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Looking For a Great Vacation This Year? Then Sail Away Aboard the New Carnival Horizon!

Posted on 02/21/2018

No one doubts that going on a cruise is always a great idea. But the excitement of stepping on board and checking out the ship’s comfy staterooms and amenities hits epic proportions when that ship is brand new! So, if you’re already planning your next vacation, it’s time to check out Carnival’s newest ship, Carnival Horizon, setting sail April 2018.

Naturally, Carnival Horizon will deliver all the best tastes, sights, sounds and experiences cruisers have come to love aboard Carnival’s existing fleet. But Carnival’s newest ship also introduces some exciting new features and promises an ocean of fun, whether you cruise to the Caribbean, The Bahamas, Bermuda or Europe.

Here are just some of the amazing things you can expect when sailing onboard Carnival Horizon:


Strap in and get ready for a bird’s eye view of the ship—and the ocean—as you zip around the suspended two-lane bike course on Carnival Horizon’s SkyRide®. It may sound fantastical, but the virtual tour will give you a sneak peek of what it will feel like to fly high above deck. SportSquareTM is also where you can work up a sweat as you go through our ropes course at SkyCourse® and hit mini-golf at SkyGreens for a hole-in-one. It’s also where to find everything you need to play soccer, basketball, volleyball and ping-pong. For even more healthy competition with your family and friends, head into The Clubhouse for mini-bowling and pool.

Then, when it’s time to cool off, visit one of Carnival Horizon’s flashiest, splashiest features—Dr. Seuss WaterWorks2, the centerpiece is the two big slides: The Cat’s Hat slide takes you twisting down the red and white stripes of the world’s most famous top-hat, while the Fun Things slide take you through all the topsy-turvy of having the blue-haired pair appear in your living room. With side-by-side racing slides, splashy water-spray toys and a giant tipping top-hat, Dr. Seuss WaterWorks on Carnival Horizon features fun fit for a red fish, a blue fish… a you fish!


Carnival Horizon’s entertainment lineup continues indoors, where you do more than just watch the action; you’re a part of it all. Warm up to the idea of putting yourself in the picture at Carnival Multiplex featuring IMAX® Theatre1. That’s two movie theaters side by side, one with a towering IMAX screen and the other offering 3-D movies with jump-off-the-screen visuals and multi-sensory effects for a fully immersive experience. Then, with Playlist Productions, you can get your toes tapping and your hands clapping along to the most exuberant musical productions staged at sea. Ready for your own close-up? It’s time to brave Carnival Horizon’s Lip Sync BattleTM: Carnival, which brings the hit Spike TV series to life, puts you—and your moves—in the spotlight. Looking for a spot to wrap up your evening in true island style? Head to the Havana Bar for a refreshing drink and the rhythmic feel of an old-time Cuban resort.


You may be traveling to an island paradise or a dreamy part of the Mediterranean—but you can take your taste buds even further on board Carnival Horizon, thanks to the ship’s juicy lineup of onboard eateries, bars and fine dining restaurants. Carnival favorites like Guy’s Burger Joint and BlueIguana Cantina are here, along with specialty dining (for an additional fee) including Bonsai Sushi, JiJi Asian Kitchen®, Fahrenheit 555 SteakhouseTM, Cucina Del Capitano® and Seafood Shack. Traveling with foodies? They’ll love The Chef’s Table—the perfect spot for an intimate chef-guided, multi-course meal. Two restaurants we’re especially excited about are brand new on Carnival Horizon—Bonsai Teppanyaki and the world’s first Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse | Brewhouse.

Bonsai Teppanyaki is another intimate chef-driven dining experience: one part meal, one part performance and totally full of flavor. If you’ve never tried teppanyaki before, our 16-seat restaurant is the place to do it. It’s interactive fun from the first bite to the main course (featuring selections like filet mignon, grilled tofu, fish and lobster) and beyond.

For easy dining in a larger group or if you’re simply craving barbecue deliciousness, put Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse | Brewhouse on your agenda. Carnival Horizon is the first place you’ll be able to experience the distinctive new concept from Guy Fieri, featuring the best brisket, sausage, ribs and dry-rubbed chicken—all smoked right aboard the ship. Naturally, they’re paired with mouth-watering sides and exclusive thirst-quenching microbrews—actually brewed at sea!


After all that action, and all those flavors, you’ll need some time to rest and recharge. On board Carnival Horizon, you’ll find some very special staterooms and suites that will have you feeling refreshed in no time. The Havana staterooms and suites—including Havana Cabanas, with extra-large outdoor space and hammock chairs—are like personal, upscale retreats, with exclusive daytime access to the Havana Bar & Pool (rooms and suites are reserved for guests aged 12 and older). For even more pampering, you may want to opt for a Cloud 9 stateroom to enjoy exclusive room amenities and unlimited access to the spa’s Thermal Suites for no additional charge. Stay in one of these bliss-inducing rooms and you’ll also score priority spa reservations. Families will love the space of the Family Harbor staterooms and suites—not to mention their proximity to the Family Harbor Lounge, serving breakfast and snacks, and filled with board games, video games and family-friendly movies. Of course, Carnival Horizon also has ocean view and balcony staterooms—plus stylish interior staterooms for the best value around.

Can’t wait to meet Carnival’s newest ship? Call your Travel professional today to book you Carnival Horizon vacation today!

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