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"LIVE" from Carnival Horizon September 13, 2018

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Hello everyone. . . . It is once again time for a Cruise. Welcome to the start of “LIVE” from Carnival Horizon. I will drive up to my pre-cruise Hotel tomorrow for my sailing on Carnival Horizon 4 Night Cruise to Bermuda.

Well, we may be heading to Bermuda, as the itinerary could possibly change as Hurricane Florence has changed several cruise ship (Bermuda) itineraries to Bahamas or Canada recently. I will happily sail this New Ship wherever she decides to go as Carnival has suggested that “We will remain a safe distance from the storms at all times

This will be the last Sailing for Carnival Horizon from New York. After this cruise, she will be sailing to her home port of Miami with for year-round sailings. There will be no passengers for the 2 night sailing from NYC to MIA. There will be much fanfare as Horizon will replace Carnival Vista in Miami as Vista will soon be sailing from Galveston.

I recently went on a tour of Carnival Horizon, and I decided to book this short sailing to give it a look see. She has a lot to do and she is much different than other Carnival Ships I have sailed. Carnival Horizon is a Vista Class ship and started service in April 2018. Carnival Horizon features Dr. Seuss Water Park, an IMAX theater, Sky Ride and some unique new attractions. Carnival’s Vista Class also boasts some interesting concepts for accommodations including the Havana Class cabins and Suites, Family Harbor Cabins and Suites as well as the only Carnival Ship to have Aft facing Cove Balconies.

I will be posting “LIVE” daily with photos and comments about the public areas, cabins, as well as Bermuda (or Canada). I have read that the new Carnival Internet speeds are very good with repeaters in each cabin. I have also read that the Horizon Casino may be very “Radio Friendly”

I am looking forward to a delightful Cruise on Carnival’s newest Funship.

 

Have a cup of Coffee, relax and welcome aboard!

Thanks for tuning in . . .

 

Radio

 

Carnival Horizon

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Carnival Horizon Aft Havana Pool Area on Deck 5

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Dr. Suess Waterworks

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Carnival Horizon Tides Pool on Lido Deck

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My Itinerary

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Carnival Horizon in New York City

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Looking forward to it, are you staying in the Havana area?

 

No, I will be staying in one of the Spa Balcony cabins. . .

 

 

Radio

;);)

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No, I will be staying in one of the Spa Balcony cabins. . .

 

 

Radio

;);)

Enjoy your cruise Radio.

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Hello everyone . . . There has been no word on an Itinerary modification for Carnival Horizon. I will be driving to my Pre- Cruise Hotel this afternoon and tomorrow morning I will head down to Pier 88.

 

I am hoping to sail to Bermuda, but Canada will be fine if that's where we need to go . . .

 

Thanks for tuning in.

 

Radio

;);)

 

 

Yikes. . . there will be a little traffic on the way to New York.

 

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Here is the "probable path" of the storm center (Hurricane Florence)

 

I am happy that the storm center is over 350nm SE of Bermuda. . .

 

Radio

 

;);)

 

Coastal Watches/Warnings and Forecast Cone for Storm Center

 

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Enjoy your cruise. By the latest hurricane tracks, Bermuda is where you'll go.

 

We had a spa cabin on the Vista last year. Didn't enjoy the spa as much as we've had on the Dream and Breeze, but liked the closeness to the Serenity deck. Just swing up early and grab a spot. And the lunch salad bar there is wonderful.

 

Don't forget the Alchemy Bar. If Annamaria is still on board, she'll take good care of you. One of the best barkeeps/mixologists around.

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Enjoy your cruise Radio! My daughter and her boyfriend are sailing along with you! I am jealous as I follow you and really enjoy your cruise adventures! My husband and I LOVE Bermuda and are going back next September. Bon Voyage!

 

Vicki

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Looking forward to travelling alongside virtually.

 

I hope you have a great time, big wins and calm seas wherever you end up.

 

Thanks for sharing.

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Here is the latest "probable path" of the storm center (Hurricane Florence)

 

It appears that she maybe be moving a little south.

 

Radio

 

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Coastal Watches/Warnings and Forecast Cone for Storm Center

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Carnival Horizon is making her way to Pier 88 in New York City. . .

 

It appears that she is near Atlantic City, NJ.

 

I think she may make it to the Pier very early.

 

 

Radio

;);)

 

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I only use WAZE for driving. Much better than google maps! It will get you to the city faster! Enjoy your cruise!

 

Hello everyone . . . There has been no word on an Itinerary modification for Carnival Horizon. I will be driving to my Pre- Cruise Hotel this afternoon and tomorrow morning I will head down to Pier 88.

 

I am hoping to sail to Bermuda, but Canada will be fine if that's where we need to go . . .

 

Thanks for tuning in.

 

Radio

;);)

 

 

Yikes. . . there will be a little traffic on the way to New York.

 

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And with the aid of a pair of Moran tugs, she is safely into Berth 2 of Pier 88...the Oceania Insignia is in Berth 1. Later, the HAL Zuiderdam will arrive at Pier 90....

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Hello everyone and good morning . . . Welcome to DAY 1 of “LIVE” from Carnival Horizon. I made it to my Pre Cruise Hotel around 4PM and enjoyed a lovely dinner at the Gotham City Diner (about a mile from the Hotel).

I watched news early last night because I knew I would wake up by Radio Dark30. I am only about 11 mile from the Pier but it may take a little time to make it through the traffic when I leave this morning.

Cruise ships that are with us in New York today are Insignia (Oceania) docked at Pier 88 with us and Zuiderdam (Holland America) docked in Brooklyn. The forecast for today includes cloudy skies and a high of 74F. It looks like rain will be coming soon.

I need to do a few final things and grab a quick breakfast and coffee before I head out to the pier around 10:30AM. I remembered to bring my luggage tags and boarding pass so all should be good. Carnival Horizon has been docked at the pier since about 2AM so I am sure many passengers will be leaving by now. That is good, because Radio and about 4000 other passengers will be ready to board.

 

Thanks for tuning in . . .

 

Radio

 

We should be safe going to Bermuda

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Carnival Horizon has docked

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Horizon has been tied up to pier 88

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Luggage Tags are ready

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My Boarding Pass has been printed

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I am ready to go. . .

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Hi Radio! I am really looking forward to this review as my best friend and her husband are also on this sailing and they are also in a spa cabin interior though. Please post as much as you can and let us know if the itinerary changes. They really were looking forward to Bermuda so hoping this doesn't change.

Have a great time!! :)

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Have a great cruise. I am sure there will be lots photos coming. I'm going to get a cup of Starbucks and wait for your next post.

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Hello everyone and good morning . . . Welcome to DAY 1 of “LIVE” from Carnival Horizon.

Luggage Tags are ready

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My Boarding Pass has been printed

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I am ready to go. . .

 

Hi Radio,another follower here.

 

I see cabin # 2220 on your boarding pass but you say its a spa cabin?

 

Im in port hole cabin 2207 on deck 2.

 

How can the cabin numbers be so close to the same?

 

following too, im booked on Vista

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