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  1. Waking up in the middle of the night and listening to the ocean as we sail to our new destination - then going out on the balcony for awhile and seeing other ships on the horizon, the stars at night and the clouds as they try to obscure the moon. The warm breeze and the hiss of the ocean below us is sometimes better than sleep itself.
  2. Thanks. I'll try to remember to pack one just in case (but will probably forget it in the hotel room; I seem to have left a dozen around the world by now!). I'm not a buffet person. Even for breakfast, it's either an omelette or a breakfast burrito or huevos rancheros. Lunch is deli, burger, burrito, or, for this cruise, I'll probably have the pasta bar. I also enjoyed sitting back in the Havana bar area. I don't think I had breakfast at Ocean Plaza on Sunshine but did several mornings on the Horizon TA. Did you do brunch? I'm looking forward to trying the new brunch menu. That's about the only time I eat in the MDR outside of dinner.
  3. FTTF wasn't available on the Horizon for the first few months that she was in service. Maybe the Panorama will be the same way.
  4. Is there a specialty dining pkg and if so, how much is it? I have only read of a test package for $60 for 3 meals, is this still available? If so, what else is for fee in the specialty locations, grats/drinks? Asking specifically about the Horizon. Thanks
  5. How many are there and where are they? On the Sunrise there were at least 4 which I was surprised. Thank You!
  6. 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.
  7. This is not a new topic. I just want to write about what I was feeling. I just came off the Carnival Horizon Oct 5-13. There were many things that took place during this time. First I miss my flight with Southwest and had to find another flight. AA wanted to charge us 1300 for 2 people one way that is not including baggage. WE found a nonstop flight with Delta that would get us there in time to get on the boat. Thanks Delta. We finally get to the boat at 1:55 to find out that the people that normally take our luggage doesn't take luggage after 2.. So my husband and I had to carry our own luggage through security. I put my back pack on the conveyor belt and left it when I walked off. As I was going to get on the escalator my luggage was too heavy for me and my luggage tumble to the ground, my shoe went the other way. Security came to help. When I reach the top of the escalator I realize my back pack was left and my hubby realize that he had lost the slip that security gave him. I went back to get my back pack to find that the security officer had my back pack in the lost and found but then he tried to come on to me. I retrieve my back pack from him. I left to join the Mr then he had to go back to get the slip that he lost so we could continue through security. Once we get to the next security he lost the slip again after searching he found the slip stuck to the back of his cell phone. After this I told my husband lets go back in prayer again so we prayed. After all this we were glad to be on the Carnival Horizon. While on the ship for the week a lot of unfortunately things took place. MY husband met a couple on the 11 deck and later we found out that her husband was taken off the ship because he had died. Also a fight broke out that included about 25 people and they were put off the ship in Curaco. I didn't see the fight. But I did see a little boy got burn with hot chocolate and on the first floor I witness two young boys in handcuff laying face down on the floor screaming "I am going to sue yall." I met a mother that daughter left her medication and she share with me that her daughter had to pay the doctor 100 to see him and pay 100 for the shot that she needed every day. I shared all of this to say After all I been through I still have my joy!!! And after all the mistake mishap having COOKIE as our cruise director made it all right. COOKIE you were AMAZING. MY cruise would not have been a success if it weren't for you, not only are you amazing you are AWESOME. Carnival should allow you to TRAIN ALL the cruise director on all the Carnival fleet except for MATT. YOU & MATT is a force to be reckon with. Canival please pay attention to your Customer. WE Need people like Cookie & Matt that are gifted for this job as a CD. . Who wants a boring CD. NOT me. I will go on a cruise just because MAtt & Cookie is there please take heave. Someone please show this to Cookie & Matt. I want them to know how VAUABLE they are. From Lady Garrett, North Carolina.
  8. We did the Teppanyaki on the Horizon earlier this year and even though it wasn't listed as a combination you could do filet and chicken also.
