7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
So...I was very hesitant to take this cruise after reading so many negative reviews! Fake News!!!! Some people are just negative in life and will find fault with anything. We had a FABULOUS cruise! This is my 9th cruise. I would put this ... Read More
So...I was very hesitant to take this cruise after reading so many negative reviews! Fake News!!!! Some people are just negative in life and will find fault with anything. We had a FABULOUS cruise! This is my 9th cruise. I would put this ship in my top 3. Oasis and Allure being my top 2. Did not have any problems. Embarkation was an absolute breeze! Elevators were great! Took the first day to get used to them...but they really are very simple. Press the floor you want to go on...(press multiple times for people in your party to ensure an elevator arrives with enough space for your party)...letter of the alphabet shows on monitor...stand in front of elevator. What is everyone going on and on about?? Chris Williams, The Flying Scottsman, was our cruise director filling in for Mike Pack. Chris was FANTASTIC! Loved his afternoon show on the last day. His performances in the Atrium were energizing! Hope he is appointed the main cruise director of Carnival's next big ship. Kyndall Fire, part of the Fun Squad was also great and made the family games and trivia a lot of fun for all. Our dining experience was great. We were a party of 11. Pedro, Piotr, and Igede are a fabulous team. The food was delicious! Zoran at the Alchemy bar really knows how to make a good cocktail. Milos and Dodge make a great smoked boulevardier at Guy's Pig and Anchor and are swift and engaging with the guests. Loved loved the Blue Iguana Cantina. Breakfast burritos and lunch burritos hit the spot. Guy's Burger Joint had great burgers! Fries were a little overcooked. My kids loved the pizza...always a line! There really should be 2-3 people working there at meal times. We ate in the Italian restaurant and the food there was very good. Family comedy shows (PG) were entertaining and good for all ages. Enjoyed the piano bar with Gregor, but wonder why the piano bar sing along was only late at night and 18 and older. My teens would have enjoyed that venue if earlier in the evening. There are many quiet spots on this ship. Main pool deck, as any ship, was a little too loud for our family. We found numerous quiet areas on all decks. Always a seat or lounge chair somewhere! My kids loved playing the numerous games in the Library Lounge. The coffee at the Java Cafe was delicious. We enjoyed the National Parks movie in the IMAX theater and the chills and thrills ride. I thought the picture package was a little overpriced. We purchased a few and had them downloaded digitally to our phone which was very easy. Our cabin steward, Mr. M. did a great job with our adjoining rooms. The only thing I wish was that the times of the shows were a little later. We had early dining at 6pm. Like clockwork, we finished dessert every night at 7:30pm. The comedy shows and performances start at 7:30pm. It's a little tough to find seats. We skipped dessert two nights to try to get a seat, and our family still had to sit separately. At 7pm, the Liquid Lounge was packed! A whole half hour before the performance. You must get to the shows early! Vintage Pop was great! My kids enjoyed all the trivia games at the Ocean Plaza. The Fun Squad does a great job! Carlos is very hardworking and was great with the kids during Karaoke. We enjoyed listening to Crushed Velvet in the Ocean Plaza most nights. ALL STAFF was very friendly and engaging. We chose to walk off with our luggage and had no waiting time or difficulty. Would I go on the Carnival Horizon again? ...Most definitely!!! :) Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: July 2018
I choose this cruise because it left out of New York and it was a new ship. I thought that everything was great. The food, excursions and the employees. The only place I thought was a rift off was the seafood shack. I had red snapper and ... Read More
I choose this cruise because it left out of New York and it was a new ship. I thought that everything was great. The food, excursions and the employees. The only place I thought was a rift off was the seafood shack. I had red snapper and it was falling of the bones and had too may bones in it. I wished it was de-boned. It was also over priced. It was $18 just for the fish. The rooms were great. I have no complains. Our steward was great. The waiters and waitresses were also great. I really enjoyed myself. I read a lot of complaints and do not understand why people would go as far as lie about the cruise. For example, someone wrote that they went to Dominican Republic on the excursion where they were supposed to go to the distillery and it was not open on Sunday. That was not true. I went on a Sunday and it was open. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
We're regular Carnival cruisers and liked being able to drive to the NYC port for an 8-day cruise. I titled this review "Accidental" Horizon cabin because when we booked last year, our cabin wasn't a Havana cabin. It ... Read More
We're regular Carnival cruisers and liked being able to drive to the NYC port for an 8-day cruise. I titled this review "Accidental" Horizon cabin because when we booked last year, our cabin wasn't a Havana cabin. It became one while fitting out in Italy. We weren't planning on being in Havana, but it really was a plus for our cruise - the pool was wonderful and never crowded. My description of Havana is "Serenity, only more limited." Our cabin itself was okay - it was an aft wrap, but I liked the aft wraps on Victory and Glory better. They were larger and had nicer balconies.The real benefit to this cabin was Havana access. Entertainment was very good. The comedians' shows were good (although I don't like the Limelight Lounge very much - the sight lines are awful). All of the music was very good and there were lots of venues to enjoy. I saw a couple of shows in the Liquid Lounge and while the shows were good, the Lounge tsself is not great - like Limelight Lounge, poor sight lines. All of our food was good, We had al dinners in the main dining room, early seating. Great wait staff. we ended up not having any dinners at the specialty restaraunts. However, we enjoyed lunch at the Mongolian wok one day and I had the Seafood Shack's fried clams another. We also tried the BBQ buffet one day and enjoyed it, and I had a Guy's burger twice. My choice is a Plain Jane with cheese and then topped with bacon and mushrooms fro the toppings bar. Sons spent a lot of tie on the sports deck; both did the Sky Ride and enjoyed it. I love the outer areas available on this class of ship - if I wanted to be somewhere other than our balcony or in the Havana area, you could usualy find me outside on deck 5, the Lanai. I'd sal Horizon in a heartbeat. Despite the number of passengers I never felt crowded and never had to wait in line for the buffet. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
We have been on over 25 cruises and this ship is definitely one of the best! Clean. Well laid out. Wonderful entertainment. And the food was fantastic. Favorites were Pig and Anchor (loved the brisket and pulled pork) and Tapanyaki. ... Read More
We have been on over 25 cruises and this ship is definitely one of the best! Clean. Well laid out. Wonderful entertainment. And the food was fantastic. Favorites were Pig and Anchor (loved the brisket and pulled pork) and Tapanyaki. Thought the Sesfood shack was okay. Also loved the free gelato at the Market Place. For such a large ship it does not feel crowded. Our balcony room was well laid out, offering two sockets and two charging ports. Found the internet to be rather slow. Purchased Chat from the HUB for communication while on the ship and did not find it very effective. The new elevators worked like a charm and dramatically cut the wait time. Be sure to press them one time for each member of your party that’s waiting. The sky ride is amazing. !Can’t wait to sail on her again in May this time in a Havana balcony. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
