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Carnival Horizon Cruise Review

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Carnival Horizon

6 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 29, 2019

Ship: Carnival Horizon

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9279

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Cruise was fun and relaxing. Only real issues were the elevators (need to go back to the old system) as I waited 14 minutes for an elevator one time. Mainly an annoyance to travel 6 flights every time you need to go to your room for a minute. The boat was nice but wasn’t a “gotta do that boat again”. Staff was great and cruise director was awesome!!


4 out of 5
Embarkation went very smoothly. We were on the boat by 11am the first day.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Ji Ji Asian Kitchen

4 out of 5

Secret hidden place for lunch... good food!!

Meridian Restaurant

5 out of 5

Had a great experience here! Martin was awesome as the Head Waiter!! Food was good and service was amazing.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Water slides were fun. Pools and hot tubs were great. Everything was opened.


5 out of 5

Limelight Lounge

4 out of 5

The actual seats are very comfortable, but there isn’t enough room in here for some of the bigger shows they had scheduled in here.

Carnival Seaside Theater

5 out of 5

Absolutely love this new set up of the floors and seating areas!!!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Had great experience with all the staff we encountered.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Ship design was good. There were some “water leaks” in the Lido Marketplace from the AC units dripping. Areas were kept clean and tidy.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Room was clean and functional!!! Size was good for 2 people.

Ship tip

Get ready to use the stairs, the elevator system is horrible and very slow.

Ports of call

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Locals are extremely helpful and friendly!!! Loved our excursion to Mr Sancho’s!!!

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5
Good port!!! Friendly Atmosphere and great beach!!

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

2 out of 5
The locals heckle too much and won’t leave you alone to check out stores and walk around. We did not like this port at all. If you go here, schedule and excursion!!

Miami, Florida

4 out of 5


2 out of 5
This process was horrible. They really should go back to all people using the luggage service at disembark. It was causing huge jams because of people dropping suit cases, taking up space in the stairs, and whatnot. If people would have had carryon bags and their persons only, it would have went very fast!!

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9279 Balcony Room
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