Carnival Horizon

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Name: Carnival Horizon
Owner: Carnival Corporation & plc
Operator: Carnival Cruise Line
Port of registry:  Panama
Ordered: 19 December 2014[1]
Builder: Fincantieri, Marghera
Yard number: 6243
Laid down: April 2016[2]
Launched: March 2018[3]
In service: 2 April 2018
General characteristics
Class and type: Vista-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 133,596 GT
Length: 1,055 ft (322 m)

122 ft (37 m)

158 ft (48 m) at pool decks
Draught: 27 ft (8.2 m)
Decks: 15
Installed power: MAN Diesel & Turbo 2x8L48/60CR + 2x14V48/60CR generating sets
Propulsion: Diesel-electric; Two ABB Azipod XO units
Speed: 18 knots (34 km/h; 21 mph) [4]
Capacity: 3,960 passengers (double occupancy)[5]
Crew: 1,450

Carnival Horizon is a cruise ship built for Carnival Cruise Line, a division of Carnival Corporation & plc. She is the second of Carnival's Vista-class ships, and was delivered by her builder, Fincantieri, on March 28 2018.[6][7]


The ship has a tonnage of 133,500 GT and a capacity of 3,916 guests.[8]

Like her class leader, Carnival Vista, which entered service in May 2016, Carnival Horizon features SkyRide, an IMAX Theatre, a Water Works aqua park, and Carnival’s Seuss at Sea programme. She also has some unique new attractions such as Bonsai Teppanyaki and Guy Fieri's Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse | Brewhouse. Fieri's Smokehouse appears on two Carnival ships, Vista and Horizon. However, the Horizon Smokehouse is the first restaurant at sea to have a full-on smoker.[9]

Recently, the company announced it would offer four craft beers brewed exclusively at Guy's Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse | Brewhouse on Carnival Horizon: ParchedPig Smoked Porter, ParchedPig Farmhouse Ale, ParchedPig Toasted Amber Ale, and ParchedPig West Coast IPA.[10]

Horizon has also added new retail options, including the first-ever Victoria's Secret on a Carnival ship and new brand partnerships with companies like the Le Vian jewelry line.[11] The ship also features Dr. Seuss's Water Works, which is a first for the company.[12]

Carnival Horizon offers three new Playlist Productions shows: Soulbound, Celestial Strings, and Vintage Pop. The fourth show, Amor Cubano: A Caribbean Dance Romance, has already been performed on Carnival Vista.[13]

American musician and actress, Queen Latifah, serves as the godmother to the ship.[14]

The ship was delivered on 28 March 2018.[15][16]


Carnival Horizon performed a series of cruises from Europe before coming to the United States. She operated Summer Cruises to the Caribbean and Bermuda from New York City before the move to Miami in September 2018, where she offers year-round cruises to the Caribbean, replacing Carnival Vista. Carnival Vista repositioned to Galveston, Texas.[17]

Carnival Horizon offers six-night sailings from Miami to the Western Caribbean and eight-night sailings to the Eastern and Southern Caribbean.[18]


  1. ^ "FINCANTIERI DOPPIO ORDINE DA CARNIVAL". 2014-12-19. Retrieved 2016-08-21.
  2. ^ "DRY DOCK WORKS START ON THE NEW CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE VESSEL". 2016-04-05. Retrieved 2017-03-11.
  3. ^ "FINCANTIERI: "CARNIVAL HORIZON" LAUNCHED IN MARGHERA". 2017-03-10. Retrieved 2017-03-11.
  4. ^ "Carnival Horizon Fact Sheet". Retrieved 2018-09-06.
  5. ^ Golden, Fran (2018-05-07). "Carnival Cruise Line's new Carnival Horizon". Retrieved 2018-09-18.
  6. ^ Gibson, Rebecca (August 1, 2016). "Carnival to name newbuild Carnival Horizon". Cruise& Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  7. ^ Sayles, Jill (August 2, 2016). "Carnival Cruise Line's new ship to be named Carnival Horizon". Cruise Trade News. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  8. ^ Line, Carnival Cruise. "Carnival Horizon | Carnival's Next Ship | Carnival Cruise Line". Carnival Cruise Line. Retrieved 2018-01-29.
  9. ^ "How Guy Fieri Brought Real Barbecue To Cruise Ships". Delish. 2018-06-01. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  10. ^ Staff, CIN (2018-01-09). "Carnival to Launch Four New Craft Beers on Horizon". Retrieved 2018-01-29.
  11. ^ Kalosh, Anne. "Starboard unwraps 'Shop Fun' retail experiences on Carnival Horizon". Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  12. ^ "Carnival's Next Cruise Ship to Feature First Dr. Seuss-themed WaterWorks - Carnival Cruise Line - Cruise Critic". Retrieved 2017-04-25.
  13. ^ "Carnival Horizon to have three new shows: Travel Weekly". Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  14. ^ Line, Carnival Cruise. "Queen Latifah Named Godmother Of Carnival Cruise Line's Newest Ship, Carnival Horizon". Retrieved 2018-03-02.
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  17. ^ "Carnival Vista Heads to Galveston, Carnival Breeze to Port Canaveral | Travel Agent Central". Retrieved 2018-01-17.
  18. ^ "Carnival Cruise Line's Three Newest Cruise Ships Headed to New Homeports". Retrieved 2018-08-14.

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