  9. Yay! Horizon to New York again! Maybe send Horizon to the West Coast, and Panorama to New York! Or better yet send Mardi Gras up to New York. Who knows?
  10. It seems that it's come down to Magic vs Horizon as it often does. There are always strong proponents on either side. I personally prefer the Magic over Horizon, better spa, larger comedy club, glass elevator and better main show room. The show talent was better on Horizon. But of course Horizon has the Havana area and a movie theater and a ropes course. So it depends on what is available, cost and what you're after. Here are two threads that will have various opinions.
  11. 1 every few years. This is a lucky year we are going twice with Carnival. Did the Miracle in June and doing Horizon in December.
  12. 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?
  13. Would love to see this on the Horizon when we sail at the end of the month. My husband would love that. I will need to keep an eye out and make sure I see it. Does anyone know if they just announce it the day before for signups? I know on Disney cruises we went on people were signing up for the different drink things the first day of the cruise (our first cruise and we didn't know), by the time we saw them in the daily papers they were already filled. If anyone has done the 6 day Horizon sailing and seen it please let me know what day it may have been on.
  14. 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...
  15. As an uneducated guess, I'd say that with us being Platinum, they automatically knew that we would check in any time. Their system already knew that. The system doesn't know if anyone has or is buying FTTF so they offer all of the times available. For that last cruise on the Horizon, my Brother and Sister in Law cruised with us. They are not Platinum yet. She had bought FTTF and when she did the check in, there were several time slots available. She did it the same day I did ours.
  16. Did I read some place that there is a charge, and if so, what is the cost to see movies at the I Max?
  17. Will a laptop fit into the cabin safe on the Horizon? Thank you!
  18. 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?
  19. I'm a bit of a beer geek myself, and was content with what I found on Magic and Horizon, over the past year. I won't touch much on the Horizon, since there's the brewery right on board....and that ended my beer hunt for THAT cruise. They had 5 on tap, 4 regulars (West Coast IPA, Amber, Farmhouse ale & a smoked porter) and a rotating seasonal. They offered a brewery tour & growler fills, as well. Magic's selection (July '19) was perfectly fine, as well. As folks have said, they are now canning & carrying 16oz cans of Parched Pig, on most ships. I found the IPA & Amber on the Magic, in July. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is available in all the bars....and if you're into craft beer, that's pretty much THE "OG" / old school classic. Sam Adams Boston Lager (another classic) & Rebel IPA were available. As a bit of a Hop Head, though...I was REALLY pleased to find Stone IPA, on my last 3 Carnival sailings (Sunshine, Horizon and Magic). Could be wrong...but seem to remember those may only have been available in the Red Frog Pub, on a couple of those ships? And they did run out of Stone, on the Sunshine. Plus of course, the Saltwater Sea Cow Stout, the Concrete Beach Pils & Angel City IPA. So, while I'll always wish they'd let me bring a case of Zombie Dust or Two Hearted onboard with me.....I certainly had no complaints with what I found on board. And yes...MUCH better than I found on RCCL, last March.
  20. Yes, it is available, only on horizon. Request it in John healds Facebook page. Includes the steakhouse, la cucina, and I think the hibachi. You still need to make your reservations on your own. Vouchers are charged to your account and will be in your state room.
  21. We decided to let the crowd clear before heading to our room. The sail and sign cards were waiting in our mailboxes outside the rooms. By the time I was able to snap a pic, the Hubster grabbed the envelope. He smiled, opened the envelope, then frown. "How come you have a gold card?" he asked. That's becasue I'm gold!!!!!!! I was so excited to finally change colors. Then my smile turned upside down as I knew the path to platinum was 46 days away. This has become my vacation goal!! I booked two OV rooms on deck 3 again. I love the 6M categories and feel they are worth more than balconies. I recommend that cabin type to families sailing because not many know it has two bathrooms. Yes, two bathrooms. I booked 3212 and 3210. These cabin types are located on the Vista, Magic, Dream, Breeze, and Horizon. I think the Panorama as well but I will double check. Pics of the room: Entrance: Bathroom 1: Bathroom 2: safe that use a 4 digit pin: Crib with my son in it: TV; Hair dryer was in the dresser above the mirror: Mini Fridge that took 12 hours to cool a bottle of water: Outlets: We found that the closet was perfect storage for the carseat and we were able to fit the stroller, and 3 large suitcases under the bed.
