MIAMI — Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, is in for one exciting season sailing through the Mediterranean and Caribbean when it debuts in April 2018.
The company has announced a wide array of diverse itineraries for the Horizon, which is currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy. The ship will make her maiden voyage on April 2, 2018 with a 13-day Mediterranean roundtrip sailing from Barcelona to Livorno, Rome and Naples, Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Corfu, Greece; Messina (Sicily), Italy; Valletta, Malta; and Cagliari (Sardinia), Italy. This voyage marks the first of four roundtrip departures from Barcelona.
Carnival Horizon will also operate two seven-day cruises departing April 15 and 22, 2018, and featuring Cagliari (Sardinia), Naples (Capri and Pompeii), Rome (Civitavecchia), Livorno, and Marseilles, and a 10-day voyage departing April 29, 2018, with stops at Livorno, Rome (Civitavecchia), Naples (Capri and Pompeii), Dubrovnik, Corfu and Messina (Sicily).
From there, the Horizon will reposition to the U.S. with a 14-day transatlantic crossing departing Barcelona on May 9 and arriving in New York on May 23, 2018. Five European and Canadian ports will be featured: Malaga, Spain; Gibraltar; Lisbon, Portugal; Vigo, Spain (Carnival’s first visit to the town); and Halifax, Nova Scotia;
After arriving in New York, the ship will offer an exciting summer schedule of eight-day Caribbean cruises operating roundtrip from the Big Apple and featuring visits to Grand Turk, San Juan, and Amber Cove (Dominican Republic). Departure dates include May 28, June 5, 13 and 25, July 3, 11, 23 and 31, Aug. 8, 20 and 28, and Sept. 5, 2018. Additional departures from New York in summer 2018 are being planned and will be announced in the coming weeks.
Carnival Horizon will then shift to Miami and kick off a year-round schedule of six- and eight-day Caribbean cruises beginning Sept. 22, 2018. Prior to the start-up of this program, Carnival Horizon will offer a special two-day cruise to Nassau from Miami Sept. 20-22, 2018.
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.