1. Home
  2. Cruise Reviews
  3. Carnival Horizon
Good food generally. Decent service. Staff friendly and attentive. Fun slides and sky ride bike. Way too many people to enjoy though. Carnival is the problem like all money hungry large corporations. They cheap out on everything taking away from what would otherwise be a pleasant experience. Cheers program won’t let you order more than one drink at a time, treating you like an infant or a crook when you want to order two glasses of wine at a time for you and your spouse without two keycards; you will have to wait 15 mins before being permitted to get the second one. $38 American per person for steak restaurant is termed a “nominal fee” after spending some $7k usd (by the time it’s all accounted for) for the trip already. Ports are mostly industrial wastelands forcing you to pay out ridiculous charges for shore excursions. Also bring earplugs: between doors slamming, balcony door whining and clicking all night because of wind and kids running late at night you have to have the drinks program to sleep. Way too many people and not enough chairs. Way too small pools. But again. Nice new ship. Nice staff.

Nice ship. Pleasant staff. Carnival nickels and dimes you.

Carnival Horizon Cruise Review by Dcoulsonca

2 people found this helpful
Trip Details
Good food generally. Decent service. Staff friendly and attentive. Fun slides and sky ride bike. Way too many people to enjoy though.

Carnival is the problem like all money hungry large corporations. They cheap out on everything taking away from what would otherwise be a pleasant experience. Cheers program won’t let you order more than one drink at a time, treating you like an infant or a crook when you want to order two glasses of wine at a time for you and your spouse without two keycards; you will have to wait 15 mins before being permitted to get the second one. $38 American per person for steak restaurant is termed a “nominal fee” after spending some $7k usd (by the time it’s all accounted for) for the trip already. Ports are mostly industrial wastelands forcing you to pay out ridiculous charges for shore excursions.

Also bring earplugs: between doors slamming, balcony door whining and clicking all night because of wind and kids running late at night you have to have the drinks program to sleep.

Way too many people and not enough chairs. Way too small pools.

But again. Nice new ship. Nice staff.
Dcoulsonca’s Full Rating Summary
Enrichment Activities
Value For Money
Embarkation
Dining
Public Rooms
Entertainment
Cabin
Fitness & Recreation
Shore Excursions
Ages 10 to 12
Service
Onboard Experience
Free Price Drop Alerts
Get Carnival Horizon price drops
250,000+ people have entered their email

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Catamaran Tour
    Snorkeling tour. Ok equipment. Not much instruction or anyone in the water with you. Packed with about 50 people on a small boat.
    View All 47 Catamaran Tour Reviews