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Carnival Horizon Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

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50 Carnival Horizon Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


Canucksfan653 avatar

Canucksfan653

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Carnival Horizon Feb 2020

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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


aubrey08 avatar

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


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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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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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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


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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


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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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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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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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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


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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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Plowjockey

2 Reviews Written

Difficult to explain

My wife, two kids (11 & 7) and I cruised on the Carnival Horizon in early January. It's my second Carnival cruise, my wife's third. It was our first time on a "big ship", we sailed with just over 4800 passengers. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


Gregory329 avatar

Gregory329

6 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great Ship - Lots of People

Carnival Horizon is a beautiful ship! Ship maintenance seems to be well done and few, if any, common areas require additional maintenance. The crew members were friendly and went out of their way to ensure a ...
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Sail Date January 2019


Quisha71 avatar

Quisha71

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Holiday Cruise

Much needed vacation with my daughter who was home for the holidays. I booked this cruise as a spur of the moment thing last March and did not know about this ship until I started researching it and what sold me ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Melisalaw

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great time

My party had a great time! I think the only 2 real complaints we had about the boat was about the elevators and the smoky casino. The elevators are suppose to be "smart" elevators. They are only as smart as the ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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FamilyFunCruiser2018

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great experience for kids!!!

If you have kids under 8 years old. This is the cruise for you. This is our first cruise with the kids (5, 3). They enjoyed the Dr. Seuss Waterpark a lot. Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast on the last sea day was a ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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lissi06

11 Reviews Written

57 Helpful Votes

Teaser Cruise

I choose the Carnival Horizon for a 2 day cruise because I wasn't sure when I would be able to go on this one for a week or longer. The ship is beautiful! The food was great, however at the lido for breakfast their ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Islaverde

4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great Last Minute Carnival Cruise From Home Port

Great last-minute Carnival Cruise (booked 2 weeks before 8/28 departure) from Home Port. Carnival works for us THE POSITIVES: Great Value especially with not having to pay for flights No Flights for ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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baldielox

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Some flaws, but still "pretty good"

First off, a little background. I am a 62 year old widower traveling with my 33 year old son.This was my 5th cruise with Carnival (in addition to 2 with Royal Caribbean, 1 with Princess, and 1 with Norweigan). This ...
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Sail Date August 2018


Rachel70 avatar

Rachel70

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Ship

Recently sailed the Horizon and it truly was an amazing vacation. The embarkation from NY was fast. We were on in 15 minutes. I had priority boarding since I booked a Suite and my room was also ready. My son had a ...
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Sail Date August 2018


littlechip avatar

littlechip

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great with toddlers

We had a great time on this cruise and I would sail on the same ship again. That being said, it was imperfect. I thought the staff on the ship was great. By the pool a waitress asked if I wanted a drink, ...
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Sail Date August 2018


25cw avatar

25cw

3 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Very nice time on Horizon with family of 5!

I did not have high expectations of Carnival as I had read too many bad reviews regarding this line but I was pleasantly surprised at the experience. Yes, it is a party ship. It's known as the FUN ship for a reason. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


LindseyKS avatar

LindseyKS

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Do not fear the negative reviews. Learn from them instead!!!

Let me just start by mentioning that we've been on 7 other cruises with various cruise lines including Carnival. I would have never booked this trip peak season at such a high price except that my husband had very ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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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