Big news from Carnival Cruise Line today — the Carnival Horizon sailing in April 2018 has an itinerary! With European sailings on the agenda, the ship will then make its way to New York City and eventually its new homeport in Miami. (Keep reading for specific info on sailings!)
Currently under construction at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Marghera, Italy, the Carnival Horizon will be the line’s second Vista Class ship. This ship will offer some new dining and bar concepts to be announced at a later date.
Many of the popular Carnival Vista activities and experiences will be included on the Carnival Horizon – including the SkyRide, an IMAX Theatre and a massive WaterWorks aqua park along with the Kaleid-o-slide. Family Harbor rooms and tropical-inspired Havana staterooms and suites will also be a part of the new Carnival Horizon.
Carnival Horizon Sailings Round-Trip from Barcelona
Carnival Horizon is scheduled to make its maiden voyage April 2, 2018, with a 13-day Mediterranean voyage operating round-trip from Barcelona and calling at Livorno, Rome (Civitavecchia), and Naples (Capri and Pompeii), Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Corfu, Greece; Messina (Sicily), Italy; Valletta, Malta; and Cagliari (Sardinia), Italy – the first of four round-trip departures from this Spanish port.
Carnival Horizon will also operate two seven-day cruises departing April 15 and 22, 2018, and featuring Cagliari (Sardinia), Naples (Capri and Pompeii), Rome (Civitavecchia), Livorno, and Marseilles, and a 10-day voyage departing April 29, 2018, with stops at Livorno, Rome (Civitavecchia), Naples (Capri and Pompeii), Dubrovnik, Corfu and Messina (Sicily).
Carnival Horizon’s Transatlantic Crossing Barcelona to New York
Carnival Horizon will reposition to the U.S. with a 14-day transatlantic crossing departing Barcelona May 9 and arriving in New York on May 23, 2018. Five stunning European and Canadian ports will be featured: Malaga, Spain; Gibraltar; Lisbon, Portugal; and Vigo, Spain – Carnival’s first visit to the centuries-old seaside town – along with a stop at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Eight-Day Caribbean Sailings from New York City
Once in New York City, the ship will offer eight-day Caribbean cruises throughout the summer season. With stops in Grand Turk; San Juan and Amber Cove, Dominican Republic, these sailings are sure to be a huge hit – those are some great ports!
Departure dates include May 28, June 5, 13 and 25, July 3, 11, 23 and 31, Aug. 8, 20 and 28, and Sept. 5, 2018. Additional departures from New York in Summer 2018 are in the works and Carnival Cruise Lines says the should announce more itineraries soon.
Year-Round Six- and Eight-Day Caribbean Voyages from Miami
The ship will then shift to Miami and kick off a year-round schedule of six- and eight-day Caribbean cruises beginning Sept. 22, 2018. Prior to the start-up of this program, Carnival Horizon will offer a special two-day cruise to Nassau from Miami Sept. 20-22, 2018.
On its new Miami-based schedule, six-day cruises will depart Sundays, calling at Ocho Rios; Grand Cayman; and Cozumel. Two different eight-day itineraries will be offered with departures on Saturdays – one featuring Grand Turk; La Romana (Dominican Republic); Curacao; and Aruba; and the other visiting Grand Turk; San Juan; St. Kitts; and St. Maarten.
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