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Carnival Horizon Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Western Caribbean

Carnival
Carnival Horizon
Western Caribbean
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

13

Very Good

14

Average

7

Poor

3

Terrible

2

Cruise type

Family Cruises

39

Romantic Cruises

12

Entertainment Cruises

7

Senior Cruises

4

Cruises for the Disabled

2

39 Carnival Horizon Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Western Caribbean


Cowgomooo avatar

Cowgomooo

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great family value!

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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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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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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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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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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


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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


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granddaughters and me

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Perfect trip

Hello I decided that the new carnival ship Horizon would be a great adventure for my grandaughters and I We were impressed with all aspects of the ship. Service was wonderful and all staff we so pleasant ...
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Sail Date January 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


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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