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  1. We are trying to decide between an 8 day Aruba/Curacao/DR on Horizon or 9 day RC Adventure to Bermuda/Labadee/St MAarten. We have cruised Disney, NCL, MSC and Carnival before and enjoyed all of them. Aside from itinerary we really like to focus on things to do as a family with teens/young adult kids on the ship. Are these 2 ships comparable as it relates to activities on the ship? Also, is there a list of such activities like escape rooms/bowling/waterslides etc? Thx!
  2. Is “The Lucky Bowl” available on Horizon?
  3. We are trying to decide between a 9 day RC Adventure to Bermuda/Labadee/St MAarten or an 8 day Aruba/Curacao/DR on Carnival Horizon. We have cruised Disney, NCL, MSC and Carnival before. Aside from itinerary we really like to focus on things to do as a family with teens/young adult kids on the ship. Are these 2 ships comparable as it relates to activities on the ship? Also, is there a list of such activities like escape rooms/bowling/waterslides etc? Thx!
  4. Wrong. The difference I gave was double occupancy. With the Adventure at 3100 and the Horizon at 3900. But if you want to get more technical, the Horizon has a maximum guest capacity of 4,977. Adventure is 3807. The Adventure is a larger ship and carries almost 1,200 less guests...
  5. It was the best of times... It was the worst of times... Shortly after my return from the Norwegian Breakaway in February, I found out that I would have to find a new place to live in the next couple of months. I had just started a new job, that wasn't quite going so well, and now this... I had no future cruises booked, which further compounded my bleak outlook on life. I needed to get a countdown going to ease my frustration. I began poking around online, and was close to pulling the trigger on a 7 day Vista sailing out of Galveston... I looked around some more, and came across an 8 day sailing on Carnival's newest ship, the Horizon. It ended up being only a few hundred dollars more, and it was a Southern Caribbean itinerary, to all new ports to me, and I just held my breath and clicked the "book now" button... My countdown was 196 days, and my 50th birthday would fall smack dab in the middle of the cruise. Now, at least I had something to look forward to in my life... It did take the sting out of the depression I was feeling, not knowing where I would even be living in the near future. I had already started packing my stuff, as the move was inevitable. ***Disclaimer: If you're not really interested in the whole "pre-cruise" hoopla and rigmarole, please feel free to wait until Friday for the "real time" travel day and cruise edition... My reviews tend to be verbose, bordering on boring, so you've been warned. If backstories, planning, side stories, and digressions interest you, then pour yourself a drink, and continue reading... One of the goals with my "Reviews" is to inform, but for the most part they're meant to entertain... Please don't take anything I say or do too seriously. If you're easily offended, or lack a good sense of humor, you may want to employ the use of your comfort animal, or locate the shortest route to your "safe space"... I encourage you to chime in along the way with your comments. I'm going to be traveling by myself, so I could use some "virtual company" along the way. If you're still with me, prepare yourself for a journey of dinosauric proportions... I want to make it seem like you're right there with me, whether it be on the ship, in the back of a cab, or walking around in strange and far away places... I'll attempt to convey the sights, sounds, and yes, even the scents and tastes of my adventure. Oftentimes, I may go off on a tangent that strays far from the main story. That'll be half the fun of it. Even I have no idea where this is going... Whatever happens, that'll be the story. Nothing more... Nothing less... ***Photo below stolen from the internet...
  6. Carol I just looked at the spreadsheet and don’t see us on it, so here’s our info. John & Denise CC S148TOY, cabin 11347 8J standard balcony, meet and greet, many TA’S, plus on inaugural Horizon TA. Staying two pre nights Ennio’s Boutique Hotel Southampton. Fly into London on 8/25, pre tour England and Scotland. Think that’s all you need. Also for first time the spreadsheet won’t load on the Google Sheets App?? Any ideas.
  7. Just to clarify. Adventure isn't even close to being an Oasis class ship. It's roughly the same size as Horizon, just a bit bigger... And carries 900 less guests...
  8. Based on itinerary, I’d choose the horizon because there is a lot I want to do in those ports. Based on ships, I guess it’s what you like to do. Oasis class ships have more “stuff”- escape rooms, rock walls, ice skating, etc. But, if you are doing things as a family- is that important to you? Do you all like that stuff? If yes, go for the oasis. If some of you are more laid back and not the adventurous type, maybe you prefer some of what Carnival offers- dance classes, piano bar, different games. And there is some more adventurous stuff for those that prefer it. If youre not into the more adventurous stuff, maybe check out the daily schedules for both lines and see what appeals to most of the family, since you are trying to spend more time together.
