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Carnival Horizon Cruise Review

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 38

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Carnival Horizon

6 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 02, 2020

Ship: Carnival Horizon

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 6282

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We went on a 6 day cruise for our anniversary. We were looking for a relaxing and chill time and we got everything we hoped for. Although there was plenty of adventure and wild times on board we were still able to find more subdued places and activities as well.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Literally walked right on!! A well oiled machine.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We ate in the MDR each night and it did not disappoint. We tried all of the following for lunch: *Guy's BBQ 💜 *JiJi's 💜 we were pretty close to closing time and it showed a little in the service but the noodle bowls were delish. *Bansai Sushi 💜 won't get better sushi for the price. *Guy's burgers 💜 fries not my favorite but still good. Those burgers though 😍 *Salad bar in Serenity 💜 a wonderful light option Breakfast at the Lido Marketplace on port days was very good, crowded but ran quickly. Sea Day brunch was very good and different. The huevos rancheros at Blue Iguana are to die for. Late night snacking was hard to find for free. Most close by 11 but, 24 hour pizza for free which is quite good and for a very small price GREAT room service and QUICK.

Reflection Restaurant

5 out of 5

Always fast, friendly and fun service. Food is exceptional and I love getting to try new things.

Lido Marketplace

4 out of 5

Breakfast at the Lido Marketplace on port days was very good, crowded but ran quickly.

Ji Ji Asian Kitchen

4 out of 5

We were pretty close to closing time and it showed a little in the service but the noodle bowls were delish.

Guy's Pig & Anchor BBQ Smokehouse Brewhouse

5 out of 5

Very quick and delicious

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

The fries are not my favorite but still good. Those burgers though 😍

Bonsai Sushi

5 out of 5

You won't get better sushi for the price.

BlueIguana Cantina

5 out of 5

The huevos rancheros are to die for.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Always something going on for anyone. Trivia, movies, crafts, pools, waterslides . . .

Cloud 9 Spa

5 out of 5

Got a great deal on a massage with no hard selling at the end!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Celestial Strings. All I need to say!!

Carnival Multiplex

5 out of 5

Great theater with first run movies. We saw Birds of Prey opening night. Tip get popcorn from the Dive in Movies.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
99.99% of the time everyone was amazing. The other .01% just nice.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
We had a connected room and could hear everything from the other room. Not a big deal, earplugs were great. A little noise from the lounge and atrium but again, earplugs.

Ship tip

Relax and go with the flow.

Ports of call

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

5 out of 5
The port area was beautiful and the nearby beach was nice but, the vendors were too intense for our comfort. We called it the gauntlet and it felt exactly like that lol. We just had to keep walking. It is absolutely worth seeing and we only spent $11 so you don't HAVE to give in and buy anything, just be prepared for the attempts constantly.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
We did the Mayan ball game and lunch excursion at the Kun Che Sanctuary. It was awesome, educational and worth every penny. We did bring extra cash for tips and I felt it was deserved. They made it clear it was optional and I didn't feel pressured at all personally. Lots of commitment from all the performers and Hanna was a wonderful guide throughout.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
We took a bus/cab to the Royal Palms beach club on Seven Mile Beach. Total cost with tip was $19 for the two of us including the club entrance fee. Fun party atmosphere with a big crowd, not crowded though. We weren't looking for that mood so we walked to a quieter area. If you're looking for chill there are a ton of public beach access areas. Probably a 20 minute walk but well worth the hike.

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
Just went to the hotel then port.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
A little wait but, only because we had an earlier flight so we had to disembark during the busiest time. If you wait a LITTLE bit, take your time, you could walk right off.

Traveler Photos

MDR dessert. Celestial Strings after show in the Atrium. Port shopping area Port shopping area Public beach within walking distance Public beach within walking distance. Seven Mile Beach public access. Mayan ball game excursion Mayan ball game excursion
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