A tradition in our family is to take a cruise for celebrations. This cruise was to celebrate our sons graduation with his masters degree. We typically sail out of Galveston but wanted a new ship out of a different port. The Carnival ... Read More
A tradition in our family is to take a cruise for celebrations. This cruise was to celebrate our sons graduation with his masters degree. We typically sail out of Galveston but wanted a new ship out of a different port. The Carnival Horizon did not disappoint! The entertainment was the best we have experienced. Celestial Strings was by far the best show we have seen on Carnival. Chris, the Flying Scotsman was the Cruise Director and provided stellar atrium shows and mega deck parties. Accompanying Chris was his talented fun squad, including Kyndall Fire, Joey, and Erin (Bingo Flamingo). Just a top notch team. The Walk the Plank for St. Jude was humbling, and truly showed the value Carnival and its staff place on the importance of contributing to this amazing charity. By far, the entertainment was the highlight! Other good points were the food, the service, the appearance and cleanliness of the ship. Not a huge fan of the layout, but nothing that would prohibit my visiting this ship again! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
After reading negative reviews of the horizon I was hesitant to go on the cruise. However, we had an amazing week. The food was phenomenal. We ate in the dining room almost every night and the service was for the most part quick. We ate in ... Read More
After reading negative reviews of the horizon I was hesitant to go on the cruise. However, we had an amazing week. The food was phenomenal. We ate in the dining room almost every night and the service was for the most part quick. We ate in the Asian restaurant the last night which was amazing and I highly recommend it. All the staff on board the ship was super nice and went out of their way to be friendly. My biggest complaint was I felt the entertainment was somewhat lacking, particularly some of the playlist production shows were weak. I did enjoy celestrial strings. Embarking was a piece of cake. Velvet crust band is very talented. The fun squad was great and not obnoxious like on some previous cruises. Overall we had an awesome week and would most definitely take the same cruise again! It is very similar to its sister ships and I do wish there could have been more unique things about it Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
Debarkation Day... and I feel like I should write this review after hearing so many negative people on the ship and on the reviews. First of all, embarkation was a breeze. Waiting 30 minutes in line but you know what, they got ... Read More
Debarkation Day... and I feel like I should write this review after hearing so many negative people on the ship and on the reviews. First of all, embarkation was a breeze. Waiting 30 minutes in line but you know what, they got everything right and were thorough with security. I don’t mind waiting. We went to Guy’s Pig and Anchor after embarking. It was free guys!!! Waited maybe 10 minutes in line, best food we had all week! Only free on embarkation day. Overall cleaniless was great! Employees were constantly cleaning, mopping the wet floors. Food: buffet for breakfast was good. Burritos were delicious! some commentors say ‘breakfast couldve been better’. Where i’m from eggs, toast and bacon is breakfast. So not sure what ya’ll were expecting? Rib eye? Guy’s Pig and Anchor was phenomenal! We went a second time for $27 we got ribs, corn, cornbread, trascan nachos. It was more than I could eat and absolutely delicious! We ate at the Meridian all week, again top notch! We even got offered a second plate of lobster one night which was surprising and very welcoming! Staff: were all friendly! Our cabin steward Daniel was real nice. Always called us by our first names and chatted with us. Debarkation process also went well! My only two negatives are: an adult only pool would’ve been nice or even just for a few hours. The pools are small and bombarded with kids, but hey I guess we shouldve went to an adult only if we wanted. The meradian, unless you have the app you have to go up a floor to reserve a spot then walk down to your table. I see this being s nuisance for families with kids and people with disabilities. We used the app on the second day once we knew about it and it works flawlessly. In all great trip, great ship! Carnivals reputation for a party ship was not seem on this ship. Oh and the comedy shows were amazing! Caroline and Tommy Drake were hilarious and had us in tears all 5 shows we attended. The brass boys and crushed velvet were a great jazz band we listened to every night!!! We love them!!! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
Let me start by saying that this was our 5rh cruise. All of our cruises have been with Carnival. We chose this cruise because we live near NYC and we wanted to experience a new ship for once. I was not a big fan of the NYC cruise terminal. ... Read More
Let me start by saying that this was our 5rh cruise. All of our cruises have been with Carnival. We chose this cruise because we live near NYC and we wanted to experience a new ship for once. I was not a big fan of the NYC cruise terminal. It was very confusing and parking was ridiculous. We used park jockey and found a garage a few blocks away for way cheaper. Despite the terminal being a little disorganized embarkation was a breeze. We always pre check in online so we never have to wait long to get on the ship. As soon as we boarded we were able to go to our room which was nice. I do not recommend using the elevators on embarkation dat until they are done delivering all of the luggage otherwise you'll be waiting a long time. That being said we received our luggage a couple hours after setting sail, which didnt seem unreasonable to me. After walking about a bit we went straight to guy's burgers and got lunch. They're so good!!! We always do the your time dining and that was little different this time. Despite what other people say you can not check in on the app. You have to go to deck 5 to check in. Then they'll print your ticket and send you to deck 3. We never had to wait long but it is a little inconvenient. The food was a mixed bag in the main dining room. It was best on the formal nights which is to be expected. We did try both the sushi and ji ji's Asian for dinner. They were both very reasonable and excellent food! You can try guy's bbq and the Italian place for free for lunch most days which is nice. The shows were amazing. Best we've seen!!! Imprint was our favorite band to watch but velvet crush was also very good! Chris is the best and most memorable cruise director we've had and Joey who ran the punchline comedy was great too! As a whole I'd say the entertainment on this ship was too notch! The decor on this ship was beautiful! The best we've seen so far. The sports area offered a lot for both kids and adults. The ropes course was very fun. I wish I could tell you about the sky ride but it broke down on the second day. Hopefully they'll fix it soon! The waterslides were amazing, especially the blue body one!! That's my favorite slide I've ever been on. It goes so fast! The serenity deck was really nice. Bigger than it's been on most of the other ships. The pools and hot tubs were all open until midnight which was a nice change from the usual 9 pm close time. As a whole this ship was amazing! The staff was still learning but I'd say they've pretty much figured it out. This ship is definitely worth checking out! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
