Carnival Horizon Review

CASINO BLUES....Bad non smoking section and rude casino boss

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

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Sail Date: Feb 2020
Cabin: Cloud 9 Spa Interior

I’m a player. I usually cruise for free on RCL and Norwegian; however, I paid to be on this Carnival Horizon because I like where they go, and Carnival is a fun ship. But I am so disappointed with casino.

FREE DRINKS only when you are sitting at the slots or table. You can’t go to the bar and order. You must wait forever for a waiter to take and then get you drink. There is a 15 drink limit per day, and you must wait at least 5 minutes between drinks. You need 2,500 points to get the free drinks.

PREMIER PLAYER CLUB only works on past cruises. You must reach at least 7,500 points to get into the club for some nice free perks. The points must be earned in one cruise. However, you don’t get any of those perks during that cruise if it is your first time into the “club. For example, by day 3 I reached the 7,500 goal. I’m on a 8 day cruise. I don’t get any of the perks on this cruise. The casino staff did not make this clear to me until AFTER I made the goal. Then they were rude to me about it saying they had told me it would be on a future cruise. I didn’t book a cruise to be treated rudely or like a child.

Cabin Review

Cloud 9 Spa Interior

Small but the location is great. This room has no window but it is close to exits and elevators. It is quite. It is on the same floor is the spa, and because it is a spa room you get free access to the spa facilities including the red light room.

Port Reviews


Easy access to port

Grand Turk

Wonderful beach. This is one of my favorite ports.

La Romana (Casa de Campo)

I just went to the shopping area. We were warned that this port is a high crime area.


Beautiful port. It is wonderful for shopping and eating. We walked to the downtown area from the ship.

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