  22. I would like to do the Teppanyaki hibachi grill but my husband is allergic to shellfish. Will they cook his dinner separate. Thanks!
  23. I hope Freedom goes to a port in Florida. I am bummed they are moving both Breeze and Victory (Radiance) from Florida. Florida already has enough Fantasy class ships. Hopefully Carnival will keep both Horizon and Magic in Florida, even after both new ships (Mardi Gras) come here. Over the last several years it has been great having so many Carnival ships to choose from in Florida. I would hate to see that change in the future. Of course this is my biased hope based on living in Florida. I am positive Carnival knows what they are doing and has numbers/statistics to back up decisions on where to home port their ships.
  24. Since the Horizon is a new build, this is probably a new feature. This is not a feature on older Carnival ships
  25. The price is per stateroom, so only one guest needs to purchase Faster to the Fun and all occupants in the stateroom receive the benefits. Prices are subject to change and may vary by ship. Faster to the Fun is subject to availability. Prices Starting From Per Stateroom 2019 Cruises 2020 Cruises $39.95 USD 2 day cruises 2 day cruises $39.95 USD 3 day cruises (excluding Carnival Liberty) 3 day cruises (excluding Carnival Liberty) $59.95 USD 3 day cruises on Carnival Liberty 3 day cruises on Carnival Liberty $49.95 USD 4 day cruises on Carnival Imagination, Carnival Inspiration and Carnival Sensation 4 day cruises on Carnival Imagination, Carnival Inspiration and Carnival Sensation $59.95 USD 4 day cruises on Carnival Elation, Carnival Fantasy and Carnival Victory 4 day cruises on Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Fantasy, Carnival Victory, Carnival Conquest $69.95 USD 4 day cruises on Carnival Conquest, Carnival Dream, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Freedom, Carnival Glory, Carnival Horizon, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Miracle, Carnival Paradise, Carnival Sunrise, Carnival Sunshine, Carnival Triumph, Carnival Valor and Carnival Vista 4 day cruises on Carnival Elation, Carnival Dream, Carnival Freedom, Carnival Glory, Carnival Horizon, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Miracle, Carnival Paradise, Carnival Sunrise, Carnival Sunshine, Carnival Valor and Carnival Vista $59.95 USD 5 day cruises on Carnival Sensation 5 day cruises on Carnival Sensation $79.95 USD 5 day cruises (excluding Carnival Sensation) 5 day cruises (excluding Carnival Sensation) $89.95 USD 6 day cruises (excluding Carnival Horizon) 6 day cruises (excluding Carnival Horizon) $109.95 USD 6 day cruises on Carnival Horizon 6 day cruises on Carnival Horizon $89.95 USD 7 day cruises (excluding Carnival Horizon) 7 day cruises (excluding Carnival Panorama) $109.95 USD N/A 7 day cruises on Carnival Panorama $99.95 USD 8 day and longer cruises (excluding Carnival Journeys departures and Carnival Horizon) 8 day and longer cruises* (excluding Carnival Horizon) $119.95 USD 8 day cruises on Carnival Horizon 8 day cruises on Carnival Horizon *Faster to the Fun is not offered on Carnival Journeys and Europe cruises. Faster to the Fun is not offered in the following home ports: Honolulu, Norfolk, Vancouver, San Diego and San Francisco. Faster to the Fun will be offered on the Carnival Panorama, starting with departures in February 2020, Carnival Radiance, starting with departures in January 2021 and Mardi Gras, starting in 2021 (date to be determined).
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