Carnival Cruise Line takes delivery of Carnival Horizon

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133,500-ton – 3,950 passenger is 26th ship in fleet

Carnival Cruise Line formally took delivery of the new Carnival Horizon cruise ship today. The official handover took place at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy.

Carnival Horizon Handover Ceremony

Carnival Horizon at the Handover Ceremony

The 3,950-passenger ship is the 26th ship in the Carnival Cruise Line fleet and will reposition shortly to Barcelona, Spain. From here, she will pick up her final supplies before boarding her first passengers on April 2nd on an inaugural 13-day voyage, the first of four sailings from the popular European port.


She will then travel across the Atlantic Ocean to New York where she will undertake an overnight gala and naming ceremony, featuring the ship’s godmother, Grammy award-winning musical artist and acclaimed actress Queen Latifah.

Carnival Horizon offers several unique and exciting features, including a new Dr. Seuss-themed WaterWorks aqua park, part of the line’s exclusive partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Bonsai Teppanyaki, the line’s first teppanyaki venue, and Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse|Brewhouse serving up “real deal” barbecue favourites created by Food Network star Guy Fieri, as well as four new craft beers brewed on board.

Carnival Horizon Ships' Officers

Carnival Horizon Ships’ Officers

The second in the line’s highly successful Vista-class, Carnival Horizon also offers fun innovations like the bike-ride-in-the-sky aerial attraction SkyRide, an IMAX Theatre, the Havana section with tropics-inspired staterooms and its own pool, and Family Harbor featuring extra-roomy accommodations and the Family Harbor Lounge. Like its name implies, Carnival Horizon also includes food and beverage outlets offering amazing views with both indoor and al fresco seating options at venues such as Bonsai Sushi, Fahrenheit 555 steakhouse and Library Bar.


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Chris is an ex-Royal Navy Reservist. During his time in the Royal Navy, Chris served in the Maritime Trade Operations Branch. A now seasoned cruiser, the first ship for Chris was Cunard Lines' Queen Victoria. Chris enjoys nothing more than relaxing on a balcony during a sea day, gazing out to sea and enjoying the cruise lifestyle!

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