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Horizon Review

Horizon
Horizon - Beachcomber Horizon - Pool Horizon - The Oasis Restaurant Horizon - Harbour Cafe
39% of cruisers loved it
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  • Sails the Mediterranean, Canaries and Caribbean
  • Fun, budget option for Spanish-speaking cruisers
  • Cheerful kids' club is a hit with the tots

Horizon Overview

Editor Rating
3.5
Pullmantur's Horizon most recently sailed as Island Star for the U.K.-based Island Cruises. (Prior to that, the 46,811-ton, 1,875-passenger ship sailed for Celebrity Cruises as Celebrity Horizon.) The ship caters to a Spanish-speaking clientele and cruises the Mediterranean, Canaries and Caribbean.

Horizon features multiple bars and lounges (including a cigar bar), a delightful kids' club and a Broadway-style show lounge.

Dining options include a casual buffet with adjacent outdoor grill and the main dining room, which serves set-time, set-table meals in the evening.

For Recreation, there are two pools, a top-ship fitness facility and a spa.

Horizon Fellow Passengers

Island Star caters almost entirely to the British in the summer months, with a more international/ U.S. clientele mixing in on winter Caribbean runs.

Horizon Dress Code

Casual is the name of the game on this ship but on my springtime sailing, the largely older clientele dressed well, smartening up for dinner and wearing slacks and polos or summer tops by day. This may change in the peak summer months, though, if signs in the Beachcomber asking passengers to cover up their torsos and don footwear before entering are anything to go by.

Horizon Gratuity

Onboard tips are included in the cruise fare for travellers booking from the U.K.

--by Maria Harding. The U.K.-based Harding, a journalist and broadcaster, is one of Britain's best-known cruise writers. Her work has appeared in the Guardian, the Daily Mail, the Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Express.
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Horizon Member Reviews

Previous reviewer of Horizon summed up the best description for this cruise line. If you dont go with your expectation too high, you will not only enjoy this old lady, but you will also enjoy her friendlyness and service. To summise: Food . ... Read more
Background information: A Canadian company is offering this package deal which includes airfare, transfers and cruise on the CDF Horizon. It was our 11th cruise, but never on a Croisieres de France ship. Ship information: it's an older ship owned ... Read more
Although this ship is owned by Pullmantour (ultimately RCL) - sails in the colours of Croisieres de France - predominately French clientèle with French and some English announcements - almost all crew speak English well. Some English/US ... Read more
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Horizon Ratings

Editor Rating 3.5 Member Rating
Category
Editor
Member
Dining
4.0
4.1
Public Rooms
4.0
3.8
Cabins
3.0
3.3
Entertainment
3.0
3.7
Spa & Fitness
3.0
3.4
Family & Children
4.0
0.8
Shore Excursions
4.0
3.0
Enrichment
3.0
2.9
Service
3.0
3.9
Value-for-Money
4.0
3.8

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Ship Stats
Crew:
573
Launched:
2006
Decks:
10
Tonnage:
46,811
Passengers:
1,875
Registry:
Bahamas
CDC Score:
Not Yet Inspected

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