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36% of cruisers loved it
Why Go?
  • Sails the Mediterranean, Canaries and Caribbean
  • Fun, budget option for Spanish-speaking cruisers
  • Cheerful kids' club is a hit with the tots
  • Enjoy the buffet and adjacent outdoor grill
  • Relax: two pools, top-ship spa and gym
  • Attractive looking public areas
  • Formerly Island Cruises' Island Star

Horizon Overview

(3.5) 3.5 out of 5+ star rating
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 11 Reviews

As independent travellers to tour packages/companies I felt we were not given consideration nor treated in the same way as other passengers, I felt we lost 2 x half days of our holiday due to the embarkation/disembarkation process.

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   Once is Enough on Horison
January 2014

Our party of six - three couples - boarded the Horizon on January 21, 2014. We have all cruised many times to various destinations including Alaska, the Mediterranean, Panama Canal, Baltic, etc and on the major large cruise lines. In addition we ...continue

My family and I just disembarked from a 7 day cruise with Croisieres de France on the Horizon. My wife, 4-year-old daughter and I enjoyed the cruise and would cruise again for the value.

Now, a bit more. I've done 23 cruises before this ...continue

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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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