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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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I will be following. I hope everything turns out fine and you have a great cruise.

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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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Wating to hear how boarding went, if you are going to Bermuda and how you like the ship.

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Hello everyone . . . I left Hampton Inn (near the George Washington Bridge) at about 11AM. The traffic was very rough until I crossed the bridge. The trip down the West Side Hwy was quick. I made it to Pier 88 in about 30min. I parked on Pier 90, and walked over to Pier 88 with my luggage. The security check went very smooth, and the check in process took only a few minutes.

I walked onboard Carnival Horizon at about 11:45. The process was very quick with minimal interference. It always nice to board the ship. . .even for only 4 nights.

I walked around a bit to see some of the ship. . . I know I have 4 more days to see things, but I think it may just be a conditioned response for cruisers to snap away on boarding day.

I have YTD tonight in the Meridian MDR at 5:30 and I really could use some Chocolate Melting Cake. I still need to check out the Welcome Aboard Show and then try to find Horizon Casino.

Here are a few pics from embarkation.

 

Radio

 

I made it on board . . .

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The Tides Pool is on Deck 9 AFT

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The Lanai Area on Deck 5 looks comfortable

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I had to enjoy a burger from Guy’s Burger Joint

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Oceania Insignia is docked at Pier 88 with us.

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My Balcony Cabin / Starboard

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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....

 

Um, no. My wife and I were aboard the Zuiderdam, on a 20-night cruise that began on Aug. 24 in Copenhagen and was scheduled to dock at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal on September 13. A week prior to arrival, when we returned from a port call in Greenland no less, we all received letters in our cabins stating that we were being bumped to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal because of repairs being made to Pier 90 at the MCT. (Maybe because HAL is owned by Carnival Corp., the ship never told us that the Horizon had damaged the pier.)

 

With limited and slow shipboard wi-fi, we had to scramble around to deal with what for some of us was a significant change, with no offer of help from the ship. (I can tell you from having disembarked yesterday in Brooklyn rather than at the MCT, it made our day longer and more complicated.)

 

I was very surprised to learn that the Horizon was docked in Manhattan yesterday and was not the ship bumped to Brooklyn (especially if such a change would not have affected passengers already at sea). I wonder if this was Carnival Corp’s decision.

 

At any rate, none of this is on the Horizon’s passengers of course, and I hope that Radio and everyone else on board has a great cruise!

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nice to see this apparently we have the same taste in ship as we was on the harmony at the time earlier in the year. ahh that guys burger

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Hello everyone and good morning . . . Welcome to DAY 2 of “LIVE” from Carnival Horizon. We are currently “steaming” ahead toward Bermuda at 19 kts. The weather this morning is warm (75F) and cloudy with no rain. The ship was really rocking last night and some passengers suggested that this was due to the outer bands of Hurricane Florence, but officers I spoke with seemed to differ.

Today is a “Fun Day at Sea” and there are many activities to see and do. I had a delightful dinner last night at the Meridian MDR and I used my Carnival Hub App to book my reservation. It is easy to do however, you are unable to book your table number but you can book your time and passengers. The App will notify you when your table is ready.

The Auto Elevator system is just how I read it would be. There seems to be some concern during embarkation day, but today things are much smoother. Note to Radio: walking up the stairwells from deck 3 to deck 11 several times will make your knees feel like spaghetti.

I want to attempt the slides today in the water park and the Sky Ride. There will be a Port Talk today at 11 AM which I must attend. Why is Carnival Horizon having a Caribbean Shopping Show in the Liquid Lounge? I didn’t think Bermuda was in the Caribbean.

Thanks for tuning in . . .

Radio

 

 

 

It looks today will be a cloudy day. . .

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Viewing FWD from Deck 11

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The Lanai area on Deck 5, Promenade Deck

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Heading to breakfast on Deck 10, Lido Deck

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The Dreamscape Atrium, Deck 4

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Ocean Plaza, Deck 5

 

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Great pictures Radio! Hoping my friends are having a great time! It does look cloudy out but maybe the sun will try and peek through. Looking so forward to hearing and seeing more- thanks again so much for the "live updates"!!

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Thanks for the ship pictures, it looks beautiful. Hope the sun shines on you soon.

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Carnival needs to give you a kick back. I've decided to book the Horizon and a havana suite based on your review alone for our 30th anniversary! WOW! Great pix. Keep them coming!

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Radio, glad Florence didn’t impact you cruise. Keep the ship safe and don’t let the Captain hit anymore piers.:p

We’ll be boarding in Miami the 22nd for a 14 day b2b. Your photos are great!

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Following along... I am boarding on the 22nd in Miami as well!

 

Any idea of cruise critic browsing and posting is available on the social media WiFi package?

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Forums

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Hi and thanks,

 

The Lifts are SLOW.. and many get on without pressing the confirmation button ..

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Hello everyone. . . I was happy to see that the sun came out today. The weather was warm and the ship rocking has slowed down quite a bit. We had no rain, with “partly” sunny skies, and the temps were mild (75F). After yesterday I was thinking we may have 4 days of rain and winds.

The sun brought out passengers to the pool decks. The pools were filled, and Dr. Seuss Waterpark was busy all day. I didn’t try the slides but plan on it tomorrow after I get back to the ship. The SkyRide was closed today for maintenance but the Rope Course was steady all afternoon with passengers of all ages. The Sports area and Mini Golf was popular as well. I was happy to see that most kids were enjoying themselves with the great weather.

Tonight was elegant night and I enjoyed Lobster in the MDR. I was surprised to see that they offered lobster on a 4 Night Cruise. I really like the Chocolate melting cake but passed tonight because I read information from the book “Secrets to a Flatter Stomach” and it was suggested that I should cut back.

We are scheduled to arrive at Bermuda by 7AM. We should be able to see land by around 5 AM as we approach the Dockyard. It appears that we may be joined by Seven Seas Navigator during a Port stop on her 17night journey from Barcelona. She may be docked in St. Georges, Bermuda. I plan to go ashore around 9AM and explore the Dockyard area, It has been several years since I have been to Bermuda and I am sure there may be some new things to explore.

Here are some images from today. . .

Radio

I was glad to see some sun today. . .

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There were a few clouds, but it was much nicer than yesterday

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The sun and warmth brought new life to the ship. . .

 

 

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The Tides Pool was packed

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The pool was a welcome reprieve to the warm weather

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The main pool was very busy as well

 

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Here are a few more . . . More pics tomorrow.

Thanks for tuning in.

Radio

 

The SkyRide was closed today for maintenance

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The Ropes Course was open and enjoyed by many

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I really like the design of the Meridian MDR

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There is even a bar in the Meridian MDR

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The Captain of Carnival Horizon introduces his staff during the Captains event

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Soul Bound Production Show was held in the Liquid Lounge

 

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