New Carnival Horizon Playlist Production Shows Announced

Carnival Cruise Line has announced three new Playlist Productions shows will be featured as part of Carnival horizons entertainment lineup along with a fourth already featured on sister ship Carnival Vista.

When Carnival Horizon begins cruising this April the ship will introduce new Playlist Production shows as part of its entertainment lineup. The cruise line has partnered with leading creative directors from Broadway, Los Angeles, and London’s West End to bring three new shows to the guests of the newest Carnival cruise ship.

Carnival Horizon Playlist Production Show Details

Carnival Horizon will be leading the way when it joins the fleet in April 2018 with new production shows and outstanding onboard entertainment. The ship will feature three new shows called Soulbound, Celestial Strings and Vintage Pop. Another fourth show called Amor Cubano: A Caribbean Dance Romance which has already been featured on sister ship Carnival Vista will also come to Carnival Horizon.

Sarah Beth Reno, Carnival’s vice president of entertainment, said:

“Carnival Horizon promises to be a spectacular addition to the fleet and we’ve made the entertainment and activity options equally spectacular with such an array of fun choices, morning until night.”

“Whether you’re enjoying an amazing Playlist Productions show, checking out the hilarious entertainers at the Punchliner Comedy Club or participating in our legendary deck parties, our team will make sure your Carnival Horizon vacation is one you’ll never forget,” she added.

The Playlist Productions shows on Carnival Horizon include:


Hosted by Carnival Horizon’s very own “soul catcher,” this fun, high-energy show offers a gothic-inspired journey through New Orleans with stops at recognizable Crescent City landmarks like a haunted paddlewheel ship, an apothecary shop and cemetery highlighted by levitating chairs and other spookily stunning illusions. As spirits are playfully captured and brought back to life through dazzling special effects, cast members belt out R&B favorites like Superstitious, Soul Man and Born Under a Bad Sign.

Celestial Strings

Billed as a “breathtaking performance beyond your wildest dreams,” Celestial Strings merges the beauty of classical music with modern pop beats that takes place in an elegant and enchanted garden that seamlessly transforms from season to season, stimulating the senses with unbelievable visual imagery, 3D cast interactions and aroma-infused sets to bring the garden to life. The first Playlist Productions show to feature a live string trio, Celestial Strings is truly a multi-sensory symphony for the soul.

Vintage Pop

Taking viewers back to the Great Gatsby and Cotton Club era with contemporary songs like All About that Bass, That’s What I Like and Work transformed into classic jazz interpretations, Vintage Pop features a toe-tapping six-piece live band performing in a modern-day speakeasy. Highlighted by a show-stopping burlesque number that leaves audiences breathless, Vintage Pop ends with a rollicking after party in the atrium where guests can dance and interact with the flapper- and zoot suit-outfitted cast members.

Amor Cubano

A Caribbean Dance Romance: This exciting get-on-your-feet show blends classic Latin songs with today’s hits and features an authentic reproduction of Carnival Horizon’s sizzling Havana Bar. The show is highlighted by a seven-piece Cuban-inspired band that performs songs by Gloria Estefan, Celia Cruz and others amid a tropical, multi-hued backdrop of Cuba and Miami, the latter of which will be the ship’s eventual year-round homeport.

Learn more about behind the scenes of Carnival Playlist Productions in episode one of a new series of videos highlighting the tech behind the shows and more.

Also Read: New Carnival Horizon Photos Released, Not Long to Go

The new shows on Carnival Horizon will compliment the ships already fun-packed onboard entertainment. The cruise line is known for fun so keeping guest entertained in so many different ways and offerings is an essential part of the Carnival Cruise Line experience. The ship also offers world-class comedy and the Punchliner Comedy Club, Adults Ony Serenity Area night performances with lights shows and DJ, Hasbro Interactive game shows, IMAX Theater and even a multi-sensory Thrill Theater.

Playlist Productions
Photo By: Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival’s Newest Ship is Coming!

Carnival Horizon is set to debut April 2, 2018, with a 13-day Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona – the first of four round-trip departures from that port – then reposition to the U.S. with a 14-day trans-Atlantic crossing from Barcelona to New York May 9-23, 2018.

Following its summer schedule of four-day Bermuda and eight-day Caribbean departures from the Big Apple, Carnival Horizon will shift to Miami and kick off a year-round schedule of six- and eight-day Caribbean cruises beginning Sept. 22, 2018. Carnival Horizon will also offer a special two-day cruise to Nassau from Miami Sept. 20-22, 2018.


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