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  1. There will be 8 of us cruising on the Carnival Horizon for the first time in March. This may seem like a strange question, but on all of the Horizon decks, was there a special deck that you kept going back to, more than one time, and why, or for what reason? I understand the main decks for the buffet and dinner, but any other decks where there was something you "found" that you didn't know was there, and you were happy you found it! 🙂
  2. Is there a place to find the show schedule on an upcoming cruise? We are booked on the Horizon for 2/8 and would love to know what shows will be offered.
  3. It's been a few years since we've cruised Carnival. While searching for a cruise for my 2021 birthday I found a Southern Carib on the Horizon. Saw the Havana area and fell in love with the Cabana patio. We're a family of five, DW, DH, DS23, DD19, DS9. I called and booked a cabin putting myself and son in the Cabana, wife, daughter, and youngest son in an interior on deck 6. My wife doesn't drink, we usually book myself and oldest son into the same room for drink package reasons and then get extra room cards. I assume this method will still work and as my wife will be the only one in the Havana pool area with me will she be able to use the wristband with no problem? My youngest loves the kids camps on all the lines, he'll spend his time there for most of the cruise. My biggest question is whether we can as a family hang out on our patio at times? I know there are no children allowed in the Havana pool area, but can we quietly chill on our patio? I've got plenty of time before this cruise and can rebook to any number of different available rooms. Did I make a mistake or will we love the Havana?
  4. I Have not recently been able to find info on the Salad Bar on Horizon in the Serenity area. Is it still there? if so, can someone share the menu? Thanks!
  5. Hi! My family is new to cruising so I was wondering if I could get some opinions on which ship to go on. I have 17 year old triplet daughters and this vacation is to celebrate their high school graduation. There is a 7-night Breeze going to Amber Cove, St. Thomas, San Juan, Grand Turk or a 6-night Horizon to Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, Cozumel. Are the ships that different? I’m sure we will love all the islands, so I guess I’m more interested in which ship is really better. Thanks for you help!
  6. Other than Java Blue, are there any other spots on The Horizon to get a specialty coffee, ie. Espresso, cappuccino, americano...etc? Last ship we were on those options only seemed to be available at Java Blue, however those were served from Keruig like machines, not actually brewed or came from like say an Espresso maker. Is there a coffee spot in any of the MDR's? How about the Havanna Bar or even Ocean Plaza? Thanks.
  7. This is an odd question. My husband and I haven’t cruised together in 2 years and since the last time we cruised, he has developed quite the loud snoring problem 😫 I know I can’t be the the only one with a snoring spouse. So I’m wondering if anyone else has, in a moment of desperation, found somewhere in a public area on Horizon that they could escape to in the middle of the night for a few hours’ sleep?? Also, would this even be ok? Or would staff members ask me to go back to my room?? Honestly I’m hoping it wouldn’t come to this but I need a plan in case I can’t deal with the snoring. Please advise!
  8. Can anyone tell me how often they change the MDR menu. My wife and I will be going on the 8 Day Southern Caribbean May ‘21. She has restrictions on food.
  9. I am curious. 🙂 Someone just posted they had been on the Carnival Horizon, and they found ONLY cake to eat! That doesn't sound right to me, unless they had gone to the buffet area where all the pastries had been taken away, and only cake was left???
  10. Hey Everyone! We just got back from the 8 day Southern Caribbean aboard the beautiful Carnival Horizon. The ship is amazing, Mike did an incredible job, and overall we had a wonderful cruise. I have copies of fun times, menus (I'm missing a few here and there), and some miscellaneous pictures of the ship, food, and ports. If anyone has any questions feel free to ask and I'll do my best to answer them!
  11. We will be on the Horizon going to Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Jamaica. If you have been on the Horizon and gone this direction, were there any tenders used, or do we dock right at the port?
  12. 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...
  13. If you have ever stayed in the Carnival Horizon, deck 6, room 6205, would you give me YOUR pros/cons of this room? I know it is at the end/front of the ship, but was just "curious" of your opinion of this room?
