Horizon Review

Editor Rating: 3.5
40% of cruisers loved it

Why Choose Horizon?

  • Sails the Mediterranean, Canaries and Caribbean
  • Fun, budget option for Spanish-speaking cruisers
  • Cheerful kids' club is a hit with the tots

Horizon Overview

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 Editor Ratings

  • Dining
  • Public Rooms
  • Cabins
  • Entertainment
  • Spa & Fitness
  • Family & Children
  • Shore Excursions
  • Enrichment
  • Service
  • Value-for-Money

Ship Facts

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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Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Pullmantur Horizon Marseille to Calais We just returned from 8 night cruise starting from Marseille (France) , Gibraltar (UK) , Cadiz (Spain) ,Lisbon, Porto (Portugal) , Ferrol (Spain) to Calais(France) Spanish Pullmantur does ... Read more
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
NEVER Again! let me first start off by saying we were 6 Canadians who thought we'd give a different cruise line a chance. We have sailed 13 times prior with NCL , Royal and Celebrity but thought we'd try something different this time. ... Read more
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
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: ... Read more

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