 Embarkation Embarkation was likely the most efficient I’ve ever experienced in New York.  From parking to ship was at most an hour.  That may not seem great, but for this port, its very good. Check in was completed by scanning ... Read More
 Embarkation Embarkation was likely the most efficient I’ve ever experienced in New York.  From parking to ship was at most an hour.  That may not seem great, but for this port, its very good. Check in was completed by scanning our boarding passes and passports on a tablet and sending us to the waiting area.  No computers, photos, cards or anything. In fact it seemed that overall security was maybe a little lax, but I’m sure they’ve got the bases covered. Carnival probably needs to update the VIFP program since there are so many at Platinum level these days.  The priority waiting area at 11am was more than just a little crowded.  Food Where to begin?  I don’t even hesitate to say that the food options on Carnival Horizon were the best we’ve experienced at sea.  I should add a disclaimer that we are old school when it comes to cruising with respect to specialty dining.  A big reason we cruise is because you pay one price and enjoy the week at a good value. Modern cruising attempts to nickel and dime you to death by the end of the week and we’ll buck that trend every step of the way.  You don’t have to fall for it, especially on the Horizon. So when I say food choices are plentiful, I mean free food is plentiful. Guy’s Burgers needs no description.  It’s the same on every ship and is excellent.  The line may be intimidating at peak times, but it moves fast.  If you’re on the deck and don’t want to go in and sit down for lunch somewhere, a Guy’s burger on a deck chair will hit the spot.  Blue Iguana is a favorite for me as well.  The burrito line can get long but the taco line usually wasn’t.  Unfortunately, these aren’t the fastest moving lines either since everything is assembled on ordering. A nice surprise was that taco salads are available even though they aren’t on the menu.  Blue Iguana at breakfast serves burritos, arepas and huevos rancheros.  The latter we ate probably three days out of the week.  The buffet is largely an unknown to us, which speaks to the number of alternatives on Horizon.  I did frequent the Cake stands which serve fantastic cakes and my wife loved the gelato.  Gelato was two flavors a day but they were repeating by the end of the week.  Other than that, I’m not sure we picked up a single thing from the buffet. Carnival has kicked up the Deli quite a bit since it’s introduction.  We had several excellent sandwiches throughout the week and the cookies they serve were a favorite. The lines can get quite long and aren’t at all fast.  It’s open longer hours than some other choices so it beat out the buffet a few times with us. Guys’s Pig and Anchor is very good.  We ate there first on embarkation thinking the lines would be prohibitive later since its only open for lunch on sea days. These lines didn’t turn out to be too bad and move quickly.  The meat was good and the sides were fantastic. The brisket was often a little fatty and disappointing, but it’s brisket so what do you expect?  We didn’t eat there for dinner, but they had live entertainment every evening and seemed to be somewhat popular.  They may have overshot with the space devoted to the restaurant. It’s a huge space, but it never appeared to be filled to capacity.  Perhaps others on this sailing were old fashioned like us. Ocean Plaza has food available for breakfast and lunch. Not nearly the selection of upstairs, but at least provides decent local alternative if you are staying in the Havana area.  The main dining rooms were very enjoyable.  Food choices were plentiful.  We had early seating and our service team could not have been better.  Dinner has always been a highlight of cruising for me and everything about traditional dining on the Horizon was great.  Deck/Pools/Havana A highlight of the cruise was spending the week in the Havana area of the ship.  With an inside cabin you get the perks without too much additional cost. The pool area never seemed crowded although much like Lido Deck, if you show up at 1pm on a sea day expecting to find deck chairs you may be out of luck.  The six “beds” for lack of a better word, were usually the first to go.  We had one most days because I’m not one to voluntarily bake in the sun all day.  I was often the first out there in the mornings due to my sleep schedule.  In fact once I was there before it had been cleaned from the night before.  The pool is small, but at most all week there were maybe 8 people in it at any one time.  The two hot tubs are huge on the other hand and most times we had them to ourselves. My chief complaint regarding Havana was the bar.  As I mentioned, I’m an early riser and begin the coffee intake as soon as I’m out of the cabin.  There is no coffee at Havana until 8 or 9 maybe.  I honestly don’t know for sure, because I’m generally done with coffee by then and had gotten my fill on Lido Deck.  So that was disappointing.  But worse was that there was no water available until 10!  We’re usually closing up deck time by 1 or so.  The service at the bar itself wasn’t too bad in the long run.  Since there was usually only one bartender, it wasn’t exactly quick, but not bad.    I didn’t care for the high shaded glass walls at Havana rather than the traditional rail.  It’s a small thing, but that and the coffee situation ensured that 5-7am was often spent on Deck 10 aft enjoying the sea and sunrise. We only ventured to the main pool once while the ship was at Amber Cove and it wasn’t even slightly crowded.  I will say however, that the presence of the big screen and it’s movies would make the main pool pleasant, crowded or not.  Other than that one time we stuck to Havana.    The red/white tube slide was very nice and fast.  The blue slide was more traditional, and as usual, my son got stuck on it.  So it was one and done for that one.  I don’t see what it would hurt to steepen those things a little.  The tube slides are wonderful, but the others are often more trouble than they are worth. Entertainment Celestial Strings is “can’t miss.”  As far as production shows go, I’d venture to say it’s been my favorite ever at sea. I don’t even know how to explain it.  Just go.  Marcus Monroe was my other favorite show at the theatre.  He is a juggler/comic who was very enjoyable.  Those are the only shows I recommend in the theatre.  A highlight of the cruise for me were the atrium entertainers.  I hope I’m not missing one but it appeared that 4 performers rotated throughout the week, the strings trio from Celestial Strings, Emma Jude, Jeffrey Munks and a brass trio.  Among those Jeffrey Munks was my favorite.  We watched this brilliant pianist a little nearly every day.  His stuff is on iTunes as well I was happy to learn.   The other bands throughout the ship were very country heavy and thus not for me.  The band in the Havana Bar played Cuban music nightly and appeared to be a hit.  The bar was most always crowded and dancers plentiful. The IMAX is a nice idea.  I wish there was more variety in the films though.  The Panda film we watched was excellent.  Thrill Theatre type shows tend to bring on motion sickness for me.  We did the first level which was ok, but nothing I want to invest my valuable cruise time in doing. Dive in movies are great. We watched one that week.  Depending on what’s playing, a movie on a deck chair may have been far more entertaining than much of what is in the theatre.   