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Carnival Horizon Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Carnival
Carnival Horizon
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

60

Very Good

50

Average

44

Poor

24

Terrible

17

Cruise type

Family Cruises

195

Romantic Cruises

59

Entertainment Cruises

50

Senior Cruises

25

Group and Theme Cruises

15

195 Carnival Horizon Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


deanman02 avatar

deanman02

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great Time on a Great Ship

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Our fabulous 8-day cruise to the “Exotic Southern Caribbean” aboard the Carnival Horizon was filled with plenty of positives and very few negatives. My wife and I wondered if the negative reviews were actually ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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TNcrewzur

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Hot ship, disorganized, disappointing guest services

This was a cruise for my sister's retirement celebration. Unfortunately we had a serious illness in my family just prior to leaving and my husband stayed at home. Carnival was horrible to deal with. Guest Services ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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aab0512

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Worst experience ever!!!

As a family that cruises regularly, my husband and I decided to spend our family vacation this year aboard the Carnival Horizon, traveling with our six year old and 10 month old daughters. Worst and most expensive ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Helendupree

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

QVC mike and co

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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Judy W.

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Cruise! Handicap Room 10205 excellent!

Horizon was great! Our handicap room, 10205, was excellent. The room was very large, and I could use the scooter everywhere. Even though it is listed as an interior room, the room has an slightly obstructive ocean ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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ttitcomb

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Mediocre at Best

Spring break cruise with family (wife, married daughter and three grand-kids (8 - 18)). This was our 23rd cruise, 5th on Carnival. Not a big fan of Carnival and get much better perks on other cruise lines, but ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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lesleyswimcoach

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great group trip

We just got back from 6 nights on the Horizon. Had a great time and would sail this ship again. We were a family of 4 sailing at the same time as several other families from our neighborhood. My family stayed at ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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ShawFamily16

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Not for the discerning traveler!

I chose this cruise as the best entertainment option for my family. My kids are 12 and 3 years old, and our last cruise proved to be a great way to entertain them both. Carnival seemed to be a great option for more ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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JBlack8263

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise I have ever experienced by far.

My wife and I chose this ship because of it's itinerary. With stops in Curacao and Aruba, two islands that we had never been to before. First things first. This was my wife's 22 Cruise and her 19th on Carnival. She ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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shorty27

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

May be time for a new type of vacation

This was our 10th cruise. 7th with carnival. For the most part, the ship was ok. They shortened the atrium to 3 floors so they could add more rooms. No more glass elevators. The funnel in the atrium is pretty cool. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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runnerinn

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Exceeded expectations for this family of 5!

This was the first cruise for our family of 5 (kids ages 12, 9, and 6), but I can tell that it won't be our last! When I booked this cruise, it was chosen based on dates that worked with our spring break, the ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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joie_de_vivre77

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A Forgetable Cruise...

This is not our first rodeo with Carnival. We keep telling ourselves that "it will get better." That is why we decided to book a spring break cruise on their newest and largest ship: the Horizon. Now we can honestly ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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tnilinger

11 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Some things great, some things not so much.

First the great. Embarkation was a breeze. We (my wife, daughter and her companion) arrived at our allotted time and we were on the ship within 10-15 minutes. It was the best embarkation experience of our 19 ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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3Maltese

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cheers and Jeers

We just returned from our Spring Break cruise on the Horizon. We wanted to try a Vista Class ship. So far, we have taken 8 cruises with Horizon. Below are the Cheers and Jeers: Cheers Had a Havana Suite. The ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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eyeeye

2 Reviews Written

Horizon Just Back

Just returned from a 6 Day Western Caribbean on the Horizon. Everthing from the ship to the service was top shelf. Not a fault of Carnival, the Port of Miami is a mess. There is no communication of closed parking ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Suzyq1110

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Mediocre

Not a fan of port of Miami to start. The parking garage for our terminal was full and we arrived at 11:30 am .we had to drive to another garage and finally found a spot on the very top deck, 3of the 4 elevators were ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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jnichols29

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Havana Cabana Deck 5

Everything was perfect! We loved this boat. Our Stewart Ian was fantastic. We stayed on the Havana deck (5). It was so nice we never explored the rest of the boat! It was so worth the extra money. Carnival has ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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tom3562

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

What happened to the great spa I got from the Breeze and Dream?

I chose this cruise because I like the new larger ships. It was also easier for my bother to fly into the area from Sweden. We traveled with 5 sibs and spouses, also my sisters oldest son and 3 of his kids. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Jabarkes1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not worth it...

Not worth the money... over crowded deck, slow restaurant service, at full capacity shows, long wait lines. Day 1: room was not stocked with towels, hand soap or animal towel. Day 2: went to deck and placed towels ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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dmm1163

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Interesting Experience

We are platinum members on NCL. We thought we would give Carnival a try. Embarkation was a breeze! From cruise port door to lunch in less than 45 minutes. Great job on that. Our spa balcony stateroom was lovely, ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Jannabee2

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Ship, Great Service

Good: The ship has so many nooks and crannies and places to get away, there was always a way to party or take it easy. Loved the skyride and my kids loved the theater and the water slide/ ropes course/ sports ...
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Sail Date February 2019


RivGA avatar

RivGA

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Ship - Great Crew

Cabin was clean and bright, balcony was nice. Crew was outstanding and the food was excellent everywhere we went, especially the Steak House. The Steak House was outstanding! It was not only a visually delight but ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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minksgamma

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Carnival's Not What it Used to be

Embarkation flowed well Only issue was our new, unopened bottles of SMART water was confiscated by Security for the reason they said "you can't have plastic bottles on the ship." However, you can purchase plastic ...
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Sail Date February 2019


Teij avatar

Teij

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Modernized ship. Efficient use of space. Geared for kids

Embarkation is standard - when you check in online, you get a 30 minute window to show up. If you show up outside the window, you go in another line. Passports are check before security. Keys are in your room ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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stanrock22

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

WOW!

We went on this cruise because it fit our schedule. The ship is Awesome! We had a boarding time of 12:30 and we arrived early. We were on the ship by 11:30. The food was really good. The ship has it all and the ...
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Sail Date February 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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