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Carnival Horizon Review

4.0 / 5.0
460 reviews

Loved Vista but totally disappointed with Horizon

Review for the Bahamas Cruise on Carnival Horizon
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2018
Cabin: Balcony

Embarkation was wonderful so long as you show up at your assigned time. We had put in our credit card during the online check-in. The morning of the cruise my bank notified me a$100 authorization was posted. I assumed to make sure the credit card was good. When checking in at the airport, that process took seconds as they did not check our credit cards again. We just took the boarding pass we had printed and proceeded immediately on board. When we reached our cabin which was ready at 1130, keys were in a sealed envelop next to our cabin. (BTW, later that day, we walked down our hall and about 15 envelopes were strewed on the floor. Someone witnessed some kids pulling out all the envelops and throwing them on the floor. This is just the beginning of the thugs we had on board this sailing.

After Vista brought me back to Carnival, I quickly booked the 2 night Miami inaugural. Had I cruised Horizon first, it would have been my last with Carnival. It actually may well be again. I'm not sure if newly appointed Cruise Fun Officer Shaq O'neal has changed the demographics of cruisers but I've never come across such rude and obnoxious cruisers before. A young man walked around with a huge amplifier blasting music in the halls, staircase (thank God he didn't use the elevator, the pool area, even the marketplace buffet the entire two days. It was all about him and total disrespect for his fellow cruisers. And no he wasn't the DJ. This cruise had huge groups that would move furniture making it impossible to get around and pass. Regardless of the hour for breakfast, lunch and even dinner hour, young women were in the buffet area in their skimpy bikinis or thongs which covered very little.

There was no such thing as Serenity area. This 21+ area hot tubs were packed with kids and toddlers. I did not see any staff or security speak with those breaking policies at all. Numerous people also mentioned the strong smell of weed in the hallways, including me.

Cabin Review


Cabin 8D

I'm not totally sure my cabin is an 8D. It is a midship balcony adjacent to the IMAS theater. It is a connecting cabin. The cabin itself was nicely furnished. A curtain for the shower curtain. Liquid soap and shampoo in dispensers. No conditioner. We heard nothing from the IMAX at all. It was a 2 night cruise, so I'm not even sure it is was in used. Our connecting cabin on the other hand, we heard every conversation, TV, door slamming, it was awful, to the point I may never opt for a connected cabin again at all costs. Our cabin steward was also terrible. He came by asked if we wanted service morning, night or both. We said evening. When we returned to our cabin that 1st night, he left the daily planner and our 2 bottles of water. He did not turn down our bed, he did not ever take off the luggage cover, he did not empty the trash or replace my wet washcloth i left on the floor. He did not leave us Ice as we requested. The 2nd day we were not receiving service and by late afternoon, we were preparing to pack again, so told him he did not have to come in. So there you have it. We never did have him service us at all.

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