The Punchliner comedy shows could be so great if Carnival would bother to do it right, but for some reason they won’t.  Obviously among the most popular attractions, it’s held in the smaller lounge.  If you want a seat, you arrive 30min early at least.  Standing room only every single show, all week.  Two comedians the first half of the week and two the second half.  Each does 2 PG sets which usually contain at least a little repeated material.  I mention the PG sets because we can’t go to the 18+ shows.  Most places, such as movie theatres, acknowledge that if parents want their teen to see an R rated show, that’s their decision.  Carnival doesn’t play that way and instead imposes the no exceptions 18+ only rule.  Its none of their business what shows my son sees if he's accompanied by his parents.  I’d be more than happy with nothing but comedians all week long, 2 or 3 a night even, but Carnival says no.  The Liquid Lounge is a disaster.  Uncomfortable, moveable chairs for the main seating areas.  The comfortable ones are in the back. Huge circular booths in the main seating area as well. The layout is nuts.  Moveable chairs in a theatre is nuts.  You know what kids to do with movable chairs?  And the posts!  As a civil engineer, I know pretty much anything is possible if you are willing to spend the money.  I suspect the posts aren't a necessity as much as a money saver.    Ports We enjoyed Grand Turk and San Juan very much.  San Juan is always a favorite since you have all of the old City just off the ship.  Grand Turk is good if you just want to go to the beach since its right there as well.  The island is small enough and safe enough to explore on your own as well, which is what we did.  Amber Cove is beautiful, but since the port area was built by Carnival, you don't feel like you're in Domincan Republic so much as at a private island type experience without the beach.    Debarkation  Absolutely the most efficient ever.  We likely got lucky with timing, but we had no lines except maybe a handful of people leaving the ship. We walked off, down the escalators, through customs and out.  They hadn't called anyone yet since it was a half hour prior to the announced start time. All in all its a great ship as is evidenced by our recent booking of a Havana Interior on the Panorama in 2020.   This is too long, sorry, and just my thoughts in a largish nutshell. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
We specifically sought out the Horizon for its fun and new features, i.e. imax, sky ride, on board brewery and smokehouse. Debarking from NYC was just gravy but it made our trip that much more special. We arrived the day before and were ... Read More
We specifically sought out the Horizon for its fun and new features, i.e. imax, sky ride, on board brewery and smokehouse. Debarking from NYC was just gravy but it made our trip that much more special. We arrived the day before and were able to take a pedicab tour through Central Park, visit MoMa, Ellis Island and take a train from Grand Central Terminal to a Yankees game all before we even got in the ship! There was very little wait in boarding. The food is fantastic. If Guy’s Fierri offered his burgers and barbecue in my town, they would be my new go to places to eat. Pizza was terrific. There is a wait, but usually no more than 15 minutes in line at any point in the day. Maybe the Lido l buffets aren’t Vegas style grabs buffets with unlimited choices but they have good food and it is always ready and easily accessible with little to no waiting. The main dining is really good. Some waiters try harder than others and you can tell the incentive for excellent service isn’t there due to them not getting direct tips. Still, that’s just nitpicking because we had some waiters that were very. attentive. I imagine it’s a very hard job with the long hours and number of guests but we still always felt taken care of. The entertainment is great. Funny comedians, great shows, good movies and plenty for the kids to do. Plenty of bars around and I never had to wait too long for a drink anywhere on the ship at anytime. The main pool does get over crowded but we didn’t hang out there too often. Our room steward was great and always had our room in perfect order. The ports were great on Grabd Turk, I would recommend the private beach home tour. Puerto Rico is awesome. You don’t need to book an excursion as you can find sage and much cheaper transportation to the Yunque rainforest and Old San Juan. Fantastic place to visit. In Amber Cove, we did the swim with the dolphins tour. I highly recommend this as it was the highlight of the trip. Pay extra for the video package. Overall we had an amazing trip full of fun and relaxation. Perfect trip for families. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
We wanted to sail the newest ship in the Carnival fleet. We also wanted to see some sights in New York City. So this cruise was our choice since the home port is NYC until later this year when it goes to Miami. We are fans of cruising and ... Read More
We wanted to sail the newest ship in the Carnival fleet. We also wanted to see some sights in New York City. So this cruise was our choice since the home port is NYC until later this year when it goes to Miami. We are fans of cruising and our foursome was ready for some fun and relaxation. We found the Horizon to be a well designed and comfortable ship and our experiences were great fun and memorable. I would do it again in a heartbeat. We’ve cruised Disney, NCL and Carnival and we’re close to platinum on Carnival. So we clearly like the CCL cruise experience. We’re experienced world travelers so we can discern good from bad and don’t see things with rose colored glasses. Everyone is different and has their own opinions. Carnival meets our needs for value and comfort and fun. And as long as it does that we don’t see a reason to alter the course. So when I make a review I focus on the objective things and not too much on subjective. Some things are outside the control of the cruise line. So how can I fault the cruise line for that? But things within their control, they should be called out for within reason. In short, I try to be fair. First, the ship. Horizon is the second ship of this design for Carnival. The sister is the Vista which we cruised about 18 months ago. They are almost identical. Horizon is only a few months old and it still has that new car smell! Lol. Just kidding, but everything is shiny and new and clean as a whistle. Contrary to another reviewer I found it super clean and well maintained. Crew members are everywhere cleaning, polishing and it shows. It’s been the same on prior Carnival cruises and Horizon is no different. Ship shape and then some. Horizon (and Vista) are much like the prior mega ships in the Carnival line, Magic, Breeze and Dream. If you like those you will love the Horizon. The ship has lots of food and entertainment options. And it has some new innovations that are cool and fun. Horizon has the traditional main dining room which has a fixed schedule of early and late seating. They also have the anytime dining option whereby you make a reservation or check in before you can be seated. We’ve done both and we prefer the fixed time early option. The menus are the same for both. Food options vary daily but there are some standard options that are available everyday. Overall our table of six ordered lots of choices and enjoyed them. One night a fish option was over cooked for one person but he said it was fine. I would have asked for a new one. For me, I like steaks and the flat iron steak is on the menu daily so I know I’ll be good. But I also had pasta and Indian main courses. Appetizers can be interesting and fun. We usually order one or two as they are usually small. Soups and salads are quite good. Not a fan of cold soups, but our son loves them. They also feature port of call cuisine which is a traditional starter and main course from the port of call that day. Opinions vary about food. We liked our food preparations and presentations. Never went hungry. And our service was top notch. Our waiters were always on top of refills, extra bread or clearing plates. It’s also nice when they remember you’re name and greet you by same. Dinners were relaxed and enjoyable. From what I saw everyone near us was enjoying themselves too. Desserts were really really good. Try them all. Food options are everywhere. Sushi. Japanese steakhouse. Italian. Asian. Seafood. Pizza (24 hours). 