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Embarkation in Miami is very chaotic in comparison to airports, yet we were on the lido in under 25 minutes from getting out of our cab. It would have been under 20 minutes had it not been for the many group pictures in front of us in line. We had done the online check in so that apparently really helped. We had a balcony spa cabin on Deck 11 forward. Which we used for morning coffee, checking in with the office and watching the fly fish! We used the Hub app extensively and the $5/user for the Chat was worth it if you want to avoid using facebook messenger or other apps. We didnt go to any stage shows purely because of logistics of not knowing the show schedule ahead of time but having booked specialty dining prior to boarding. This is where the Hub app falls very short. Since you can only use the app onboard, you can't really figure out what is when until then, andbthen theres so many options its overwhelming. We loved watching the movies by the pool. Skip the popcorn if you like butter on it, there wasn't any! As much as this is a huge ship with a lot of people there really was always quieter spaces and activities available. I recommend the loungers outside Library/Bonsai sushi on deck 5. Specialty dining do go to Fahrenheit 555 (We went twice), the chef table, but skip Teppaniyaki if you've seen it or a Japanese food fan, you'll likely be disappointed. Loved Georgetown grand cayman snorkeling excusion and doing 7-mile beach on our own. It's the most beautiful beach I've ever seen. We did a bundled package of snorkel-catamaran-dunns river falls- zipline and lunch at margaritaville. Which was well worth the money though zipline was just okay. We skipped Cozumel on principle. All in all we will cruise this ship and itinerary again.

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Carnival Horizon Cruise Review by Sobbee

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2018
  • Destination: Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Cloud 9 Spa Balcony
Embarkation in Miami is very chaotic in comparison to airports, yet we were on the lido in under 25 minutes from getting out of our cab. It would have been under 20 minutes had it not been for the many group pictures in front of us in line. We had done the online check in so that apparently really helped. We had a balcony spa cabin on Deck 11 forward. Which we used for morning coffee, checking in with the office and watching the fly fish! We used the Hub app extensively and the $5/user for the Chat was worth it if you want to avoid using facebook messenger or other apps. We didnt go to any stage shows purely because of logistics of not knowing the show schedule ahead of time but having booked specialty dining prior to boarding. This is where the Hub app falls very short. Since you can only use the app onboard, you can't really figure out what is when until then, andbthen theres so many options its overwhelming. We loved watching the movies by the pool. Skip the popcorn if you like butter on it, there wasn't any! As much as this is a huge ship with a lot of people there really was always quieter spaces and activities available. I recommend the loungers outside Library/Bonsai sushi on deck 5. Specialty dining do go to Fahrenheit 555 (We went twice), the chef table, but skip Teppaniyaki if you've seen it or a Japanese food fan, you'll likely be disappointed. Loved Georgetown grand cayman snorkeling excusion and doing 7-mile beach on our own. It's the most beautiful beach I've ever seen. We did a bundled package of snorkel-catamaran-dunns river falls- zipline and lunch at margaritaville. Which was well worth the money though zipline was just okay. We skipped Cozumel on principle. All in all we will cruise this ship and itinerary again.
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