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Carnival Horizon Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
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Carnival Horizon

6 Night Eastern Caribbean Holiday (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 22, 2019

Ship: Carnival Horizon

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9452

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall it was a happy surprise. There was some strong wind that closed some of the outdoor venues for 2 days. And rough seas that caused some seasickness for another 2 days. But even then - we had a wonderful time with our family - to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary and we are happy to have chosen this way to celebrate a special occasion.


5 out of 5
Surprisingly efficient

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Again - we were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food — and also the wonderful service.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Bingo - boring. trivia contest - fun Dance lessons - fun children’s waterslide - fun skyride - very fun Holiday program - delightlful game show - fun craft time - fun and realxing casino - too much cigarette smoke to enjoy - did not stay as long as we planned and did not return Ice carving - amazing Parachute drop contest - boring Imax tour - less than expected Imax movie - good Behind the scenes tour of the ship - wonderful


5 out of 5
Piano bar — wonderful Comedy show - very funny Holiday show with children and singing/dancing performers- excellent

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
My granddaughter loved it

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Waiters were just so thoughtful and gave wonderful service. A special commendation to Calvery - our room steward. He was courteous, thoughtful and went above and beyond to supply festive decorations to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. We appreciated him so much. The wait staff that gave exceptional service were the team of I Kadek, Richard and Tomi. I Kadek even memorized all our names (a family of 10) and called us by name at breakfast at the next meal - in a different dining room. Amazing. And sweet! Another team that gave exceptional service were Alan, I Nyoman, and Gede. Alexander, Sharon and Charlyn gave very good service as well. All ten of us appreciated the team of Achref, Putu and Agustiyan. Carnival Horizon has a terrific staff.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was kept very clean by your excellent staff. One help to find one’s way in such a large ship would be to supply signs that point fore and aft on all the walls where it applies. Example: The cabin signage would point to even and odd numbered cabins — which was helpful of course - but when we needed to use those signs to find our way to the front or back of the ship we needed more assistance for that. Fore and Aft indicators would be helpful.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was nice to be able to unpack our clothing and items in the drawers and closets provided and we found that there was plenty of room for the 2 of use to store everything we needed. We liked the climate control feature also. The shelves in the bathroom were so helpful. Good design. Calvert and team did a terrific job keeping things clean.

Ship tip

Be sure to download the Carnival app and learn your way around the ship as soon as you can.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
We did a private tour after the cruise that provided luggage storage. We enjoyed that.

Grand Turk Island

3 out of 5
Disappointing. No excursions

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

4 out of 5
Interesting. Excursion was tour of island.

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
We took an city tour which we enjoyed very much. Interesting city.


5 out of 5
Surprisingly efficient. Much easier than expected.
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