  9. The location of the spa on the older Princess ships hardly block views IMHO; please explain. It's between the gym (all the way aft) and the rear elevators. And its relocation to Deck 5 was a major disappointment to those loyal pax who liked to book cabins in that area for the convenience to the atrium, dining rooms, Intl Cafe, theater, etc. and for the price point. Not everyone wants a balcony or an inside cabin. We used to cruise Princess 2-3 times a year, usually doing 2 TAs and one Caribbean cruise so being able to book Deck 5 cabins made it more affordable and having a window was very welcome on those long TAs! On the positive side, I will say the ship was stunning (esp. the atrium) on our first cruise on her (we've done 2 for a total of 24 days) and I loved the Horizon Terrace (covered area behind the Horizon Court) on our Carib. cruise. But there are other somewhat mysterious deficiencies: casino is tiny and very crowded with slots, gaming tables and pax, Princess Live! is an inadequate and poorly planned replacement for Explorers on the older ships, no OV non-balcony cabins as noted above.
  10. I'm just curious about something, and thought I would ask those of you who have been on the Horizon since it has come out. I thought someone said there were not very many windows to look or view out at the ocean, etc. while cruising, where you could sit and relax. Is this true on the Horizon? I have done many ships, and probably for the last 10 years Carnival ships. I know on at least a couple decks "inside" where you could relax or read, they always had plenty of windows where you could look out as well.
  11. Don't get me wrong, I would choose the Carnival Horizon over the Adventure of the Seas. But that's more opinionated than factual. Sure, they may charge more for more venues onboard, but I am starting to feel like Carnival is following suit.
  12. So the difference is that Horizon has a ropes course and pay extra theater... How would you rate the ice rink and accompanying ice show on Horizon?
  13. Hi Bob, What you are saying is not the fact..I always set up a meet and greet when I am on board and officers and the CD comes we are usually in Horizon on the small ships and outside the Spa on the big ship..The fact is the Chairman of the board started Oceania and it is his baby..check with Betsy on these facts and tell her Hi from me..and Happy New year to you both!! Jancruz1
  14. If you care about burgers, go on the Horizon. Otherwise I found the ships very similar, perhaps the Adventure had better musical entertainment but Horizon has a comedy club. I would pick the better itinerary for you.
  15. Just curious what the best suite on Horizon is. When I do a pretend booking for our dates all I see is the Ocean Suite in the family harbor. Do they have captains suites or the like ? I’m guessing for our dates everything is just sold out. My husband thinks they may holding inventory back because it seems like so much is sold out.
  16. I would choose Carnival Horizon with your kids. The ship will have a more upbeat vibe. The ship is also newer with more bells and whistles. I have not been on Horizon myself but was on Vista and the ships are very similar. I also just had my last cruise on Adventure. I found myself in my room rather early many nights because we could not find something entertaining to do as a family. I was with my two sons 15 and 25. We love watching movies under the stars and if I remember right, we were able to do this, but only once until it started to rain. There was no warm blanket or popcorn. Also Aruba and Curacao are fantastic islands to visit. We did love Bermuda as well. The water was just chilly still when we went in May. I am not sure when you are cruising. Either way we love cruising and your vacation will be as fun as you allow it to be. Happy cruising!
  17. I don't mind it, as long as I can spend time outside. I subscribe to the idea that if you can get fresh air and see the horizon, it isn't bad. We have an aft balcony so I can stay out of the wind, so with a good book and some snacks I'm sure it will all be good.
  18. I would recommend the Horizon, I thought the Horizon was a great ship, I absolutely loved their elevator systems. You press your floor on a kiosk and it tells you what elevator bank will be yours (No standing around looking back and forth to see which elevator will show up) & you get on & it goes right to the floor you pressed outside, Guy Fieri’s hamburger joint by the pool was delicious. I also loved the Havana infinity pool & bar setup..
  19. Thank You everyone..We are also looking at the Horizon....:) I appreciate all the feedback
  20. Since the emergence of all the modern ships from all different cruise lines in the last decade, the Voyager Class ships has become dated and old. No matter how much you fix them up. I would do the Horizon.
  21. I will reiterate what I said on the RCI boards. Personally, I would choose the Carnival Horizon. It has: Slides, sky ride and ropes course, mini golf, sports court, basketball, ping pong, shuffle board, pool (billiards), an IMAX theatre, Hibachi, Steakhouse, Pan Asian and Italian Restaurants, as well as a much better and complimentary Guy's Burger Joint!
  22. I have been on the Horizon. She has no escape room & no bowling. She does have slides, sky ride and ropes course. She does have mini golf, sports court, basketball, ping pong, shuffle board, pool (billiards). She does have an IMAX theatre and Hibachi, Steakhouse, Pan Asian and Italian Restaurant, as well as a much better and complimentary Guy's Burger Joint!
  23. Thank you for the great review! I found this thread due to booking the Horizon. Then, the ATL thread was mentioned (early on), so I began reading that thread because my DH and I had just moved to ATL. You will never know how much your ATL thread helped me because I wasn't settling in very well at the beginning. Anyway, thank you and carry on! I'm going to pop over and finish the ATL thread now! Lisa
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