My wife and I chose this ship because of it's itinerary. With stops in Curacao and Aruba, two islands that we had never been to before. First things first. This was my wife's 22 Cruise and her 19th on Carnival. She has been a Platinum member of Carnival Cruise Lines for many years.
1st when we asked for "Early dining"(6:00pm) we were told it was not available. We were given "Anytime Dining" which requires you to check in each and every evening. 1st night we didn't get seated until 8:15 pm which was totally unacceptable. When the waiter and his assistants took our orders, they couldn't remember our names, what we prefered to drink or anything of the sort.
Our Room Steward was pretty much a ghost the whole cruise. We met him in the hallway for about 1 1/2 minutes and then never saw him again. Some days the cabin was cleaned, but many times it wasn't or done in a rush.
Cabin was nice and the Horizon was both easy to get around on and beautiful. However, the very poor service of the crew, ruined this cruise for us.
Didn't take time to see Miami. That wasn't why we went on this cruise. I can see Miami anytime.
Grand Turk is one of my very favorite islands. However, on this cruise, we only had around 5 hours in this port which is a disgrace.
No excursion as we value our lives. We never left the secured area of the Cruise Port due to the violence that occurs in the D.R. This shouldn't even be considered a "Cruise Port" as it is extremely dangerous to leave the Cruise Port area.
Very colorful and beautiful island. Great upscale shopping.
Absolutely stunning!! Eagle Beach in Aruba was voted as the 3rd most beautiful beach in the WORLD by Trip Advisor. After visiting Eagle Beach, I can confirm that it's the most beautiful beach I have ever seen! Only problem is that the locals were very RUDE!