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Horizon Review

3.5 / 5.0 Cruise Critic Editor Rating
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Passengers 1,875
Crew 573
Passenger to Crew 3.27:1
Launched 2006
Shore Excursions 0
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Horizon Overview

Pullmantur's Horizon most recently sailed as Island Star for the U.K.-based Island Cruises. (Prior to that, the 46,811-ton, 1,875-passenger ship sailed for Celebrity Cruises as Celebrity Horizon.) The ship caters to a Spanish-speaking clientele and cruises the Mediterranean, Canaries and Caribbean.

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Horizon features multiple bars and lounges (including a cigar bar), a delightful kids' club and a Broadway-style show lounge.

Dining options include a casual buffet with adjacent outdoor grill and the main dining room, which serves set-time, set-table meals in the evening.

For Recreation, there are two pools, a top-ship fitness facility and a spa.

Fellow Passengers

Island Star caters almost entirely to the British in the summer months, with a more international/ U.S. clientele mixing in on winter Caribbean runs.

Pullmantur Horizon Dress Code

Casual is the name of the game on this ship but on my springtime sailing, the largely older clientele dressed well, smartening up for dinner and wearing slacks and polos or summer tops by day. This may change in the peak summer months, though, if signs in the Beachcomber asking passengers to cover up their torsos and don footwear before entering are anything to go by.

Pullmantur Horizon Gratuity

Onboard tips are included in the cruise fare for travellers booking from the U.K.

--by Maria Harding. The U.K.-based Harding, a journalist and broadcaster, is one of Britain's best-known cruise writers. Her work has appeared in the Guardian, the Daily Mail, the Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Express.

Pullmantur Horizon Member Reviews

Sail Date: Apr 2019
Pullmantur's Horizon is an older ship but the maintenance was good. Our deluxe balcony cabin was very comfortable with more closet space than many newer ship....Read More
Sail Date: Sep 2018
On Horizon, with only 1,820 guests, we always found loungers....Read More
Going places 2
Sail Date: Feb 2019
Had the pleasure of travelling in the Arabian Gulf on MV Horizon, it was outstanding even though the ship is 30 years old it is still a good ship and the service is exceptional, food very good , service...Read More
Sail Date: Mar 2019
Pullmantur Horizon was chosen for this Suez Cruise for the value, the lesser single supplement and the opportunity to enjoy the Spanish cuisine....Read More

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