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I am 63 and retired. We picked this cruise because it was on a new ship and was leaving from NYC(just a train ride away). We got to the pier at 1 o'clock,There were no lines since you enter your info online before you get to the ship. When we got to our deck, we waited ten minutes for the 1:30 pm room availability to drop our bags. Your room key cards are outside your door in an envelope and you must put a card in a slot to turn on the lights I was told there were 4000 adults and 600 kids on board. I never thought the ship felt crowded. The new type of elevators required a long wait. Many people gave up and walked. I was told you are supposed to hit the button once for each person. Maybe they'll work out the kinks. Over all I thought the food was pretty good. Breakfast was pretty much the same every day. The made to order omelets were very tasty. On sea days there is brunch in the MDR, worth going at least once. For lunch besides the buffet there are the Guy's burgers and BBQ. I thought both were great and had only short lines if any. There is also pizza, pasta and Asian noodles none of which I tried although the one time I wanted to try them the was long wait. There are also burritos and tacos, which never seemed to have a long line. For dinner we had "any time" dining. We always opted to eat late. You check in on deck 5 and they tell to go to deck 3 or 4. The first night things were a little chaotic. But by the second night it seemed to go smoothly. The last night I ordered the pork and it was a little dry. We also ate at the steak house and the chef's table. I enjoyed the chef's table but would not do it every cruise. The entertainment was good. I never had a problem getting a seat in the Comedy Club. We listened to the band in the Ocean plaza. Very Professional. Service was good. I thought everyone was trying their best and they were all pleasant. We didn't take any organized shore excursions; we went out on our own. On Grand Turk we took a taxi to Cockburn Town. We just walked around and went to the museum( $5).The museum was interesting but it doesn't seem like there is much else to do or see. In San Juan we walked the long way to El Morro. We saw the city wall and the (outside of) governor's mansion. Since El Morro is run by the Natl Parks service we got in for free with my Senior Pass. It was very interesting but there are some challenging stairs. In Amber Cay(Puerta Plata), we just stayed in the cruise port area since we got up late and the ship was leaving at 2:30.Also, the rum distillery is closed on the weekends.

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Carnival Horizon Cruise Review by amusin4crusin

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I am 63 and retired. We picked this cruise because it was on a new ship and was leaving from NYC(just a train ride away).

We got to the pier at 1 o'clock,There were no lines since you enter your info online before you get to the ship. When we got to our deck, we waited ten minutes for the 1:30 pm room availability to drop our bags. Your room key cards are outside your door in an envelope and you must put a card in a slot to turn on the lights

I was told there were 4000 adults and 600 kids on board. I never thought the ship felt crowded.

The new type of elevators required a long wait. Many people gave up and walked. I was told you are supposed to hit the button once for each person. Maybe they'll work out the kinks.

Over all I thought the food was pretty good. Breakfast was pretty much the same every day. The made to order omelets were very tasty. On sea days there is brunch in the MDR, worth going at least once. For lunch besides the buffet there are the Guy's burgers and BBQ. I thought both were great and had only short lines if any. There is also pizza, pasta and Asian noodles none of which I tried although the one time I wanted to try them the was long wait. There are also burritos and tacos, which never seemed to have a long line.

For dinner we had "any time" dining. We always opted to eat late. You check in on deck 5 and they tell to go to deck 3 or 4. The first night things were a little chaotic. But by the second night it seemed to go smoothly. The last night I ordered the pork and it was a little dry. We also ate at the steak house and the chef's table. I enjoyed the chef's table but would not do it every cruise.

The entertainment was good. I never had a problem getting a seat in the Comedy Club. We listened to the band in the Ocean plaza. Very Professional.

Service was good. I thought everyone was trying their best and they were all pleasant.

We didn't take any organized shore excursions; we went out on our own.

On Grand Turk we took a taxi to Cockburn Town. We just walked around and went to the museum( $5).The museum was interesting but it doesn't seem like there is much else to do or see.

In San Juan we walked the long way to El Morro. We saw the city wall and the (outside of) governor's mansion. Since El Morro is run by the Natl Parks service we got in for free with my Senior Pass. It was very interesting but there are some challenging stairs.

In Amber Cay(Puerta Plata), we just stayed in the cruise port area since we got up late and the ship was leaving at 2:30.Also, the rum distillery is closed on the weekends.
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Cabin 4A 2204
I am not sure of the cabin category. Its a inside cabin on Deck 2. It is actually on the outside of the ship but it has no window. It has a different layout than most insides. It seemed a little bigger and the beds are widely spaced apart. I was a little noisy and I was told that the noise were waves hitting the ship.
Deck 1 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins