Carnival Horizon sets sail

Carnival Horizon sets sail

Carnival Cruise Line officially took delivery of the new 133,500-ton Carnival Horizon, the 26th ship in its fleet last week.

The 3,954-passenger ship has now embarked on a 13-day voyage from Barcelona in Spain, the first of four sailings from the European port.

It will then operate a trans-Atlantic crossing before arriving in New York May 23 2018, for a pierside overnight gala and naming ceremony featuring the ship’s godmother, Grammy award winning singer and actress Queen Latifah.

Following a summer schedule of four-day Bermuda and eight-day Caribbean sailings from New York, Carnival Horizon will shift to Miami for a year-round schedule of six- and eight-day Caribbean cruises beginning 22 September 2018.

Some of Carnival Horizon’s features include a new Dr. Seuss-themed WaterWorks aqua park, Bonsai Teppanyaki – the line’s first teppanyaki venue, and Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse|Brewhouse serving up ‘real deal’ barbecue favorites created by Food Network star Guy Fieri, as well as four new craft beers brewed on board.