555 steakhouse. Guys burgers. Pig and anchor bbq. Burrito bar. Buffets. Deli sandwich counter. And more. Some have moderate charges. The 555 steakhouse is an extra 35 per person and is worth it. The steaks are amazing and the service superb. Best steak ever in my book. Our cabin was fine. More on that below. Our services were quite good. Our room steward was friendly and did a great job of keeping our cabin clean a stocked with fresh towels. I don’t know how they camel the bed look so crisp. Good training I guess. This room steward was a towel artist. Best towel animals ever. Thanks Arturo! I could go on and on, but overall the ship is high quality and the crew that we interacted with were friendly and good at their jobs. I found the fellow passengers to be fine. No wilding kids. People on vacation and enjoying themselves. Another reviewer mentions older passengers. I did not experience hat st all. Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2018
My wife and I just did the back to back Trans Atlantic cruise, We were on the ship for 24 days. The ports were great, food was outstanding, crew was top of the line. Now this is not our 1st cruise, we are almost diamond members, Yes the ... Read More
My wife and I just did the back to back Trans Atlantic cruise, We were on the ship for 24 days. The ports were great, food was outstanding, crew was top of the line. Now this is not our 1st cruise, we are almost diamond members, Yes the crew had some bugs to work out but being a new ship that happens. I can't say enough about the food it was great, my wife and I always do the chef's table and Chef Danny made this a great time along with all his helpers. My wife and I were in room 6460 and our cabin steward was great always had a smile and friendly never did we have a day that we did not see him and had chances to talk with him. The whole crew was great..... t The steak House was prefect and we saw a lot of people working on the ship (crew members) that we had sailed with before(it was like old friends week). The Cruise Director (Mike), was one of the best I have seen in a long time. Now one of the ships officers that we know and have known for a long time (Brendon) food manager was on the ship, he is probably the best in the industry and the most friendly and outgoing person you will ever meet. He is always on the go checking on each food area and speaking with people to make sure that the dinning experience was the best, and asking for suggestion to make it better. I will close for now but if you want to go on a great ship with a great crew go on the Horizon. Yes we have already booked another one. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2018
It was our first Trans Atlantic cruise and we were the fourth cruise itinerary on the Horizon. Everything was wonderful. The ship is beautiful and we found it easy to navigate. The Room Stewards and Wait Staff were great - could not ... Read More
It was our first Trans Atlantic cruise and we were the fourth cruise itinerary on the Horizon. Everything was wonderful. The ship is beautiful and we found it easy to navigate. The Room Stewards and Wait Staff were great - could not have done more for us. Food was excellent in the Dining Room and on Lido. Deck. In the evenings on Lido the choices were outstanding - we typically do not eat on Lido in the evenings but did so on this longer cruise. Guys Pig and Anchor food also great - no charge at lunch time although only open for lunch on Sea Days so a really good time to go is your first day upon Embarkation. Pizza was great - they will make variations of the four listings that are on the wall. Oh yes, Gelato is served daily on Lido at lunchtime - two different choices offered. We were on Deck 11 Cabin 11266 which for us was the perfect location - it is an Inside Cabin - not Spa even though Spa Cabins are further down the hall - with easy access to Lido Deck and Gym and Serenity Deck and elevators and really everything - we loved it - we were in a similar Cabin location on Vista a year ago. The evening entertainment was typical Carnival entertainment - no complaints - but similar to what we have seen in the past. The music/musician offerings throughout the ship were excellent - I would suggest there was something for everyone's taste. We had a really wonderful cruise - no hiccups for us - would not hesitate to cruise again on the Horizon. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2018
This was our first time to go to Europe and to sail across the Atlantic. We really enjoyed all the ports in Europe and then the sea days on the ship. There is so much to do and loved all the food options available on this new ship. The ... Read More
This was our first time to go to Europe and to sail across the Atlantic. We really enjoyed all the ports in Europe and then the sea days on the ship. There is so much to do and loved all the food options available on this new ship. The Cruise Director, Mike Pack was the best cruise director that we have ever sailed with and we have been cruising since 1990. The entire crew was so helpful and this was one of the best cruises we have had, Along with the 4 ports we stopped at in Europe, we also visited Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and this was a great experience. We then sailed into New York Harbor and we docked next to the Intrepid so that was exciting. We sailed right by the Statue of Liberty as we came into New York and that is an experience that we will never forget. This cruise ranks as one of the best that we have ever sailed on Read Less
Sail Date: April 2018
Prior to embarcation, we stayed 3 days n Barcelona, the departing city, and thoroughly enjoyed the entire city. Embarcation n Europe is a dream, compared to any US port. Just seemed to have ample staff directing everyone as to wat was ... Read More
Prior to embarcation, we stayed 3 days n Barcelona, the departing city, and thoroughly enjoyed the entire city. Embarcation n Europe is a dream, compared to any US port. Just seemed to have ample staff directing everyone as to wat was needed n hand and where to proceed to. This kept the short lines moving along quickly. The carnival staff at terminal were helpful and efficient. We were able to board the ship ahead of schedule. And u are allowed to carry on as many bottles of alcohol as you'd like. That holds true at all the European ports as well. So needless to say, my bar tab was mighty little this cruise, which was a plus. DisembarkationbEgan at 7am was completely finished by 9am. The only waiting was for more taxis to arrive back at the terminal. It was about a 20 min ride to the airport. Overall impression of the ship was terrific. Italy was a let down; was crowded beyond belief, felt like mice n a maze, was filthy, graffete everywhere, pick pockets on every corner. Store owners were less than polite to americans. NO restrooms!! Prices were within reason tho. Crew members on board were top notch, service and food n dining room was fair. Shore excursions were expensive and WAY TOO LONG, 8-10 hrs. Each port. Not worth the time or money. Could have easily done them on r own or n small groups w private guide. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2018
