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I selected this ship (3/23/19) for the ports it was cruising to and it was a new ship. I enjoyed my entire week on this ship and am surprised by a lot of the negative comments I'm reading. Our balcony stateroom (mid deck 8 by elevator) was great, our steward nice as ever and made me a new towel animal daily or sometimes twice a day (am & pm). We spent more time at the aft end pool since my husband is a smoker and that was a designated area . Lots of activities to keep anyone of any age entertained. The only negative if you can even call this one, is that they still hand you a paper slip to sign every time you get a drink. Its too windy sometimes, they fly off or get all wet from the bar, etc. Also that they limit your drinks to 15/day and do not allow you to get 2 at a time. My husband wasn't allow to grab me a drink when he was getting his because he didn't have my card in hand. We went on the Vista (Apr2018) prior to this ship and I was as equally satisfied. The only difference is that Horizon added Guys pig & anchor as a full bar & restaurant. While it was an upcharge it was not expensive at all and that food was great! I do feel Carnival is truly the "FUN" ship compared to other cruise lines we've taken. We're going again in Feb2020 on the Magic. I know this is not a newer one but hoping I will be equally pleased with it too.

Enjoyed this ship immensely

Carnival Horizon Cruise Review by Pamie61

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I selected this ship (3/23/19) for the ports it was cruising to and it was a new ship. I enjoyed my entire week on this ship and am surprised by a lot of the negative comments I'm reading. Our balcony stateroom (mid deck 8 by elevator) was great, our steward nice as ever and made me a new towel animal daily or sometimes twice a day (am & pm). We spent more time at the aft end pool since my husband is a smoker and that was a designated area . Lots of activities to keep anyone of any age entertained. The only negative if you can even call this one, is that they still hand you a paper slip to sign every time you get a drink. Its too windy sometimes, they fly off or get all wet from the bar, etc. Also that they limit your drinks to 15/day and do not allow you to get 2 at a time. My husband wasn't allow to grab me a drink when he was getting his because he didn't have my card in hand. We went on the Vista (Apr2018) prior to this ship and I was as equally satisfied. The only difference is that Horizon added Guys pig & anchor as a full bar & restaurant. While it was an upcharge it was not expensive at all and that food was great! I do feel Carnival is truly the "FUN" ship compared to other cruise lines we've taken. We're going again in Feb2020 on the Magic. I know this is not a newer one but hoping I will be equally pleased with it too.
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Cabin 8G
I'm guessing on the category as I can't recall exact room now but it was deck 9 starboard right off the elevator which was convenient.
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