  14. A fun and informative look at EVERYTHING on the Carnival Horizon. Enjoy! Just back from the 12/22/19 Christmas Hanukkah sailing. https://youtu.be/hphAjXTGIBI
  15. We are looking at a cruise with with 2 options for dates and ports. They both have stops in LaRomana, Aruba, Amber Cove but one offers a stop in Bonaire and the other in Curacao. South Caribbean is completely new for us so I am looking for recommendations between Bonaire and Curacao, what does each port offer and what has been your experience at one or both ports? Help us to make a decision on which cruise to choose.
  16. I am trying to decide which day to book specialty dining, but can't find any current 8-day Southern Caribbean menus. I am sailing 2/22/20. Does anyone have the current menus? Thanks in advance!!
  17. I am sailing on the Horizon in July and have a question about the internet. I purchased the "social" internet package for this sailing. I know this only grants access to social media sites along with Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. My question is, will either the audio or video calling features on these sites work? I have read posts that the internet speed is much better on the newer ships compared to the older ones. Fingers crossed!
  18. I've been trying to find photos of Cabin #2207. I'm looking at booking #2211 or 2207. It looks like 2207 is possibly a larger cabin (?). Thanks for any input you may have.
  19. My wife and I are obsessed with this game. We love it. I can not find anything on whether the horizon has it or not. If any have cruised on horizon and saw it or knows i would greatly appreciate it.
  20. We are considering some of the specialty dining options on our upcoming cruise. Does anyone have the 6 day menus that you can share? Would like to be able to decide which nights to add the specialty dining. Thank you :)
  21. We originally planned this trip to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Unfortunately, Dh had a change of plans and ended up not being able to go. Our 27yr old son stepped in and off we went. PRE CRUISE We flew into Miami from Philadelphia the day before departure. Flew on Frontier...which was a pleasant surprise. Grabbed a Lyft and headed to the Hampton Brickell. We took the recommendation of many through these boards and this hotel did not disappoint. After settling in, we walked around the neighborhood a bit. Had fantastic tacos at Coyo Taco, then scrumptious waffle sundaes at Freddo. We decided to take a dip in the pool and hot tub, which was fun as there was a slight drizzle coming down at the time. We enjoyed a nightcap (with the welcome drink offered at check in) and a few games of pool in the hotel lounge before turning in for the night. EMBARKATION Finally! Enjoyed a terrific breakfast at the hotel...really good for a buffet. Lots of options. The hotel provided a shuttle to the port for a reasonable $8 per person. As we were the first ship in line at the port, we were the first off the shuttle. We arrived at the terminal and were onboard 20 minutes later! Fastest embarkation ever. I had FTTF for this trip, and by the time we went through security and were seated in the lounge, they called us to board. Loved seeing my son's reaction to stepping on the ship for the first time. We headed to our cabin (5218 Havana Interior) to drop our carryons, then we explored the ship a bit. THE SHIP/DINING OPTIONS Loved the layout, especially not having to walk through the smoky casino all of the time. You can walk all the way through on Deck 5, then take the forward elevators. Our cabin was great. Loved the Havana area and having a dedicated space with a pool. There was plenty of room to sit in the sun or in the shade, and the pool was never crowded even on the 2 sea days. Great drinks at the bar...especially the mojitos! We had early dining in Reflections. Our service team was amazing. Food was very good throughout our sailing; only one night my entree was a bit blah. Our desserts were fabulous every single night. Buffet was good, although the selections at breakfast needed more variety. The Deli, Guys', Pizza del Capitano and Blue Iguana were all very good. DS loved the breakfast burritos. Wde did the Sea Day Brunch, which was awesome. I also had afternoon Tea one day which was lovely. All of the bars we visited had great service. I wasn't too enamored with Alchemy on this trip, largely because the bartenders were rather sour and did not interact with the guests as much as I had experienced on other cruises. ENTERTAINMENT Plenty of option for everyone. Sportssquare was interesting. We tried the soccer billiards, which was WAY harder than it looked. Son did the ropes course as well and said it was fun, but once was enough for him. SkyRide was down for our cruise. He also enjoyed the waterslides without too much of a line most of the time. Comedians