No injuries resulted when Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Horizon bumped a pier in New York City Tuesday morning, a cruise line spokesperson tells Travel Agent.
The new cruise ship made contact with the west end of pier 90 while docking Tuesday morning in New York, the spokesperson said. No injuries were reported, and the impact to the bow of the ship was minor. Assessments to the pier are underway, and the U.S. Coast Guard and other authorities have been notified.
The incident did not impact the Carnival Horizon’s debarkation process, and the embarkation for Tuesday’s sailing proceeded as normal.
The second in Carnival Cruise Line’s Vista class of ships, the Carnival Horizon is the line’s newest ship. It incorporates a number of new features as compared to its sibling vessel, the Carnival Vista, including a new, Dr. Seuss-themed water area, a new barbecue restaurant developed in partnership with Food Network star Guy Fieri, Carnival’s first teppanyaki dining venue and the largest retail area in the Carnival fleet. The ship also includes a number of features from the Carnival Vista, including the Sky Ride bike-in-the-sky attraction, an IMAX theater and the Havana bar and staterooms.
For the rest of the summer the Carnival Horizon will sail out of New York on a schedule of four-day Bermuda and eight-day Caribbean cruises. Starting in September, the ship will reposition to Miami for year-round six- and eight-day Caribbean cruises.