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Carnival Barcelona Cruise Reviews

Carnival
Ship
Destination
Barcelona

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Excellent

197

Very Good

128

Average

108

Poor

54

Terrible

20

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522 Carnival Barcelona Cruise Reviews


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Helendupree

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

QVC mike and co

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Bring new ship exactly the same as the vista slightly wider lobby area but apart from the same. The entertainment wasn’t brilliant -hypnotist , magic shows , and cheesy games shows with qvc Mike. The stage crew ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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tfahrni

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wow.. so much awesomeness

Prior to embarcation, we stayed 3 days n Barcelona, the departing city, and thoroughly enjoyed the entire city. Embarcation n Europe is a dream, compared to any US port. Just seemed to have ample staff directing ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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JimmyTheSaint

3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Great Fun Cruise

We sailed on the transatlantic cruise and had a wonderful two weeks. Having sailed on Vista a couple of years previously in The Med we knew what to expect from this class of ship and it didn't disappoint. ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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coasters

14 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Transatlantic On Horizon - Beautiful Ship, Incredibly Calm crossing

Notes for our Carnival Horizon Our 8th crossing... our 78th Cruise with multiple cruise lines. Booking and Air We booked this Maiden transatlantic of the Horizon looking forward to enjoying sea days on ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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EMW-sun

1 Review Written

Very Disappointing

PROS: The ship itself was very nice, Never felt crowded. Getting on and off the ship was very smooth for arrival, for departure, and for all ports, we enjoyed the Ping Pong tables which were in doors as opposed ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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KMR1225

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

3.5 . Mixed feelings - somethings were outstanding and some things, fell flat.

Transatlantic cruise from Barcelona to New York City --The main reason for taking this cruise was the itinerary and the cost was relatively reasonable. Embarkation/Disembarkation: In Barcelona we had an ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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oneleaah

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Maiden Voyage was Awesome but Vegetarians and Healthy Eaters ... BEWARE!

First off let me say the itinerary was awesome and the best I have ever experienced as a Platinum Cruiser with Carnival. The staff was warm and friendly with very few exceptions and tried very hard to adjust ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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lizwoods

6 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Not Sure Where to Start!

We chose this ship because we were doing a transatlantic from Ft. Lauderdale to Rome on Celebrity Reflection and and we could fly to Barcelona for a couple days and catch the Horizon back home. Being a new ship we ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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oakbender

7 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Very mixed feelings

We spent 24 days on the Horizon. I realize that this was an inaugural cruise and there are many "kinks" to be worked on but Carnival has been in the cruise business a long time and some "kinks" should have been ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Cammy8

8 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Ship unable to handle 4000 passengers

ELEVATORS - You can’t just jump on an elevator because there are no buttons inside to select your floor. You must select a floor BEFORE entering, so 2 elevators arrive, you miss them both while programing your ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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cellfree

6 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Outstanding Cruise - TA

It was our first Trans Atlantic cruise and we were the fourth cruise itinerary on the Horizon. Everything was wonderful. The ship is beautiful and we found it easy to navigate. The Room Stewards and Wait Staff ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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rehamfahd

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

it was so much fun

I waited so long to go on cruise in Europe, and finally I made it on the newest ship of Carnival line!! yaay and absolutely i had so much fun. we were three me, husband our baby (2 years old) we all were happy on ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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paulja1

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Only bad cruise ever

I chose it as I had never been on Carnival before and mistakingly thought being American and new it would be great, sadly the description didn't live up to reality. I have been with, RC, NCL, MSC previously so ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Habs_cat

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Magical family cruise on the Horizon

We are just off the beautiful Carnival Horizon after a terrific 7 day Western Mediterranean cruise. About us: family of 4: 2 adults, 2 kids aged 11 and 8. This is our second ever cruise. Our first experience was ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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hflight

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Carnival spares no effort to disappoint

The Carnival organization should be recognized for its ability to take a brand new ship and reduce it to a floating tribute to poor food, bad service and mediocre entertainment. The food was cheap, overcooked and ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Seabournboy

14 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Good times on the Horizon

Just did the 10 day Europe trip on the Carnival Horizon out of Barcelona and was keen to try a brand new ship cruising out of my back yard in Spain. Embarkation was a quick painless experience out of the new D ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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jaxie001

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Absolutely fantastic cruise for the first time to the Med!!

We wanted to finally get to the Med and see Italy. This seemed a perfect trip to celebrate our Anniversary. We booked the 10 day out of Barcelona strictly for the ports we could get to. And boy were we not ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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terrydlm

6 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Med cruise on Carnival Horizon in stateroom 1460

Travelling to the UK. Our taxi turned up early and we got to the airport in good time. Checked in early and the plane was on time. Got to the Bloc hotel in Gatwick all in good time. I know this is how things ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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RedLeafTree

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Late itinerary change

Bit surprised about the late change of itinerary. Would have thought Carnival Corp would be in a position command the best berthing rights in any port. Substituting Messina for Cagliari was not popular with us. ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Denver Travel

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Nice new ship with some issues that must be resolved quickly

We chose the ship because it was new and was going to transition out of the Mediterranean to the Caribbean. It is a nice ship with many new innovations that bring it into the new era of cruise ships. In order of ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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dmacart

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Mediocre - but sub-standard for Carnival

Pros: Embarkation and Disembarkation were well organized Shore excursions were well organized Itinerary (Ports of Call) were amazing Main Entertainment (feature shows with Singers and dancers) were quite ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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moana6677

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

WOW WOW WOW

We didn't think Carnival could top the Vista, we had an incredible cruise on her back in 2016 so kinda expected the same experience on Horizon. How wrong we were, they have really pulled out all of the stops and ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Rml92627

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Sad Experience

I chose this cruise based on the itinerary. I have not been on a Carnival ship in three years. This is my 21st cruise, so I have some perspective. The technology was great. I have also never embarked so fast. ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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aclarke888

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic cruise

I always wanted to try the inaugural sailing. I chose Carnival Horizon over Symphony of the Seas due to the itinerary. It turned out to be an amazing cruise. I and my sister had a fantastic time. We loved a few of ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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legacy1967

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Limited Food Selections, Poor Dining Room Management

This was the 3rd cruise trip my sisters and I had with Carnival. We were very excited about our trip to Europe and be on Carnival's new ship Horizon. The ship has a new elevator system. The high tech system was ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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