Carnival Cruise Line has announced its brand new Carnival Horizon will offer cruises from Barcelona, New York and Miami during its maiden season next year.
The sister ship to the 133,500 GT Carnival Vista, which launched last year, will take its maiden voyage on April 2, 2018, around the Mediterranean from Barcelona.
However unlike Carnival Vista, the European deployment will be short, offering just four round-trip sailings from Barcelona, before heading across the pond to New York in May 2018.
Carnival Horizon’s maiden 13-day voyage will call at Livorno, Civitavecchia, Naples, Dubrovnik, Corfu, Messina, Valletta, and Cagliari. The ship will then offer two seven-day cruises to Cagliari, Naples, Civitavecchia, Livorno and Marseilles, before embarking on a 10-day cruise to Livorno, Civitavecchia, Naples, Dubrovnik, Corfu and Messina. The ship will then sail on a transatlantic voyage on May 9, to New York, visiting Malaga, Gibraltar, Lisbon, Vigo, and Halifax. The ship will then offer a summer season of eight-day cruises to the Caribbean from New York.
Carnival Vista will then kick off its year-round sailings to the Caribbean from Miami beginning September 20, 2018, with a one-off two-night cruise to Nassau.
Six-day cruises will visit Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. Two different eight-day itineraries will be offered – one featuring Grand Turk, La Romana, Curacao, and Aruba. The other eight-day itinerary will visit Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Kitts, and St. Maarten.
“Carnival Vista delivered the next generation of ship for our brand with new, never-before-seen features at sea. From our amazing SkyRide and the WaterWorks aqua park to first IMAX Theatre on a cruise ship, Carnival Vista has offered our guests a brand new view of fun. With Carnival Horizon, we continue to expand those themes to provide guests of all ages with the ultimate fun vacation with Carnival!” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.
Bookings can now be made on the Carnival website.