE'S SO MUCH TO SEE UNDER THE SEA. THIS MAKES IT EVEN MORE FUN TO DO SO. JUST TAKE WATER SHOES IF YOU WANT TO ENJOY ANY OF THE BEACHES IN ARUBA. THEY CAN BE A LITTLE ROCKY INITIALLY GETTING IN TO THE WATER. EAGLE BEACH IS ONE WE WENT TO THE LAST TIME WE WERE THERE. WE WILL BE DOING THIS EXCURSION IN DECEMBER WHEN WE RETURN.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
WE TOOK OUR LUGGAGE OFF OURSELVES THIS TIME INSTEAD OF SETTING IT OUT THE NIGHT PRIOR LIKE WE'VE DONE IN THE PAST. WE HAD TO CATCH AN EARLY FLIGHT. WE GOT IN LINE TO DISEMBARK AT 0650. WE WERE OUT ON THE CURB WAITING FOR OUR TRANSFERS AT 0720. IT WAS THAT FAST. THANK YOU FOR MAKING IT AN EXPERIENCE WORTH MENTIONING. (EVEN THOUGH IT'S ALWAYS SAD TO SAY GOODBYE TO SUCH A BEAUTIFUL SHIP AND IT'S STAFF)
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