Carnival Cruise Line’s 2017-built Carnival Horizon is bound for Miami, following an unexpected drydock, after the vessel was temporarily pulled from service having encountered propulsion issues in November 2021.
The 133,596 gross tonne cruise ship has left the dry dock at the shipyard in Palermo, Italy. Not only was the ship’s propulsion issue fixed, but Carnival Horizon also received a paint job and now boasts the cruise line’s new livery.
As a result of the issue, sailings on the 4,000-passenger ship were cancelled until 22 January 2022. The ship is expected to resume service, with its first cruise from Miami calling at Aruba, Bonaire, La Romana, Amber Cove in the southern Caribbean.
Whilst Carnival Horizon was out of service, Carnival Cruise Line resumed operations of Carnival Liberty and Carnival Sunshine, which had previously been laid up due to Covid-19. Carnival Sunshine is expected to reposition to Charleston, where it will restart cruises from 13 January 2022.