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Carnival Horizon Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Caribbean

Carnival
Carnival Horizon
Caribbean
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

54

Very Good

44

Average

35

Poor

18

Terrible

14

Cruise type

Family Cruises

165

Romantic Cruises

44

Entertainment Cruises

39

Senior Cruises

17

Group and Theme Cruises

11

165 Carnival Horizon Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Caribbean


BABYJOSIE98 avatar

BABYJOSIE98

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Wonderful week in the Southern Caribbean!

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We had a fantastic week on the Carnival Horizon! This was my 27th cruise and have been on Carnival, Royal, Disney and NCL. I really love the layout of the new Carnival ships. So open and beautiful! We really ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Cowgomooo

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great family value!

ROOM - We had Stateroom 2450 in the Family Harbor section. We traveled with 2 adults and 3 kids. We could all fit nicely in the room. While a little crowded, I was surprised at how well we managed. Two beds drop ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Canucksfan653

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Carnival Horizon Feb 2020

Embarkation: Embarkation was a breeze we did not have any priority embarkation and from arrival to port till the time we got on the ship was only about 30 min at 1pm in the afternoon which I would presume to be one ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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jclives

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Buffet was mediocre. Desserts horrible. Staff was great

The ship is nice and the staff very friendly and helpful. Loved the sky ride. There was a worker named Milos who made our cruise more enjoyable. The rooms are nice as well. However the food on the buffet was ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Majesticsky

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

A Modern Ship.....missing elegance

This was our 7th carnival cruise. Embarksion PRO: was smooth and quick. Headed up to the lido deck for lunch at Guys Burger until 1:30 when we had access to our cabin. CON: employees scanning were ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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aubrey08

2 Reviews Written

Enjoyable and memorable cruise

We went with this cruise because it's family friendly. We have a 3 and 5 year old and thought they would have fun at Camp Ocean. We also traveled with my parents who are in their 70's. Our rooms were right next to ...
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Sail Date January 2020


TonyDavis102 avatar

TonyDavis102

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great 35 anniversary cruise

Just a few quick thoughts about this cruise. The ship is very new very clean and modern. Getting on and off this ship is a breeze. Probably cruise number 17 or 18 and this is by far the fastest and best. A ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Sagittarius traveler

1 Review Written

8 Days of Fun

Chose this cruise for the itinerary aurba and Curacao new places to visit never been before. Pros: 1) JiJi kitchen (restaurant), we reserved ahead of time for two nights and it was worth it first and last ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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kpowerscruiser

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Not Impressed

We're Platinum cruisers on carnival and like to take a New Years cruise every year. We've been on the Breeze and Vista before so we chose the Horizon because it was the newest in that class of ship. I would have ...
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Sail Date December 2019


MelissaBal avatar

MelissaBal

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

So fun, could use a couple tweaks

We chose this cruise for new ports we hadn’t visited, specific duration, and to experience a newer/large Carnival ship. I traveled with my 3 kids (18,13,11), and with a total group of 17. We stayed in 6235 which ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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nikinakinoo

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Overall a good change from RCI

We flew from the UK 4 days before the cruise. Stayed at The Hampton Inn and Suites Midtown Miami which was a fabulous hotel with great staff in a great location to food and shops. We used their port shuttle at $7pp ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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bikerdan99

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Everything is subjective

I provided a review for Carnival Breeze a year ago and this being a bit larger ship, we decided to cruise the Horizon. We arrived in the Port of Miami at 1040, expecting to wait until 1230 to check in. That was ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Julez1787

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Disappointed!!!!

I was very disappointed with this ship. Starting from the staff down to the food. I have cruised 3 different times in the past. Twice with Royal, and Once with Carnival. I can honestly say Carnival seems to be ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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erica31194

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

A few new things but overall not impressed

We sailed on the "New" Carnival Horizon in July 2019. A family of four (2 adults and two teenagers) who have all cruised before on Carnival and Royal. We get two adjoining ocean front rooms. What we liked - ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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toocruisin2

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

We loved it, hope you will too!

New ship, new destinations. Pre-Cruise: We decided to fly into Ft Lauderdale from NYC, instead of Miami, and arrived on Thursday giving us a full one-day buffer in case of travel delays. We stayed at the ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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chefdeedee

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Just back from horizon 8/4

Chose cruise on horizon for family of 5. Day before cruise, get an email from carnival sky ride is closed....... of course my kids really wanted to do that. Ship was new and spotless, crew members and ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Msmith1811

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Worst overall experience I just came of a 8 day cruise on the Carnival Horizon

I just came of a 8 day cruise on the Carnival Horizon and it was the worst experience I have ever had on a Carnival ship. I will start by saying that the boarding process was fine. Once on board we went to the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


tooserious avatar

tooserious

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Good Trip But Times Have Changed

We chose Carnival because it seemed to be the cruise line that appealed to our family in the past. Things have changed in the last 5 years on Carnival. We chose the Horizon because of the timing and because it was a ...
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Sail Date July 2019


antb1963 avatar

antb1963

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

High On Horizon

So our Cruise group sets out every two years on a adult only cruise. We need a break from the kids. Anyway in choosing a cruise, destination and ship are the main criteria for us. After our 2017 cruise we knew ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Bergcruisers

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

A Great Time on the Horizon!

I have cruised on Carnival a few times before. We left out of Miami after staying at the Hilton Cabana Miami Beach, which I would not recommend. We had Faster to the Fun, which is always worth it. Got on the boat ...
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Sail Date July 2019


513 avatar

513

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Awesome experience - completely exceeded my expectations

Our first cruise experience ever was the Carnival Fascination some 15+ years ago. We have a very nice time but with the caveat that the Carnival brand was a younger person's party cruise and we were ready for ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Carnivalfamily2019

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Excellent family vacation

Wide variety of activities and plenty of room to spread out. We loved the Playlist Productions shows - especially Soulbound and Celestial Strings. Only complaint was that the comedy club was too small. We still ...
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Sail Date June 2019


Ericamanz avatar

Ericamanz

1 Review Written

Horizon: I will be back!

We just got back today! This was a family cruise for my husband and I and our 2 kids, ages 10 and 9, and my Mom. I absolutely loved it, loved all the activities on board, found my happy place on the 2nd level ...
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Sail Date June 2019


Nenie99 avatar

Nenie99

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

FUN in the SUN

I commend the Cruise Director, entertainment staff and Playlist Productions on a wonderful experience. The Celestial Strings was by far the best production i've seen on any ship. This was quite a stunning ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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wflcommissioner

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Family of 11 Summer Jump Start

Many months ago, we chose this cruise primarily because of date availability and number of activities for our 3 grandchildren, ages 6-14. When we realized booking in the Family Harbor was basically the same price ...
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Sail Date May 2019


Carnival Horizon Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining4.03.4
Entertainment4.03.7
Public Rooms4.03.8
Fitness Recreation4.03.8
Family5.03.7
Enrichment1.03.4
Service4.03.9
Value For Money5.03.5
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