Carnival Horizon Arrives in Miami With Basketball Themed Party

Carnival Horizon Docking Event

Carnival is celebrating Carnival Horizon’s docking at PortMiami by having a basketball-themed event with the company’s Chief Fun Officer—NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal—alongside Miami HEAT players Alonzo Mourning, Shane Battier and Glen Rice.

A more than 120-foot-long red, white and blue blimp had been flying the Southeast to showcase the new ship deployments in a few key markets as part of the company’s month-long Homeport Advantage Campaign. The blimp flew over the festivities for Carnival Horizon.

At the event, Carnival gave $25,000 dollars to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital showcasing funds from an online promotion in which people who ride with Carnival posted photos of the AirShip on social media with the hashtag #ChooseFun. The metadata tag triggered a donation to the hospital and entered the participants in a raffle for free cruises and other prizes.

Carnival Horizon is the newest ship on the Carnival Cruise Line. It has several features including the first Dr. Seuss-themed water park,a Smokehouse Brewhouse offering BBQ favorites from Food Network star and longtime Carnival partner Guy Fieri with nearly five craft beers brewed on board, the company’s first teppanyaki venue, the SkyRide aerial attraction, an IMAX Theatre and a suspended ropes course.

The cruise also provides a Havana section with tropics-inspired staterooms and a Cuban-themed pool and bar, a Family Harbor, the Family Harbor Lounge, a Cloud 9 Spa and Ocean Plaza.

Food and beverage outlets are also available for customers. They have views with indoor and outdoor seating options at eateries like Bonsai Sushi, Fahrenheit 555 steakhouse and Library Bar.

After the two-day cruise, Carnival Horizon launches a year-round schedule of six- and eight-day Caribbean cruises from PortMiami starting September 22, 2018.

On the ships Miami-based schedule, more than five-day cruises depart Sundays, calling at Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Grand Cayman; and Cozumel, Mexico. Two different eight-day itineraries will be offered with departures on Saturdays — one featuring Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos; La Romana, Dominican Republic; Curacao; and Aruba; and the other visiting Grand Turk; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Kitts; and St. Maarten.

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