Carnival Horizon to Debut in Europe in April 2018

Carnival Vista
The new ship will offer many of the same amenities as Carnival Vista (pictured).

Carnival Cruise Line has announced the lineup of itineraries for the inaugural season of its newest ship, Carnival Horizon, debuting in April 2018.

Currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, Carnival Horizon will offer many of the indoor and outdoor dining, bar, entertainment and activity options that debuted on Carnival Vista, currently the line’s newest ship.

Among those is a bike-ride-in-the-sky attraction called SkyRide, an IMAX Theatre and a WaterWorks aqua park with a water tube slide called Kaleid-o-slide. A wide range of accommodations will also be offered, including spa cabins offering exclusive privileges at the Cloud 9 Spa, extra-roomy staterooms in Family Harbor, and tropical-inspired Havana staterooms and suites with exclusive daytime access to a Cuban-themed bar and pool.

A variety of unique dining and bar concepts and outdoor spaces found only on Carnival Horizon will be offered and announced in the near future.

Europe Cruises Roundtrip From Barcelona

Carnival Horizon is scheduled to make its inaugural voyage April 2, 2018, with a 13-day Mediterranean voyage operating roundtrip from Barcelona and calling at Livorno, Rome (Civitavecchia), and Naples (Capri and Pompeii), Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Corfu, Greece; Messina (Sicily), Italy; Valletta, Malta; and Cagliari (Sardinia), Italy – the first of four roundtrip departures from this Spanish port. Carnival Horizon will also operate two seven-day cruises departing April 15 and 22, 2018, calling at Cagliari (Sardinia), Naples (Capri and Pompeii), Rome (Civitavecchia), Livorno, and Marseilles, and a 10-day voyage departing April 29, 2018, with stops at Livorno, Rome (Civitavecchia), Naples (Capri and Pompeii), Dubrovnik, Corfu and Messina (Sicily). 

14-Day Transatlantic Crossing From Barcelona to New York

Carnival Horizon will reposition to the U.S. with a 14-day transatlantic crossing departing Barcelona May 9 and arriving in New York on May 23, 2018.  The ship will visit five European and Canadian ports: Malaga, Spain; Gibraltar; Lisbon, Portugal; and Vigo, Spain – Carnival’s first visit to the centuries-old seaside town – along with a stop at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Eight-Day Caribbean Cruises From New York

After arriving in New York, Carnival Horizon will offer a summer schedule of eight-day Caribbean cruises operating roundtrip from the Big Apple, with visits to Grand Turk; San Juan; and Amber Cove (Dominican Republic).  Departure dates include May 28, June 5, 13 and 25, July 3, 11, 23 and 31, Aug. 8, 20 and 28, and September 5, 2018. Additional departures from New York in summer 2018 are being planned and will be announced in the coming weeks.

Year-Round Six- and Eight-Day Caribbean Voyages From Miami

Carnival Horizon will then shift to Miami and kick off a year-round schedule of six- and eight-day Caribbean cruises beginning September 22, 2018. Prior to the start of this program, Carnival Horizon will offer a special two-day cruise to Nassau from Miami September 20-22, 2018.

On its new Miami-based schedule, six-day cruises will depart Sundays, calling at Ocho Rios; Grand Cayman; and Cozumel. Two different eight-day itineraries will be offered with departures on Saturdays – one featuring Grand Turk; La Romana (Dominican Republic); Curacao; and Aruba; and the other visiting Grand Turk; San Juan; St. Kitts; and St. Maarten.

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