Carnival Horizon Cruise Ship, United States of America
Carnival Horizon is the second of a series of Vista-class cruise ships being built by Fincantieri for Carnival Cruise Lines, a part of Carnival Corporation. The first ship in class, Carnival Vista, was delivered in April 2016.
Fincantieri received a contract from Carnival Corporation for the construction of a new cruise ship, in December 2014. The keel for Carnival Horizon was laid at Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard in April 2016. The cruise ship was launched in March 2017 and her delivery is scheduled for spring 2018.
Carnival Horizon cruise ship design and features
Carnival Horizon will feature a cutting-edge layout and technical solutions. The cruise ship will also integrate high-quality interiors and a range of on-board entertainment facilities. It is being built in compliance with the latest navigation regulations and will be equipped with advanced safety systems.
The ship will have a length of 323m, a beam of 37m and a gross tonnage of 133,500t. It will be able to accommodate more than 6,400 personnel including guests and staff.
Carnival Horizon staterooms
The accommodation units aboard the vessel will be categorised into Havana, Family Harbor, Cloud 9 Spa, Interior, Ocean View and Balcony staterooms and suites.
The Family Harbor staterooms and suites will be further classified into suites, cove balcony, deluxe ocean view and interior staterooms. The Havana staterooms and suites will be located near the Havana Bar & Pool and feature an extra-large outdoor area with a hammock chair.
The Interior stateroom will offer a full private bathroom and complimentary 24h room service.
Dining venues aboard the Carnival Horizon will include Dining Room, Fahrenheit 555 steakhouse, Lido Restaurant, and a Japanese seafood and soy-sauce spot called Bonsai Sushi.
Other dining options will include The Chef's Table, Seafood Shack, Horizons Restaurant, JiJi Asian Kitchen, Cucina del Capitano, Guy's Burger Joint, and BlueIguana Cantina.
The Havana Bar on Prominade Deck will serve Cuban coffee and handcrafted Cuban cocktails, while the Alchemy will offer a series of all-new cocktails made from unique ingredients. Other beverage venues will include The Library Bar, BlueIguana Tequila Bar, Beer Station and RedFrog Rum Bar.
Entertainment venues aboard Carnival Horizon
Carnival Horizon will offer a range of entertainment and activities, including a pedal-powered bike ride attraction called the SkyRide, an IMAX Theatre, the WaterWorks aqua park, and the Serenity Adult Only Retreat.
The Cloud 9 Spa aboard the vessel will offer massages, facials, body wraps in thermal suites, while The Clubhouse at SportSquare will offer basketball, soccer and volleyball, mini-golf, ping-pong and video games.
The ship will also feature a number of shopping venues offering chocolates, jewellery, cosmetics, watches, liquor and apparel.
Carnival Horizon will be powered by two MAN 14V48/60CR and three MAN 8L48/60CR Tier-II compliant four-stroke engines. The power-plant will generate a maximum power output of 62,400kW. The ship will also integrate ABB Azipod® XO gear-less steerable electric propulsion systems.
The energy-efficient engines and exhaust gas cleaning system aboard the vessel will allow the cruise ship to comply with stringent environmental regulations.
Carnival Horizon itineraries
Carnival Horizon is scheduled to embark on her maiden voyage on 2 April 2018. The 13-day round-trip Mediterranean voyage from Barcelona will cover destinations including Livorno, Rome, Naples, Messina and Cagliari in Italy, Dubrovnik in Croatia, Corfu in Greece, and Valletta in Malta.
The ship will then sail on a 14-day Transatlantic voyage from Barcelona to New York, before commencing six and eight-day Caribbean voyages from Miami.