Incredible Ship! Friendly Staff! Fun Activities!

Carnival Horizon Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 34

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Carnival Horizon

8 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 07, 2020

Ship: Carnival Horizon

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Beautiful Ship, great staff, excellent service, fun shows and activities for all ages.


4 out of 5
Easy getting on! Slow debarkation due to virus/CDC

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main dinning room had good service overall. No waiting for our table. Food was just okay. Buffet was decent for a quick breakfast. We never ate dinner there, lines were long and food looked to be average Golden Coral fare.

Tides Bar

4 out of 5

Less crowed, aft deck with great views. Bartenders were friendly and poured a great drink. Worth a visit!!

Seafood Shack

4 out of 5

Aft deck and worth the extra $. Fresh cooked seafood without the lines.

Guy's Pig & Anchor BBQ Smokehouse Brewhouse

4 out of 5

Live music of an evening and superb BBQ! Ribs, chicken, pulled pork and prime rib all cooked to perfection, and the onsite brewery has fantastic beer!

Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Superb service, and amazing cuisine! Extra cost but well worth it for a memorable couples experience in a romantic atmosphere.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The live music performances were superb. The Havana Night Club a favorite of ours! The ladies on the electric violins were spectacular! Each lounge venue packed with enjoyable entertainment at all hours. Our kids loved Camp Ocean and the water slides! The ropes course fun and the club house chalked full of games for all ages.


5 out of 5
All lives musical performances were superb and worth attending! Strings and Cuban show are very noteworthy and well done! The Violin Girls Trio were excellent and very talented. DJ’s were fun, the music loud and lots of dancing.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Club Ocean amused our 6 year old and gave us mommy and daddy time! Plenty of fun and safe activities for 2-17

Camp Ocean

5 out of 5

Our six year old loved his time at Camp Ocean! Friendly staff, plenty of fun activities and open late. Nominal charge after 10pm!

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Bartenders were very friendly, professional and attentive. Drinks poured well and served with a smile.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Takes a day to find your way around, then not an issue. Maps at all elevators for reference.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Clean and nice balcony cabin for a family of four suited our needs.

Ship tip

Aft deck pools and bars have fewer people using them. Plenty of room without the crowds. Smoking area on deck 11 aft has fewer users! Free lunch at Italian. Asian and Guys bbq the ship does not tell you about.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5

La Romana, Dominican Republic

3 out of 5

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
Head to Mambo Beach!!

Oranjestad, Aruba

4 out of 5


3 out of 5
A bit slow as well were the last cruise ship to sail due to the virus and CDC has to screen all passengers.

Traveler Photos

Line Dancing Anyone? Atrium Light Show DailyTowel Animals! Smile 😀 Great Pizza 24/7 Sunset at Sea on Aft Deck Arriving Port of Miami 555 Steakhouse anniversary celebration Water slide fun! Dr Seuss was a big hit Lido deck dance party Build A Bear at Camp Ocean Poker Anyone?
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