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Carnival Horizon Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 22

Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5
Carnival Horizon

8 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 16, 2019

Ship: Carnival Horizon

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Love the Southern Caribbean Ports. The ship is too large for my taste.


5 out of 5
Quick and easy

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
We rarely eat in the dining room. Steak house was good and I like that the Horizon has outdoor seating. It's not what it was several years ago, but still a nice meal. Seafood shack was great. I had the lobster roll twice. We also ate at the Italian restaurant and the BBQ. Both were very good.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
There are a lot of people on the Horizon and consequently, the pools are crowded. Casino is large and hopping.


4 out of 5
Comedian was very funny and there wasn't a wait. We loved the IMAX.

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
We really never saw the room steward, but the room was clean and the ice bucket was full. Wait staff at the restaurants were generally very good.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Very clean and well laid out ship. The elevator system would be great if people were instructed on how to use it. Unfortunately, even on day 7, people still didn't get it.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Smaller than other balcony cabins we have stayed in. Less storage.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5
Not my favorite.

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5
Beach is very nice and the port has some nice shops that you don't find at every port.

La Romana, Dominican Republic

2 out of 5
We didn't leave the port and there is nothing worthwhile inside the port.

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
Love it! No excursion necessary. Lots of shopping and a lovely colonial city all in easy walking distance.

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
One of my favorite ports. Very walkable.


3 out of 5
I give this 3 stars because we couldn't get an elevator for self carry at 8AM. Had to drag the suitcases down 3 flights of stairs. After that it was quick.

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