On The Horizon: New Carnival Ship To Debut With Diverse Itineraries

Carnival Cruise Line‘s newest ship, Carnival Horizon is set to debut April 2018.  Loaded with interesting features, the 3,963-passenger ship will sail a wide array of exciting and diverse itineraries featuring breathtaking destinations throughout the Mediterranean and Caribbean.

Now under construction in Italy, second Vista Class ship Carnival Horizon will boast many of the popular indoor and outdoor dining, bar, entertainment and activity options that debuted on sister Carnival Vista.

New Carnival Ship


Highlights of the new Carnival ship include:

  • Bike-ride-in-the-sky attraction SkyRide
  • An IMAX Theatre
  • WaterWorks aqua park featuring a water tube slide called Kaleid-o-slide.
  • Accommodations include spa cabins offering exclusive privileges at the luxurious Cloud 9 Spa, extra-roomy staterooms in Family Harbor, and tropical-inspired Havana staterooms and suites with exclusive daytime access to a Cuban-themed bar and pool.

NEW- A variety of unique dining and bar concepts and spectacular outdoor spaces found only on Carnival Horizon will be offered and revealed in the near future.

New Carnival Ship

Port-Intensive European Cruises Round-Trip from Barcelona
Scheduled to debut April 2, 2018, the new Carnival ship begins with a 13-day Mediterranean voyage round-trip Barcelona, calling at Livorno, Rome (Civitavecchia), and Naples (Capri and Pompeii), Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Corfu, Greece; Messina (Sicily), Italy; Valletta, Malta; and Cagliari (Sardinia), Italy.  Carnival Horizon will sail four of these and also offer two seven-day cruises departing April 15 and 22, 2018, featuring Cagliari (Sardinia), Naples (Capri and Pompeii), Rome (Civitavecchia), Livorno, and Marseilles.  Finally, a 10-day voyage departing April 29, 2018 will have stops at Livorno, Rome (Civitavecchia), Naples (Capri and Pompeii), Dubrovnik, Corfu and Messina (Sicily).


New Carnival Ship

14-Day Transatlantic Crossing from Barcelona to New York
When Carnival Horizon repositions to the United States, it will be on a 14-day transatlantic crossing from Barcelona departing May 9 and arriving in New York City on May 23, 2018.  Five European and Canadian ports on the itinerary include Malaga, Spain; Gibraltar; Lisbon, Portugal; and Vigo, Spain (Carnival’s first visit) along with a stop at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.


New Carnival Ship 

Eight-Day Caribbean Cruises from the Big Apple
Upon arrival, Carnival Horizon will offer a summer schedule of eight-day Caribbean cruises sailing round-trip from the New York City, featuring visits to Grand Turk; San Juan; and Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic.  Departure dates: May 28, June 5, 13 and 25, July 3, 11, 23 and 31, Aug. 8, 20 and 28, and Sept. 5, 2018.

Coming Soon: Additional departures from New York in summer 2018 are being planned and will be announced in the coming weeks.


New Carnival Ship

Year-Round Six- and Eight-Day Caribbean Voyages from Miami
After the Summer in New York,  Carnival Horizon repositions to Miami to kick off a year-round schedule of Caribbean cruises beginning Sept. 22, 2018. First, a special two-day preview cruise to Nassau sails from Miami Sept. 20-22, 2018.

On its new Miami-based schedule, six-day and eight-day cruises will be featured

Six day sailings will call at Ocho Rios; Grand Cayman; and Cozumel.
One eight-day itinerary will be offered with departures on Saturdays featuring Grand Turk; La Romana (Dominican Republic); Curacao; and Aruba
The other eight-day itinerary sails to Grand Turk; San Juan; St. Kitts; and St. Maarten.