Carnival Horizon Completes Sea Trials

Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Carnival Horizonhas successfully completed its final sea trials earlier this week in the Adriatic Sea. Currently in the final stages of construction at Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, the 3,974-guest ship had a full team of officers, technicians, and engineers onboard who thoroughly tested Horizon‘s technical, mechanical, and navigation systems.

Meet Carnival Horizon

Carnival Horizon
Photo via Carnival.

As the newest vessel in the fleet, Carnival Horizon will offer a variety of innovations, include the first Dr. Seuss WaterWorks aqua park, a new teppanyaki dining venue, and Guy Fieri’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse Brewhouse (complimentary at lunch), offering four different kinds of craft beer brewed onboard. The ship will also have some features that have been favorites aboard Carnival’s current flagship, Carnival Vista. These include an IMAX Theatre, the cycling attraction in the sky, SkyRide, Havana staterooms and Cuban-themed bar and pool, and Family Harbor accommodations with a private lounge.

Carnival Horizon
Photo via Carnival.

Carnival Horizon is set to debut on April 2, 2018 with a 13-day Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona – the first of four round-trip voyages from that port. The ship will then reposition to the US with a 14-day transatlantic crossing from Barcelona to New York May 9-23, 2018.

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Following the ship’s summer schedule of four-day Bermuda and eight-day Caribbean departures from New York, Horizon will move to Miami and kick off year-round six and eight-day cruises to the Caribbean beginning on September 22. It will also offer a special two-day cruise to Nassau from Miami September 20-22, 2018.

What’s Next for Carnival Horizon?

Following sea trials, Carnival Horizon will be outfitted with interior and exterior finishings before bringing crew onboard to prepare for guests in the spring. This is Carnival Cruise Line’s first new cruise ship since May 2016 with the debut of Carnival Vista.

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