We wanted to finally get to the Med and see Italy. This seemed a perfect trip to celebrate our Anniversary. We booked the 10 day out of Barcelona strictly for the ports we could get to. And boy were we not disappointed! The ship ... Read More
We wanted to finally get to the Med and see Italy. This seemed a perfect trip to celebrate our Anniversary. We booked the 10 day out of Barcelona strictly for the ports we could get to. And boy were we not disappointed! The ship itself with the new interior designs were contemporary and really a step up from the "vegas" carpeting of the other ships we had been on. We had a Deluxe OV cabin with the 2 bathrooms which was really helpful for ease of getting ready at the same time. Our cabin steward was very friendly and helpful. All the staff were, I can;t remember talking to anyone that didn't have a smile or say hello. Embarkation was super easy, we had done a tour in the AM in Barcelona and didn't check in til shortly after 2 pm and basically walked on. Being able to buy alcohol in the duty free and take it onboard was a huge bonus, glad we knew that piece of info before hand for European sailings and saved some VAT. Ports were Livorno, Civitavecchia, Amalfi Coast, Dubrovnik, Corfu and Messina. Would totally go back to Amalfi and Taoromina in Messina in a heartbeat! We used 2 carnival tours which were well organized and ran on time. We did hear that there was a Carnival tour back late in Rome- story was they had to wait and hour and a half on 4 people who had no common courtesy to return to the meeting point on time :( 2 ports we just played it by ear and picked up Ho-Ho busses or wandered on foot. Dubrovik was amazing to wander in! Walked the walls, took the cable car, found a cliff bar! 2 tours we had booked from a fb posting thru a "TA". The tour company that did the driving and was the guide were awesome- word of advise if booking a fb tour, check into the organizer, don't get ripped off. Some will tell you they aren't profiting from booking a group, but ask questions, get the details, do the research on private tours if you don't book thru the cruiseline. If I was to do it again Ide book private directly, or use a toursharing group that books directly, It was disheartening and a bit of a scammed feeling to find out that even tho I was charged 20 or 25 Euros more when you add up 40 people for 6 ports....the "TA" basically profited enough to sail and tour for free. If they are upfront that they upcharge no problem, but don't scam people. Food in the MDR was really good, we caught both elegant nights, we also used the Steakhouse and Cucina (we both liked Cucina more than the steakhouse). Guys pig and anchor was great, live music and great food, try the trashcan nachos! Buffet was laid out differently in squares you could go right around instead of up against the wall. We found that this layout was easier to navigate and not as busy, but might have been just timing of when we went. Lots of options on the Buffet and the new cake selection instead of the old boring desserts was a great change. CD Mike Pack is a fireball LOL and so much fun. Shows were good, we didn't care for the music in the Celsetrial Strings show but that was personal opinion. The Soulbound show was fantastic. Ide definitely sail Horizon again, even with 10 days onboard we didn't have enough time to try out everything on the ship! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2018
I waited so long to go on cruise in Europe, and finally I made it on the newest ship of Carnival line!! yaay and absolutely i had so much fun. we were three me, husband our baby (2 years old) we all were happy on this ship the crews are ... Read More
I waited so long to go on cruise in Europe, and finally I made it on the newest ship of Carnival line!! yaay and absolutely i had so much fun. we were three me, husband our baby (2 years old) we all were happy on this ship the crews are Amazing they are working very hard all the time to make our experience wonderful. i loved the crew of camp ocean they were very nice to my child and give me chance to had free time with my husband the entertainment was absolutely amazing. and there is thing for every one our room located in family harbor which i love it! the food was good, there were many choices every day (fish- meat- chicken-vegetarian) . it's not the best but most of the time it was was Delicious The most two thing I liked about my cruise were: the ship itself and the ports! basically I have cross many city from my wish list! we visit Rome- Naples- Florence- Pisa-Dubrovnik- Corfu - Barcelona Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2018
i am just back from Carnival Horizon ship. this is my fourth cruise with Carnival and the ship is amazing. the atmosphere was so happy and cool, the service all over the ship was fantastic, food was great in the buffet as well as in ... Read More
i am just back from Carnival Horizon ship. this is my fourth cruise with Carnival and the ship is amazing. the atmosphere was so happy and cool, the service all over the ship was fantastic, food was great in the buffet as well as in the beautiful dining room. also recommnded to eat at Bonsai, we had a great time there and definitely go to the pig & anchor pub which offers 4 kinds of homemade draft beers. the rooms are large and bright, the casino was big and very active and fun was all over including the shows and the comdian which i highly recommend to go at least one night. the hamburgers are big wow!! the ice cream is unforgettable ... i didn't sail with kids but i saw so many features that they will love! skyride, waterslides, video games, IMAX and many more. well done to Carnival! it's definitely best value for money !!! Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2018
We booked this cruise on the first day bookings were opened. Talk about anticipation, plus being able to see photos of the ship as it was being built in Italy. Embarkation was a snap. Quick and painless - probably the best experience ... Read More
We booked this cruise on the first day bookings were opened. Talk about anticipation, plus being able to see photos of the ship as it was being built in Italy. Embarkation was a snap. Quick and painless - probably the best experience that we have had yet. (Even though we had to drag our luggage through a protest in the port area of Barcelona, but that's not Carnival's fault.. and that is a whole other story) Carnival DID warn us via email that there was a major protest scheduled right at the same time that we were supposed to be boarding... From the minute we set foot inside the door of the port, to when we got on the ship was maybe 15 minutes, if you subtract the time that we had spent in the gift shop inside of the port. (HINT there was a liquor store inside the port, with fair prices. Carnival DOES let you bring liquor onboard for the Barcelona departures) The ship was gorgeous. Absolutely breathtaking.. Our cabin, as expected, looked like new.. LOL (remember, this was only the second sailing ever for this ship) We did NOT see any of the shows, but, from what our dinner table mates told us, they were easily the best shows that they had ever seen on a ship, period. So, I'll go with that! The food was great, easily the best that I have had on any Carnival, or RCCL ship. Our dining room service was horrible on the first night, and halfway through dinner on the second night, I got up and spoke with Ken, the Maitre D. He immediately changed our waiter out for the Senior Headwaiter, and from that point on the table service was by far the best we have had on a cruise to date. The digital Pixels gallery is a vast improvement over the old system... No more waste! And, its nice to not have to hunt for your photos. Of course, the photos are just too expensive, but that's life. At least you can buy just the digital image so that you can have them printed at Walgreen's for $3 each, instead of $15-20 on the ship. We DO have an issue with the VAT tax on the onboard shop purchases, it appears that everyone on the ship is being double taxed on the EU itineraries. I am working with Starboard (company that runs the fun shops) to try to resolve this - updates to follow Cruise director (Mike Pack) was great as always... he did a great job! Plus, it was nice to meet John Heald as well (as he was on our cruise.. nice guy) The bottom line. This was an awesome cruise. Sure, there were some minor snags, like the shuttle issues in Cagliardi, but that's a moot point, since Carnival replaced that port after our cruise. Food was great, and overall the service was the best we have seen on Carnival. I'm considering booking a Caribbean cruise on this ship when it comes to Miami.. I definitely wouldn't mind another trip on the Horizon! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2018
