Carnival Horizon to debut with European sailings

Carnival Vista

Carnival Horizon will spend its maiden season in the Mediterranean when it launches in April 2018.

Carnival Cruise Line said the vessel, sister ship of Carnival Vista, would then sail from New York and Miami to the Caribbean.

The ship, which is currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, will offer many of the dining, bar, entertainment and activity options that debuted on Vista.

The bike-ride-in-the-sky attraction, SkyRide, will return, as will the IMAX Theatre, WaterWorks aqua park and on board microbrewery.

“Carnival Vista delivered the next generation of ship for our brand with new, never-before-seen features at sea. From our amazing SkyRide and the WaterWorks aqua park to first IMAX Theatre on a cruise ship, Carnival Vista has offered our guests a brand new view of fun,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.

“With Carnival Horizon, we continue to expand those themes to provide guests of all ages with the ultimate fun holiday with Carnival.” 

Carnival Horizon is scheduled to make its maiden voyage on April 2, 2018, with a 13-day Mediterranean round-trip from Barcelona, calling at the likes of Livorno, Rome and Dubrovnik.

It will also operate two seven-day cruises departing April 15 and 22, 2018, featuring calls such as Cagliari, Naples, Rome and Marseilles.

Later in the season, the ship will reposition to the US with a 14-day transatlantic crossing departing Barcelona May 9 and arriving in New York on May 23, 2018.

After arriving in the US, Carnival Horizon will offer eight-day Caribbean cruises operating round-trips from New York before shifting to Miami, where it will begin a year-round schedule of six- and eight-day Caribbean cruises beginning September 22, 2018.

Anthony Pearce

Anthony Pearce is the co-publisher of CRUISE ADVISER. He can be contacted on anthony@cruise-adviser.com 

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