Southern Caribbean

Carnival Horizon Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

3.2 out of 5
Carnival Horizon

8 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 18, 2019

Ship: Carnival Horizon

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We were on the ship for two cruises (back to back). We are Platinum members and liked waiting on a short line at the priority front desk. The Horizon is a new ship but it seemed rather worn out. The leftover food trays from room service was most annoying.


3 out of 5
Priority was quick

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Main dining good, buffet should have more fruits, vegetables, and food not soaked in sauces.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
The hot tubs could have been hotter and bubblier.


3 out of 5
The musical shows were good.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
The waiters and room stewards were attentive.

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
There were not enough clean buffet tables during busy hours. I complained to the front desk about room service trays filled with leftover food lining the floor outside the cabins.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The size was good. Lights annoying with room key in slot. No CNN or ESPN. Needed more bath towels.

Ship tip

Very crowded.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida Did not visit port

Stayed one night in hotel.

Grand Turk Island

3 out of 5
We took an excursion to an all inclusive beach resort. Too big and too much walking to the beaches.

La Romana, Dominican Republic

3 out of 5
The port was okay but none of the excursions were that interesting.

Willemstad, Curacao

3 out of 5
We took a glass bottom boat. I liked it but my husband got sea sick. The excursion included the beach but it was too crowded and we left.

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
We went to the Aruba Hilton on our own. This was the best beach and hotel.


3 out of 5
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