We didn't think Carnival could top the Vista, we had an incredible cruise on her back in 2016 so kinda expected the same experience on Horizon. How wrong we were, they have really pulled out all of the stops and made Horizon even ... Read More
We didn't think Carnival could top the Vista, we had an incredible cruise on her back in 2016 so kinda expected the same experience on Horizon. How wrong we were, they have really pulled out all of the stops and made Horizon even better!!! The cabins are spacious, bright with plenty of storage and a wonderful large TV with various different TV Channels, Movies, weather, itinerary information... The crew were as always, FAMILY - no better feeling than being able to hug it out with your cabin steward when you board, knowing it's just going to be a great week and the positivity flowing around the ship really had a presence. Food was divine, Carnival offer superb value for money including various different styles of cuisine and food outlets which are complimentary (other cruise lines would charge you for these!). Guys burgers - YES YES YES!! Buffet was superb with an abundance of choice, fresh gelato every day on the lido, I mean - HELLO!? FRESH GELATO!? Entertainment was superb and Mike Pack the CD was just a part of the ships family as everyone else. The ship was spotless, everything had been thought of, anything that could have been wrong on the Vista was taken, rectified and then amplified 100x better! Thank you Carnival Cruise Line for a superb holiday, WE WILL BE BACK. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2018
This ship and it’s crew are fantastic. We could fault nothing on our cruise. We stayed in the Havana area, we had 3 cabins in total, all were great, plenty of room on the 2 inside cabins, my grown up kids have always refused a inside ... Read More
This ship and it’s crew are fantastic. We could fault nothing on our cruise. We stayed in the Havana area, we had 3 cabins in total, all were great, plenty of room on the 2 inside cabins, my grown up kids have always refused a inside cabin since trying one on NCL and feeling like being inside a prison, however they never had that feelin* on this ship, I think it’s because you have the fab Havana area a few minutes walk where you can spend your time sunning, hot tub or in the pool. Food. We ate at all the restaurants and was really blown away by Guys Smokehouse, food brilliant and the servers where fantastic, the Steakhouse was a slight let down if I was honest. Asian restaurant was perfect and we throughly enjoyed it. This ship has so much choice for eating you can never get bored like on other major cruise companies. Entertainment. One of the things we live about Carnival is the vibe across the ship, they have different music all over the ship, it really makes a change from the piano bars they have everywhere on our old favourite cruise line. The shows were very good as was the magician from UK. Party nights were brilliant with almost everyone joining in. Imax theatre was great as was movies under the stars. Overall the cabin crew were near perfect p, happy smiling faces that take enjoyment when greeting you. Cabin cleaner Laura went beyond her job to make sure we were taken care of Read Less
Sail Date: April 2018
This ship was beautiful. Well laid out and easy to access all areas. The dining choices were amazing and endless. Ship employees were very happy and helpful. There was so much available to do on this ship, it was impossible to do it all. I ... Read More
This ship was beautiful. Well laid out and easy to access all areas. The dining choices were amazing and endless. Ship employees were very happy and helpful. There was so much available to do on this ship, it was impossible to do it all. I particularly loved the Bingo games, comedy shows, iMax theatre, and the many pools and sun decks. There was entertainment for all ages. Very fun! The ports of call were extraordinary and the excursions were well planned and laid out. Getting on and off the ship was a breeze. No long lines. Each day was a new adventure. The cruise director had awesome daily activities planned out that were easy to access on my Carnival Hub app. Staying informed and connected was easy. I would have loved to stay on this ship for a month! I would highly recommend this ship to all. It was the perfect choice for our first cruise. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2018
We are just off the beautiful Carnival Horizon after a terrific 7 day Western Mediterranean cruise. About us: family of 4: 2 adults, 2 kids aged 11 and 8. This is our second ever cruise. Our first experience was the Disney Magic in ... Read More
We are just off the beautiful Carnival Horizon after a terrific 7 day Western Mediterranean cruise. About us: family of 4: 2 adults, 2 kids aged 11 and 8. This is our second ever cruise. Our first experience was the Disney Magic in 2015. We are vegetarian, so if you are a carnivore looking for food reviews I’m sorry, this will disappoint you. Embarkation at Barcelona was smooth and seamless. There were public protests expected in the city on embarkation day, so we were warned to give ourselves extra time to get to the port. This may have influenced how they ran embarkation: on registeration we were given a number card and people boarded by number group. We had preregistered for an 11:30 embarkation time and we were onboard before that time. We headed to the Lido for lunch and were among the first to eat lunch, then hit the ship’s amenities. We were in room 1384, a deluxe ocean view room with bunk beds. It was a great room with enough room for the four of us and a lovely large window with a wide sill. The kids loved piling pillows up and sitting in the window reading or watching docking and the activity on the docks or in the harbours. It was very quiet, except that we could hear the engine as a constant quiet purr in the background. The cabin had lots of storage. Although we are light packers (2 suitcases for all four of us), we did have both warmer and cooler weather clothing as the spring forecasts were variable, and we started and ended our trip in Montréal. All of our stuff unpacked into about half of the storage space. There were 2 bathrooms - one with a toilet, shower and sink, the other with a shower/bath and sink. Both bathrooms had a bit of counter space and small shelves for storage. Each had a retractable clothesline which was hand for drying bathing suits. Remember to bring some clothespins. The queen bed was very comfortable, and the kids slept well on the bunks, although personally I found the bunk mattresses a bit hard. We asked for room service only