Amazing cruise on the beautiful carnival Horizon

Carnival Horizon Cruise Review

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 42

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Carnival Horizon

8 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 24, 2019

Ship: Carnival Horizon

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6296

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Review summary

This was our first time sailing on the carnival Horizon and our first visit the Southern Caribbean. We thoroughly enjoyed the layout of the ship and the staff and all the activities and fun that we had on board the carnival Horizon. You will not be disappointed with this cruise ship

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Our embarkation experience at the Port of Miami with faster to the fun. Was smooth easy and efficient. We were on the ship in no time

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Lido Marketplace floors tended to be a little slippery. Bonsai Teppanyaki is amazing. On some days the little Marketplace can be very crowded hard time to find seating

Cucina del Capitano

5 out of 5

Best pasta at Sea free during lunch $15 charge for dinner. Would highly recommend experiencing this dining venue

Bonsai Teppanyaki

5 out of 5

We are so happy that we booked the dining experience you will not be disappointed. Book early

Guy's Pig & Anchor BBQ Smokehouse Brewhouse

5 out of 5

On sea days this is an absolute must amazing BBQ chicken baked beans mac and cheese and much more

Ocean Plaza

5 out of 5

This was by far probably my favorite place on Deck 5 aft of the ship. Right near the coffee shop you also had access to outside seating. And in the mornings and lunch they had a small breakfast and lunch areas set up that a lot of people did not know about very quiet and quaint. You also saw a lot of Staff eating in this area. I also hold a lot of trivia here in Ocean Plaza

Piano Bar 88

5 out of 5

We had an amazing time and a lot of fun at the piano bar

Tides Bar

5 out of 5

Always friendly staff and bartender's. The tides bar is not as crowded. A lot times great place to go to get away from the main pool not as many kids

The Library Bar

5 out of 5

A very nice and quiet and relaxing place to go if you want some quiet time

JavaBlue Cafe

5 out of 5

Our favorite place for morning coffee and afternoon milkshakes. Located on Deck 5 to the left you go out the rotating door sit out on the outside decks at the tables and just watch the sea go by. They also had adult beverages for spiked milkshakes

BlueIguana Cantina

5 out of 5

You must try the taco salads and breakfast burritos you won't be disappointed.

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

By far the best burgers at Sea this is an absolute must during lunch and you will not be disappointed pig make sure you add some extra toppings from the toppings bar

Ji Ji Asian Kitchen

5 out of 5

How far our favorite for lunch which is complementary a $15 charge for dinner this is an absolute must guaranteed you will not be disappointed.

Meridian Restaurant

5 out of 5

Amazing food hot delicious. Dining room staff was always friendly outgoing and very eager and willing to help in any way they could. And they always remembered your name.

Lido Marketplace

4 out of 5

We've noticed a lot of crowd congestion in this area and sometimes it took a long time to find a place to sit

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Water slides are a must the ropes course. The thrill Theater and the IMAX we had a lot of fun experiencing those venues.

Carnival WaterWorks

5 out of 5

On a hot summer day this is the best place to be to let your inner child come out and experience the water slides and Water Park area lots of fun for all ages from child to adult

Sky Track Outdoor Jogging Track

5 out of 5

Nice place to go for a couple laps around the ship fresh air and amazing views

Fitness

5 out of 5

Great Fitness facilities especially up on the sports deck

Cloud 9 Spa

5 out of 5

Had the most amazing hour-and-a-half massage Swedish massage along with hot stones and deep tissue

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Musicians DJs playlist production staff members amazing. Fun entertaining shows and performances

Horizon Casino

1 out of 5

We've been on other shifts before in the casino and never had a problem with the cigarette smoke. We do not smoke but the smoke was so bad in this casino you could not even really breathe and you can smell it on your clothes. Ventilation is very poor. We have been a fantasy class ships with your order that have better ventilation in the casinos

Carnival Seaside Theater

5 out of 5

They played movies nightly at the seaside theater on Lido deck. They also provided popcorn and salt at the Red Frog rum bar

Carnival Multiplex

5 out of 5

We had a lot of fun at the theater we saw The Lion King. Wish they had regular popcorn like movie theaters with butter

The Fun Shops

5 out of 5

Very friendly crewmembers, great place to go to pick up T-shirts coffee mugs souvenirs and other odd and end trinkets

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service and staff were amazing especially in the main dining room good and in the spa

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very nice ship design. All ship areas were spotless and clean. You always saw crew members cleaning vacuuming Shining keeping the ship looking beautiful and spotless

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Clean spacious balcony stateroom cabin we thoroughly enjoyed this stateroom. Plenty of hot water nice flat screen TV nice pull-out sofa. And the mattresses on the beds were very comfortable

Ship tip

Book your stateroom midship. Deck 5 and above. Check out the hidden observation area deck 6 forward all the way through the double doors. And on Deck 14 up at the spa forward of the ship

Ports of call

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
This is one of our favorite Port of calls we love Grand Turk, and Margaritaville. Always go scuba diving at this port through Oasis divers which is located just behind Jack Shack. Our Dive Master Roger is amazing. You must book this excursion through the ship and you must be a certified scuba diver. Lots of colorful coral fish also an amazing sea wall the drops off to 7000 ft.

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
We spent our day at De Palm Island we booked this Shore Excursion through the ship make sure you read all details of the description of this excursion. Cameras are not allowed on the Trek Adventure can purchase pictures for $40.

La Romana, Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
We did not do any excursions in this port we did get off the ship and explore the port area very nice Port area set up. We inquired about getting our passports stamped they do not allow that there at the cruise port per the Dominican republic government. If you're interested in a foot cleansing through fish therapy they do have fish therapy available there in the cruise port.

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
We highly recommend Irie tours. Excellent reviews on TripAdvisor check them out on YouTube and TripAdvisor. Our Excursion for the day was the surf and turf tour.

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Fast easy and efficient
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