Carnival Cruise Line has announced that its latest new cruise ship, Carnival Horizon, will offer cruises from Barcelona, New York and Miami during its maiden season next year.
The 133,500 gross tonne cruise ship will depart on its maiden voyage from Barcelona on 02 April 2018 and cruise the Mediterranean. Unlike her sister ship the Carnival Vista, the newer ship will offer just four cruises from Barcelona. The ship will then cross the Atlantic Ocean to New York in May 2018.
Carnival Horizon’s maiden 13-day cruise will visit Livorno, Civitavecchia, Naples, Dubrovnik, Corfu, Messina, Valletta, and Cagliari. This will be followed by two seven-day cruises to Cagliari, Naples, Civitavecchia, Livorno and Marseilles, before a 10-day cruise to Livorno, Civitavecchia, Naples, Dubrovnik, Corfu and Messina.
The ship will then depart on a transatlantic cruise on 09 May 2018 to New York, which will visit Malaga, Gibraltar, Lisbon, Vigo, and Halifax. Throughout summer 2018, Carnival Horizon will offer eight-day Caribbean cruises from New York.
In September 2018, Carnival Horizon will move to Miami where it will cruise year-round, operating six and eight-day Caribbean cruises. Before these cruises beginning on 22 September 2018, the ship will also offer a two-day cruise to Nassau from Miami.
Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Line, said: “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 the 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!”