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Carnival Horizon Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 23

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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Carnival Horizon

8 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 24, 2019

Ship: Carnival Horizon

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 2433

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall we had a wonderful time, there was a lot of activities. The ship is beautiful. If you have Mike Pack as a cruise director you will have a blast. He was wonderful.


5 out of 5
Pretty fast from giving luggage, checking in and going through security in about 30 minutes.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The food was delicious in the main dining room. Enjoyed the speciality dining we ate st the steakhouse, Italian and pig and anchor twice for dinner. The buffet was limited not a big variety compared to other cruise lines

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Attended the themed parties every night, had a great time


4 out of 5
The shows were good, the comedians were good too. The djs were excellent kept everyone engaged. The cruise director was awesome!

Children's Programs

4 out of 5
My kids were in the teen clubs, their biggest issue was that it kept closing. When we have done Disney cruises the club is open all day.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The waiters and room stewards are very nice and attentive. The fun squad was excellent.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The smart elevators are not convenient when you have many people on the ship. People didn’t follow the instructions to using it. Had to wait a while for an elevator. Was surprised not to see staff encouraging you to sanitize or wash your hands when going into the food venues.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The room was great nice amount of space. A lot of closet space, loved the two bathrooms. Nice size balcony.

Ship tip

Eat at the speciality restaurants.

Ports of call

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5
Convenient to get to the beach. The

La Romana, Dominican Republic

4 out of 5
We did the Catalonia resort day pass - the beach was nice and had a beautiful pool.

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
Did the Turtle and flamingo excursion, an amazing experience, I would recommend water shoes, a lot of rocks and pebbles.

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Absolutely beautiful, went to the beach.


3 out of 5
It was not a traditional disembarkation due the port closing the day before we were supposed to disembark. We had to carry our own luggage of the ship, had to carry it up the stairs since the elevators did not work well and we had a limited amount of time to get off the ship. It was chaotic.
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