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Carnival Horizon® Virtual Tour: Take a First Look

No one doubts that a cruise is always a good time. But the excitement of stepping on board and checking out the ship’s cushy staterooms and amenities hits epic proportions when that ship is brand new. So, if you’re already planning your next vacation, it’s time to check out a virtual tour of Carnival’s newest ship, Carnival Horizon®.

Naturally, Carnival Horizon will deliver all the best tastes, sights, sounds and experiences cruisers have come to love aboard Carnival’s existing fleet of cruise ships. But our newest vessel also introduces some exciting new features and promises an ocean of fun, whether you cruise to the Caribbean, or The Bahamas.

Here’s just some of what to expect when you take a cruise on board Carnival Horizon:

Fun & Games

Strap in and get ready for a bird’s eye view of the ship—and the ocean—as you zip around the suspended two-lane bike course on Carnival Horizon’s SkyRide®. It may sound fantastical, but the virtual tour will give you a sneak peek of what it will feel like to fly high above deck.

SportSquare is also where you can work up a sweat as you go through our ropes course and hit mini-golf at SkyGreens for a hole-in-one. It’s also where to find everything you need to play soccer, basketball, volleyball and ping-pong. For even more healthy competition with your family and friends, head into The Clubhouse for mini-bowling and pool.

Then, when it’s time to cool off, visit one of Carnival Horizon’s flashiest, splashiest features—Dr. Seuss WaterWorks, where Dr. Seuss characters transform the waterpark experience into a delightfully riddle-filled ride, that’s fun for all ages, with The Cat’s Hat slide, Fun Things slide, a tipping top-hat and spray toys galore.

a man and woman staring at the ocean as they ride skyride on carnival horizon

Entertainment Starring… You!

Carnival Horizon’s entertainment lineup continues indoors, where you do more than just watch the action; you’re a part of it all. Warm up to the idea of putting yourself in the picture at Carnival Multiplex featuring IMAX. That’s two movie theaters side by side, one with a towering IMAX screen and the other offering 3-D movies with jump-off-the-screen visuals and multi-sensory effects for a fully immersive experience. Then, with Playlist Productions, you can get your toes tapping and your hands clapping along to the most exuberant musical productions staged at sea. Ready for your own close-up? It’s time to brave Carnival Horizon’s Lip Sync Battle: Carnival, which brings the hit Spike TV series to life, puts you—and your moves—in the spotlight. Looking for a spot to wrap up your evening in true island style? Head to the Havana Bar for a refreshing drink and the rhythmic feel of an old-time Cuban resort.

a family watching a movie at imax theater on board carnival horizon

Time to Unwind

While it’s home to a ton of heart-pumping action, Carnival Horizon also features plenty of ways to take things down a notch—to slow down, kick back, zone out and get Zen. For quiet time without the kids, the Serenity Adult Only Retreat is a peaceful oasis, complete with a chopped salad station (open on sea days), so you can keep your body as healthy as your newly relaxed mind. Also on board is the Cloud 9 Spa, with a full menu of treatments and thermal suites.

serenity adult only retreat on carnival horizon

Exclusive Flavors

You may be traveling to an island paradise or a dreamy part of the Mediterranean—but you can take your taste buds even further on board Carnival Horizon, thanks to the ship’s juicy lineup of onboard eateries, bars and fine dining restaurants.  Carnival favorites like Guy’s Burger Joint and BlueIguana Cantina are here, along with specialty dining (for an additional fee) including Bonsai Sushi, JiJi Asian Kitchen®, Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse, Cucina Del Capitano® and Seafood Shack. Traveling with foodies? They’ll love The Chef’s Table—the perfect spot for an intimate chef-guided, multi-course meal. Two restaurants we’re especially excited about are brand new on Carnival Horizon—Bonsai Teppanyaki and the world’s first Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse | Brewhouse.

guy’s pig & anchor bar-b-que smokehouse brewhouse on carnival horizon


Bonsai Teppanyaki is another intimate chef-driven dining experience: one part meal, one part performance and totally full of flavor. If you’ve never tried teppanyaki before, our 16-seat restaurant is the place to do it. It’s interactive fun from the first bite to the main course (featuring selections like filet mignon, grilled tofu, fish and lobster) and beyond.

For easy dining in a larger group or if you’re simply craving barbecue deliciousness, put Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse | Brewhouse on your agenda. Carnival Horizon is the first place you’ll be able to experience the distinctive new concept from Guy Fieri, featuring the best brisket, sausage, ribs and dry-rubbed chicken—all smoked right aboard the ship. Naturally, they’re paired with mouth-watering sides and exclusive thirst-quenching microbrews—actually brewed at sea!

Sweet Dreams

After all that action, and all those flavors, you’ll need some time to rest and recharge. On board Carnival Horizon, you’ll find some very special staterooms and suites that will have you feeling refreshed in no time. The Havana staterooms and suites—including Havana Cabanas, with extra-large outdoor space and hammock chairs—are like personal, upscale retreats, with exclusive daytime access to the Havana Bar & Pool (rooms and suites are reserved for guests aged 12 and older).  For even more pampering, you may want to opt for a Cloud 9 stateroom to enjoy exclusive room amenities and unlimited access to the spa’s Thermal Suites for no additional charge. Stay in one of these bliss-inducing rooms and you’ll also score priority spa reservations. Families will love the space of the Family Harbor staterooms and suites—not to mention their proximity to the Family Harbor Lounge, serving breakfast and snacks, and filled with board games, video games and family-friendly movies. Of course, Carnival Horizon also has ocean view and balcony staterooms—plus stylish interior staterooms for the best value around.

ocean view of the havana cabanas on board carnival horizon

Curious to see how it all comes together? You can check out the deck plans for Carnival Horizon. Then, when you’re ready to start planning your cruise to the Caribbean or The Bahamas, head on over to the sailings schedule and choose the cruise that suits you best.

Can’t wait to meet our newest ship? Stay tuned to all the latest Carnival Horizon news and we’ll see you on board soon.