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Carnival Horizon Review

4.0 / 5.0
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416 reviews

Southern Caribbean & Horizon = Paradise

Review for Carnival Horizon to the Southern Caribbean
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Oldskl
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jan 2019
Cabin: Deluxe Ocean View
Traveled with children
Port at Grand Turk & Caicos.
Aruba from the ship!
Curacao at night!

This was our 5th Carnival cruise, and our third to the Southern Caribbean in January. We choose this itinerary because the weather is always 80 degrees or above in this part of the world during this month, so "Fun In The Sun" is guaranteed regardless of where you are coming from!

Now to the ship. The Horizon is beautiful and well thought out in its design. The transformation of the LIDO deck buffet from the single line concept, to multiple serving areas made for less congestion, and quicker service. My family and I were able to walk up, grab a plate and our food, and immediately sit down for a meal. BRAVO Carnival! We also found plenty of seating available, which made for short meal times allowing us to get back to the fun! The staff in the LIDO buffet were excellent by greeting everyone, clearing tables quickly and even walking around offering to gather more drinks, or desserts.

I also enjoyed the speciality restaurants, including Bonsai Sushi and Pig & Anchor. Both are excellent with the full Pig & Anchor restaurant on board offering those amazing Greens and Barbeque at anytime a plus. You can also eat for free on Sea Days for lunch.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean View

Cabin 6L

Room has two bathrooms with one being a full , and the other a half. If you are a husband with a wife and other children, no need to further explain why this is important. Secondly, the square footage of these rooms is 230 square feet, with none of that space being used by a balcony. A definite plus for us.

Port Reviews

Miami

My favorite port city. Plenty to do and see!

Grand Turk

Perfect beach port. Be sure to bring your own portable umbrella to set up away from the crowd, and save on additional costs.

La Romana (Casa de Campo)

Walk out of terminal area, and hire a driver to show you around. Cost averages around $25 per person if you have a group join you!

Curacao

Just get off ship, and walk to city area. Beautiful city to explore.

Aruba

Grab a cab to Eagle Beach early in the day, then get back to ship and change for exploration of city in the afternoon. City is within walking distance from the port.

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