Carnival Cruise Line’s Newest Ship Celebrates 1st Birthday

Carnival Horizon which is currently the newest Carnival cruise ship celebrated its 1st birthday. The ship has had a busy first-year providing fun-filled vacations at sea from multiple ports.

Carnival Horizon is 1 Year Old!

The Carnival cruise ship celebrated its 1st birthday yesterday which is exactly a year after the second Vista-class vessel was delivered. For the past year, the flagship has been busy providing cruises not just from its current homeport in Miami, Florida but also its inaugural season including the Mediterranean.

The ship was constructed at the Fincantieri Monfalcone shipyard in Italy and went through a long process to finally joining the fleet in Spring 2018. Carnival Horizon departed on its maiden voyage from Barcelona, Spain on April 2, 2018, which was days after being delivered from the shipyard to the cruise line.

Carnival Horizon continued to sail a series of cruises in the Meditteranean with the final departure from Spain being a transatlantic voyage ending in New York on May 23, 2018. Once at the Big Apple, the new Carnival cruise ship celebrated its naming ceremony with godmother Queen Latifah.

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The ship continued to be based from its first U.S. homeport during the 2018 summer season sailing to Bermuda and the Caribbean. In September 2018 the ship repositioned to its new year-round homeport at Miami, Florida.

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Ever since the Vista-class ship debuted at PortMiami on September 22, 2018, it has been offering six-day and eight-day cruises to the Western, Eastern and parts of the Southern Caribbean. Ports include Cozumel, Mexico; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman; Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos; San Juan, Puerto Rico and many more.

The ship was also met with the Carnival AirShip while in Miami. The blimp was doing a full 30-day tour of the U.S. southeast to promote the #ChooseFun promotion and the huge offerings the cruise line has from ports such as Galveston, Port Canaveral, New Orleans, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Mobile, and Charleston.

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We’ve covered the Carnival Horizon extensive here on Cruise Hive and we’re really excited to post about what the ship will bring to cruisers in the years to come. The ship is 133,500 gross tons and has a passenger capacity of over 3,900 at double occupancy.


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