The new Carnival Horizon is nearing completion and today we are learning more about the entertainment that will be onboard Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship.
And it involves one of my favorite, nighttime activities — the Playlist Productions that take place in the ship’s theater. Singing, dancing, lights and more — definitely my kind of fun!
Carnival Cruise Line has announced three new shows – Soulbound, Celestial Strings and Vintage Pop – will debut on Carnival Horizon when it enters service in April 2018.
A fourth show, Amor Cubano: A Caribbean Dance Romance, has been brought to Carnival Horizon following an incredible debut on Carnival Vista last year.
Here’s a look at what Carnival Cruise Line has to say about these new shows —
Three, New Playlist Productions Shows for Carnival Cruise Line
· Soulbound: Hosted by Carnival Horizon’s very own “soul catcher,” this fun, high-energy show offers a gothic-inspired journey through New Orleans with stops at recognizable Crescent City landmarks like a haunted paddlewheel ship, an apothecary shop and cemetery highlighted by levitating chairs and other spookily stunning illusions. As spirits are playfully captured and brought back to life through dazzling special effects, cast members belt out R&B favorites like Superstitious, Soul Man and Born Under a Bad Sign.
· Celestial Strings: Billed as a “breathtaking performance beyond your wildest dreams,” Celestial Strings merges the beauty of classical music with modern pop beats that takes place in an elegant and enchanted garden that seamlessly transforms from season to season, stimulating the senses with unbelievable visual imagery, 3D cast interactions and aroma-infused sets to bring the garden to life. The first Playlist Productions show to feature a live string trio, Celestial Strings is truly a multi-sensory symphony for the soul.
· Vintage Pop: Taking viewers back to the Great Gatsby and Cotton Club era with contemporary songs like All About that Bass, That’s What I Like and Work transformed into classic jazz interpretations, Vintage Pop features a toe-tapping six-piece live band performing in a modern-day speakeasy. Highlighted by a show-stopping burlesque number that leaves audiences breathless, Vintage Pop ends with a rollicking after party in the atrium where guests can dance and interact with the flapper- and zoot suit-outfitted cast members.
· Amor Cubano: A Caribbean Dance Romance: This exciting get-on-your-feet show blends classic Latin songs with today’s hits and features an authentic reproduction of Carnival Horizon’s sizzling Havana Bar. The show is highlighted by a seven-piece Cuban-inspired band that performs songs by Gloria Estefan, Celia Cruz and others amid a tropical, multi-hued backdrop of Cuba and Miami, the latter of which will be the ship’s eventual year-round homeport.
Take A Look Behind the Scenes
Check out this great video of the Playlist Productions team in rehearsal and see what it takes to bring these beautiful shows to life each night. I’m always fascinated with the technology involved and this video takes a look at what’s to come for Carnival Horizon.
Get Ready to Sail on the Carnival Horizon
The Carnival Horizon sets sail on its maiden voyage April 2, 2018, with a 13-day Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona – the first of four round-trip departures from that port. From there, Carnival Horizon will reposition with a14-day trans-Atlantic crossing from Barcelona to New York May 9-23, 2018.
Following a summer schedule from New York City with four-day Bermuda and eight-day Caribbean departures, Carnival Horizon will move to Miami for a year-round schedule of six- and eight-day Caribbean cruises beginning Sept. 22, 2018. (Here’s more information on Carnival Horizon 2018 itineraries.)
Keep Up With the Latest Carnival Horizon News
Be sure to check out my other stories about the Carnival Horizon:
- Carnival Horizon Itineraries Released for 2018 Sailings
- Carnival Horizon to Feature Dr. Seuss-Themed Water Park
- New Craft Beer and Dining Coming to Carnival Horizon