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Horizon Review

Horizon
Horizon - Beachcomber Horizon - Pool Horizon - The Oasis Restaurant Horizon - Harbour Cafe
40% of cruisers loved it
15 reviews | Write a Review
  • 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

Rating: 5 star rating based on overall experience and price paid. This is not a 5 star ship and things were not perfect, but we enjoyed ourselves and thought the cruise offered an excellent value. But you have to understand that you will be on a 25 ... Read more
HORIZON CDF moxiee
01/15
I would rate this cruise 6 out of 10 which is exactly what I expected having sailed on another Pulmantur ship last year. The line caters to the French & Spanish ( F&S) & I would guess that only 2% were English. Eg.-I spent the sea day at ... Read more
Bravo Pullmantur!!! cialini575
05/14
We sailed on that ill fated voyage Pullmantur Sovereign Saturday, May 10, 2014 out of Barcelona. The ship had engine problems just half hour after departure. We missed the Tunisia port of call and limped into Naples. Pullmantur offered to reimburse ... Read more
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Horizon Ratings

Editor Rating Member Rating
4.0
4.0
4.0
3.8
3.0
3.5
3.0
3.8
3.0
3.5
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
3.7
Rates
3.0
3.3

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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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