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  1. We've done Behind the Fun twice, on Conquest in 2010 and Horizon in 2018. Both times the cost was $95 (I'm still amazed that it didn't increase in that time). The tour takes up the morning - both times we finished about 11:45. It's also pretty intensive, with a lot of walking. You will see backstage in the main theater, a fairly extensive galley tour, food storage areas, the laundry, waste treatment area, and the crew mess. The highlights are the engine control room (not the engine room) and the bridge, where you can meet the chief engineer and the captain respectively. It's really educational. You can't take your own pictures, but the ship's photographer will take several for you. At the end they give you a backpack with a cap and lanyard. They sent chocolate-covered strawberries to our cabin. It's not something we'd do on every sailing, but we thought Conquest and Horizon were different enough that it would be worth doing again - and it was. As for signing up, we're Platinum so we board early. On Conquest, the excursion desk wasn't open yet so we signed up at Guest Services. On Horizon, the excursion desk was open and we signed up there.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  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. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. Is “The Lucky Bowl” available on Horizon?
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Hello all. I’m trying to book Chefs table for our Horizon cruise for February. I went through the planner and it looked like it took my information but I never got an email confirming my submission or asking for payment. Is that normal or did something malfunction? Never reserved any speciality dining in advance but all the pics on CC has made this something we’d really like to do. Thanks y’all.
  17. 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.
  18. Since the Horizon is a new build, this is probably a new feature. This is not a feature on older Carnival ships
  19. I'm not a techie so not sure what RFID is but on the Horizon, to unlock your cabin door, all you had to do was touch your card to the lock.
  20. For our last cruise on the Horizon, we were Platinum. I went online at roughly 3 am the first day I could check in. I was not given a choice of check in times. It only had 12:30-1:00. I just figured that because we were Platinum that they had assigned a random time slot for us, knowing that we could check in any time.
  21. 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.
  22. They know. If the Panorama sails discounted, she will not last on the west coast, but the Horizon will not go there.
  23. 2022 will bring the 2nd Excel class ship (Mardi Gras sister ship) to Miami which theoretically could free up the Horizon or Magic to New York.
  24. 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...
  25. The staff can range from very strict to pretty laid back. You have to keep in mind the staff on a ship is constantly changing, so there is no general rule that says ship X is strict while ship Y isn’t strict. The worst case I have seen first hand is a guy on Horizon who had his Cheers package revoked for the entire cruise on day one of the cruise (it was an 8 day cruise). Unfortunately for this guy he didn’t realize the beverage manager was behind the bar and he was caught red handed. Losing 7 plus days of Cheers is not a good way to start a cruise. I have also seen passengers not only lose Cheers, but lose the ability to buy any alcohol on a cruise several times. But these all involved passengers who drank way too much.
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