Regular and Speciality Dining Main Dining Room Guy Fieri's Pig and Anchor Guy Fieri's Burger Joint Bonsai Teppanyaki Bonsai Sushi Farenheit 555 Steakhouse Chef’s Table JiJi Asian Kitchen Cucina del Capitano BlueIguana Cantina
Spa / Wellness / Fitness Fitness Center Full Service Spa Sauna/Steam Room Beauty Salon Outdoor Pool Basketball Sports Court Yoga Palates Gym Fitness Track Mineature Golf Waterworks Aqua Park Skyride
Public Rooms Bars/Lounges Library Internet Center Children / Teens Organized Age-Specific Activities Outdoor Children's Play Area Dedicated Teen Center Teen Programs Children's Pool Youth Staff Babysitting Available Other Facilities / Services Elevators Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques Self-Service Laundromat Concierge Desk Infirmary/Medical Center Safe Deposit Boxes
The Carnival Horizon is a refreshing, new and exciting ship just introduced in March of 2018. A product of Italy's Fincantieri Shipyard, the Carnival Horizon offers many intimate public rooms which makes this 133,500 ton ship feel like an upscale resort. The color scheme of the ship uses clean and crisp Mediterranean tones making the public spaces welcoming.
The Carnival Horizon offers passenger many public lounges, bars, show rooms, a comedy club, library, various dining establishments - from mainstream dining establishments to high end, international eateries available at a fee. The Carnival Horizon also features 7x24 pizza available for those late nigh cravings.
The Main Atrium, lined with shops, shore excursion desk and guest assistance desk as well as a bar and entertainment is the center of activity onboard. The tornado like structure in the middle of the Atrium is also a high-tech video screen which displays different color patterns and artwork to change the atmosphere of the room. The ship also sports an extensive casino, IMAX theater and arcade.
The Carnival Horizon has extensive outdoor activities including the Havana Pool located aft. The area features a pool, whirlpools, tiki-huts and a bar. Located mid-ship is the main pool which has tiered lounging area, a stage for live entertainment and an extremely large poolside TV for viewing movies pool side. Moving forward located high above the bridge of the ship is the Serenity - An adults only area with clam-shell lounge chairs, lounge chairs and more. Just forward of the Serenity Area is the ship's waterslides and waterpark which offers wet fun for kids of all ages. I have saved the best area for last. Near the ship's funnel is the main activity area including the Skyride, basketball court, mini-golf, oversized chess board,
The Carnival Horizon offers an extensive kids program and has age specific activities for kids of all ages. The kids program separates the children into age specific areas and activities and offers something for those from 2 to 17.
Some things to note about this great ship. The Carnival Horizon is a mass-market, high occupancy ship offering a great product at an affordable price. Food has dramatically improved on Carnival ships and the cuisine on the Carnival Horizon is a prime example. The food options are extensive at the lunch buffet including many international dining establishments (Chinese, Italian Pasta station, American Fare and more). In general the food is above average. Passenger transport on the Carnival Horizon is outstanding. The ship has a new electronic elevator system which optimizes the use of the elevators. I can honestly say that I did not wait more the 1 minute for an elevator during my visit. The improved efficiency of the elevators is noticeable and a real guest pleaser.
Carnival is also making improvements to their onboard entertainment bringing g more sophisticated shows to the masses. In general I was very impressed with the Carnival Horizon and believe that Carnival Cruises has definitely raised the bar with the introduction of this ship.