at the Punchliner (Kelly Terranova and Sid Davis) were funny without being overtly crude even in the 18+ shows. Elizabeth at the Piano Bar was so much fun! Great voice and she played a huge variety of tunes. The Playlist shows were excellent. Soulbound was up first, but turned into a concert because there was trouble with the rigging for the show. The singers, especially the featured performers, were outstanding. DO NOT MISS CELESTIAL STRINGS! Stunning visuals, amazing choreography, and beautiful music. Loved it. Last show we saw was Vintage Pop. A ton of fun! This cast was leaving the ship at the end of the cruise, but they were truly fantastic performers. Cruise Director Cookie was good, although we didn't see him around the ship much during the day. He was hilarious hosting the Love and Marriage Show. ONBOARD SHOPPING The usual Invicta watches and LeVian jewelry offerings (these are not really a good deal in my opinion). There were a few pop-up shops during the week that had some nicely priced selections. We did get a great deal on some whiskey. Carnival seems to be phasing out the more reasonably priced items in favor of expensive watches and gemstone pieces. If you like that sort of thing and can afford it, good for you. I would love to see more middle of the road shopping options. PORTS/EXCURSIONS We did the Mystic Mountain Sky Explorer in Ocho RIos. The rainforest is beautiful. Enjoyed the infinity pool at the top. There is a nice gift shop as well, where I was able to buy my Blue Mountain coffee beans! In Grand Cayman, we did the Hell/Turtle Center/Stingray City experience. The Turtle Center was our favorite. Really cool to see the large turtles and be able to hold the smaller ones. Nice gift hops there too. Stingray City was fun. It took about 40 minutes to sail to the sandbar. Once in the water, we could swim around with the creatures. Our guides let us touch and kiss the rays while they took photos. It was high tide when we were out, so t was a bit rougher than earlier in the day. We still had a fantastic time. We went to Paradise Beach in Cozumel. Taxi is $17 each way from Puerta Maya. I opted for the $3 basic admission, while DS did the inflatables and enjoyed his day snorkeling offshore. We had delicious pina coladas, nachos, and quesadillas. Great beach day and not too crowded. DEBARKATION This process would go SO much more smoothly if people would just follow instructions. We had a post-cruise excursion, so we met in the Liquid Lounge. As we were being led off, all sorts of people tried to jump the line, and would get positively nasty when told to stay where they were. Customs was a breeze. They scanned our documents, and we were done. Grabbed our luggage and headed out to meet our bus for the Top 10 Miami tour. Overall, we had a fantastic trip. Now where should I go next?
  22. Instead of an excursion I may walk around the area. Where does the ship tie up and what has anyone found to be within walking distance. We are in port from 1:30PM to 10:30 PM so I'm looking for daytime and nighttime things to do and see without going to a beach. Thanks Eric
  23. I've never sailed Carnival before. To say I'm excited is an understatement because this has ended up being next year's Christmas present to my sons and grandsons. It started out that friends were going to celebrate a birthday and invited a group of mutual friends to tag along. I was planning to take my Daughter In Laws who have both wanted to cruise with me. I had the travel agent price out the 3 of us going big with a suite and all the perks or going smaller and taking the "Boys" with us. Turns out the price was comparable and now my Christmas shopping is done!! The stops are Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. We've got plenty of time to plan excursions, find the best places for a couples massage (that will be their anniversary presents) and debate the drink package. I'm most interested in tips, tricks and suggestions that you guys might have concerning the grandsons. They will be just under 4 years old at the time we sail. Thanks for all the help to all the questions I'll be asking that are Carnival & port specific. - Iris
  24. We will be on the Horizon in just 4 short days, and have read about the I-Max Theater. But I can not find info on the Thrill Theater. Only that its a 5-D experience. Does that mean there are special effects used while in there? I figure it moves, but what else does it do? Just wondering. Also cost and if its worth it? TIA
  25. Any way to find out what the entertainment schedule may be like on the Horizon for 2020? Wondering if they will be changing up any of the Playlist Production shows, etc... Who might be in the piano bar? What comedians they may have on board? We are in the first March 2020 sailing and I a curious.😊
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