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”We had the pleasure of sailing on an 8-night Southern Caribbean Cruise on Carnival Horizon, departing June 15, 2019. Our cabin was an Interior Havana (74848.) We opted for assigned late seating. Embarkation/Disembarkation We arrived at our assigned time, which was 12 noon. The arrival process was super fast and we were on the ship by 1230 p.m. For disembarkation we decided to walk off with our luggage. We had a nice 8 a.m. breakfast in the MDR and then walked off. Again, everything went very fast and took about 30 minutes. Cabin The Havana cabins feature a nice, upgraded décor. Ours was unfortunately missing its art piece. Storage is limited, but we were able to fit everything. The bathroom is roomy enough. We wish they would have updated the shower curtain with an actual door. Upgraded Havana amenities were initially placed, but not replenished. Standard Shampoo and Shower Gel is available in pumps in the shower. Havana Area Simply amazing! We always found a chair and it never felt crowded. Hot tubs were rarely used. There seemed to be an issue with the filtration system of the pool, as it often got cloudy. All the suntan lotion probably did not help. Food & Beverage MDR – We loved our dinner experience every night. Food was fresh, delicious and well presented. Dining room was beautiful. 555 – Tasty and well presented. Unfortunately it was unbearable hot in the dining room, so we couldn’t really enjoy the experience. JiJi’s (Dinner) – Innovative, fun and delicious food and drinks. Again, the space was a little warm. Cucina (Dinner) – My favorite of the specialty restaurants. Wonderful flavors, upscale presentation and comfortable. Again, the space was a little warm. Lido – I am not a buffet person, but there were many options. We all loved the daily gelato. My favorite station was the deli. Just amazing sandwiches. Guys and Blue Iguana – The burgers were not as good as I remember, but still pretty tasty. Iguana was good. Just wish the condiment bar would have stayed stocked. Alchemy Bar – Fantastic! (nothing else to say) – oh, try the Martini Class – so fun. Havana Bar – Yes! Entertainment Mike Pack is amazing! Friendly, relatable, down to earth, but whacky enough. Always there. Loved him. Shows were fresh and innovative. The sidelines in the show lounge are horrible, so get there a little before the doors open. Who came up with this design? White and 80s Parties were very fun – do not miss. Service This is were Horizon really shines! Service in the dining room was friendly, fast, helpful and fun. The team knew our names half way through our first dinner. Very impressive. Bar service at Alchemy and Havana was superb. Just a friendly and kind team. Cabin service was wonderful. We always found everything in order and were even brought ice and a cute daily towel animal. Our steward Myat was kind and always smiling. Thank you! We would like to thank Florin and Enrico in the MDR, Aleksander, Doan and Zolan at Alchemy and Angela, Jorge, Jose and Joel (Phillipines) in the Havana area. You all really made our vacation outstanding. Thank you! We hope to sail with Carnival again soon, but feel that our experience was this amazing thanks to being able to stay in the Havana area and not having to deal with crowds and chair hogs. Hopefully this helps other cruisers. Safe travels!”

Amazing service!

Carnival Horizon Cruise Review by svoss75

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”We had the pleasure of sailing on an 8-night Southern Caribbean Cruise on Carnival Horizon, departing June 15, 2019.

Our cabin was an Interior Havana (74848.) We opted for assigned late seating.

Embarkation/Disembarkation

We arrived at our assigned time, which was 12 noon. The arrival process was super fast and we were on the ship by 1230 p.m.

For disembarkation we decided to walk off with our luggage. We had a nice 8 a.m. breakfast in the MDR and then walked off. Again, everything went very fast and took about 30 minutes.

Cabin

The Havana cabins feature a nice, upgraded décor. Ours was unfortunately missing its art piece. Storage is limited, but we were able to fit everything. The bathroom is roomy enough. We wish they would have updated the shower curtain with an actual door. Upgraded Havana amenities were initially placed, but not replenished. Standard Shampoo and Shower Gel is available in pumps in the shower.

Havana Area

Simply amazing! We always found a chair and it never felt crowded. Hot tubs were rarely used. There seemed to be an issue with the filtration system of the pool, as it often got cloudy. All the suntan lotion probably did not help.

Food & Beverage

MDR – We loved our dinner experience every night. Food was fresh, delicious and well presented. Dining room was beautiful.

555 – Tasty and well presented. Unfortunately it was unbearable hot in the dining room, so we couldn’t really enjoy the experience.

JiJi’s (Dinner) – Innovative, fun and delicious food and drinks. Again, the space was a little warm.

Cucina (Dinner) – My favorite of the specialty restaurants. Wonderful flavors, upscale presentation and comfortable. Again, the space was a little warm.

Lido – I am not a buffet person, but there were many options. We all loved the daily gelato. My favorite station was the deli. Just amazing sandwiches.

Guys and Blue Iguana – The burgers were not as good as I remember, but still pretty tasty. Iguana was good. Just wish the condiment bar would have stayed stocked.

Alchemy Bar – Fantastic! (nothing else to say) – oh, try the Martini Class – so fun.

Havana Bar – Yes!

Entertainment

Mike Pack is amazing! Friendly, relatable, down to earth, but whacky enough. Always there. Loved him.

Shows were fresh and innovative. The sidelines in the show lounge are horrible, so get there a little before the doors open. Who came up with this design?

White and 80s Parties were very fun – do not miss.

Service

This is were Horizon really shines!

Service in the dining room was friendly, fast, helpful and fun. The team knew our names half way through our first dinner. Very impressive.

Bar service at Alchemy and Havana was superb. Just a friendly and kind team.

Cabin service was wonderful. We always found everything in order and were even brought ice and a cute daily towel animal. Our steward Myat was kind and always smiling. Thank you!

We would like to thank Florin and Enrico in the MDR, Aleksander, Doan and Zolan at Alchemy and Angela, Jorge, Jose and Joel (Phillipines) in the Havana area. You all really made our vacation outstanding. Thank you!

We hope to sail with Carnival again soon, but feel that our experience was this amazing thanks to being able to stay in the Havana area and not having to deal with crowds and chair hogs.

Hopefully this helps other cruisers. Safe travels!”
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