The second Vista class ship which is coming in 2018 and will debut with a series of Mediterranean cruises followed with sailings out of Miami and New York.
Carnival Horizon will start with itineraries in the Europe starting in April 2018. The ship will then sail a transatlantic crossing departing in May and sail 8-day cruises from the big apple. In September Carnival Horizon will then reposition to Port Miami for year-round Caribbean cruises. The cruise line has released all the details below:
European Cruises Round-Trip from Barcelona
Carnival Horizon will set off on its 13-day maiden voyage on April 2, 2018. The ship will sail a round-trip from Barcelona, Spain including calls at Livorno, Rome (Civitavecchia), and Naples (Capri and Pompeii), Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Corfu, Greece; Messina (Sicily), Italy; Valletta, Malta; and Cagliari (Sardinia), Italy – the first of four round-trip departures from this Spanish port. 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).
Transatlantic Crossing from Barcelona to New York
The second Vista class ship will sail a one-way transatlantic cruise departing Barcelona on May 9, 2018. The voyage will last 14-days ending up at the Big Apple on May 23, this will be the ship’s first arrival in the United States and may celebrate its naming ceremony at this time, Carnival will reveal more about that at a future time. The transatlantic voyage will include stops in Malaga, Spain; Gibraltar; Lisbon, Portugal; and Vigo, Spain along with a stop at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Caribbean Cruises from New York
After arriving in New York, Carnival Horizon will offer an exciting summer schedule of 8-day Caribbean cruises operating round-trip 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.
Year-Round Caribbean Voyages from Miami
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.
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 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!”
Carnival Horizon is currently under construction by Fincantieri at the Marghera shipyard in Italy. The vessel will be the second in the Vista class and will also include popular features including SkyRide and an IMAX Theater, both first’s at sea. Once complete in April 2018 it will be 133,500 gross tons and be able to carry 3,936 guests at double occupancy.
Cruise Hive readers can take a peak at the latest construction photos which we posted just yesterday.