once a day, so the bunks stayed out: I had expected them to be put away during the day, but I guess we had to request this. The kids got along better having separate places to flake out in, so we didn’t bother. The ship was beautiful! There are lots of decks and places for people to hang out, so it was not apparent that we were four among 4299 guests. The pool areas obviously get crowded on sunny warm afternoon. The onboard rides and activities were terrific: Sky Ride and the Sky Course obstacle course were lots of fun. We did them on several days, usually just as they opened for the day so the wait was minimal. Please note that closed toed shoes are required - for the first few days lots of people had to return to their cabins to change their shoes. I would have loved it if these rides had longer open hours. My kids loved the mini putt, and we all had fun with the football/soccer pool game. The water slides were a lot of fun, with short to no waits at all - it helped that as Canadians the cooler Mediterranean spring weather was not a deterrent for us to get wet. We did any time dining and never waited for a table. We did not always get the same serving staff, although on the second day we were asked if we cared where we sat, so I presume that requesting the same table/area/wait staff can be accommodated, possibly leading to a wait for a table. Requesting a table through the app was not yet available on our cruise, we had to go to deck 5 in person. Food was plentiful and adequate. Vegetarian choices were a bit slim, but not hard to find. We preferred sit down restaurant service for breakfast and dinner as the food was significantly better than at the buffet. We did not eat at any of the extra-cost specialty restaurants (although I am sure their vegetarian options were delicious, the prices were not a bargain considering the value of our Canadian dollar at the time of our cruise). The 24 hour pizza was very good. I would have liked to see vegetarian options at the Blue Iguana (where they offered sides only, so a cold burrito), and the Mongolian Wok. The “featured vegetarian” item on evening menus was always excellent, consisting of 3 Indian curries with sides, all of which varied each day. We enjoyed the Carnival melting chocolate cake every day. Other dessert options were less satisfying: the buffet offered a big selection of cakes every day, but we found there was way too much icing for the amount of cake and were usually disappointed. The kids took great advantage of the 24 hour soft serve ice cream station. We did not see much of the onboard entertainment as we chose this cruise for the destinations and had busy days exploring Italy. We did enjoy the Dive-in movies most nights. Likewise the kids did not do the kids’ clubs. We did tours in Naples and Rome through private tour operators and toured Cagliari and Livorno on our own. I can provide details if anyone wants, but as these are not related to Carnival I will skip them for now. Disembarkation in Barcelona was very smooth. We chose to carry our own luggage off the ship, disembarking around 7:30 am after having breakfast in the Meridian restaurant and encountered no delays. There were lots of taxis waiting and we got to the airport quickly. And now the less-happy stuff: cigarette smoke. We’re from Canada where it is entirely possible as a non-smoker to go through a day or week without ever encountering smoke. Our past cruising experience was with Disney which has no casino, and restricts smoking to limited areas. On board the Horizon smoke was very evident: out on deck we were never far away from a smoking zone. By day 2 the middle stairs and elevators were smelly from the Casino and as the cruise went on the smell extended upwards to the top deck. For future cruises I will avoid rooms located near the casino stairs. People were complaining about “unfriendly and grumpy” staff on board. I found everyone to be quite friendly, but in a European way: competent and efficient, but not engaging in small chat. I learned quickly to ask for whatever I wanted when I ordered, because not all waiters will offer (for eg ketchup for French fries, or jam for toast). We had no issues with the elevators. The new system requires you to tap your destination floor when calling the elevator. You are told which elevator will get you there. There was confusion regarding how many times to tap the screen - some people were saying you tap once for every member in your party. We only ever tapped once, and only once did an elevator arrive that was too full to accommodate us. Our waits were very reasonable. That said we did take the stairs whenever possible. Overall it was a fantastic holiday and I would very happily sail on the Carnival Horizon again. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2018
We choose to travel on Horizon for many reasons, firstly the sailing dates suited us very nicely and also it was a maiden voyage of Horizon. We came to know many fantastic staff on board during our cruise, Ms. Erbu from Turkey who was ... Read More
We choose to travel on Horizon for many reasons, firstly the sailing dates suited us very nicely and also it was a maiden voyage of Horizon. We came to know many fantastic staff on board during our cruise, Ms. Erbu from Turkey who was very nice, caring and helpful to us, , Ms Melina from Romania, Felix- from Peru, Vicktor from Hungry, David from Peru, Nikolina from Bosnia, Milutia from Bosnia , Frank who kept our rooms clean and tidy, There were many more staff that we had met and they made our our trip a great and memorial one. You had a great cruise director Mike. He made all the shows great and enjoyable for everyone. They was many varieties of food on board, We, both have highly recommended cruising to many of our friends. The shows every night was fabulous. we look forward to our next cruise on Carnival. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2018
I always wanted to try the inaugural sailing. I chose Carnival Horizon over Symphony of the Seas due to the itinerary. It turned out to be an amazing cruise. I and my sister had a fantastic time. We loved a few of the Port of Calls such as ... Read More
I always wanted to try the inaugural sailing. I chose Carnival Horizon over Symphony of the Seas due to the itinerary. It turned out to be an amazing cruise. I and my sister had a fantastic time. We loved a few of the Port of Calls such as Dubrovnik, Capri, Amalfi Coast, Taormina(Sicily) and Florence. The whole crew of the ship whether they were the cabin staffs, dining staffs or the other services staffs, whenever you encountered each of them, they were genuine friendly, courteous and helpful. Our cabin was kept immaculate by the room steward, Pedro and his crew. The dining staffs - Piotr and Katrina and another crew member I cannot recalled his name were kind and wonderful and provided such an impeccable services which kept us coming back every single night of the entire cruise. Due to their attentive services, we even forgo our Specialty dining. Food in the Fine Dining Restaurant were superb great. Entertainment director, Mike and his crew were great and entertainment were good. The whole ship were kept very clean at all time even with 4000 or more passengers onboard. I would definitely recommend this ship. Overall, it was excellent and amazing cruise with Carnival. The only downside was Barcelona, we encountered two groups of pickpocketers whom are very bold and aggressive. Read Less
Carnival Horizon Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.1
Dining 4.0 3.5
Entertainment 4.0 3.8
Public Rooms 4.0 3.8
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.8
Family 5.0 3.8
Shore Excursion 3.5 3.6
Enrichment 1.0 3.5
Service 4.0 3.9
Value For Money 5.0 3.5

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