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Carnival Horizon to debut with series of European voyages in 2018

For the inaugural season of its newest ship, Carnival Horizon, debuting in April 2018, Carnival Cruise Line has assembled a wide array of exciting and diverse itineraries featuring breathtaking destinations throughout the Mediterranean and Caribbean.

Carnival Horizon, currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, will offer many of the hugely popular indoor and outdoor dining, bar, entertainment and activity options that debuted on Carnival Vista, currently the line’s newest ship.

carnival vista
Carnival Horizon will be a sister of Carnival Vista (above)

Port-intensive European cruises round-trip from Barcelona
Carnival Horizon is scheduled to make its maiden voyage 2 April, 2018, with a 13-day Mediterranean voyage operating round-trip from Barcelona and calling at Livorno, Rome (Civitavecchia), and Naples (Capri and Pompeii), Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Corfu, Greece; Messina (Sicily), Italy; Valletta, Malta; and Cagliari (Sardinia), Italy – the first of four round-trip departures from this Spanish port. Carnival Horizon will also operate two seven-day cruises departing 15 and 22 April and featuring Cagliari (Sardinia), Naples (Capri and Pompeii), Rome (Civitavecchia), Livorno, and Marseilles, and a 10-day voyage departing 29 April with stops at Livorno, Rome (Civitavecchia), Naples (Capri and Pompeii), Dubrovnik, Corfu and Messina (Sicily).

14-day transatlantic crossing from Barcelona to New York
Carnival Horizon will reposition to the US with a 14-day transatlantic crossing departing Barcelona 9 May and arriving in New York on 23 May.  Five stunning European and Canadian ports will be featured:  Malaga, Spain; Gibraltar; Lisbon, Portugal; and Vigo, Spain – Carnival’s first visit to the centuries-old seaside town – along with a stop at Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Eight-day Caribbean Cruises from the Big Apple
After arriving in New York, Carnival Horizon will offer an exciting summer schedule of eight-day Caribbean cruises operating round-trip from the Big Apple and featuring visits to Grand Turk; San Juan; and Amber Cove (Dominican Republic).  Departure dates include 28 May, 5,13 and 25 June, 3, 11, 23 and 31 July, 8, 20 and 28 August, and 5 September. Additional departures from New York in summer 2018 are being planned and will be announced in the coming weeks.

Year-Round six - and eight-day Caribbean voyages from Miami

Carnival Horizon will then shift to Miami and kick off a year-round schedule of six- and eight-day Caribbean cruises beginning 22 September. Prior to the start-up of this program, Carnival Horizon will offer a special two-day cruise to Nassau from Miami 20-22 September.
On its new Miami-based schedule, six-day cruises will depart Sundays, calling at Ocho Rios; Grand Cayman; and Cozumel. Two different eight-day itineraries will be offered with departures on Saturdays – one featuring Grand Turk; La Romana (Dominican Republic); Curacao; and Aruba; and the other visiting Grand Turk; San Juan; St Kitts; and St. Maarten.

Posted on 1st February 2017 at 01:30 pm in Cruise News | Cruise Ships | Cruise Lines | Carnival Cruise Line |

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