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Worst managed ship I've ever been on.

Review for Carnival Horizon to Caribbean - Southern

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Pjac
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

This ship was built for 3,960 guest. After boarding we found that 4,400 guest we on board. Long lines for food, entertainment, not enough lounge chairs and we were enroute to Aruba, for 2 days. After getting back from excursion there was no food. It was a hurry up and wait for anything the entire cruise. Over crowding in the limelight lounge for music and dancing was bad but the they ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Amazing Cruise Experience, Upgrades a MUST

Review for Carnival Horizon to Caribbean - Southern

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Boozycruiser13
2-5 Cruises • Age 20s

This cruise exceeded any of my wildest expectations. Treating yourself to the Havana Suite is well worth it to avoid the busy pools and crowded bars. Luis at the Havana Bar is the kindest, most welcoming presence to start your cruise experience. The Cheers package is well worth it if you plan on drinking 5 or more drinks a day (water bottles included!!!). Carnival Horizon has some of the best ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Havana Cabana Suite


Absolute nightmare!

Review for Carnival Horizon to Caribbean - Southern

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Gman4447
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

This was supposed to be a beautiful destination wedding/family cruise. Thanks to Carnival Horizon, it was the most horrendous experience of our lives! From day one there were drunk, foul mouthed, noisy people running around the ship into the wee hours of the morning making it impossible to sleep. We were forced to get dressed and go directly to guest services to complain because no one would ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Impeccable Service, Welcoming Staff Members and an Overall Incredible Experience.

Review for Carnival Horizon to Caribbean - Southern

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Maximum Tiger
2-5 Cruises • Age 20s

Firstly I wanted to start off with all of the Atrium Bar staff as they were all outgoing and hospitable to the highest degree; Diana was ALWAYS there working so hard, I never once saw her not on her feet doing something to help guests or her colleagues. Nikola was super friendly, this man could talk to you all day and entertain for hours with endless stories. Maya always so helpful, she could read ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Only good thing was the cruise director, "Donkey"

Review for Carnival Horizon to Caribbean - Southern

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badba2
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise because we had never been to the ABC Islands. We got a really good price. The food was nothing to write home about. It was pretty well organized. Our cabin was not fully cleaned when we got there. Debarkation process took a long time. We had to wait in lines a long time. The cruise director, Donkey, was fabulous. He wants to go to Alaska but he was told he was too high energy ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony


The staff were great. The rest? Well . . . .

Review for Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Southern

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nodumblond
10+ Cruises • Age 2020s

This was our first cruise since February 2020 -- we had five cruises cancelled over the (to date, still ongoing) pandemic. (As a point of reference: we've done 27 cruises prior to this on Royal, Carnival, Celebrity, and HAL.) About ten days prior to sailing, an appellate court struck down the mask mandate for public transportation (this will be relevant later). Due to dropped balls on our travel ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Raw meat and ignored injury

Review for Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Southern

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Rds10101
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was our 23 Carnival cruise and was extremely disappointed. Upon our first use of shower the bathroom flooded. The first meal staff was scraping and stacking our plates at our table as we ate desert. We were served raw and I mean raw meat twice on lido. The eggs looked like soup. Everything was Luke warm at best many items have been removed. Only half the buffet was open on a full ship. ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony


This was the worst cruise ever.. will not use this boat and might not use this company any more

Review for Carnival Horizon to Caribbean - Southern

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dodgematt98
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Don't know where to start. The food was horrible,and I don't mean bad, it was horrible. Most of the time it was cold and the selection was just as bad...the hot tubs were warm,not hot just warm. My bath water is warmer that the hot tubs. The drink selection was terrible, they had lemonade and tea. The tea tasted stale. The lemonade was so tart that my face puckered up and I looked like a fish... ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Sadly understaff

Review for Carnival Horizon to Caribbean - Southern

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CaboCrazy
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Entertainment was poor. They had only one good singer, dancers only performed the first night. Then they had Spanish Music the following 2-3 shows, singers only. Then a vintage pop that was terrible and I think you get the point. Your Cruise Director is “Donkey” and did he live out his name and reputation! Worst cruise Director EVER!!! During your dinner, expect serious delays. Plan on a ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Fantastic Vacation !

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Canadian Traveller54
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We were on the Carnival Horizon on April 2nd for 8 days : Aruba, Curacao, La Romana and Amber Cove. What a fantastic vacation ! We were so spoiled, food and drinks were great. The staff AMAZING ! Our stateroom attendant Elvio or Elvis with no hair, is a gem, everyone on floor six truly took care of us, Elvio is very funny :D The Meridian dinning room was very nice and our service team : ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Ocean View


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